1850 North Central Avenue Suite 1100 Phoenix, Arizona 85004

(602) 604-2141

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lawrence Palles

Lawrence Palles is a trial attorney with nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals and entities in civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Mr. Palles represents clients in all Arizona state courts, and the Arizona Federal Court. Mr. Palles has also successfully represented clients at the appellate courts, including the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Wrote a successful brief on behalf of appellee client law firm in the California Court of Appeals.
  • Drafted a Petition for Review with the Arizona Supreme Court regarding municipal zoning variances for which review was recently granted.
  • Represented an American investor in an international arbitration pertaining to multi-million dollar gold concession claims in Mexico.
  • Represented individual and corporate crime victims (primarily financial crimes) in criminal cases and related civil litigation matters.
  • Successfully represented one of the nation’s largest home mortgage lenders in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented Fiesta Bowl employee in the Fiesta Bowl criminal investigation, resulting is misdemeanor plea agreement.
  • Represented several individuals in federal criminal investigations arising from the mortgage crisis resulting in no criminal charges being filed.
  • Represented a large Arizona car dealership in consumer fraud investigation by the Arizona Attorney General, which concluded with a civil settlement.
  • Represented Plaintiff in a personal injury case which resulted in a $550,000 jury verdict against Plaintiff’s Homeowner’s Association.
  • Represented individuals and entities in criminal, quasi-criminal, and administrative investigations.
  • Represented successful and unsuccessful bidders in public procurement bid protests.
  • Represented numerous individuals in professional liability cases, including legal and medical malpractice actions.
  • Represented physician accused of Medicare Fraud and over-prescribing opiod pain medications resulting in plea agreement to probation.
  • Represented a multi-national corporation in federal criminal investigation involving safety and handling of chemical explosive used in automotive airbags.
  • Conducted internal investigation for Phoenix area hospital system regarding misconduct alleged by terminated physician.
  • Defended several national trucking companies in personal injury cases.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of international convenience store chain in premises liability lawsuit.
  • Defended an Arizona Fortune 500 Company in trademark violation trial in federal court.
  • Represented a professional engineering firm in lawsuit arising from tailings dam failure at large Arizona copper mine which caused millions of dollars of environmental damage.


  • Author, “Prosecutors Should Be Precluded From Contacting Parties Ex Parte When Those Parties Are Represented By Counsel And Not Charged With Criminal Offenses,” Arizona Attorney Magazine, Volume 41, Number 10, June 2005
  • Presenter, White Collar Crime: 2011 Updates, State Bar of Arizona CLE
Lawrence Palles

Lawrence Palles

Of Counsel