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Grasso Law Firm – December 2016

Grasso Law Firm achieved a defense verdict in a catastrophic injury/road design case where the plaintiff sought almost $20 million. After a multi-week trial, Grasso Law Firm secured a defense verdict in this very difficult/high-exposure case.

Grasso Law Firm – Top 10 Civil Verdicts In Arizona (2015)


Grasso Law Firm achieved one of Arizona’s top/significant defense verdicts for 2015, as reported in the June 2016 issue of the State Bar’s Arizona Attorney Magazine.


This was an excessive force by police officer and wrongful death case. The officer was dispatched to a business on a domestic violence 911 call. Upon arrival, the officer interviewed the caller, who reported that her husband (Decedent) had been verbally abusive, shoved a table at her, and made threatening comments. Decedent had entered the business during the interview and told the officerto leave. The officer refused and told Decedent to wait outside. Decedent got into his truck and put it in reverse as if to leave. The officer ordered the Decedent out of  the truck. Decedent complied, but then got back in the truck. The officer tried to open the door and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the officer discharged his Taser but missed. Decedent disarmed the officer of his Taser and continued to advance on the officer. The officer shot Decedent twice, killing him. Decedent’s two adult daughters alleged the officer used unlawful deadly force and asked the jury for $3.9 million.

Grasso Law Firm successfully argued that the officer’s actions were justified.

The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict. (United States District Court, Arizona, CV12‐08115).

Grasso Law Firm congratulates Robert Grasso, Jr. on his selection to the 2016 Arizona Super Lawyers list

Robert Grasso, Jr. has been selected to the 2016 Arizona Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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Grasso Law Firm – Top 10 Civil Verdicts in Arizona

Arizona Attorney Top 10

Grasso Law Firm achieved two of the top ten Arizona defense verdicts for 2009, as reported in the June 2010 issue of the State Bar of Arizona’s Arizona Attorney magazine.


This $11 million legal malpractice claim was brought by the children of their deceased mother. They alleged that they had retained attorney Evans to bring claims against a hospital for claims of elder abuse, neglect and wrongful death.

Grasso Law Firm successfully argued that Evans declined to pursue the claims and had informed the plaintiffs of his decision.  We further argued that the plaintiffs would not have successfully prosecuted a medical malpractice claim, and we presented evidence regarding the medical standard of care and causation.

The jury returned a defense verdict. (Maricopa County Superior Court, CV-2006-019533).

Linneen v. City of Chandler ($6.6 million claim)

This successful defense of a $6.6 million wrongful death claim against the City of Chandler.  The plaintiffs argued that the auto accident deaths of two high school students and the injuries suffered by a third student were caused by (a) the City’s failure to remove a tree stump from a street median and (b) the unsafe design of the street and median.

Grasso Law successfully argued that the road design was reasonably safe and that the City’s maintenance of the median complied with the standard of care.  We further argued that the collision that caused the deaths and injuries would likely have caused fatal and serious injuries even if the stump had not been in the median. (Maricopa County Superior Court, CV-2005-011881)