Jay Rosenthal 2018-02-08T14:27:34+00:00

Jay Rosenthal



TEL: 602.263.1723
FAX: 602.200.7599

Legal Assistant: Nancy Rogitz

Jay Rosenthal represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation, catastrophic injury, tort, construction defect and insurance defense. He is committed to providing exceptional client service, consistently communicating and providing status updates for clients regarding their matters and plans for further handling. He is a believer in the value of team work and welcomes input and consultation from clients and colleagues. By staying well organized, Jay can strategically plan for sufficient time to thoroughly and properly prepare pleadings, reports and expert witness consultations. 

  • Successfully defended a supplier of concrete and construction materials sued after a hydraulic hose on one of its cement mixer trucks failed, spraying the plaintiff’s BMW convertible with hydraulic fluid. At the time, the top of the convertible was down and it was alleged that fluid landed on the plaintiff and injured his eyes, resulting in dry-eye syndrome. The defense was based on the general rule that damages are limited to those proximately caused by the negligence of a defendant. The defense argued that the plaintiff had pre-existing and unrelated eye problems, and that the plaintiff failed to act reasonably after the incident to mitigate his damages. After a four-day jury trial, the plaintiff asked for an award of $684,000; the defense recommended the jury award the plaintiff  $35,000 to $40,000.  After deliberating for two hours, the jury awarded the plaintiff $35,000. Click here to read full case summary.
  • Obtained a defense-oriented verdict in a trial involving a chemical leak from a truck that allegedly injured another motorist.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member 
  • State Bar of New York, Member 
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member 
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member 
  • Defense Research Institute, Member 
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member 
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Former Judge Pro Tem 

Civic/Community Associations

  • Scottsdale Unified School District, Self Insurance Retention Trust Board Member 
  • Kivel Campus of Care, Former Board Member 
  • Temple Chai, Former Board Member 
  • Simcha House Group Home, Former Member Board of Managers 
  • Coyote Canyon Homeowners Association, Past President 

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006 and 2011 
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-Present 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell 


St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1981
State University of New York, B.A., Political Science, 1977
University of New Mexico, School of Law Mediation, Training

Bar Admissions

New York (Inactive)
District of Columbia (Inactive)