Wendi A. Sorensen

Wendi A. Sorensen: Attorney with Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
  • Of Counsel at Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. (35 Attorneys)
  • 702 East Osborn Road, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2011

Wendi has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters, including Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases. She has been recognized among Arizona's Finest Lawyers and currently serves as a member of the Arizona State Bar committee responsible for conferring certification status in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.

Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Wendi served as Chief Trial Attorney and Major Case Counsel for one of the largest commercial insurance carriers in the world. Wendi is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2012

Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2011

Representative Engagements

Wrongful death and significant injury cases stemming from automobile and motorcycle accidents, construction site injuries, assaults and facility design defects

Defense of trucking litigation matters with allegations of conspicuity and logbook violations, FMCSR required maintenance, and driving technique

Products liability matters including vehicular safety system and tire failures, safety cage and seat belt failures, propane explosions, motorized wheelchair incline and balance failures

Dram shop litigation; hospitality industry litigation including sexual assaults on hotel premises

Construction site and workplace injuries, including related indemnification, OSHA and workers compensation issues

Complex injury matters including severe traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and premature birth allegedly caused by automobile accidents

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of California

Member, Personal Injury Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization

Community Involvement

Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court Programs, charter schools for high risk teens 1999-2006

Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court programs, South Mountain High School, 1993-1995

Volunteer, ABC No Kill Animal Shelter 1993 to 2000

HERO Program Mentor, 1993-1997

Pro Bono Attorney, Vol-Law Program Arizona State Bar Association 1986-1987

Presentations and Publications

State Bar of Arizona, Seminar Chair and Lecturer, "How to Handle a Personal Injury Case Under $50,000"

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer, "Supplemental Benefits Under Arizona's Worker's Compensation Law"

Developer and presenter: Numerous day-long and half-day long presentation to claims and associated staff legal office personnel throughout assigned region regarding legal developments, rules of procedure, law office claims processing procedures and litigation management

Developer and presenter: Numerous in-house insurance training presentations, ranging from beginning to complex, designed to develop investigation and evaluation skills of claims partners and their managers

Author, The "Alternative" Practice: ADR as a Means, Not Just an End. Trial Practice: Vol. 5 #2, Summer, 1994

(Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Government/Public Entity Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-388-1847  Phone
602.234.9910  Phone
602.615.0520  Cell Phone
602.343.7910  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16882, Phoenix, AZ 85014
University Attended:
Westminster College, B.S., Business/Economics and Behavioral Sciences, Joseph E. Benedict Outstanding Graduate Award; Leah Wyer Outstanding Female Graduate Award; B.F. Skinner Outstanding Behavioral Sciences Graduate Award, 1981
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, J.D., William H. Pedrick Scholar, 1984
Year of First Admission:
2006, California; United States District Court for the District of Arizona; 1984, Arizona; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
( Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Arizona Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

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