John N. Vingelli

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John has devoted his practice to helping aggrieved parties - both as a personal injury attorney, appeals attorney, and as a criminal prosecutor.

He recently successfully argued the Supreme Court drug ruling, "Gipson vs. Casey."

He has substantial and successful jury trial experience. John has dedicated his civil practice to personal injury cases including medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home litigation, and catastrophic injuries. He has experience defending civil cases in the arenas of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence.

John has served as Assistant Bureau Chief at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, and was recognized on multiple occasions for outstanding dedication to duty. He has worked with the Maricopa Attorney's Speaker's Bureau, educating the public about common legal issues and misconceptions.

Hiring an attorney to represent you and your family is a critical and personal decision. As a prospective client, you should have the details on who is leading the charge to represent your interests. Anyone you consider is effectively applying for the job of representing you. That said, we have attached below the professional history of our founder, John N. Vingelli.

John Vingelli has dedicated his career to achieving a well rounded understanding of plaintiff, defense, appeal, and general litigation practices. He has achieved an "AV Preeminent" personal rating by Martindale Hubbell. Most recently he was recommended for Certification in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury litigation by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and awaits his exam results for this exclusive distinction.

Professional Experience

Present, Attorney and Founder, Law Offices of Vingelli and Company

11/04-04/12, Attorney, Law Offices of James F. Brook and Associates

Managed a high volume litigation practice, including two litigation paralegals. Primary focal areas include vehicular accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, intentional tort and trucking litigation actions. Responsible for trial work, pretrial preparations, motion practice, strategies and negotiations. Exceptional skills and experience in research, writing and oral argument. Author demand letters and other correspondence, locate and screen experts, prepare witnesses and parties to testify at trial and in deposition, and prepare all cases for jury trial. Guest lectured at college level on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and presented at CLE on negligence issues and law office management.

Experience Included:

Argued and won a negligent "duty" issue in both the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court in the case of Gipson v. Kasey, 214 Ariz. 141, 150 P.3d 228 (Sup.Ct. 2007).

Tried to a jury 17 + personal injury/negligence cases through verdict.

Briefed and argued six cases to reviewing courts.

Successfully tried personal injury/negligence cases and argued/ defended major motions (dispositive motions, Frye/Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony, motions in limine to exclude evidence, etc.) in State Superior Courts (most Arizona counties) and in U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.

8/2004-11/04, Attorney, Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski

Prosecute complex medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury actions. Primary focus on research, writing, and trial preparation. Position eliminated due to 60% downsize of firm.

10/2002-7/2004, Attorney, Fadell, Cheney & Burt, Phoenix, Arizona

Defended doctors, nurses, hospitals, and nursing homes in all stages of medical negligence litigation in State and District Court. Conducted and defended both lay and expert depositions, wrote and argued motions, drafted discovery, factually investigated cases, prepared parties and witnesses to testify, and prepared trials. Authored pleadings, disclosure statements, discovery requests and answers, and correspondence. Managed the firm's plaintiff's personal injury caseload, and drafted demand packages. Located and screened expert witnesses.

Experience Included:

Resident expert in Criminal Law issues arising in the medical field, including treatment of persons charged with crimes, and criminal negligence of health care personnel (i.e. caretaking of vulnerable adult and elder abuse).

Managed a caseload of plaintiff personal injury and breach of contract cases through all stages of litigation from pre-filing to resolution. Cases included product liability and health provider indemnity, automobile accident, and premises liability.

7/2000-10/2002, Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Assistant Bureau Chief and Trial Attorney, Group E: charged with litigating felony jury trials, drafting pleadings, motions, and responses, conducted grand jury indictments, and bureau management of 12 attorneys. Managed an average caseload of 75 files consisting of armed robberies, car-jackings, aggravated assaults with serious physical injury, dangerous crimes against children, auto thefts, identity thefts, drug sales, etc. Successfully conducted various hearings and oral arguments on issues such as search and seizure, Dessureault identification, motions to suppress, motions to release, and confession voluntariness on a daily basis. Sole arson prosecutor for Trial Group E.

Experience Included:

Litigated 17 + jury trials to verdict and obtained 16 convictions. Tried numerous drug and assault bench trials. Argued multiple pre-trial issues including Batson challenges and Motions in limine.

July 2002 - Designated as Trial Division Attorney of the Month out of 45 attorneys for outstanding litigation results and exemplary training of law student summer interns.

May 2002 - Awarded special recognition for outstanding performance and aggressive prosecution.

December 2001 - Trial Group E Attorney of the Month for work ethic and dedication to duty.

County Attorney's Office Speaker's Bureau Representative - Dedicated to public speech in classroom settings. Addressed and educated the public on the justice system and clarified common misconceptions regarding criminal law and procedure.

7/1999-7/2000, Attorney and Law Clerk, Law Offices of Paul J. Sacco,

Responsible for drafting motions, complaints, and letters. Conducted legal and medical research, performed general litigation preparation including preparation of trial notebooks, exhibits, and documents in this personal injury firm. Handled interpleader caseload and lien negotiations.


Castration for Rapists The Pillar, Volume 45, No. 5 (1997): a study of chemical castration (injections) as an alternative form of punishment for certain sex offenders.

Bar Memberships

Member in good standing: State Bar of Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit), United States Supreme Court, Pro Hac Vice admission to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pro Hac Vice admission to the Navajo Nation District Court, Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court (criminal and civil).


American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, North Phoenix Bar Association, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Phoenix American-Italian Club.

Areas of Practice (19)

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI
  • Medical Malpractice
  • OUI Boating Under the Influence
  • Criminal Defense
  • Assaults
  • Dog Bites
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Vulnerable Adult Abuse
  • Over-service of Alcohol
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Aircraft Accidents
  • Trip and Fall/Slip and Fall
  • Excessive Police Force
  • Medical Marijuana

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
480-535-9499  Phone
480-624-2796  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., Political Science, 1995
Law School Attended:
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1999
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2002, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 2000, Arizona; U.S. Supreme Court
Reported Cases:
Gipson v. Kasey, 212 Ariz. 235, 129 P.3d 957 (App. 2006) Issues: negligent duty, negligence per se, causation, comparative fault; Gipson v. Kasey, 214 Ariz. 141, 150 P.3d 228 (Sup.Ct. 2007) Issue: negligent duty; Carnes v. Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. No. 1 CA-CV 09-0365 (App. 2011) Issues: coming and going rule, agency, respondent superior; Rivera v. Arneson (App. 2008) Issue: waiver of the collateral source rule; Dement v. State of Arizona (App. 2009) Issue: reversible error at trial; Paez v. ABC Capital Corp. (App. 2009) Issues: duty, improper exclusion of evidence at trial.
Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (11 reviews)
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