Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Tucson
In 1979, Chicago native Tony Wiggins earned his Associates in Arts Degree (with high honors) from the College of DuPage, then went on to earn his Bachelors of Arts degree (with distinction) at the University of Arizona in 1982, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1985. For 20 years he worked with the Mercaldo law firm before going on and opening Wiggins Law Offices in 2006.
Mr. Wiggins is authorized to practice in Arizona, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He is also a sustaining member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and serves on its Board of Directors. Other affiliations include: the Tribal Practice section of the State Bar of Arizona, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association (Litigation, Tort and Insurance sections) and the Pima County Bar Association. In recognition of his knowledge, experience, and analytical abilities, Mr. Wiggins has been rated AAV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating, which reflects the high esteem Mr. Wiggins’ peers in the legal community hold for him.
Mr. Wiggins has led continuing education seminars in topics such as governmental liability for domestic violence and child abuse, civil damages, medical malpractice in the eyes of the patient, developments in uninsured and underinsured cases, and presenting evidence and expert witnesses. He presents an insurance lecture once a year at Pima Community College to paralegal students.
Today, Mr. Wiggins represents injured persons in cases involving injuries caused by trucks, liquor sellers or dram shops, faulty roads, drunk drivers, motor vehicles, animal bites, dental malpractice, private property liability and medical malpractice. He has worked with legal counsel from Washington to as far as Massachusetts to recover damages.
Some of Mr. Wiggins’ successes include helping to obtain a $40 million verdict in the death of a small boy, and $5 million for the family of a woman who died as the result of a negligent police car chase. Other cases include a $875,000 judgment for permanent temporomandibular joint dysfunction as a result of orthodontic care, and $2 million for the death of a man who suffered cardiac arrest during a stress test. In Natseway v. City of Tempe, 184 Ariz. 374, 909 P.2d 441 (App. 1995), Mr. Wiggins and his co-counsel prevailed on appeal in establishing police officers’ negligence in a wrongful death action, and in Monaco v. HealthPartners of Southern Arizona, 196 Ariz. 299, 995 P.2d 735 (App. 1999) an appeal was allowed after “fear of cancer” was established and evidence of carcinogenic exposure was substantiated.
In order to understand Mr. Wiggin’s background in verdicts and appeals, please refer to these significant cases. Mr. Wiggins has dedicated his career to helping those who have been injured