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Meet Our Team of Skilled Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers

Pursuing justice through knowledge, experience, and action

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., the credentials of our lawyers tell an important part of our story — one of dedication and making a meaningful difference for the injured and their families. As Phoenix personal injury attorneys representing cases throughout Arizona and nationwide, our partners have earned distinguished certifications by the Arizona Bar Association as Board Certified Specialists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation.

We encourage you to review our backgrounds and accomplishments by following the links to our individual profiles below. You will find that our commitment to the practice of law is inseparable from how we live our lives.

Making a difference for individuals, families, and communities

Richard S. Plattner

Richard S. Plattner has been practicing law for more than three decades. In 1979, only two years out of law school, he successfully handled a pro bono women’s rights case in front of the Arizona Supreme Court, establishing the right of a married woman to keep her last name. Since that time, he has earned numerous professional accolades for his service to the Phoenix legal community. Richard is a sought-after speaker, accomplished author and unwavering supporter of victim’s rights. He is married to educator Susan Morris and they are the proud parents of two accomplished children. Richard has long been active in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, singing in the choir, serving on committees, and frequently performing as emcee for fundraising events. With his days of performance driving, shooting sports, and whitewater paddling largely behind him, Richard’s focus is on legal work, church, family, and golf.

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Frank Verderame

Frank Verderame serves as a governor on the board of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Throughout his career, Frank has been a featured writer and has guest lectured at a number of prestigious events and institutions. A graduate of University of Arizona College of Law, Frank previously served as Past President of the Arizona Association for Justice and of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served, pro bono, as a Judge pro tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Maricopa County Superior Court. Frank is the recipient of numerous professional accolades, including an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and recognition as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. For the past 25 years, he has also volunteered as an Officer and Director of the Scottsdale Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Nick Verderame

Nick Verderame joined the firm in March of 2016.  Prior to graduating cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2013, Nick was a journalist, serving as an anchor, producer, and investigative reporter. Prior to coming aboard, Nick worked for two of the nation’s largest law firms. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. His extensive knowledge of sports-related concussions has been highlighted in national publications. In addition to his legal commitments, Nick previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix, serving the Valley’s underprivileged children, and the Echelon PHX, the young professional arm of The Salvation Army.

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Paul King

Associate Paul King is the newest addition to our firm, having joined Plattner Verderame P.C. in December of 2020. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, Paul was a defense attorney in Chicago before he moved to Phoenix. He uses his knowledge of the insurance industry to advocate on his clients’ behalf. Paul is a member of the Arizona Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. When he is not working, he enjoys being with his wife and their two young daughters.

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Our Staff

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Laurie Verderame Office Manager
<span class="personname">Donna Goetzenberger</span>
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Donna Goetzenberger Paralegal
<span class="personname">Kandi Jacobs</span>
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Kandi Jacobs Paralegal
<span class="personname">Alex Valenzuela</span>
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Alex Valenzuela Legal Assistant
<span class="personname">Karina Garcia </span>
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Karina Garcia Paralegal

Talk to a knowledgeable Phoenix personal injury lawyer today

If you are facing a severe injury and seeking attorneys you can count on to fight for justice, we are the law firm for you. Call 602-266-2002, toll free at 888-657-3573, or contact us to speak with an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney right away.

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