Daniel J. Adelman

Daniel J. Adelman

Scottsdale, Arizona

Danny Adelman has focused his practice on medical malpractice and other catastrophic personal injury litigation for most of the past 30 years. He graduated first in his class at the Arizona State University College of Law, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the ASU Law Journal. After being admitted to practice law in 1987, Danny served as a judicial law clerk for Chief Justice Frank X. Gordon. Following his clerkship he became an associate at Lewis and Roca, a large Phoenix law firm, and then served as Associate Counsel to the Majority in the Arizona State Senate.

Since 1992, Danny has exclusively limited his practice to representing consumers and victims in cases involving medical malpractice, automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, product liability and other serious personal injury cases.

Danny believes strongly in giving back to the community. He recently completed a several-year term as the President of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, and has served on that board for more than twenty years. Danny is a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. Danny is also a member of many local, state and national legal organizations.

Danny was named one of The Best Lawyers in America, Arizona’s Best Lawyers, Ten Leaders for Personal Injury Law in Arizona, and for many years has maintained an "AV - Highest Rating" from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Law Journal: Arizona State University Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Past President of the Board of Directors
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice