Doug Zanes founded Zanes Law in 2003. The firm’s first office was located in Tucson, Arizona and consisted of Doug as the only attorney, alongside his wife Claudia who is a business executive, helping to run the business operations within the law firm. During this time, we were able to count our entire staff on one hand.
By 2008, the firm added two additional lawyers and employed a team of fifteen staff members. It was at this time that we began to focus our practice on personal injury cases – we realized that helping accident victims was far more personally fulfilling.
By 2017, the firm grew to include 10 lawyers spread across three law offices; two in Tucson, Arizona and a third office in Phoenix, Arizona. Today we continue to serve personal injury victims living and/or working in and around Tucson, Phoenix, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Yuma, Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, Glendale, Casa Grande, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe and the entire Phoenix Metro area.
In the past fifteen years, Zanes Law Injury Lawyers has recovered almost $140,000,000.00 for our clients. Both Claudia and I believe that we owe this success to the wonderful people that work here. Our paralegals, case managers, intake specialists, receptionists, attorneys, and business executives make sure that our clients are taken care of every step of the way.
So, what should you expect when you call Zanes Law Injury Lawyers? The first line of communication between you and the firm will be with one of our intake specialists. They will ask you some initial questions regarding your potential personal injury claim. This interview will generally last between 15 and 30 minutes.
The next step is to make an appointment for an in-person interview. This allows us to confirm details surrounding your potential case, and gives you an opportunity to get a feel for how we operate. Our goal is to offer you support and answers in a difficult time. We’ll help reduce the anxiety that comes from not knowing how to proceed.
We are willing to work around your schedule. If it is inconvenient for you to meet us in one of our office locations, we will travel to your home, work, or the medical facility where you or your loved one has been hospitalized. In most cases we will be able to meet with you the same day that you call us, and we will always be able to meet with you within 24 hours. Many clients also opt to complete a full, comprehensive intake over the phone and actually electronically sign all of our needed documents during that phone intake. If this works best for you please let us know.
After you have completed the preliminary interview process, you will be introduced to your team, which will include an attorney, a case manager, and a settlement coordinator. Typically, this will happen within 48 hours of hiring the firm.
As you can see in our family photo above, the Zanes’ story is one of family, purpose, and passion. As a young attorney I knew that my purpose was to help people who had been injured in accidents. Simply put, I knew that horrible accidents sometimes happen to wonderful people, and I wanted to be the person who stood next to them and fought to make them whole. I wanted to lift that burden off their shoulders so that they could move forward.
Then in 2001 I met my amazing wife Claudia and, after being married for about one year, Claudia and I embarked on our journey to build a law firm that met the different dreams that we each had. As a business executive, Claudia’s dream was to build a well-run business with an amazing culture where the team was treated like family.
As a lawyer, my dream was to build a personal injury law firm where the lawyers and team focused on the clients as if they are family. We both believed that the combination of our different dreams would create a law firm that had an amazing impact on both the lives of everyone that worked with us and also the lives of our clients. In that regard, the journey of building Zanes Law has allowed both of us to experience many amazing milestones. We have seen some of our employees who work so hard to make Zanes Law great get married, and we have seen others bring their children into their families.
We have been fortunate enough to be included in everything from our teams’ birthdays to their anniversaries and graduations. From our Christmas at Zanes parties and quarterly celebrations and scavenger hunts, to our firm’s quarterly community service and our yearly Teacher School Supply Giveaway, the journey that we have had with our Zanes Law team has been nothing short of a life well lived.
As we have moved through the past fifteen years of building and growing the firm, Claudia has focused on running and building a phenomenal business and I have focused on making sure the legal work was done at the highest possible level. In addition, we have both focused on raising two fantastic daughters. Although we have always been a family business run by a husband and wife, Zanes Law is now a family business that also includes our daughters Veronica and Casey, and Casey’s fiancé Brian.
Over a seven-year period Casey has worked as an Intake Specialist, as a Marketing Assistant, and as a Marketing Manager with the firm. Now she is following her passion and is managing both her own health and wellness company and runs a health and wellness program for the Zanes Law team. In 2017, Veronica left her career as a preschool teacher to become a Case Manager with the firm. Brian has worked for Zanes Law as both a Case Manager and now as an attorney. Claudia and I consider ourselves blessed to have our daughters and Brian in the firm. We are thankful each and every day that we are able to share our lives, our company, our team, and our clients with them.
One thing is certain, we have both realized through this process of building Zanes Law together that the real passion we each have is simply a passion to help people. We are driven by a purpose of assisting, supporting, and growing our Zanes Law team. We are driven by our love for family, and we are driven by our passion for helping our Zanes Law clients. Simply put, we consider ourselves blessed in every sense of the word to have a family business like Zanes Law. And we sincerely hope that you experience our passion and integrity as a client.
Zanes Law is much different than other injury law firms because the Zanes family is so much different than the lawyers who lead most firms. In essence, Zanes Law is an extension of Claudia and myself and the firm encompasses all of the characteristics that have made each of us so successful. Claudia and I have always believed that Zanes Law would be the best personal injury law firm in the United States if, together, we could instill in the Zanes Law team these things that individually drive us and have made us each successful. We believe that if we continuously insist that the Zanes Law team help clients the way that Claudia and I each would expect to be helped, Zanes Law would set the standard in the legal industry.
So what are those characteristics? I am about winning. I am driven to win at everything I do. I have always been and always will be. This is evident in the success that I have had as a lawyer and as the founder of Zanes Law. This is important because when someone who has been injured in an accident hires a personal injury lawyer, they do so in order to win. There is no middle ground. There is no second place. You either win or you lose, and I win. But more importantly, my team wins because I accept nothing less.
Claudia is primarily driven by growth, but is also driven to win. This has been an amazing combination. Because she is not a lawyer she is able to bring the perspective of a business executive who has always won at business. But as a natural winner, she is driven to focus on growing herself and the Zanes Law team. Through investing in the professional growth of herself she has become the driving force behind Zanes Law functioning as a well-oiled business machine. Through investing in the professional growth of the Zanes Law team she has taught our team to invest in our clients in a way that no other firm does.
So what sets us apart… a drive to win and a never ending thirst to learn and grow. At Zanes Law we don’t simply show up each day and work on cases. Instead, we show up each day with a need to grow and become both better people and better professionals. This drive to grow allows us to change the lives of our clients by winning….by being winners at our core.
Our personal injury law offices in Phoenix and Tucson serve families in their time of need. You don’t need to fight the insurance companies alone. Let us take those high-pressure calls from the claims adjuster. We’ll handle the negotiation of your claim, and if necessary, take the negligent party to court. We use every tool in our legal arsenal to get your family justice.
You need total access to all of the personal injury resources available to you and your family. If you have questions about your accident claim, we can help. And if you'd like to do research on your own, we can help you with that too. The following websites have up-to-date information about handling your personal injury claim in the state of Arizona.
Read featured articles by our personal injury scholars based in Arizona. We cover ways for you to avoid accidents, and how to respond to them appropriately.
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