Charles J. Muchmore

Scott & Skelly, LLC
1313 East Osborn Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

602-277-8228



Areas Of Practice

Commercial
Contract
Insurance
Legal Malpractice
Partnership Disputes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Wrongful Death

 
 


Charles J. Muchmore (“Chuck”) has broad and varied litigation experience that includes handling professional liability, personal injury, product liability, construction, insurance, and commercial litigation matters.  He is certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers since 2009.  Chuck is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.


Because of his courtroom experience, Chuck was selected a member of the faculty of the Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He also has been a featured speaker on toxic tort matters at seminars sponsored by the IADC, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is lead author of the chapter on "Manager, Shareholder, Officer and Director Liability" in the Arizona Environmental Law Manual. Previously, Chuck served as editor for toxic tort and insurance issues of the State Bar's environmental law newsletter and is past chair of a State Bar seminar on toxic tort litigation and is a frequent speaker on computerized case management and using computers to streamline the practice of law.


Chuck is committed to alternative dispute resolution. Due to his experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury litigation, he is frequently selected as a private mediator and arbitrator.


Honors & Awards


Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2009-2012 • Personal Injury Plaintiff: General • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Professional Liability: Plaintiff Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011 International Association of Defense Counsel Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell


*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


Professional Leadership


Founding and Sustaining Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation American Board of Trial Advocates The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Arizona Trial Lawyers Association International Association of Defense Counsel (Past Member)


Professional Affiliations


American Bar Association 
Section on Litigation  
Section on Tort & Insurance Practice
State Bar of Arizona  
Trial Practice Section


Reported Cases

                       
Wausau Benefits, Inc. v. Liming, 393. F. Supp. 2d 713, 716 (WD Wis. 2005)
Taylor AG Indus. v. Pure Gro, 54 F.3d 555 (9th Cir. 1995)
Rosner v. Denim & Diamonds, Inc., 188 Ariz. 431, 937 P.2d 353 (Ct. App. 1996)
Hooper v. Truly Nolen of Am., Inc., 171 Ariz. 692, 832 P.2d 709 (Ct. App. 1992)
Donnelly Constr. Co. v. Oberg/Hunt/Gilleland, 139 Ariz. 184, 677 P.2d 1292 (1984)
Bryant v. Silverman, 146 Ariz. 41, 703 P.2d 1190 (1985)
Hohlenkamp v. Rheem Mfg. Co., 134 Ariz. 208, 655 P.2d 32 (Ct. App. 1982)
Correll v. Stewart, 137 F. 3rd 1404 (9th Cir. 1998)                  


Community Involvement

New Mexico Highlands University Foundation Board
Former member, Board of Visitors of the University of Arizona College of Law


Presentations and Publications

Featured speaker, Toxic Tort Matters at seminars sponsored by the International Association of Defense Council, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association
Lead authorof the chapter on "Manager, Shareholder, Officer and Director Liability" in the Arizona Environmental Law Manual
Former editor for toxic tort and insurance issues of the State Bar's environmental law newsletter
Past chair, State Bar of Arizona seminar on toxic tort litigation
Frequent speaker on computerized case management and using computers to streamline the practice of law

Practice Areas

Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation


Areas of Concentration


Alternative Dispute Resolution Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation Insurance Defense Litigation Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Professional Liability Litigation


Education


J.D., University of New Mexico College of Law, 1976 
B.A., New Mexico Highlands University, 1972

Admitted In

Arizona  United States Supreme Court  United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Charles J. Muchmore

Scott & Skelly, LLC

1313 E. Osborn Rd., Suite 120

Phoenix, AZ  85014-5684

(602) 277-8228

[email protected]