Andrew B. Turk

Clark Hill PLC

Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Business, Commercial, Legal Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury

Andrew B. Turk is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill’s Health Care Practice Group and has extensive experience with health care litigation as well as with tort, and insurance litigation.

Although his practice currently emphasizes health care, medical malpractice, and elder abuse litigation, Andy also has experience with wide range of commercial matters securities fraud, trade secret and insurance coverage litigation.

In the area of long-term care, Andy has represented doctors, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities in lawsuits arising from allegations of neglect and abuse. He won a trial on behalf of a doctor/medical director, as well as a summary judgment or dismissal on behalf of other providers. For approximately five years, Andy represented the Arizona interests of a national care provider in court and mediation.

He is also actively involved in providing alternative dispute resolution services. As a mediator and arbitrator, Andy has presided over matters ranging from general liability tort issues to complex real estate transactions and injunctive relief.

Since 2001, he has served as a volunteer judge pro tempore, and has handled civil, criminal, and juvenile matters.

Mr. Turk is a frequent speaker on legal matters and has contributed articles to numerous publications. He has been recognized for his contributions to the legal profession and has an AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell.





University of Washington, School of Law J.D., June 1992
First Place, Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition (University Level),
American Intellectual Property Law Association (Student Affiliate)

 Arizona State University B.A., 1988
 Major – Political Science, Minor – History.
 Summa Cum Laude
 Dean’s List (Fall, 1985 – Spring, 1988)
 Phi Beta Kappa

 University of Arizona 1984-1985
 Dean’s List (Spring, 1985)


Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court (July 2001-present).
Preside over more than 75 civil settlement conferences including personal injury claims, commercial lease and other contractual disputes.  Also preside over civil jury trials, criminal probation violation and change of plea hearings, and juvenile advisory hearings.

Judge Pro Tem, Gilbert Municipal Court (2000-2005). 
Presided over criminal bench trials and civil traffic hearings.  Also heard requests for and issued orders of protection and injunctions against harassment and presided over hearings on modification of same.

Judge Pro Tem, Phoenix Justice Court (2003-2007).
Preside over forcible entry and detainer hearings and civil trials. 

I have completed the Maricopa County Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Basic Mediation Training, a forty-hour class.  I have attended all mandatory training classes for superior court judges pro tem since my appointment, including classes dealing solely with the civil settlement conference program.  The positions of Gilbert Municipal Court and Phoenix Justice Court pro tem also entailed significant training.


   AV Rating – Martindale Hubbell

   Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America© 2013-2015       (Commercial Litigation)

   Selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers© 2013-2015      (Commercial Litigation)

   AZRE's Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate 2011, for    Commercial Litigation

   Recognized in a “Who’s Who” of Leading Lawyers, Phoenix Business  Journal, January 2006

14850 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 500

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Phone: 480-684-1301

Fax:     480-684-1189

Email:  [email protected]    

Watch your E-Mails: Your Don't Know Who May Be Reading them
2/27/2015 1:12:41 PM
Description: Andrew B. Turk Standards governing e-discovery are evolving. Attorneys and courts have struggled to adapt traditional discovery methods to the electronic age. Though there are currently no bright line rules, the author offers practical suggestions

Mold: An Old Problem Presenting New Challenges
2/21/2013 2:53:11 PM
Description: By Special Guest Columnist Andrew Turk, Esq.  During the last few years, personal injury and construction defect claims involving mold have been among the fastest growing areas of civil litigation.  Stories of mold-contaminated homes,

2/21/2013 6:45:41 PM
Description:   NOTICE: THIS DECISION DOES NOT CREATE LEGAL PRECEDENT AND MAY NOT BE CITED EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY APPLICABLE RULES. See Ariz. R. Supreme Court 111(c); ARCAP 28(c); Ariz. R.Crim. P. 31.24   Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1,

Six Rules for Mediation
2/27/2015 1:10:20 PM