Attorney Profile

Experienced Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer

I grew up in the Phoenix area and attended both college and law school at Arizona State University. I earned several awards in law school, and I was named the Outstanding Oral Advocate of my graduating class.

I have always practiced personal injury law and have only represented injured people, not defendants. I began my practice in 1985 at one of the largest personal injury firms in Arizona where I trained with some of Arizona's finest trial lawyers. I practiced in Phoenix, eventually opening my own firm before moving to Tucson in 1994 and joining an existing firm. In July 2004, I again opened my own practice — the Law Office of JoJene Mills, P.C. — which I have structured to maximize personal contact with my clients.

Excellent Results. I have handled all aspects of personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including many jury trials. I have secured numerous significant jury verdicts and settlements for my clients, and I have been recognized by defense lawyers and insurance carriers as a competent and effective opponent. I will be happy to provide you with a list describing some of my highest verdicts and settlements.

Professional and Governmental Service. In over 20 years of law practice, my peers have consistently recognized the quality of my work. I have been invited to teach trial advocacy, personal injury and medical malpractice law for the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the National College of Advocacy, and at the programs of both the Arizona State University and University of Arizona Colleges of Law. I was also invited to sit as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals.

I am a firm believer in service to the legal community. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association since 1992 and have served in every officer position, including presidency in 2003. In that capacity, I have spent significant time working with state legislators and other state and national leaders on laws affecting my clients' rights. I have personally written important pieces of legislation that were enacted by the state legislature and signed by the governor. I also represent the interests of personal injury victims in the courts as AZTLA's Amicus Curie Chair. In this role, I appear regularly in both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. This work in state government gives me a unique perspective and unique credibility regarding my clients' needs.

Highest Ratings by My Peers. Professional recognition by other lawyers is evidence of skill and excellent results. I have been AV-rated by my peers, the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell.* I am listed in their Directory of Preeminent Attorneys. Starting in 2002, I was listed in Best Lawyers in America, as a result of feedback from other attorneys. In 2003, The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel named me Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year, an award that specifically recognizes a combination of effectiveness, professionalism and ethics. In 2004 and again in 2007, the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court appointed me to serve as the only attorney member of the Committee on Superior Courts, a committee of judges overseeing the workings of Arizona's courts of general jurisdiction.

Community Service. I also believe lawyers should volunteer their skills to help the community. I have served as a board member for Pilot Parents Partnerships and the Dayspring United Methodist Foundation in Phoenix, and I am currently a director of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault.

Contact my law office by calling 520.529.3200 or toll-free at 866.529.3201 to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation. With a law office conveniently located in Tucson, I serve clients throughout the state of Arizona. Download my curriculum vitae for more information.

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

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.