Lawyer Profiles

Robert J. Hommel

Robert HommelBob Hommel is a first generation American, and was raised with a deep respect for the freedoms and opportunities promised by the United States of America. Those freedoms and opportunities should remain available for every generation of American. Most sacred among these are the right to vote, the right to determine disputes by a jury of our peers in an impartial court of law, and the freedom secured by our bill of rights, especially freedom of religion and freedom of the press.

Bob has over 25 years of experience dealing with insurance companies and injury claims. It takes exceptional fortitude to battle with adversaries that command the resources that insurance companies have to resist your claim. Bob’s philosophy is to take fewer cases, and give them personal attention by a lawyer, at every step. Bob is also a devoted supporter of individuals and organizations that promote the integrity and full measure of justice in our courts. In a business climate that is ever changing, it is important to stay on top of these changes, and to remain a student of the art of trial practice and other great trial lawyers.

Raised in a Catholic-German household, “duty hung on every wall.” After serving in the U.S. Navy, Bob attended law school at the University of Denver, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1983. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law and was a Harold Widney scholar.

Since arriving in Arizona in 1984, he has had an active trial practice. Bob Hommel has tried cases in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies. He has achieved successful jury verdicts for his clients in cases involving insurance bad faith, wrongful death, products liability, motor vehicle negligence, civil rights protected by 42 USC §1983, and other personal injury claims. He has litigated hundreds of workers’ compensation cases before the Industrial Commission of Arizona.

Bob has also been published in a national trade journal on insurance bad faith. He has testified as an expert witness in workers’ compensation insurance bad faith. Bob also collaborates with some of the pre-eminent legal authorities in the country dealing with issues of insurance bad faith and corporate malfeasance.

Bob Hommel is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for achieving jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00. Fewer than 1% of US attorneys are members. He previously worked as an insurance defense attorney for multiple insurance companies, and also represented the State of Arizona, Department of Insurance, Property & Casualty Insurance Guarantee Fund. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist for workers’ compensation issues.

Bob is admitted to practice in the states of Arizona and Colorado. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), AAJ Insurance Section, AAJ Bad Faith Group, and the Arizona Association for Justice (AZAJ).

He has also remained active in community service organizations. He was Vice Chairman/Board Member of Jerry Colangelo’s Southwest Leadership Foundation, and continues to work as an advocate for abused/neglected/abandoned girls and teen moms, through CHILDHELP. He works with Partners in Action, an organization providing relief to children orphaned by AIDS in Swaziland, Africa. He is a board member of Rehoboth Community Development Corporation, and a contributor to Paradise Valley Young Life-Teen Moms and the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.

George V. Sarkisov

George SarkisovGeorge Sarkisov was born in Dushambe, Tajikistan. His family moved to Moscow during the escalating ethnic conflicts in Soviet Central Asia, during the 1980’s. With his family, he immigrated to the United States in 1991. He attended Sacred Heart Preparatory, in Atherton, California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 from Arizona State University, and subsequently received his law degree from Arizona State University in 2005. While in law school, he was the Director of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, serving the legal needs of the homeless community in Phoenix, Arizona. His efforts were recognized with the Student Fellow Award upon graduation.

Upon admission to the Arizona State Bar, George began his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and insurance bad faith. He is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of all injured individuals, regardless of their economic or social status, and cultural or ethnic background, with particular understanding of the special needs of those who are new to this country.

George is a Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, providing guidance and mentoring to law students, and assistance at homeless shelters, including Victory Place, a residence for homeless American military veterans.

George Sarkisov is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), AAJ Insurance Section, and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the National Slavic Honor Society, the Gamma Beta Phi Society, and the Golden Key National Honors Society.