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Our mission

The Checkett Law Firm is passionate about service and stands committed to the long-term success of our clients. Our firm strives to understand our clients’ objectives and deliver legal results that provide value to our clients.

Justice For All

Big or small

Everyone is entitled to a fair result under the law. The law should not penalize a person or company because of who they are, their balance sheet, or standing (or lack of standing) in the community.

The Checkett Law Firm works with clients of all sizes to ensure their interests are protected, and their rights under law are recognized in litigation.

The Law is not one-dimensional

Neither are our attorneys

The law is not one-dimensional and neither are great attorneys. At The Checkett Law Firm, our attorneys have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation.

The Checkett Law Firm can handle all sides of the most serious injury cases and litigation in multiple states. The firm has traditionally been focused on healthcare defense, but we also help plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic injuries and require seasoned litigation experience.

Our Attorneys

Each of the Checkett Law Firm attorneys and staff members possesses a uniquely valuable set of talents, experiences, and perspectives. We draw from these diverse contributions to offer our clients high quality legal services with the utmost professionalism.

John J. Checkett

Partner

John is the founder of The Checkett Law Firm. His primary focus is complex civil litigation and health care. John’s practice deals with the intricacies of professional liability, wrongful death, catastrophic medical malpractice, elder abuse claims, Department of Health Service issues, contracts and other litigated matters.

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(480) 272-9100
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jcheckett@checkett-law.com
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James G. Bennett

Attorney

James represents clients through a number of major insurance carriers, as well as self-insured entities, including hospitals and nursing facilities. His experience includes handling matters where the intricacies of law intersect with the complexities of science.

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(480) 272-9100
Email:
jbennett@checkett-law.com
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Michelle Jager

Attorney

Michelle is an attorney at The Checkett Law Firm defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and other health care providers. She is driven to obtain the very best outcome possible for each of her clients. Michelle is responsible for all aspects of litigation from initial case assessment to settlement negotiation and trial and has experience in defending complex medical negligence and elder abuse lawsuits brought by prominent plaintiffs’ counsel.

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(480)272-9100
Email:
mjager@checkett-law.com
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Our Staff

Donna Featherston, RN, LNCC

Legal Nurse Consultant

Donna joined the Checkett Law Firm in late 2014 and currently supports the firm in all medical aspects of hospital, long term care and physician defense.

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Ann O’Connor, RN

Legal Nurse Consultant

Ann has extensive experience in handling medical-legal issues related to medical malpractice, involving acute and long-term care or other cases involving medical care and treatment.

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Margaret Snyder, RN, BSN

Legal Nurse Consultant

Margie assists our attorneys by analyzing and summarizing pertinent medical records and identifying medical issues affecting the defense of our healthcare clients.

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Angela McDougall

Paralegal

Angela has extensive trial experience including numerous jury and bench trials in both Maricopa County Superior Court and the United States District Court as well as multiple binding arbitration hearings.

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Marty McAllister

Paralegal

Marty presently handles cases in a variety of practice areas including medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful death, commercial litigation and products liability.

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Joyce Madonia

Firm Administrator

Joyce is an integral part of The Checkett Law Firm’s client relations and litigation support.

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Ashlea Horta

Litigation Support

Ashlea is a vital part of The Checkett Law Firm team, and she provides litigation support in a number of capacities including supporting the needs of the attorneys during trials.

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A practice based on honesty and integrity, which is not easy to find these days. The attorney is personable, knowledgeable and responds to questions/ inquiries in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this firm.

Kimberly L.
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