Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

Are you in need of an Arizona personal injury lawyer? At Wattel & York, we pride ourselves as one of the leading personal injury and property damage law firms in the nation and can cite more than 15,000 satisfied clients.

Firm Overview

We are aggressive advocates for the consumer and his or her rights, and if you hire us we will fight hard for you when your rights have been infringed. Through attorneys who are licensed in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Washington, Michigan, and Nevada, as well as our relationships with counsel throughout the country, our Washington personal injury lawyers can assist you virtually anywhere in the United States. We regularly take on the biggest companies in the insurance industry such as Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, USAA, American Family, Progressive, among many others. We don't back down because we know what works and we know success our record shows it. Companies deal differently with us than they do other firms simply because they know that if they don't meet our demands we will sue and take the matter to court. We don't think we're exceptional because we handle things in this way we believe it's how any good law firm should operate. Let our Phoenix, AZ personal injury attorneys take a look at your personal injury case (including auto accidents) or property damage claim (including diminished value). We will also back you in cases of dog bites, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect. If you are in need of a Arizona personal injury lawyer, contact us now so we can start to fight for you. We serve all of Arizona, and have office locations in Tucson, Chandler, Glendale and Yuma. WATTEL & YORK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD The Wattel & York Scholarship Award is available to single mothers who are either enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited college or university within the United States. To be eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please fill out our scholarship application form here.

Main Office

Chandler, AZ
2175 North Alma School Rd., Ste. B107

Chandler AZ 85224






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Office Information

Office Hours

8 a.m - 5 p.m. (Appointments available after 5 p.m.)

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices

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4901 West Glendale Avenue

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2524 West Ruthrauff Road #216

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1102 South 4th Avenue

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6314 19th Street West

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2942 N 24th St

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2942 N. 24th Street

Brian Torba

Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

Brian M. Torba is an associate Phoenix, AZ personal injury attorney with the firm and is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. Although originally from Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Torba spent the majority of his early years in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2002 he enrolled at Arizona State University where he pursued and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication from the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2010 Mr. Torba received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. During his time there Mr. Torba assisted a civil litigation attorney in various legal matters and spent a year working for the Criminal Prosecution Division of the Denver County District Attorney's Office. Despite having left Arizona for his educational endeavors, he and his wife returned to the state they both consider home to begin his legal career.

David Wattel

Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

David Wattel is a founding member of the law firm of Wattel & York. Mr. Wattel obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1984. He continued on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1988. He has devoted 20 years of law practice to representing those injured at the hands of others. He actively litigates cases and has represented more than 13,000 clients. In addition, Mr. Wattel trains physicians through the American Institute of Personal Injury Physicians (AIPIP), an organization founded by Wattel, on how to properly document personal injury claims. He also speaks nationally to auto body shops and their professional associations regarding diminished value and other property damage related subjects. Mr. Wattel is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Arizona. He is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, as well as the United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Michael York

Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

Michael York is a founding member of the law firm of Wattel & York. Mr. York obtained his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1989, and later earned his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1992. He has been practicing in the field of personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage litigation for over 16 years. Mr. York has represented plaintiffs in thousands of personal injury and diminished value claims since the early 1990's. He has successfully handled cases during the pre-trial phase of the insurance claims process, up and through arbitration, trial, and appeal. He has successfully briefed and argued numerous published Arizona Appellate cases involving insurance coverage and personal injury law issues, including USAA v. DeValencia, Country Mutual Insurance v. Fonk, and Yollin v. City of Glendale. Mr. York has devoted his entire career to the practice of personal injury, property damage, and insurance issues, and has been instrumental in the revival and resolution of diminution in value claims in the State of Arizona. Mr. York is a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, as well as the United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Thomas Grisoni

Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law

Thomas A. Grisoni, an associate attorney for the firm, was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Michigan in 2004. He then relocated to Arizona to attend the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2007. Prior to joining Wattel & York, Grisoni worked at the City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, Los Abogados, Hispanic National Bar Association, and is licensed to practice in the United States District Court, District of Arizona. Grisoni is a bilingual member of our team which serves him well in assisting our clients' needs.


Bar Number: 025511
Arizona, 2007


Arizona State University
Juris Doctorate, 2007

University of Michigan
BA, 2004

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