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Lincoln Combs

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Lincoln Combs is a trial lawyer and shareholder with Gallagher & Kennedy’s personal Injury practice group.  Lincoln is one of the top plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys in Arizona and the Southwest, with experience and success in a wide range of litigation and appellate matters.

He specializes in plaintiffs’ catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including products liability, medical malpractice, consumer advocacy, elder abuse, motor vehicle collisions, professional negligence, and insurance bad faith litigation.

Lincoln is committed to serving his clients with the passion, empathy, and integrity that injured victims of wrongdoing and their loved ones deserve.

Lincoln graduated fourth in his class with from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University, where he was on Law Journal and an officer of several student organizations. Prior to joining Gallagher & Kennedy, Lincoln was a clerk for Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz of the Arizona Supreme Court. See Lincoln’s profile on our main website.

Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® – Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, 2018-2019
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, 2014-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2016-2020
  • Arizona State Law Journal Best Note Award, 2005

Representative Cases

  • Multiple confidential seven- and six-figure settlements for victims of medical malpractice against public entities, private healthcare providers, hospitals, and individual physicians.
  • Dozens of settlements in various medical device products liability actions.
  • $2.6 million settlement of professional liability action against Fortune 500 firm.
  • $2.5 million settlement for catastrophic injuries in trucking accident.
  • $1 million settlement for wrongful death against U.S. Forest Service.

Community & Philanthropy

  • Brian Terry Foundation, Board Member
  • Desert Bridge Community Service Organization, Member
  • Case Manager, Arizona Justice Project
  • Advocate, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer, Arizona Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Program
  • Committee Member, State Bar of Arizona Disaster Plan Committee
  • Speaker, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education/Kids Voting Arizona
  • Volunteer, St. Vincent de Paul Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer, Channel 12 Lawyers on Call/www.azlawhelp.org
  • Judge, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Oral Argument Competition

Published Works

  • Mark O’Connor & Lincoln Combs, Informed Consent, NALA Facts & Findings, March/April 2015, at 27-29
  • Arizona Torts Handbook, Chapter 23: Wrongful Death (State Bar of Arizona 2012) (editor)
  • Banking Law and Regulation: Predatory Lending in Arizona, 38 Ariz. St. L.J. 617 (Summer 2006)
  • A Curious Choice, Hibbs v. Winn, as a case Study of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Balancing Jurisprudence, 37 Ariz. St. L.J. 183 (Spring 2005)

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Lincoln has a Master’s Degree from Ohio University in Sports Administration and is a former member of the UC-San Diego Tritons Men’s Basketball team.  Before law school, he worked in the Athletic Department at Arizona State University and was an American History teacher and the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Buckeye Union High School in Buckeye, Arizona.

Education

  • Arizona State University
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
    Pedrick Scholar
    Order of the Coif
    Editor, Law Journal
  • Ohio University
    M.S.A., 1997
  • University of California, San Diego
    B.A., 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2007
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2014

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona,
    Civil Practice & Procedure Committee,
    Member
  • Arizona Association for Justice,
    Board Member, 2014-Present
    Member, 2009-Present
  • American Association for Justice,
    Leaders Forum
  • American Bar Association,
    Member