Ty Taber

J. Tyrrell “Ty” Taber


J. Tyrrell “Ty” Taber has dedicated his 45-year-career to plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, and general civil litigation. A Certified Specialist in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation, Ty represents plaintiff's in cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith, burn injuries, construction site accidents, defective road design, dog bites, small engine and helicopter crashes, motor vehicle accidents (including motorcycle, tractor-trailer and truck, bicycle, and pedestrian-involved MVAs), premises liability, and product recalls.

Ty is a sustaining member, past president, and member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Association for Justice, and is a member of the American Association for Justice. Ty has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and recognized by his peers with a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating. In addition, Ty is recognized annually by Southwest Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.

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Honors & Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, State Bar of Arizona
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO®, Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating
  • North Valley Top Lawyer, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2016-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America ® “Lawyer of the Year” Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, 2010 and 2013-2022
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2022

Press Releases

Speaking Engagements

  • “Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases,” Lorman Education Services
  • “Professionalism Course,” State Bar of Arizona
  • “Basis Trial Skills: Voir Dire and Opening Statement,” State Bar of Arizona
  • “Discovery Techniques,” State Bar of Arizona

Austin was just the person I needed to speak to. He was reassuring and well educated. We chatted for over an hour and he allowed me to replay every detail I needed to get out. He asked all the right questions and left me with a sense of peace. Thank you Austin!


Professional and determined, GK and Austin Kurtz we’re a delight to work with. I’ve worked with several other top firms in town over the years and have had the best overall experience with GK.


Shannon is a hard working, honest, responsible and very professional lawyer. He worked on our case long hours and even on the weekends. He will make you feel important and do everything he can to take care of your needs and answer any questions that come up during and after your legal case. My husband and I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer because of a car accident. Not only will he make sure the other driver, who in our case was at fault, is held responsible but also take care of insurance issues and medical bills from beginning to end of your claim. He made sure we didn’t go into collections while awaiting the insurance to pay the huge medical bills I had due to surgery caused by the accident. We are very grateful and pleased to have had him as our lawyer.


Ty is a great attorney who represents his clients aggressively but wisely.


Up until recently, I was a client of Mr. Matt Boatman at Gallagher & Kennedy. It was a reassuring pleasure to work with he and his talented team during every aspect of my physical recovery and throughout the legal/settlement process. There was never any pressure or stress, and I was able to seek my preference of treatment with his full support. Matt’s dedication, consideration, and professionalism contributed to not only my recovery – but also discounted PT bills and a very generous settlement. I am grateful to have met him and would highly recommend he and his team.



  • California Western School of Law
    J.D., 1977
  • Arizona State University
    B.S., 1973

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1978
  • California, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Arizona Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, Board of Directors, Past President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2010-Present
  • Arizona Court Reporter Board, 2008-2016