Michael E. Medina, Jr. a partner in the personal injury, wrongful death and mass torts practice of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of the Law. The members of the Board of Visitors include local, state, and national leaders in the legal profession, including alumni and lawyers educated at other law schools.
Medina will attend the Board’s annual meeting in February, where he and other Board members will hear and discuss some of the college’s cutting-edge initiatives and activities and hear from influential leaders about how the legal profession is changing. Board of Visitors members help hone the vision for the future of Arizona Law.
Medina has practiced in the area of wrongful death and personal injury law since 1993. Although Mr. Medina does not limit has practice to one area of the law, he has handled numerous cases involving defective consumer products including vehicles, tires, child safety seats, seat belts, and air bags. He has successfully brought cases against General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Honda, Paccar, Goodyear Tire, Cooper Tire, Michelin, Continental Tire, Yokohama Tire, and Bridgestone/Firestone Tire. These cases have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in settlements for injured individuals and their families.
Medina and his colleagues currently represent over 100 plaintiffs in litigation against the makers of the pesticide Roundup.
Medina, an Arizona native, grew up in the small mining community of Bagdad. He attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 1989 with a degree in Political Science. He received a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship to attend Creighton University School of Law. He has won multiple awards and accolades as an advocate for consumers, and is a member of the Arizona Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, and the Attorney Information Exchange Group, and Arizona Minority Bar Association. He has served on the State Bar of Arizona, Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure and the Board of Directors for Arizona Association of Justice. He has presented seminars regarding catastrophic injury and wrongful death.