Michael York is a founding member of the law firm of Wattel & York. Mr. York obtained his Bachelor of Science degree 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. Mr. York served as a law clerk in the personal injury field from 1989 to 1992, and began actively practicing law in that area when he became licensed in 1993.
Mr. York has represented thousands of clients in personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage matters since 1993. Mr. York has been particularly instrumental in molding Arizona law regarding insurance coverage, as well as claims for diminished value and property damage. He has successfully handled personal injury and property damage claims during the pre-litigation phase of the claims process, and has arbitrated and tried those cases since 1993. Mr. York has also briefed and argued several cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals, including but not limited to published opinions in USAA v. DeValencia, Country Mutual Insurance v. Fonk, Yollin v. City of Glendale, and Oliver v. Henry. Mr. York has devoted his entire career to the practice of personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage law.
Mr. York is licensed to practice law in all Courts of the State of Arizona, as well as the United States District Court, District of Arizona. Mr. York is also a member of the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He is currently not licensed to nor does he practice law in Washington state.