Meet Our Experienced Personal Injury Experts in the Phoenix Area
Norm Skeens attended University of Maryland. He has a B.S. in business, and a J.D. in law from Ohio State University. He is a Korean war veteran and is a member of the Society of former F.B.I. Agents. His civic services include being a member of the Lions Club, a charter member of the Rotary Club, community council promoter and president, American Legion Judge Advocate, YMCA Chairman of the Board, member of the Phoenix Planning Commission and also a charter government selection committee.
Norm Skeens' social and professional associations include Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Judicature Society, as well as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He has been admitted to practice with Arizona Superior Court, federal district court, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and U.S. Supreme Court. His work experience includes F.B.I Special Agent, Deputy Clerk of Courts, bailiff of Maricopa Superior Court, Deputy County Attorney and over 50 years of private practice of law in Maricopa County.
Joseph Charles has practiced law for over 40 years. He attended ASU where he received a Juris Doctorate. He was born and raised in Phoenix. He has represented individuals and families in all types of legal matters. Joe has previously served as Maricopa County Prosecutor and Maricopa County Superior Court — Judge pro-tem. His main areas of practice are family law, criminal and personal injury.
Tom Schoaf, of counsel is an experienced attorney, public official, and small businessman who has substantial experience gained in the private practice of law and in various private and public sector leadership positions. He attended the University of Notre Dame and received a BS metallurgical engineering, Cum Laude. He received a Juris doctor, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. His work history includes Councilman, and is the current Mayor of the city of Litchfield Park. He is also the treasurer, vice chairman, current chairman of the Maricopa Association of Governments, executive committee of Arizona league of cities and towns, and is the co-chairman of the Luke - West Valley Council. Mr. Schoaf's professional associations are the American Bar Association, Arizona State Bar, and Indiana State Bar.
Jim Skeens has passed away. We have decided to leave his name on our site because he was a part of our family business for over 25 years.
Ross Anderson has retired after over 52 years of handling criminal cases.