Patrick T. Stanley
Patrick Stanley heads the practice management and healthcare transactions practice of Comitz | Beethe. Mr. Stanley is also a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in bad faith and unfair business practices. As a partner at the firm, he has worked with founding members Ed Comitz and Michael Beethe to build the firm into one of the largest and most successful professional disability practices in the country.
Mr. Stanley assists physicians, dentists and other professionals with the practice management needs that often arise when filing a disability insurance claim, including practice transitions. Mr. Stanley provides counsel regarding the timing of the transition, the terms of the buy/sell agreement, lease terminations, and how to structure employment or consultation agreements in order to get the best price for the practice and still maintain a legitimate disability claim. He also offers consultation and representation in regulatory compliance matters, personnel and human resource issues, disciplinary actions, independent contractor and managed care agreements, state licensure issues and collections.
Education and Bar Admissions
Mr. Stanley received his B.A. in History from the University of Kansas and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Arizona and Florida. Mr. Stanley is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Stanley has been admitted pro hac vice in courts in New Mexico, California and Alaska.
Patrick Stanley is a trial lawyer with a substantial background in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. He is notably experienced in litigating first-party insurance bad faith, including disability insurance and professional liability coverage, and healthcare litigation. He is recognized as a leader in defending clients against their insurers in the most complex disability claims/cases.
In addition to his litigation background, Mr. Stanley assists with the practice management needs of healthcare professionals. He also works with physicians, doctors, and other professionals throughout the disability claims process, and carefully monitors and manages each claim to ensure that our clients are successful in obtaining, and maintaining, their benefits.
Mr. Stanley has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible rating in both ability and ethical standards, as determined through a rigorous peer review process. He has also achieved a ranking of “Superb” on the Avvo legal directory, which is based on input from colleagues and past clients. Arizona Business Magazine has recognized Mr. Stanley as one of the “Best of Arizona” in the areas of Healthcare, Benefits, and Insurance. Mr. Stanley was also named one of the Top 40 Under 40 litigation attorneys in Arizona by the American Society of Legal Advocates.