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Scottsdale Lawyer for Family and Business Needs

My office is located at 4422 North Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 which is close to Fashion Square Shopping Center, just south of Camelback Road.

I have handled civil litigation in Arizona since 1976. I handle personal injury claims, car wrecks, estate planning, and business law, as well as representing people who need a Scottsdale divorce lawyer to protect their rights.

Personal Injury and Car Wrecks in Scottsdale, Arizona

If you have been hurt in a serious accident, you may have rights to assert against another person or entity that was responsible. Permanent injuries can result in a matter of moments when a driver runs a red light, a trucker falls asleep behind the wheel, or a scaffold collapses on a worker.

In Arizona a very large percentage of drivers do not have automobile liability coverage. This means that if you are injured you have to make a claim against your own carrier under the uninsured coverage of your own policy. Today the minimal amount of coverage which is lawful for drivers under Arizona law is $25,000 per accident. The victim of a motor vehicle accident must bring his claim within two years of the accident or the claim will forever be barred by the statute of limitations.

James Vieh can gather and present evidence supporting the full scope of your costs and losses arising from an accident. You may be able to recover compensation for your lost income and earning capacity, hospital bills, past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Insurers are often reluctant to pay out substantial awards. But having a car accident attorney who has handled many of hundreds of car accidents who is ready to take your case to trial can make a difference.

Today in Arizona the vast majority of car accident cases are settled without a trial. This requires careful research and appreciation of both Arizona law and the facts of the accident.

Estate Planning in Scottsdale, Arizona

Every adult should have an estate plan for distributing his assets among his loved ones in the event of an untimely death. This may involve drafting a will or a variety of different kinds of trusts which can transfer assets without going through probate. Probate procedures in Arizona can be drawn out and expensive. Sometimes the probate court will appoint corrupt guardians who think nothing about wasting the assets of handicapped, elderly people, or children. Having a competent estate plan makes it possible to avoid probate proceedings altogether and to see that your assets are distributed as you have directed.

Divorce Lawyer Serving Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona is a no-fault state. In former years people who wanted a divorce were required to come into court and testify about personal matters. Frequently people thought they had to lie in order to get a divorce. Today all of this is gone. Anyone in Arizona can get a divorce if he or she will testify that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. The vast majority of divorces are settled without a trial, but a Scottsdale divorce attorney can play a key role in getting a favorable divorce settlement.

Arizona is a community property state which means that all marital property gathered by the spouses during the marriage must be divided equitably. This means that community property is divided equally between the spouses. Neither spouse should be left without assets or reasonable means of support. The needs of any children must be met.

The court should base child custody decisions on the best interests of the child. There is a very strong public policy in Arizona that each divorced parent should continue to have close contact with any child unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

Business Lawyer Practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona

In days long gone by people who wish to go into business often set up a corporation. The management of a corporation was complicated and expensive. For many people corporations have become obsolete.

Today small businesses usually involve limited liability companies. LLC’s have no stockholders but rather “members”. The paperwork required by the State of Arizona is very much reduced. Management is conducted like that of a partnership. Members of a limited liability company have the same limited liability as stockholders in a corporation. The risk of personal liability is much reduced and the management of the company is simpler and cheaper then it used to be before the advent of limited liability companies.

Civil Litigation Lawyer in Scottsdale, Arizona

Many people end up in civil lawsuits arising out of commercial transactions. These proceedings do not involve criminal prosecution but rather civil lawsuits, frequently arising out of business activities. James Vieh has a masters degree in business administration and has handled many pieces of commercial litigation over the years. He has practiced law in Arizona since 1976 and has a great deal of experience in many kinds of civil litigation.

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If you need a Scottsdale divorce lawyer or assistance with a personal injury case, a business dispute, or estate planning needs, please do not hesitate to call me to arrange a free in office consultation at (480) 707-5000.

Meet the Attorney
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I graduated from Harvard College with a degree in government, cum laude.

Thereafter I spent a year at the University of Erlangen in Germany on a DAAD fellowship studying history and philosophy. Upon returning to the United States, I attended Cornell University where I received a law degree and an MBA in finance. I have practiced law for many years in Scottsdale. My practice involves civil litigation including personal injury cases, commercial litigation, and divorce.

  • medal icon 01A.B. Harvard College, Cum Laude
  • medal icon 02DAAD Fellow, University of Erlangen
  • medal icon 03Cornell University, Doctor of Law, Master of Business Administration in Finance
Client Reviews
"We are thrilled with the excellent legal representation that we have received from Jim Vieh and his paralegal team. He is not only an exceptional and highly experienced litigator but also has a comforting confidence in the process. We highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for an attorney who will protect your interest while providing needed insights and strategies for a victorious legal outcome." Mark New
"I have known and been a client of Jim’s for many years. Jim has represented several of my businesses, my personal work, and many miscellaneous issues. He has proven his worth over and over and gotten better at his profession each year I have dealt with him. Dealing with Jim enables a client to speak directly with him. He is one of the best, if not the best attorney in Arizona, not a junior attorney in a large firm." Bob Hope
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