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Don Antonio Fendon

Don Antonio Fendon

Fendon & Associates
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability ...
  • Arizona, Florida
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Workers Compensation Attorney Don Fendon is a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer in Arizona. He has been working in the workers’ comp industry since 1972 and has more than 45 years of experience helping clients in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1990, Attorney Fendon has had the highest possible peer review rating that a lawyer can have by the Martindale Hubble per review rating system. On top of that, he has a 10.0 “superb” rating through avvo which is a client rating system. Don Fendon is a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers’ Injury and Law Advocacy Group (WILG) and is a certified specialist by the State Bar of Arizona in workers’ compensation law. Don Fendon is skilled when it comes to workers’ comp law as well as pursuing disability benefits in Social Security Disability (SSD) cases. He strives to provide his clients with the attentive, high-quality and caring representation that they deserve. Fendon & Associates if you need help in a workers’ compensation case.

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (1968) | Law
Activities: He was on the Cumberland Law Review while at that school.
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1965) | BA in Political Science, BA in Economics
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Professional Experience
Sole Practioner
Fendon & Associates
- Current
Specializing In Workers Compensation And Personal Injury Attorney, Phoenix Az
Senior Partner
Fendon Law Firm
Specialized in Plaintiff Workers Compensation cases
Sole Practioner
Don A Fendon PLLC
Specialized in Plaintiff and Defense workers compensation and Social Security Claims for disability
Wisniewski and Fendon, PC
Specialized in plaintiff and defense of workers compensation cases
Articles & Publications
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Attorney of the Month
Arizona Attorney
Speaking Engagements
Petitioning to Reopen Cases in Arizona, State Bar's Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
The topic also related to filing Petitions to Rearrange industrial cases where an injured worker was already receiving monthly permanent awards. Don Fendon spoke in depth with regard to various methods and/or ways an injured worker could increase their permanent monthly award.
Certified Workers Compensation Specialist
State Bar of Arizona
10.0 AV Rating
On January 1, 1990 forward for 26 years, Don has received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national peer rating system for all lawyers in the United States. This is the highest rating that can be awarded to lawyers in the United States. It is a peer rating system and it carries with it the function of being recognized as a preeminent attorney. Don has carried that rating forward to present.
Lifetime Distinction
Worldwide Registry of Professionals Executives and Entrepreneurs
Since 2015, Don has been recognized by the Worldwide Registry of Professionals, Executives and Entrepreneurs in the field of law. Don has a lifetime distinction.
Certified Specialist and Expert Resource in AZ Workers Compensation
Worldwide Registry of Professionals Executives and Entrepreneurs
Don has been recognized by the Worldwide registry as a Certified Specialist and Expert Resource in Arizona workers compensation law and hence been qualified for inclusion in the Top Experts and Professional Book Service.
AVVO Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
In 2012, Don was given a perfect 10 rating by AVVO. Again in 2017, he was named Top-Rated Lawyer with a perfect 10 rating.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
- Current
Activities: Certified Workers Compensation Specialist since 1979
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Florida State Bar  # 116740
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Arizona
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The Florida Bar
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  • Free Consultation
    During the free consultation period which would be for one hour or one and one half hours, I would advise the potential client what he might receive from his case in the future and also give that person my opinion concerning how much his case was or could be worth in permanent compensation benefits. I also would be up front with the potential client and let that person if he/she did not have a valid claim.
  • Contingent Fees
    My fees are either 12.5 % or 25 % of the workers compensation amount of money that the workers compensation benefits are. This only applies to actual compensation received and not for any medical benefits that an Applicant would receive as a result of his case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    If the case only applied to medical benefits then I would charge an up front fee of either 2,500 or 3,500.00 to be used against my hourly rate of 300.00 per hour. Furthermore, if my efforts helped get the worker back on compensation then my fee would be 25 % of the benefits.
Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Social Security Disability
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I received fully favorable decision on my SSDI 6/19The judge agreed that I became disabled April15, 2016. I didn’t apply
A: The claimant applying for Social Security Title II disability benefits can receive retroactive benefits for up to 12 months from the date of filing for disability. Since the claimant was found to be disabled on April 15, 2016, and he/she did not file until January 3, 2017, the Administration can pay retroactive benefits starting April 15, 2016 minus a five month waiting period from and after April 15, 2016 which was the onset date of the disability. However, since September 15th is at the end of five months the Administration would not start paying until October 1st. ( This example, is right on the cusp). If the fifth month ended before September 15th the Administration probably would begin paying on September 1st, 2016. If it ended after September 15th then the administration would not start paying until October 1st using the example number of September 15th. For Medicare benefits the Administration would begin paying as of April 15th, 2018. Medicare always starts exactly two years from the onset date of the disability. Hence, in the case at bar, since the onset date of the party's disability began on April 15, 2016, Medicare would start as of April 15, 2018. ... Read More
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10214 N Tatum Blvd Ste. A900
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Telephone: (602) 256-2000
Fax: (602) 256-6383
Flagstaff Office
223 N. San Francisco Street, Suite 205
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Telephone: (928) 362-2914