Margaret T. McCarthy, RN, JD


Margaret T. McCarthy, RN, JD

Partner | 602-726-7321 |

Margie McCarthy is an experienced nurse attorney with extensive experience in defending clients’ most demanding medical malpractice, healthcare, and product liability matters. Her legal counsel is all the more impressive when you consider her unique perspective – Margie was a practicing registered nurse prior to earning her law degree, which equips her with a much deeper understanding of her clients’ healthcare-related matters, and positions her to provide uncommon insight while litigating these cases.

Throughout her career, Margie has represented a broad range of notable clients, including many of nation’s largest healthcare and insurance companies. Her clients have exclaimed receiving “excellent work from a super attorney” in working with Margie, who has obtained favorable defense awards, summary judgments and defense verdicts on behalf of manufacturers, nursing homes and insurers, among numerous other clients.

Margie’s courtroom skills have been noticed not only by clients, but by media as well, as Arizona Business Magazine lists her as one of Arizona’s top 100 Lawyers. A fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Margie is a frequent author and speaker and actively involved with numerous professional organizations including the American Health Lawyers Association and The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.


• University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, Juris Doctor 1997
• Presentation College, Aberdeen, South Dakota, Bachelor of Science, Nursing 1992


• South Dakota, 1997
• Arizona, 2001
• U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

• American Health Lawyers Association, Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group
• Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
• State Bar of Arizona
• State Bar of South Dakota
• South Dakota State Board of Nursing
• The American Association of Nurse Attorneys

Publications and Presentations

Co-author, “ALFA Health Care 50-State Compendium: Elder Abuse,” 2014

“U.S. Supreme Court Annual Update,” Association of Corporate Counsel, August 2013

“Nursing Careers within the Legal Profession,” Arizona State University Student Nurses Association, March 2011

“Medical Records Law in Arizona,” Lorman Seminar, July 2009

Co-author, “Another Step to Claim Resolution with a Medicare Claimant,” Medmarc “Rx Advisor,” June 2009

“The Process of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: The Defendant’s and Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Grand Rounds, December 2008 and January 2009

“New Federal Protection of Quality-Related Records: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act and the New Proposed Regulations,” Lorman Seminar, July 2008

“Peer Review and Quality Assurance Records,” Lorman Seminar, July 2008


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