About Me


“The power to represent another whose future turns upon my advocacy cannot be treated lightly or arrogantly.

It compels humility; it stretches my humanity.”


After three decades of defending insurance companies, manufacturers, and transportation businesses, I have gradually taken on the representation of more and more individuals who have been seriously hurt. It is far more rewarding to represent people instead of balance sheets. But my experience on the defense side of litigation, having learned what insurers look for, permits me to fairly evaluate and settle cases for maximum value without trial. But if trial is needed, well, I’ve done it before — often.

  • University of Arizona (Juris Doctor, 1978) Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

  • Northern Arizona University (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1975)

  • Author/Editor, “Insurer’s Guide to Arizona Law” (Baird Williams & Greer, 2001)

  • Adjunct Professor (Civil Litigation) Northern Arizona University, 1983.

  • “Pretrial Discovery, Techniques and Practice,” How to Handle a Motor Vehicle Accident Case (Arizona Bar, CLE: 1989)

  • “Ethical Pitfalls For the Personal Injury Attorney” (ATLA 1995)

  • “The Seat Belt Defense in Arizona,” Arizona Bar Journal, April/May 1988, 16

  • Arizona State Bar  (Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1992 – 1998)

  • State Bar of New Mexico

  • United States District Court, Districts of Arizona and New Mexico

  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

  • Arizona Association for Justice

  • Pro hac vice admissions in California, Utah, Nevada, North Dakota and the Navajo Nation

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors, 1985-1988)

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Certified Injury Specialist
Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, since 1991. “The required degree of competence is substantially higher than that possessed by a general practitioner who regularly handles a personal injury and wrongful death matter.”
V Preeminent Rating
Since 1998 - “Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue.”
Top 500 Litigators in America
Since 2006 - “We selected the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America by searching 25 practice specialties for the trial lawyers who are the best in their field, the ones you’d be proud to have as your lawyer.”
Southwest Super Lawyer
Since 2007 - “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.”
Litigation Counsel of America
Since 2010 - “Fellow Counsel is a close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers you will find anywhere. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network of lawyers who effectively represent clients across North America and around the world.”
Best Lawyers in America
Since 2013 - “Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”
Continuing three generations of Legal Dedication in Arizona.
Robert L. Greer is a partner at Riggs, Ellsworth and Porter