Phillip B. Tor 

Phillip B. Tor has been a member of the Arizona State Bar practicing personal injury law in Tucson since 1995. Before that, Phillip clerked for the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court drafting opinions that have contributed to shaping Arizona law. In addition to earning his doctorate in jurisprudence (J.D.) Phillip earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1979 that has provided him with the training and experience to practice law in the areas of mental health and guardianship. Phillip also has an extensive background in owning and operating several businesses before setting out on his legal career. His educational and business background have contributed to his unique skills in listening to clients, developing case strategies, talking to and deposing medical and other experts, selecting juries, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and communicating with jurors.

Phillip Tor launched his law firm, Law Offices of Phillip B. Tor, to assist people with their personal injury claims and lawsuits. Very often people are taken advantage of by insurance companies. Phillip is committed to helping clients understand their rights. He is recognized as highly competent and effective by defense attorneys and insurance companies. He is BV-Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell. Phillip puts this background to work for each of his clients.

Phillip has helped many clients recover their damages caused by the negligent acts of others from motor vehicle accidents; bicycling accidents; medical malpractice; trip, slip and fall accidents; and dog bites and animal attacks. Many clients have expressed their satisfaction with and appreciation of Phillip's legal services by referring family members and friends to him. They have learned during the initial free consultation that Phillip is a keen listener, takes the time to properly evaluate each claim, and fully commits himself to helping his clients.

Phillip has been a member of the Arizona Association for Justice (AzAJ), also known as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, since 1996. AzAJ members are dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of Arizona citizens, including the right to a jury trial, the right to recover full damages without caps that special interests continue to seek through legislative lobbying, and other rights that corporations and insurance companies would take away from the injured. To learn more about what members of AzAJ do to protect the rights of Arizonans, please go to

       Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Mental Health Law
  • Guardianship

        Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

     Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1994


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona - J.D. - 1994
  • University of Arkansas - Ph.D. Experimental Psychology - 1979
  • University of Arkansas - M.A. Experimental Psychology - 1976
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - B.A. Experimental Psychology - 1974

     Published Works

  • Finding Incompetency in Guardianship, Arizona Law Review, 1993
  • Guardianships for Incapacitated Persons, Law, Mental Health, and Mental Disorder, 1996
  • A Social Science Perspective on the Law of Guardianship: Directions for Improving the Process and Practice, Law and Psychology Review, 1990

Phillip's office is located in Tucson, Arizona, and can be reached at 520-733-3700 or online to schedule a FREE initial investigation and consultation.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

The Law Offices of Phillip B. Tor is located Tucson, Arizona, and serves clients in Tucson, Wilcox, Sierra Vista, Marana, Casa Grande, Eloy, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Nogales, Bisbee, Douglas in the surrounding counties of Pima County, Cochise County, Santa Cruz County, Pinal County in Southern Arizona.