Richard D. Delo is a Member of Jennings Strouss & Salmon

Richard K. Delo Member

P: 602.262.5880
F: 602.495.2612
L: Phoenix

Mr. Delo is a Member of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, practicing primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, healthcare law, personal injury and commercial litigation. He has focused his practice on the defense of physicians in medical malpractice cases on behalf of the largest medical liability insurer in Arizona and other carriers. He has significant experience in litigating healthcare coverage issues and has represented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) in numerous matters. Mr. Delo also represents physicians before licensing boards in disciplinary matters.

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a physician in medical malpractice trial arising out of patient’s epidural abscess resulting in paraplegia
  • Successfully defended orthopedic surgeon in medical malpractice trial alleging patient sustained significant nerve injury resulting in “dead arm” following arthroscopic surgery
  • Successfully defended family practice physician in medical malpractice trial alleging patient suffered a stroke resulting in hemiplegia due to failure to appropriately treat pleural effusion
  • Successfully defended gastroenterology physician in medical malpractice trial arising out of upper endoscopy resulting in perforated esophagus
  • Successfully defended orthopedic surgeon in medical malpractice trial alleging patient lost use of arm due to failure to appropriately treat wrist fracture
  • Successfully defended two OB/GYN physicians in a medical malpractice trial alleging improper treatment of mother’s gestational diabetes resulted in stillbirth of baby
  • Successfully defended orthopedic surgeon (foot and ankle specialist) in a medical malpractice trial alleging patient developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) following foot surgery resulting in an above the knee amputation
  • Successfully defended internal medicine/addiction medicine physician in a medical malpractice trial alleging improper treatment of patient’s drug addiction resulted in death of patient
  • Successfully defended a large HMO in a breach of contract trial arising out of denial of benefits
  • Defended numerous large HMOs in other bad faith/breach of contract cases arising out of denial of benefits

Honors, Appointments and Awards

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2017) in the categories of Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers (2007, 2012-2016) in the categories of Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    Health Law Section, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1991
  • Colorado, Inactive

Court Admission

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

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 1990
  • B.S., University of Denver, Accounting, 1987