Larry D. Langley

Larry D. Langley

Senior Partner
Scottsdale, Arizona
Larry Langley

Mr. Langley has been a coverage attorney and insurance defense litigator since 1973, having attained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco Law School. He is actively licensed in Arizona and California and has tried in excess of eighty jury trials in federal and state courts including several first party bad faith, serious injury, wrongful death, professional liability, trademark infringement and punitive damages cases. His most recent defense jury trials in Arizona involved a tire tread separation rollover of a Ford Explorer which resulted in a successful unanimous defense verdict and a defamation, false light and breach of contract action against a Property Owner's Association and Board of Directors. Mr. Langley recently obtained a defense verdict in an insurance bad faith action in California which he co-tried with his partner, Kathleen Langley. He has diversified expertise in construction defect, property, fraud, arson and coverage matters including examinations under oath and appraisals. He is also a licensed civil engineer in the State of California.

Mr. Langley is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, American Bar Association, Arizona and California Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, and the Maricopa County and Scottsdale Bar Associations. He has presented at various continuing education courses and seminars including the ABA and the Property Loss Research Bureau. In 2004 he was featured in Law Technology News regarding his successful defense of a brain injury jury trial in Santa Monica, California.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Langley has vast trial experience in each of the following areas:

  • Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Litigation
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Insurance Law, including coverage issues.
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Elder Law
  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1973
  • Arizona, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1973
  • Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
    • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering - 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Northern California Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Arizona Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Damages Research Institute (DRI) Trial Tactics Steering Committee, Member


  • Chi Epsilon

The Langley Law Firm, P.C., provides legal services to the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Payson and to Maricopa County and Pima County in Arizona.