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Hrnicek Law provides representation and advice to individuals and businesses on a variety of topics, including injury, construction & construction defect, commercial litigation/breach of contract, HOA and neighborhood disputes, civil rights, and general counsel matters. 


Hrnicek Law, P.L.L.C.

Law Office of Michael J. Hrnicek

What Can I Do For You?

Professional Representation

Hrnicek Law, P.L.L.C. is a general practice, with an emphasis on litigation.  My background includes litigation of general liability, contract disputes, construction/construction defect, insurance, premises liability, civil rights, government liability, personal injury, and intellectual property.

I treat my clients as family, offering personalized, practical advice. I have tried 15 trials in Arizona State Court and Federal District Court, and have arbitrated and mediated dozens more.  I know what I do best, and will bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge to your case. I work to win.

Contract Review

Civil Rights

Civil rights law (also known as 1983 law, named after 42 U.S.C. Section 1983) is a specialized area that requires familiarity with the United States Constitution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and substantive federal law.  In my practice, I have represented individuals, officers, government entities, executives, and employees in lawsuits involving the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as several federal statutes.  I have had extensive success in filing and arguing dispositive motions at the trial court level, and have had four decisions upheld at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Consider employing my experience to advance your cause.

Significant cases include:

Nance v. Miser, 2-12-cv-734 (Religion)

Shakur v. State of Arizona,  (Religion)

McDaniel v. Fizer, 2-12-cv-1697, (Religion)

Pettit v. Smith, 45 F.Supp.3d 1099 (D. Ariz. 2014)(Excessive Force)

Little v. Ryan, CV-12-2512-PHX-FJM (D. Ariz. 2014) (Government Taking)

Sharp v. Ryan, No. CV-13-08163 (D. Ariz. 2014) (Religion) (9th Cir. 2015)

Commercial Litigation

Many companies find themselves in disputes with other commercial entities and/or insurers regarding contracts, liability, regulatory concerns, miscellaneous legal disputes, and/or insurance coverage that distract from doing business.  To make matters worse, many commercial attorneys charge exhorbitant hourly fees to analyze and litigate these challenges.  In my experience, many commercial disputes can be resolved practically and without protracted litigation and excessive fees.  Discuss your issues with an experienced litigator known for zealous advocacy, creative solutions, and practical representation by scheduling a consultation.

Notable representations:

Construction Company vs. National Restaurant (Breach of Contract)

Coffee Business vs. Retail Landlord, Design & Construction Company (Breach of Contract)

Construction Company Shareholder Buyout & Separation

Vending Company Merger & Acquisition

HOAs vs. Developers, General Contractors (Construction Defect)

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Personal Injury Law

I’ve been practicing Personal Injury Law for years, primarily on the defense side of the equation.  My clients benefit from my experience representing companies and insurance carriers, and my familiarity with stall/delay tactics that can lead to protracted engagements.  My involvement always ensures a focus on practical and expeditious resolution.  If, however, a case needs to go to trial, it is imperative to use an attorney that has gone the distance and is not afraid of the courtroom.  Let my trial experience be an asset in advocating your claim, however large or small.

General Practice

Let my legal acumen serve your general legal needs. By combining a fundamental understanding of the big picture with the complexity of daily interactions and experiences, I provide proactive solutions to a diversity of clients. I have been involved in litigating against federal entities in some of the most innovative, sophisticated, and complex cases in Arizona.  Whether reviewing a business or financial agreement, understanding a non-compete clause, setting up a corporation, or navigating a sexual harassment scenario, I can help.

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Hrnicek Law, P.L.L.C. is a general practice with broad experience in a variety of fields.  Look no further for practical legal counsel in Arizona when it comes to litigating and resolving personal and commercial disputes.

Every case is unique and different.  When you retain the Firm, you receive incomparable nuanced personal attention.  Let my background and expertise meet your exact needs.

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Civil Rights

Civil rights law (also known as 42 U.S.C. 1983) is notoriously complex.  Let my experience litigating on behalf of various governmental entities, executives, and employees be an asset to your claim.  Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs and how I may help.

General Practice

Let Hrnicek Law, P.L.L.C. be the solution for your general legal needs.  By combining a fundamental understanding of the big picture with the complexity of daily interactions and experiences, I offer my services to developing practical legal solutions in a variety of contexts.  From contract review, commercial disputes, personal injury/insurance disputes, and construction disputes, and civil rights/constitutional law problems, my broad experience is an asset to my clients.

Commercial Litigation & Representation

Businesses are oftentimes caught in challenging circumstances, disagreements, and even conflicts arising out of unexpected legal issues.  When legal concerns require sophisticated and nuanced analysis, it makes sense to consult an attorney familiar with Arizona's legal and regulatory landscape, as well as with insurance coverage issues.  My experience in advising and litigating commercial matters has demonstrated that creative and practical solutions need not involve protracted and costly lawsuits.  

Whether merging or separating businesses, or addressing breach of contract disputes, let my experience work to your advantage.

Personal Injury Law

I’ve been practicing Personal Injury Law for years. Because I have worked on the defense (for insurance companies and government entities), I am well-acquainted with the best ways to successfully navigate defense tactics and maximize the value of a case. My clients can count on my expertise and personalized attention.  When I am involved in a case, I help my clients successfully resolve their disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Get in Touch

Thank you for visiting the Hrnicek Law, P.L.L.C. site. This site is intended to provide general information, which should not be construed as legal advice at all. If you are looking for advice on a specific matter, you are encouraged to contact me directly. Do not disclose personal or confidential information until an attorney-client relationship has been established, which will only occur in the absence of a conflict of interest.


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5 Ways to Select A Lawyer

When selecting an attorney consider:

1.  Do I need an attorney?  Many minor legal issues may seem daunting, but can be navigated without the cost of formal representation.  For example, the courts provide many basic forms that allow self-represented parties to apply for child support, divorce, custody, etc.

2.  What background and experience does the attorney have?  Do not select representation based on marketing and advertising campaigns.  Due diligence is imperative.  Ask about trial experience and results as to your own attorney.  Do not settle for working with junior attorneys who work for others that have extensive experience and results, but do not have the same track record themselves.

3.  What will be done?  It is imperative that you and your attorney clearly set forth what work will (and will not) be done.  Confirm the scope of representation in writing.  Particularly when considering litigation, do not ignore the possibility that one or more parties may appeal a decision.

4.   What will it cost?  Assuming you need an attorney, and you find one who has relevant experience to do the work you need, always get an estimate of fees and costs.  Far too many matters result in sticker shock to the client.  This can be avoided by getting a clear idea at the outset of possible best-case and worst-case scenarios from any prospective attorney.  

5.   How often can you expect to be updated regarding your case?  The number one complaint about attorneys is lack of communication.  To avoid this pitfall, establish clear expectations regarding how often you expect your attorney will be in touch with you.  While you may not be able to reach him/her at any time, you should be able to expect a response to a phone call or email within 48 hours.  


Generally, litigation is a last resort.  Most people prefer to avoid conflict, particularly when it can involve court appearances, depositions, and delving into medical and financial issues.  In these circumstances, an experienced attorney can make all the difference.  I pride myself in managing stress for clients, prioritizing customer service, and maintaining consistent communication with my clients.  In most cases, I handle 90% of the work, and clients are involved as minimally as possible.  By explaining the process, time estimates, and work plan, my clients breathe easier and have reasonable expectations as I work towards practical solutions.

How to Dress for Your Court Appearance

Always dress professionally for court.  Whether trial is taking place or there is a simple status or scheduling conference, appearance makes a tremendous difference.  Do not underestimate a first impression.

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