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About Tolman Law Firm, now part of Robbins and Curtin in Tempe/Payson, AZ

J. Robert Tolman

Robert Tolman is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation as certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Graduate – 2010
  • Hasting College of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, University of California – 1975
  • Arizona State University, College of Law Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. – 1974
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.A. – 1971
    • Honors: With Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Association for Justice, Member, 1974 – Present, Board of Directors, 2001-2011
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1975 – Present
  • East Valley Trial Lawyers Association, Organizer and President, 1984 – 1986
  • East Valley Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1992 – 1993
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member


  • Spanish

Amanda J. Panagakis, Ph.D.

Amanda Panagakis is a Trial Consultant with the Tolman Law Firm, now part of Robbins and Curtin.

Amanda is a visual communication professional.  Amanda has participated in multiple jury trials as an electronic evidence consultant and has experience in juror research, focus groups, and in assisting attorneys and clients to discover the story.

Amanda has a PhD in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Management. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Information Systems degree. 

Specialties include: 

  • Practice Technology
  • Discovering the Story
  • Trial Preparation
  • Electronic Evidence Presentation
  • Focus Groups
  • Jury Research
  • Voir Dire
  • Witness Preparation
  • Jury Selection
  • Trial Consultant

Professional Certifications and Memberships:

  • SmartDraw Certified VPM Facilitator – Professional Level
  • E-Discovery and Evidence Certified
  • Member of American Society of Trial Consultants

Professional Programs / Training:

  • Rodney Jew
  • Eric Oliver
  • Arizona Trial Law Association
  • Psychodrama workshops with John Nolte and Katlin Larimar

Free Consultation With An Attorney

Contact the Tolman Law Firm, now part of Robbins and Curtin to discuss your case with our experienced team