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About Tolman Law Firm 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

Ron Foltz

Ron Foltz is Director of Client Relations at the Tolman Law Firm.

Ron has worked as a paralegal in Arizona for over 20 years, in both state and federal courts. Most of that experience has involved the management of claims for those injured through the negligence of others, including litigating cases involving medical malpractice and wrongful death.  In addition to hands on legal support throughout litigation, Ron has also worked to ensure that clients understand the legal process as it relates to their claim, leading to a higher level of client satisfaction.

Ron earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology.  Ron has prior experience as a Radiologic Technologist and MRI Technologist, before shifting his focus to the legal arena. 

Specialties include:

  • Decoding Medical Records
  • Creating Medical Chronologies
  • Medical Issue Analysis
  • Communication with Expert Witnesses
  • Developing Anatomical Exhibits for Trial
  • Technical and Creative Writing

Amanda J. Panagakis, Ph.D.

Amanda Panagakis is a Trial Consultant with the Tolman Law Firm.

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

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