Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC
15249 N. 99th Avenue
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 889-0691 www.phoenixlawteam.com
Zachary Mushkatel's law practice has grown increasingly diverse over the course of his career. But one aspect of his work has remained constant: His commitment to the people he serves in several Arizona communities.
"I like the sort of ?rough around the edges' issues that people deal with in the course of their lives," he says. "That is really important to me and lets me sleep at night."
After receiving his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2004, Mushkatel returned to his home state of Arizona and served in the public sector for one year as a public defender before launching his career as a private attorney. In 2006 he joined the law office of Henry Florence and Sherry Bell, where he continued to handle primarily criminal defense cases. In 2008 he joined forces with Mathis Becker as a partner in Mushkatel & Becker.
Since that time, Mushkatel's practice has grown more diversified. While still handling criminal defense cases, his focus is now civil litigation, including an emphasis on complex estate litigation, and personal injury. In addition, he also handles matters pertaining to estate planning.
He has enjoyed numerous successes as a trial lawyer, including multiple personal injury cases that were resolved in excess of one million dollars and wins against some of the prominent large law firms in the Phoenix area. He has been named a "Top 40 Under 40" lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Mushkatel finds that handling a broad range of legal matters permits him to provide more comprehensive service to clients.
"The crossover is beneficial as long as you are willing to do the work," he says. "Staying on top of all those areas is not easy, so I work very long days to do so."
Even as he broadens his practice, Mushkatel's real passion is going to court and trying cases. A former semi professional baseball pitcher, he enjoys the challenge of competition.
"I like the fact that it is a chess game," he says. "It involves theatrics as well as strategic intellect, the power of persuasion and language." Like the other lawyers in the firm, Mushkatel places a high priority on community service and professional activities. He is on the board of directors of the Sun Valley Lodge and is an executive officer of the West Maricopa County Bar Association.