Joel Fugate

Joel Fugate is a trial lawyer at Zinda Law Group based out of our Phoenix, AZ office. With a unique blend of legal expertise and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives, Joel has become a formidable force in the legal field and in the courtroom. 

Joel sought a career that would allow him to problem-solve while making a tangible difference. The realm of personal injury law appealed to him for its diversity and opportunities to engage and build relationships with clients from all walks of life. He cherishes the collaborative spirit of standing “in it to win it” with his clients. 

Before embarking on his legal career, Joel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, obtaining a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He not only excelled academically but also displayed leadership as the President of the Men’s Rugby Team. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. A few of Joel’s notable awards and accolades are a Certificate in Law, Science and Technology and a CALI Award for Academic Excellence. 

Over the course of his career, Joel has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of the legal process – from pre-litigation, to jury trials, and appeals. He has worked with countless individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. He’s well-versed in the art of understanding all facets of a case and has mastered the ability to achieve results, irrespective of the situation. 

Joel’s practice focuses on a wide range of accident, injury, and wrongful death cases. His true passion lies in cases that demand scientific or technical expertise, and he thrives when immersed in the intricacies of a case. Currently licensed in Arizona, he is actively pursuing licenses in additional jurisdictions to broaden his ability to advocate for justice across state lines. 

Joel is an avid outdoorsman, scuba diver, and Formula 1 fan. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar, attending concerts, eating at hidden culinary gems, and spending time with his wife Joan and rescue dog Harlie.    

Contact Joel today to discuss your legal needs and receive personalized attention from an experienced and compassionate attorney.