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Wendi A. Sorensen, Mediator, Phoenix, Arizona.

Wendi A. Sorensen

Burch & Cracchiolo
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: (602) 234-8748
Cell: (602) 615-0520
Fax: (602) 234-0341
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Recognized to Arizona Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: California

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2012
  • # of MEDS (as of 15/6/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 15/6/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • YUMA


Wendi Sorensen specializes in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation, arbitration and settlement conferences. She has mediated to resolution countless matters, both privately in her practice and as a Judge Pro Tem.  She also serves as a special master to assist in the resolution of discovery issues.

She is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Law, a testament to her nearly four-decade practice in aggravated liability and damages matters including Federal Motor Carrier cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, premises liability cases, coverage and medical malpractice matters. Thus, she brings to her ADR practice extensive experience in the legal, factual and emotional disputes that arise in litigated case, and is particularly talented at bringing cases to agreeable resolutions. 

Ms. Sorensen is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

She has been named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers nine times, and has been named a Southwest Super Lawyer every year she was eligible. Phoenix Magazine recently named her as a Top Lawyer in both Arbitration and Mediation and Insurance Law. She has also repeatedly been  recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine. 

Due to her extensive courtroom experience, she is also a frequent featured speaker high-level bar seminars.  Ms. Sorensen brings a depth of knowledge and considerable communication skills to presentations and mediations alike.

Case Experience

  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., Arizona State University, 1984 William H. Pedrick Scholar 
  • B.S., Business/Economics and Behavioral Sciences, Westminster College, 1981, Joseph E. Benedict Outstanding Graduate Award, Leah Wyer Outstanding Female Graduate Award, B.F. Skinner Outstanding Behavioral Sciences Graduate Award

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • Chair, State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair, 2015-2016, Personal Injury Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2016-2019

Rates Information

$550 per hour, effective for all new bookings made on or after February 1, 2024.

Video Conference only unless otherwise noted.

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