Brian Clymer

Brian Clymer

Attorney
Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Phone:
520-323-1234
Fax:
520-323-1188
Email:

Brian Clymer is an attorney who represents injured workers in workers' compensation cases and Social Security disability cases. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1975 with a double major in speech and government and received his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1978, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona since October 7, 1978 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a certified specialist in Workers' Compensation law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1983 and has won cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court on a variety of issues including heart attacks caused by emotional stress, hearing loss from gradual noise exposure, exposure to pesticides, and gradual injury claims for muscular conditions. Brian is a contributing writer to two chapters of the Arizona Workers Compensation Handbook, published by the State Bar of Arizona. He is a past member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Board of Directors; past secretary and past co-chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and past chairman of the Southern Arizona Workers' Compensation Claimants' Attorneys' Association. Brian served as a member of the Industrial Committee of Arizona's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee which looked into ways to improve the hearing process, and he has also appeared before committees of the Arizona state legislature to advocate for improvements in our workers' compensation system. Brian has been listed from 1995-2017 in The Best Lawyers in America for the area of workers' compensation law, and has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. He has also been listed as a SuperLawyer from 2007-2017.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1978

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: Intermediate Honors
    • Honors: High Distinction
    • Major: Government
    • Major: Speech

Classes/Seminars

  • Workers Compensation Law to Union Counselors Program, Southern Arizona Central Labor Council, 1999 - 2001
  • Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability to the People's Law School, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability to the People's Law School, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1999
  • "What did the 2007 Arizona State Legislature Do to Us?", State Bar of Arizona W.C. Section, 2007
  • "Doctor, just between you and me: Legal & Ethical Consideration in Ex Parte Communications With Doctors",State Bar of Arizona W.C. Section, 2008
  • "Ariz. W.C.: Know the Basics to Protect Your Rights", International Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Lodge 933 , 2008
  • "Who Cares About W.C. & S.S. Disability?", Tucson Paralegal Association 2012

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (Workers Comp), 1995 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers' 2012 and 2016 Tucson Workers' Compensation Law - Claimant
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pima County Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, 1980 - Present
  • Southern Arizona Workers' Compensation Claimants' Attorneys' Association, Past President, 1981 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Board of Directors, Member
  • Morris K. Udall Inn of Court, 2010 - 2015
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Arizona, Past Secretary
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Arizona, Past Co-chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Tretschok, McNamara & Clymer, P.C., Shareholder, 1981 - 1996
  • Law Offices of Dale Tretschok, Associate, 1979 - 1981
  • Ely and Bettini, Associate , 1978 - 1979

Pro Bono Activities

  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Church Council President, 1987 - 1988, 2003 - 2005
  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Church Council Member 1986 - 1991, 2001 - 2005