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General Info

Email: mkarvis@wickersmith.com
Direct: (602) 648-2241
Fax: (602) 812-4986
Offices: Phoenix


Mandi Karvis, a partner in the Wicker Smith Phoenix office, is an experienced trial attorney, with jury trial experience in state and federal courts.  Ms. Karvis has the desire and skill to try cases, but also has the judgment and discretion to know that not every case belongs in the courtroom.  Her practice primarily focuses on handling complex injury cases. Ms. Karvis defends premises liability, products liability, and general personal injury matters that involve catastrophic and/or complex injuries.  Her experience reviewing and understanding medical records is extremely beneficial in evaluating injury claims and deposing treating medical providers. Ms. Karvis assists clients in pre-litigation evaluation of claims in such a manner that allows clients to identify claims that should be resolved prior to the initiation of litigation.  In that capacity, Ms. Karvis also provides risk management advice to clients in an attempt to improve internal policies and procedures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

She regularly defends individual healthcare providers of all specialties as well as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of healthcare providers, such as home health care agencies.  Additionally, Ms. Karvis has extensive experience defending chiropractors and other allied healthcare professionals.  Ms. Karvis also has experience defending against claims brought under the Adult Protective Services Act (APSA) relating to the alleged abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, including claims of financial exploitation of vulnerable adults by care providers.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Karvis has extensive experience in representing healthcare providers before their respective licensing boards, both with licensing needs and in response to complaints made against them by patients, employers, and insurance companies.  In that capacity, she regularly appears before the Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Arizona Medical Board, Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners, Arizona State Board of Nursing, Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy, and the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.  She has an excellent working relationship with the various Boards and their staffs and is familiar with their expectations so she can assist clients in meeting those expectations in an effort to avoid or limit license and practice restrictions.

Ms. Karvis has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent rating.  Additionally, she has been recognized since 2012 as a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star. Ms. Karvis was born and raised in Illinois and has lived in Arizona since 2002.  She lives in the West Valley, with her husband, Ray, who is a high school science teacher and coach.


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Quincy University (B.S., 1998)


  • 2002, Arizona
  • 2002, U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Super Lawyers (2018)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2012-2016)
  • WESTMARC Board of Directors, Member (2013-2016)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors (2010-2013)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • SW Rising Stars (2012-2016)
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys (NACA)


  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest AV Preeminent Rating
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012 – 2015)

Speeches & Publications

  • “Medical Records Retention Policies: What to Save; What to Destroy”, Progressive Healthcare Conferences (July 14, 2015)
  • “What Constitutes a Medical Record, Retention/Destruction & Production Considerations and “Medical Charting” Tucson 2011, 2014 , Lorman Education Medical Records Law
  • “What Constitutes a Medical Record, Retention/Destruction & Production Considerations and “Medical Charting” Phoenix, 2011-2014 , Lorman Education Medical Records Law
  • “Trending Topics in Healthcare: Telemedicine”- panel moderator , PLUS SW Chapter
    (October 4, 2016 – Present)
  • “Medical Malpractice Overview”, Maricopa County Paralegal Association
    (November 16, 2016 – Present)
  • “Telemedicine-Your Virtual Doctor Will See You Now”-panel member, CLM Worker’s Compensation & Business Insurance Conference (May 24, 2017 – Present)