Don Antonio Fendon

Don Antonio Fendon

Fendon &

Phoenix, AZ

  • user-graduate Education Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • Experience 53 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Social Security Disability
Employment Law
Workers' Compensation

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona
    State Bar of Arizona

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written


Workers Compensation Attorney Don Fendon is a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer in Arizona. He has been working in the workers’ comp industry since 1972 and has more than 45 years of experience helping clients in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1990, Attorney Fendon has had the highest possible peer review rating that a lawyer can have by the Martindale Hubble per review rating system. On top of that, he has a 10.0 “superb” rating through avvo which is a client rating system. Don Fendon is a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers’ Injury and Law Advocacy Group (WILG) and is a certified specialist by the State Bar of Arizona in workers’ compensation law. Don Fendon is skilled when it comes to workers’ comp law as well as pursuing disability benefits in Social Security Disability (SSD) cases. He strives to provide his clients with the attentive, high-quality and caring representation that they deserve. Fendon & Associates if you need help in a workers’ compensation case.

Professional Experience

  • Sole Practioner
    Fendon & Associates
    2018 - Current

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
    1970 - Current


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    J.D. (1968) | Law
    Activities: He was on the Cumberland Law Review while at that school.


  • Certified Workers Compensation Specialist
    State Bar of Arizona


  • 10.0 AV Rating


  • 10 Best Attorneys
    American Institute of Legal Counsel

Speaking Engagements

  • Petitioning to Reopen Cases in Arizona, State Bar's Annual Convention , Phoenix, Arizona
Legal Answers
  • Q. I received fully favorable decision on my SSDI 6/19The judge agreed that I became disabled April15, 2016. I didn’t apply
    A: The claimant applying for Social Security Title II disability benefits can receive retroactive benefits for up to 12 months from the date of filing for disability. Since the claimant was found to be disabled on April 15, 2016, and he/she did not file until January 3, 2017, the Administration can pay retroactive benefits starting April 15, 2016 minus a five month waiting period from and after April 15, 2016 which was the onset date of the disability. However, since September 15th is at the end of five months the Administration would not start paying until October 1st. ( This example, is right on the cusp). If the fifth month ended before September 15th the Administration probably would begin paying on September 1st, 2016. If it ended after September 15th then the administration would not start paying until October 1st using the example number of September 15th. For Medicare benefits the Administration would begin paying as of April 15th, 2018. Medicare always starts exactly two years from the onset date of the disability. Hence, in the case at bar, since the onset date of the party's disability began on April 15, 2016, Medicare would start as of April 15, 2018.
    July 8, 2019


  • Free Consultation During the free consultation period which would be for one hour or one and one half hours, I would advise the potential client what he might receive from his case in the future and also give that person my opinion concerning how much his case was or could be worth in permanent compensation benefits. I also would be up front with the potential client and let that person if he/she did not have a valid claim.
  • Contingent Fees My fees are either 12.5 % or 25 % of the workers compensation amount of money that the workers compensation benefits are. This only applies to actual compensation received and not for any medical benefits that an Applicant would receive as a result of his case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information If the case only applied to medical benefits then I would charge an up front fee of either 2,500 or 3,500.00 to be used against my hourly rate of 300.00 per hour. Furthermore, if my efforts helped get the worker back on compensation then my fee would be 25 % of the benefits.