Showing posts with label Attorneys of Snow and Carpio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Attorneys of Snow and Carpio. Show all posts

Friday, December 1, 2017


By Founding Partner/Attorney Chad Snow
Snow, Carpio & Weekley

What sets the attorneys at Snow, Carpio, & Weekley apart from the dozens of other attorneys who represent injured workers in Arizona?  First, it is our backgrounds.  All of the attorneys in our firm come from working class backgrounds and understand and appreciate hard working people who just want to be treated fairly.  Two of us were roofers before becoming attorneys, two worked in other areas of construction, two were school teachers, and one lived in other countries while his father worked for an international mining company. 

Another special thing about our attorneys is that we fight for people’s rights outside of the courtroom as well as inside.  two of our attorneys were the chairman and general counsel of the historic 2011 recall of then Senate President Russell Pearce – the first time in us history that a sitting legislative leader was removed from office by recall.  Our firm stood up to then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when he was abusing immigrants and jailing his political opponents.  We were vocal opponents of now disbarred County Attorney Andrew Thomas when he was similarly abusing his power.  We continue to lobby at the legislature and have been instrumental at changing many laws favorable to those injured on the job. 

One of our attorneys is the past chairperson of Chicanos Por La Causa, one of the nation’s largest advocacy groups for Latinos and immigrants.  Another of our attorneys sits on the board of the catholic diocese of Tucson.  Another wrote the legal specialization test for many years for the state bar of Arizona for attorneys who wanted to become certified specialists in Arizona workers compensation law.  Five of our attorneys speak fluent Spanish.  Two are the children of immigrants.  All of us have lived in Arizona almost our entire lives.  Two of us served as church missionaries in other countries, dedicating two years of our lives to serving others.  Two were partners at our largest competitor and left to join our firm because they saw how we fought for and treated our clients.  All of us have families and understand the impact a work injury can have on someone who is taken out of work for a long period of time. 

If you are shopping for an attorney for your Arizona work injury, you can’t do any better than the lawyers at Snow, Carpio, & Weekley!!!

For more information on Workers' Compensation or Social Security Disability, please contact Snow, Carpio & Weekley toll-free at 855-325-4781 or visit our website at We serve the entire State of Arizona and have offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Lake Havasu City.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our New Partner Brian Weekley

As you may have seen, the name of our firm has changed recently.  As of April 1st, the firm name is Snow, Carpio, and Weekley. We have been joined by one of the most respected Arizona workers compensation attorneys, Brian Weekley.  Brian has been practicing in the Work Comp field for over 22 years.  He started his career at the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and has spent the last 20+ years as a partner at one of our biggest competitors.    When Brian approached Alex Carpio and I about joining our firm, we were flattered.  Brian indicated that he wanted to join Snow & Carpio because of the dynamic way we approach work injury cases which is reflected in how quickly our firm has grown. Brian has a large caseload in the Kingman, Lake Havasu, and Bullhead City area where he has worked for over 20 years.  He is joined by his longtime paralegal, Krista Quinn.  Brian is a State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation.  His addition brings to six the number of attorneys in the firm.  We are happy to have him on board!

Chad Snow is a workers compensation attorney in Phoenix, Arizona.  The firm has offices throughout Arizona, including in Tucson, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City.  They can be reached at (602) 532-0700, (520) 647-9000, or through their website at

Monday, April 8, 2013


Firm Partners Chad Snow and X. Alex Carpio of Snow and Carpio, PLC are pleased to announce that Brian Weekley, Attorney at Law has merged his practice with ours to create the new firm of Snow, Carpio, and Weekley, PLC.

Brian was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1960. Following graduation from high school Brian traveled through Europe then began college at California State University, Fullerton, when he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. Brian then moved to San Diego to attend and graduate from California Western School of Law. Brian began his legal career at the Industrial Commission of Arizona. He joined Taylor and Associates in 1990 and practices exclusively in the area of Worker’s Compensation. He became a Certified Specialist in 1998, and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Snow, Carpio, and Weekley, PLC looks forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service to injured workers and those with disabilities throughout Arizona.

For more information regarding Snow, Carpio, and Weekley PLC, please contact our Phoenix office at 602-532-0700.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome to Dustin Vidrine, a new attorney at our firm!

Dustin is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, and has resided in Arizona since 2006-living in Tucson for five years prior to calling Phoenix home.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science in 1999.  Dustin subsequently attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Juris Doctorate (JD) in 2006. In addition to being licensed in Louisiana, he is licensed in Arizona and with the US Federal Court, District of Arizona. Prior to joining Snow, Carpio, and Weekley, Dustin practiced primarily in the areas of Social Security Disability Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Consumer Bankruptcy Law.  Currently, he devotes his entire practice to pursuing Social Security Disability claims on behalf of disabled workers throughout the State of Arizona.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Kudos to Alex Carpio

Chad Snow and Alex Carpio

Fresh on the heels of his being selected as one of the Hispanic Forty Under Forty Leaders in our community, congratulations to my partner, Alex Carpio, for his victory as General Counsel in one of the most covered court cases in Arizona this year, Ross v. Bennett.  The Ross case was Senate President Russell Pearce's feeble attempt to keep the November 8th Recall election ordered by Governor Brewer from going through.  As soon as the suit was filed, Alex stepped forward to serve as counsel for the Citizens for a Better Arizona committee.  He was later joined by seasoned trial attorney Tom Ryan, who argued the case in oral arguments before Superior Court judge Hugh Hegyi.  Carpio and Ryan had previously filed a Motion to Dismiss the case in its entirety - which motion was granted by Judge Hegyi, who didn't even need to take evidence in the case.  Attorneys for Pearce have already indicated that they will appeal the ruling to the Arizona Supreme Court, which is expected to rule well before the September 23rd deadline for the County Elections department to print the ballots.  Carpio and Ryan are confident that the Supreme Court will reach a similar conclusion in the case, and that the historic election will go forward as scheduled. 

When he's not arguing Supreme Court cases or being an up and coming leader in the Hispanic community, Alex is fast becoming one of Arizona's most well respected Workers Compensation applicant's attorneys.  I'm proud to have him as my law partner and friend. 

Chad T. Snow and X. Alex Carpio are the principal partners in the Arizona Workers Compensation firm of Snow & Carpio, PLC.  The only Arizona workers comp firm with offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Chad and Alex can be reached at (602) 532-0700 or (520) 647-9000 or on their website at Snow, Carpio, and Weekley.

Friday, August 5, 2011

To Settle or Not to Settle in AZ Work Comp Claim

One of the most important things we do as Arizona workers compensation attorneys is helping clients decide whether and when to settle their case.  Arizona work injury claims can be settled by a process called a Compromise and Settlement Agreement.  Usually, there is a requirement that a bona fide dispute exists between the parties to settle a case. 

Sometimes cases are settled at the compensability level, before the claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier.  If there is a decent chance that you will lose your claim, this may be a good option - as the saying goes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 

Other issues that settle include an injured workers' entitlement to permanent benefits.  This is essentially negotiating a lump sum payment from the insurance carrier in lieu of permanent monthly payments.  I call this the quick nickel over the slow dime.  Many times the insurance carrier wants to settle the injured workers' entitlement to supportive medical care at the same time. 

Some issues in a work comp claim can be handled without an attorney.  Settling a case is DEFINITELY NOT one of them.  You should consult with an Arizona Workers Compensation Attorney prior to talking to the insurance company about settlement.  Many factors go into determining how much your case is worth and what rights you are bargaining away. 

Chad T. Snow is an attorney in Tucson and Phoenix Arizona who handles workers compensation and Social Security disability cases.  He can be reached through his website at Snow, Carpio, and Weekley or by calling (602) 532-0700 OR (520) 647-9000. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Attorney Photos

X. Alex Carpio, Erica Gonzalez-Melendez and Chad Snow

Erica Gonzalez-Melendez, Attorney
Snow, Carpio, and Weekley