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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight: Randall Udelman

September 22, 2015

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Pro bono attorneys play an invaluable role in NCVLI’s work protecting, enforcing, and advancing victims’ rights.  Randall Udelman, an attorney in Arizona, has partnered with us to provide a considerable amount of pro bono legal services to crime victims. Read on to learn a little more about him.

Randall’s Background:

Randall S. Udelman is a native Arizona resident who was born and raised in Paradise Valley, AZ and currently is in private practice at the law firm DuFusco & Udelman, P.L.C.  Randall is a member of the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NCVLI’s Bar Association – www.NAVRA.org), National Crime Victim Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Group, and the Arizona Association for Justice.  He is also past president of the Arizona Homeless Legal Assistance Project, former co-chair for the Arizona State Bar Convention Planning Committee, and a founding member of the Arizona Crime Victim Legal Assistance Project.  He is currently proud to serve as President of the his religious institution which provides a spiritual home to seven hundred families in the Paradise Valley community.

Randall’s Expertise:

A practicing attorney since 1991, Randall specializes in the areas of plaintiff’s insurance bad faith litigation, commercial disputes, product liability, personal injury litigation and crime victim assistance. Randall has been a past sponsor and contributor to United Policyholders, an information resource for insurance company consumers.  

How Randall Got involved with NCVLI:

Randall attended an NCVLI training in Arizona in 2012 and the following week he requested technical assistance on a complex case in which he represented the crime victims. The case involved a myriad of issues including the victims’ being denied access to information in a case and subsequently being subject to defense interviews. Randall’s advocacy was truly amazing!  

Randall’s Ongoing Impact:

Since 2012, all of us at NCVLI have had numerous opportunities to collaborate with, learn from and be inspired by Randall.  A few highlights of Randall’s work with us:

  • He has served as pro bono local counsel in multiple victims’ rights cases including Arizona v. Glassel (a case involving the doctrine of abatement ab initio); Eberle v. Superior Court (a case involving the dismissal of a case in violation of victims’ rights); A.S. v. Superior Court (a case involving the right of a victim to have independent counsel to protect rights).
  • In August 2014, he co-presented on a webinar titled “Lessons from the Field: Pro Bono Spotlight,” in which he discussed various victim’s rights case that he has worked on, the lessons he has learned, and how these experiences have impacted him. 
  • In fall 2014 Randall joined NCVLI’s Advisory Council, which is a group of 20 multi-disciplinary experts who meet throughout the year and develop policy proposals to inform and guide the victim advocacy work of NCVLI. 
  • In May 2015, Randall presented at our 14th annual Crime Victim Law Conference discussing “Restitution: Identifying Amounts, Securing an Order, & Collecting on the Order.”

We are grateful for our amazing partnership with Randall and the positive impact he is having for victims of crime in Arizona and beyond!