Richard P. Traulsen

Attorney & Partner

Firm managing attorney Richard P. Traulsen has been with Begam & Marks since 1996. His practice is focused exclusively on representing those severely injured and the families of who have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others.

Forbes Selected Richard Traulsen as One of the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ 2023

Mr. Traulsen has successfully litigated numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases, including cases arising from car and truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and dangerous road design. Much of his practice is devoted to representing clients injured in collisions involving semis, commercial trucks, and personal injury claims.

Mr. Traulsen has received the highest client and Peer Review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arizona, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In addition, Mr. Traulsen serves as a judge pro tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Mr. Traulsen is active in the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is a past national chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group and a frequent lecturer at their educational programs on Commercial Trucking Litigation. He has completed the AAJ’s Advance Trial Advocacy College – Litigating Truck Collision Cases and been selected as college faculty for that program.

While in law school, he served as the Legislative Review Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal and was awarded the Order of the Coif for his scholastic and professional achievements. Following graduation, he was selected as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Noel Fidel, an Arizona Court of Appeals judge.

I take seriously the trust that clients place in me and our firm when we are retained. Clients expect, and they deserve, nothing less than the complete measure of our ability in seeking to recover full and fair compensation for them.

I serve clients in some of the very difficult periods in their lives, often when they are severely injured or have suddenly lost a loved one. I understand the physical and emotional pain involved, as well as the practical ramifications such as client financial concerns. I and our firm help clients however we can in all aspects related to their claim so that they can focus on healing and going forward with their lives.

In addition to practicing law, I have been an active volunteer in many nonprofit and community groups, ranging from the Arizona Hemophilia Association to victim’s advocacy groups to MADD to tutoring and summer camping programs for economically disadvantaged children.


As a result of his lifelong commitment to learning and expanding his knowledge of the law that impacts his clients, Mr. Traulsen participates in, on average, three to four times the hours of continuing legal education that is required by the State Bar of Arizona.  This commitment includes being asked to lecture at continuing legal education programs.

Read independent client and peer reviews at Martindale-Hubbell or Avvo to see why Richard Traulsen has the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards, as well as being one of only 3% of attorneys nationally who have received the Client Distinction Award.