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Associate Attorney Joseph Duerst

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Joseph Duerst

Joe grew up in Bend, Oregon, where he worked as a legal assistant for his father,
Jonathan Duerst, an attorney. After graduating high school with honors, he earned
his bachelor’s degree in Film & Music Production at Oregon State University. He
became an award-winning writer and filmmaker before enrolling at Arizona State’s
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, one of the top-ranked law schools in the
While at Arizona State, Joe focused on litigation and interned at the St. Louis County
Prosecutor’s Office in St. Louis, MO, where he obtained the highest pro bono
distinction while litigating DUII license revocations and working on a murder
prosecution. He also traveled abroad to Italy as a student of Arizona State’s
Australian sister-school, Monash University School of Law, and developed a love of
After obtaining his Juris Doctor at Arizona State in 2012, Joe became licensed in
Arizona and worked at the Law Offices of Stephanie Lake, P.C. (Now American
Disability Law), where he managed the office and represented thousands of
claimants in more than 3000 disability hearings across the country. From 2019, Joe
ran his own Social Security disability practice before joining Snow, Carpio & Weekley,
PLC and transitioning to practicing Workers’ Compensation in 2022.

What Our Clients Are Saying!

Our unique approach to working with our clients

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This Firm Stands Up for Working Families

"This law firm really stands up for working families; stands up for workers and will take your case and fight for your case. And get you the best possible settlement that you can have. You should trust in this law firm. This is the law firm that stood when the state was being challenged under SB1070 the anti-immigrant law."

- Randy Parraz

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I Recommend This Firm To You

"Hi, my name is Ron Selma and I’ve been a client for a year and a half. Snow, Carpio & Weekely, have been very professional for me and I would recommend this firm to anyone. They all are very professional."

- Ron Selma

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Injured On
The Job

"My name is Jennifer Logan & I was injured on the job in January of 2013. Chad Snow came highly recommended from an attorney that I work for. I’ve been coming here ever since I consulted with him. He helped me out."

- Jennifer Logan

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In An Accident At Work

" Alex Carpio has been my attorney since the beginning in August of 2012. I was in an accident at work and I explained everything. At that point he said: “We’re going to continue & we’re going to go on with this because you do have a case.” I would recommend Alex Carpio very highly. He’s a great gentlemen and he listens."

- Albert Gardea

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Arizona Workers Compensation Results

"I was injured on 10-1-2010. During that time I was in so much pain. I was really happy that I was able to find Snow, Carpio & Weekely. If you look at my file I've over 3.5 years of paperwork. There’s no way that I would have been able to handle it on my own. They reminded me when I was supposed to go to court and took care of all the legal proceedings."

- Thomas Demott

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We Recommend This Firm To You

"Hello, my name is Jorge Ramirez and my lawyer was Alex Carpio. He is a really good lawyer and I would recommend him to a lot of people. Snow, Carpio & Weekely, have been very professional for me and my wife. Thank you Alex Carpio."

- Jorge Ramirez

At Snow, Carpio and Weekley, PLC, we don’t identify you by your injury or your claim. We recognize you by name and by face. You have an important life with people who look up to you and depend on you. We treat you with that same respect. We will work with you on your Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability claims, helping you secure the benefits you deserve; affording you dignity today and hope for the future.


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