Joseph Brown

Founding Partner

Joseph L. Brown, Esq. is one of Accident Law Group’s founding partners. Mr. Brown focuses his practice on personal injury. As a former insurance adjuster, he understands firsthand how the insurance company can and will take advantage of those unrepresented or who are represented ineffectively.

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Carl Engstrand

Founding Partner

Carl became a founding partner at Accident Law Group to solve one of the biggest problems confronting clients in the legal market: client access to their attorney. Carl observed client dissatisfaction with not having access to quality legal advice and decided to take action in founding a firm that puts clients face to face with their attorney.

Robert W. Shely


Robert W. Shely (“Bob”) is a partner at Accident Law Group as well as the firm’s Litigation Department Head. Before joining the ALG ranks, he spent nearly 32 years as a litigator and trial lawyer at a major international law firm, Bryan Cave, LLP.


Donald R. Crowell

Certified Specialist/Litigation Attorney

Donald R. Crowell ("Don") is a litigation attorney with Accident Law Group. He has exclusively represented injured victims in Arizona since 1976. He spent much of his early career on his own, followed by 15 years supervising the litigation department of a prominent Arizona law firm before joining Accident Law Group. He is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation.

Richard DePonte

Of Counsel

Rick has dedicated the last 30+ years fighting for personal injury victims. Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1987.

Gabriel A. Lim

Gabriel A. Lim

Associate Attorney

Gabe is an associate attorney at Accident Law Group, primarily focusing on pre-litigation of personal injury claims. Born in New York, he was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 2018.

Amy L. Hindenlang

Associate Attorney

Born and raised in Arizona, Amy is dedicated to serving her local community members. It is this commitment that led her to pursue a career in personal injury, assisting those during their most difficult times.

Derick J. Lysene

Derick J. Lysene

Associate Attorney

After receiving an honorable discharge from the Marines, Derick went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Justice Studies at Arizona State University in just three years, making the Dean’s List 5 times, earning a Civil Education Certificate, and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Before he was finished with these two degrees, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law accepted him to their three-year Juris Doctorate program.

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