DBF GenericScott C. Hodges

Attorney
602-254-6008

Legal Assistant: Katie Criswell
kmcriswell@dbfazlaw.com

Education 

  • Arizona Summit Law School (Formerly Phoenix School of Law), Phoenix, Arizona
  • Juris Doctor, April 2014
  • GPA/Ranking: 3.90 (ranked 1 out of 255 students)
  • Honors: Seven CALI Awards for highest grade in class: Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Lawyering Process II, Contracts II, Constitutional Law I, Evidence, and Property II
  • Recipient, PSL Merit and Presidential Scholarships

Activities

  • Student Scholarship Editor, Managing Board of Phoenix Law Review, 2013-2014
  • Staff Editor, Phoenix Law Review, 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Professor Christine Ritland, Fall 2012 – Spring 2014 (Legal Writing)
  • Research Assistant, Professor Jay Kanassatega, Summer 2012 (Civil Procedure)

Publications

  • Scott C. Hodges, HB 2153: Improving Arizona’s Business Climate for Insurers, 6 Phoenix L. Rev. 752 (2013)
  • Scott C. Hodges, A Twenty Hour Detention Based on Reasonable Suspicion is Not a “Minimal Intrusion” –
  • A Case for Amending Arizona’s SB 1070, 7 Phoenix L. Rev. 411 (2013)

The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.

  • Associate Attorney Oct 2014 – Feb 2016
  • Law Clerk Dec 2013 – Sep 2014

My work centered around the needs of business-owner clients. My responsibilities can be divided into two main categories:

Transactional: Drafted operating agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, purchase-sales agreements, security agreements, non-disclosure/competition agreements, LLC and corporate filings, demand letters, settlement agreements, and wills and trusts; filing trademark applications and responding to USPTO office actions; and advising clients.

Litigation: I handled all aspects of cases from pleading to arbitration/trial, including: drafting pleadings and a variety of motions; drafting motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, responses and replies; drafting discovery requests and replies to same; defending depositions; conducting direct and cross examination questioning in arbitration; handling oral arguments on motions; drafting appeals briefs; and filing court documents using Turbo Court.

Interests/Community Service

  • Finisher, San Diego International Triathlon
  • Author, City of Chandler Neighborhood Programs grant for a neighborhood picnic (awarded 2 years in a row).
  • Baseball manager and coach, Little League and National Youth Sports
  • Camp and retreat counselor, Disciple of Christ Church
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity (Tijuana, Mexico)
  • Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children
  • Volunteer, Probate Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Volunteer, National Adoption Day

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Dyer Bregman & Ferris, PLLC

3411 N 5th Ave, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85013