Scott Ferris Probate Elder Law Attorney

Scott R. Ferris
Partner

P: (602) 254-6008
F: (602) 257-4276
srferris@dbfazlaw.com

Paralegal:
Melissa Okano
maokano@dbfazlaw.com

Scott R. Ferris

Partner

Scott received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degrees, with honors, from Arizona State University in Communication. Scott attended the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree. He served as Chairman of the Graduate Students of Communication Committee and was nominated as the Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University. Following receipt of a Master’s degree, Scott served as a Faculty Associate teaching a full schedule of undergraduate classes. He has been published in the Journal of Society of Intercultural Education and Training and Research.

Practice Areas

  • Probate/Estate/Trust Litigation
  • Elder Law Litigation
  • Contested Protective Proceedings
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Elder Law

Speaking Engagements

  • Scott has spoken before numerous groups including clubs, Churches, schools and places of employment to educate the members of such groups regarding the legal and judicial systems, estate planning tools, and recurring issues in elder law.

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Estate and Trust Division
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate Section, Trial Practice Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Estate and Trust Section, Trial Practice Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Probate Study Committee, Probate Division, Superior Court, Maricopa County
  • Participating Attorney with the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project

Recognitions & Awards

  • Scott has been recognized for his volunteer work as an attorney with the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP) through the Maricopa County Bar Association

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, J.D., 1984
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, M.A.: Communication, cum laude, 1980
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, B.S., 1977

Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • United States District Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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