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Donald W. Hudspeth

Business Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   2 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009. Returned to good standing in 2009

This lawyer returned to good standing in 2009. See details

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Business Law

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Commercial Litigation

    32 years, 100 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    15%

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    15%
    Other

  5. Intellectual property
    5%
    Trademarks, Copyrights & Intellectual Property

    24 years, 100 cases

  6. International law
    5%
    International Transactions to and from Arizona The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth PC

    18 years, 25 cases

ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER? THE HUDSPETH LAW FIRM ONLY PRACTICES BUSINESS LAW FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

There are at least three sound business reasons to use our firm:

 

First, I was a business owner before I became a lawyer. I know from experience, not just books, what it's like to run your own business.

 

Two, I was an Adjunct Professor and taught business law in the Barrett Honors College at the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU.

 

Three, I've practiced business law representing business owners just like you for more than 25 years. 

 

Oh, and by the way, I was a real person before I became a lawyer -- and still am.

 

Check our reviews and testimonials on line. Clients say they like doing business with an attorney who understands and cares about them. 

 

 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.
3200 North Central Avenue
Suite 2500
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-2713

Reviews

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Posted by Frank | June 15, 2015
Top Quality Advise
Over the years I have used the largest and best known law firms from around the nation and the world. During the many years that I have utilized Don Hudspeth for legal advice on a broad list of issues I have found he and his team to be every bit as effective as the largest international firms. As a former special assistant to two United States Attorney's General I could not recommend Don and his team more highly.
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Posted by Sylvia | September 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Hudspeth is the best business attorney I know.
I went to Mr. Hudspeth hoping that he would represent me on a business contract. But after reviewing my entire contract and having two of his staff attorneys research my case, he came to the conclusion that I would be better served by an attorney with expertise in securities law. Mr. Hudspeth did not charge me for any of his or the other attorneys’ time. I was disillusioned that he was not going to be able to represent me because I wanted the most competent attorney I knew, and that was Mr. Hudspeth. The reason I know this is because I also worked for Mr. Hudspeth for five years. I learned to have tremendous respect for him as a lawyer and as a person. I have been around lawyers most of my life, but working for Mr. Hudspeth I saw a side I had not been exposed to very much. His compassion for others and understanding comes through in his communications, and that is something I have taken away with me and try to emulate. In his practice too, he expected that everyone adhere to ethical standards as the right and natural thing to do. Therefore, I highly recommend Mr. Hudspeth to anyone looking for competence, dedication, and years of experience. Sylvia
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-485 per hour
Payment methods
Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer returned to good standing in 2009.

Reinstated from Suspension issued in AZ, 2009
updated on 04/10/2019

Attorney has been reinstated to practice law.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2009
updated on 07/26/2015

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Donald's comment: “AX was depositing trust deposits into the firm operations account. I did not catch this because I was overwhelmed while my office manager was out taking care of her daughter during and after repeated brain surgeries. The cure was just to move the money into the right account. No client was hurt or even complained. A former boss & State Bar President said I was the "most honest person he had ever met." I will never understand the State Bar's lack of empathy or understanding.”

Work Experience

  • President / CEO
  • The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, PC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Faculty Member
  • Barrett Honors College
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Professor of Business Law at Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Founder
  • LawTalk radio program
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Adjunct Instructor of Law
  • American Institute
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Substitute Legal Counselor for Students
  • Glendale Community College
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Owner/Operator
  • chain retail stores - major malls
  • 1978 - 1986
  • Owner/Operator
  • chain of bars and owned real estate
  • 1972 - 1978
  • Teaching Assistant Incident to Graduate School Fellowship
  • Wichita State University, Wichita KS
  • 1970 - 1972
  • Economics Research Assistant
  • Wichita State University, Wichita KS
  • 1969 - 1970
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Education

  • Oxford University Merton College
  • Attended Class
  • 2019
  • Harvard University Law School
  • Summer Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • 1999
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Wichita State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1972
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • National Honor Society
  • 1972
  • Wichita State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Getting Past Thompson v. Harris: A New Standard of Constructive Eviction in Arizona
  • Won case appeal

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Biltmore Area Partnership
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Biltmore Area Partnership
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Arizona Biltmore Estates Home Owners Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Save Open Space Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Biltmore Terraces Home Owners Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Arizona Biltmore Estates Home Owners Association
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Biltmore Terraces Home Owners Association
  • Board Member
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AZ Business Leaders
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2022
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2022
  • Arizona Business Leader
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2021
  • Listed
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2019
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2017
  • 25 Years of Practice Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Barrett, the Honors College W.P. Carey School of Business ASU
  • 2006
  • Certification- Summer Program of Instruction for Lawyers
  • Harvard University Law School
  • 1999
  • Volunteer Lawyer of Month
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 1990
  • Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Arizona Bar Foundation
  • 1988
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 1988
  • Fellowship
  • Wichita State University -Philosophy Dept.
  • 1972
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Speaking Engagements

  • Comerica Bank Scottsdale Business Owners
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • 2013
  • Arizona Summit School of Law
  • International Law Workshop
  • 2013
  • Phoenix College of Law
  • Starting Your Own Law Firm
  • 2012
  • National Convention of Wedding Planners
  • Common Contract Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Law on the /edge Weekly Radio Program
  • Founder & Host "Law on the Edge" Weekly radio program -Topics in Law
  • 2012
  • Arizona Small Business Association
  • Business Law
  • 1999
  • Maricopa Small Business Development Center
  • Business Law
  • 1998
  • Financial News Radio 1510 Phoenix
  • Founder & Host "LawTalk" Weekly Radio Program
  • 1998
  • Phoenix College
  • Business Law
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Hudspeth and his Firm on several litigation matters. He is an consummate professional and is always looking out for his clients' best interests. I was able to secure favorable outcomes with his Firm's assistance. I would strongly endorse using his firm."
Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is an intelligent, experienced, and savvy business attorney who has helped several of my family members and friends. I could not recommend him higher for any business or commercial issue."
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Phoenix Business Lawyer Donald W. Hudspeth
Donald W. Hudspeth
Business Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 35 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer returned to good standing in 2009. See details