David Pierce Uffens is a highly organized and motivated lawyer, currently working at Best Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. David's focus at Best includes all areas of litigation. David is well-versed in domestic relations/family law litigation, including high asset, complex, and high conflict dissolutions / legal separations, custody modifications, relocation, family support matters, and enforcement/contempt litigation. David also practices general civil litigation, helping his personal and corporate clients accomplish their goals through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. David also provides counsel to sports law clients, including amateur and professional athletes and coaches, as well as those in related entertainment industries. David rounds out his practice advising individuals and entities regarding their corporate and transactional needs, including entity formation for emerging companies, entity dissolution, and nearly everything in between.
Previously, David worked for a civil litigation firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. His focus has been on all aspects of commercial and complex litigation, including contract, tort, bankruptcy, regulatory compliance, professional responsibility, and government relations litigation. David is licensed to practice in Arizona, Utah (Inactive), Colorado (Inactive), Washington, and Missouri. He is also a faculty associate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches Professional and Non-Professional (Amateur) Sports Law to Master of Legal Studies candidates in the Sports Law and Business program.
David was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he graduated in two and a half years with High Distinction for his Pro Bono Service with Junior Law, Street Law, and several moot court organizations. While at the College of Law, David served as an Articles Editor for the Jurimetrics Journal of Law, Science and Technology and as executive board leadership for several student-run organizations, including the Sun Devil Sports & Entertainment Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, and Junior Law. His leadership and passion were also motivating factors in the development and implementation of the new sports law and business programs at ASU.
Immediately following his graduation from law school, David focused primarily on class action civil litigation, managing the class certification of a nationwide class action involving the improper use of names, images, and likenesses of NCAA student-athletes. His experience includes litigation and transactional work related to corporate, real estate, privacy, intellectual property, sports and entertainment, emerging companies, personal injury, and mass tort claims. He has served as an advisory board member for the nonprofit Herberger Theatre Young Leadership Board and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Gold’N Gavel Auction Committee.
Prior to attending law school, David spent two years as a multi-store Branch Manager at a national bank. While managing in Fountain Hills, Arizona, his branch ranked first in Arizona of 251 stores for combined sales and customer service in two consecutive quarters. He also has achieved a myriad of awards for sales, leadership, and customer solutions and established Platinum Level of Excellence in sales and service consistently.
David graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s in Communication Management in one year from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from USC Annenberg and a minor in Business Law from USC’s Marshall School of Business in three years.
David is an avid collegiate and professional sports fan and loves to play in an occasional recreational basketball game. He is a stand-up comedy enthusiast and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2015||10/24/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Fellow (Nation's Top 1%)||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2019|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top 10 Attorney Under 40 - Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|CALI Award for Law, Accounting, & Finance||The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)||2013|
|CALI Award for Secured Transactions||The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)||2013|
|Pro Bono Service with High Distinction||Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||2013|
|Attorney||Best Law Firm||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Goldman & Zwillinger, PLLC||2015 - 2016|
|Managing Attorney||dPierce Legal, PLLC||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney & Project Manager||Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP||2013 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|District Court of Utah||Member||2016 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Scottsdale Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2014 - Present|
|District Court of Arizona||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2014 - Present|
|Sports Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of Southern California||Master of Communication Management (MCM)||2009|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Professional Sports Law||2019|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Amateur Sports Law||2018|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Professional Sports Law||2018|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Amateur Sports Law||2017|
|JED Talks||Leadership in the Law||2017|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Non-Professional Sports Law||2016|
|Sports Law & Business Program||Amateur Sports Law||2015|
|2013 ADOT DBE Central Arizona Conference||Social Media Expert & Advisor for Business Owners||2013|
|E.F.||Successful Trial Outcome|
|F.S.||Successful Trial Outcome|
|D.W.||Successful Hearing Outcome|
|J.G.||Successful Trial Outcome|
|D.D.||Successful Trial Outcome|
|D.P.||Successful Trial Outcome|
|In re: Hyundai/Kia Fuel Efficiency Litigation||Successful Settlement|
|Keller v. NCAA, et al.||$60M Settlement for Plaintiffs|
|Maloney v. T3Media||Pending Appeal|
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