I was born in San Diego, California, and received my Juris Doctorate from the J. Ruben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1979. I have been with Udall Shumway since 1979, however, in 1981-1982, I served as counsel for the Subcommittee of Mines and Mining for the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
I have been given an “AV” rating by the national rating service of Martindale Hubbell. This rating is based upon lawyer peer review and is the highest rating for legal abilities and ethics, a rating which is given to only approximately the top 5% of lawyers nationwide.
I have extensive experience in the areas of personal injury, insurance issues and land use litigation. I am attorney of record for various clients including Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa, Arizona. I am involved with insurance issues and successfully argued the landmark case in Arizona: Darner Motor Sales v. Universal Underwriters, 140 Ariz. 383, 682 P.2d 388 (1984).
I am licensed to practice in all Arizona courts as well as the United States District Court of Arizona. I am the past President of the East Valley Bar Association and am fluent in Spanish. I am a board member of A New Leaf, Inc., a non-profit organization and am currently co-chairman of the 2010-2011 Mesa United Way Campaign.
I am also the resident partner in Arizona for CLC cases. CLC or Consolidated Legal Concepts, Inc. provides legal services for major employers within the State of Arizona. I and the firm of Udall Shumway have represented CLC clients since 2002. The firm handles legal matters involving personal injury, insurance claims, family law, probate, estate planning and bankruptcy issues. I handle the personal injury matters and travel throughout the State of Arizona to provide consultation and advice on cases involving significant injuries or loss of life.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubble||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 10 Law Firm (24 Attorneys or Fewer)||Arizona Business Magazine||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Top 10 Law Firm (24 Attorneys or Fewer)||Arizona Business Magazine||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Attorney||Udall Shumway PLC||1979 - Present|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
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Fri Jun 28 2019
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