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Brad A Denton

Business Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brad

Learn Brad’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Helping business owners set up their businesses, deal with employees, review and negotiate contracts, deal with real estate issues, and more. If it's a problem that a small to medium sized business has confronted, we have probably helped a client through it.

  2. Franchising

  3. Litigation

  4. Employment and labor

Many people who have a legal need are turned off by the way things are done in our legal system.  I try to make things just a little easier by:


  1. Not making things more complicated than they need to be.
  2. Getting back with clients FAST.
  3. Always explaining the bill, so there are no nagging doubts in your mind.
  4. Being completely honest with you at all times.


My practice is built around owners of small businesses (usually less than 100 employees) and other smaller clients.  I can give you the number of clients who can talk about their good experiences with our firm.


Call my direct line at anytime.





In more than 20 years of practice, Brad has represented businesses and individuals in many different areas.

Brad’s Legal Practice

Helping Small Businesses. Brad spends a lot of time working with small business owners. He has developed expertise in the areas of law that are important to small businesses. He helps business owners decide the structure of their businesses, whether corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), or something else. Businesses often have legal issues related to their employees, and so Brad has developed expertise in that area. And because legal disputes can happen, Brad can help his business clients prosecute and defend lawsuits. Brad’s clients turn to him for litigation as well as commercial matters.

Litigation. Brad has represented clients at every level in Arizona—everything from head counsel in multi-week jury trials in Superior Court to appellate counsel at the Arizona Supreme Court. Brad has also represented clients before Justice Courts, administrative tribunals such as the Office of Administrative Hearings, and many arbitrations and mediations. Brad has even served as a private arbitrator, where he has ruled on lawsuits brought by other lawyers.

Negotiating Contracts. Brad helps his clients draft and negotiate all kinds of contracts—partnership agreements, commercial leases, employment contracts, asset purchase agreements, settlement agreements, and much more. Brad also helps his clients collect their money if bills go unpaid.

Franchising Law. Brad helps clients who are involved in franchising—whether as franchisors or franchisees. Brad helps clients with the complicated process of drafting the franchise disclosure documents that are required by federal law, as well as registering under the franchise and business opportunity laws of various states. For many years he has been a member of the Franchise Forum of the American Bar Association.

Brad’s Legal Ranking

For years, Brad has had the highest possible rating of “AV” at Martindale-Hubbell. This type of rating is gained by only about 10% of lawyers, and it is a distinction that can only be granted by ratings from experienced lawyers. It’s not a ranking that can be purchased or a system that can be “gamed.”

Brad’s Education and History as a Lawyer

Brad began his practice working for several years at two large firms in downtown Phoenix: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC and Bryan Cave LLP. In 1998 he began his own law office in the East Valley with nothing but a cell phone, and his practice has grown consistently since then.

Brad graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University. He received his law degree with academic honors from the University of Chicago.

Brad’s Wide Variety of Clients, Experience, and Volunteerism

Brad represents clients from all over the United States. His clients literally hail from California to New York, from Georgia to Alaska, and many places in between. He represents numerous out-of-state clients who have business interests or litigation matters in Arizona. Brad also acts on behalf of clients in foreign countries (recently Mexico, France, Canada and Japan) who have legal or business interests in the U.S.
Brad has traveled the globe, both for business and humanitarian reasons. His service began early in life, when he spent two years in Japan as a volunteer missionary. Since then, he and his family members have volunteered in the developing world many times, including:

  • Working in leprosy colonies in India.
  • Volunteering in mountain and jungle villages in Peru.
  • Helping build community sanitation projects in Fiji.
  • Working in orphanages in Mozambique.

Brad has also traveled to Belize, Pakistan, Guatemala, Dubai, Japan, Morocco, and various countries in western Europe.


Brad is active in his local community as well. He and his wife have served as foster parents for more than 20 disadvantaged children in Maricopa County. He has also served as a “CASA,” an unpaid court-appointed special advocate for foster children in the Phoenix area. He has also served in various leadership and other positions in his church.

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Contact Brad

Denton Peterson, P.C.
1930 North Arboleda Road Suite 200
Mesa, AZ, 85213


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Posted by Carol | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Brad Denton attorney
During the course of my lawsuit, Brad Denton was always professional & in control of every situation in knowing the law. He was outstanding - I would highly recommend Brad Denton & his law firm.
Posted by Kim | January 5, 2015
severence package negotiations
Brad Denton was instrumental in working with my former employer to negotiate on my behalf for a much improved severance agreement. Throughout this process he always had my best interest at heart. He kept me well informed and provided prompt and respectful service. He was sincere in the way he handled my case. He was sensitive to the fact that this was a very stressful life event and was able to counsel me on which options to pursue. From my initial phone call and meeting in his office, I must say his entire staff was professional, respectful and kind. They are all very personable and each one every bit a perfectionist. I'm sure they have hundreds of cases but I certainly felt like they were only handling mine! I appreciate their attention but most of all in this day in age, I appreciate the honesty and integrity with which they conduct their business. It's so refreshing.
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Posted by C.Ortega | October 27, 2014
Highly recommend Brad Denton
Brad and his entire team was amazing. Legal assistants did a great job delivering painstaking attention to detail sifting through hundreds of corporate email communications. Brad himself and his level of service was most impressive of all. As you can imagine an attorney, and a firm, of this caliber is very busy. You will always get prompt reply back and Brads follow up in particular is excellent. I met with 2 other firms before my consultation with Brad. I knew within the first 5 minutes he was the man for the job. Brad will truly listen; a rare quality in most professional settings. He will value your opinion and hear your feedback...even if you might not know what your talking about. His manner is friendly and easy going but don't be fooled. Brad is tough, direct, laser focused, not easily intimidated and knows the law well. I hold him in the highest regard as a forthright man of integrity. So much so that I didn't bother to review my detailed invoice until after my case was over. I am very satisfied and highly recommend, without hesitation, Brad and his entire firm. C. Ortega
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Posted by Danette | May 14, 2014
Brad Dentamazingon was
Brad made the process so easy, he was very professional caring and knowledgeable, I would not have any other lawyer represent me but Brad in any future business dealings
Posted by Peggy | February 27, 2014
Good experience; fast resolution
I needed some advice on an employee on-call policy. Brad was responsive and efficient in helping me. I also appreciated that he took time to really understand my set up (which is a bit unconventional) to ensure the bases were covered. I was not expecting such a good experience. Definitely positive!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2013
A lawyer who is professional
Brad has an amazing way to be calm and firm, humorous and focused, positive and real. He is professional. His knowledge of the legal system is evident. He does what is required to get the job done but doesn't use it as an opportunity to run up the billing hours. His demeanor in depositions and conferences gave me confidence in the process. I felt appreciated as a client. The office staff are respectful and his office is located near a really good restaurant.
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Posted by Doreen | November 13, 2013
The complete package in an attorney
Brad is one of the best litigation attorneys, very high-caliber, very knowledgeable, and dedicated. If anyone is looking for a Mesa business attorney or Mesa litigation attorney, he is the one I would recommend!
Posted by Kerry | November 7, 2012
Phenomenal Mesa business attorney
Brad Denton is extremely intelligent, accommodating, timely, and personable. Every time I've had a legal challenge Brad is always readily available to respond and does so proficiently. Seven years ago my wife and I signed a purchase agreement for a house that went awry when the seller tried to renege. I was happy with his aggressive approach that produced instant results and secured our house purchase with no financial loss. Since then Brad has written and reviewed several business contracts with outstanding results. Another example of Brad's legal proficiency is found in a recent lease agreement he arranged. I own a building that had been vacant for nearly 1 year and had little hope of securing an equitable contract. Not only did Brad negotiate a fair monthly rate, he also secured almost all the tenant improvement costs from the tenant; needless to say I was very pleased. His staff has also been very available and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Brad to anyone seeking an excellent Phoenix contract attorney.
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Posted by Jimmy | November 6, 2012
Foreclosure Specialist
When I contacted Brad I was in serious financial trouble with a piece of land that I owned. My loan was for 196k and the land was worth around 35k. My lender refused to work with me so I had no other choice but to stop paying since I could not afford the balloon payment nor their offer to refinance at some outrageous rate. So I was left to go into foreclosure. My land was sold at auction for 35k and I was on the hook for 165k. I hired Brad to work with the lender to arrive at a fair settlement. I can only say that what Brad and his team were to accomplish was amazing. 140 days later Brad was able to get lender to settle for $0.00. Brad took the weight of the world off my shoulders and said from the beginning let him handle this and it will be ok. Brad I can only say thank you!
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Posted by Mark | April 1, 2010
Mark Greenburg, CEO of the JH Companies reviews Brad Denton
Mr. Denton has been our corporate attorney since 1994, and due to the diversity of our business interests, we have presented him with many different challenges. In every case, Mr, Denton has provided us with exceptional advice, effective service, and superior performance. Mr. Denton seems to be the very rare attorney whose business mind is as sharp as his legal mind. I do not make major decisions about any aspect of my businesses without speaking to Mr. Denton and getting his business advice. He should probably venture into business consulting as well as being a lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 445-445 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Owner
  • Brad A. Denton, Ltd.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate attorney
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Associate attorney
  • Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • BYU Management Society
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Court-Appointed Special Advocate for foster children
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
  • President
  • 1998 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Business Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brad as an attorney for over 16 years. He is a highly competent, skillful and effective attorney. I recommend Brad for business, litigation and franchising matters."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred several clients to Mr. Denton for litigation services and every single client has let me know that they were very satisfied with Mr. Denton's services and rates. Mr. Denton is well qualified and experienced in corporate litigation matters."
Franchising Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is a talented and knowledgable lawyer in many fields. Many of my clients use Brad for corporate and other business and employment law services in addition to Franchising. I highly recommend this attorney."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mr. Denton for over 12 years, and have confidently referred clients to him for legal services. He is a highly skilled and ethical attorney."
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