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I'm a business lawyer, counselor, and advisor. Husband, Father to 4 great young people. Adjunct Professor of Law. Writer, Speaker. Wannabe Chef and Baker.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    30 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    24 years
  3. Employment: 25%
    30 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Anthony B Bingham

    Scott is a skillful litigator with many years of experience. He is knowledgeable and well respected in his practice areas of law. Scott provides excellent representation for his clients.


    Anthony Bingham Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Robert N Sewell

    Scott is among the most circumspect lawyers I know. His litigation skills are second to no one. I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Sewell Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

40 E. Rio Solado
Suite 425
Tempe, AZ, 85281


AZActive 198607/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer 2012North Valley Magazine2012
Top Lawyer 2011North Valley Magazine2011
Research FellowThe Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Alumni Service AwardN/A1986
Trial Advocacy AwardN/A1986
Service AwardN/A1986
Executive Editor - Arizona State Law JournalN/A1986
Editor - International Moot Court TeamN/A1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University2008 - Present
Managing PartnerGibson Ferrin, PLC1999 - 2012
N/ARoberts & Rowley1997 - 1999
N/AJones, Skelton & Hochuli1989 - 1997
N/AStorey & Ross1987 - 1989
Judical ClerkArizona Court of Appeals1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
East Valley PartnershipBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State UniversityAdjunct Professor2008 - Present
Defense Research InstituteEmployment and Labor Law Committee1995 - Present
East Valley PartnershipMember1992 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaEmployment and Labor Law Section1990 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1986 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2007 - 2010
State Bar of ArizonaExecutive Council - Employment and Labor Law Section1999 - 2005
Arizona Trial CollegeGraduate1995 - 1995
East Valley PartnershipBoard of Directors1995 - 2002
Maricopa County Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem1993 - 2009
Arizona Court of AppealsJudge Pro Tem1992 - 1994
Mesa Leadership Training & Development ProgramGraduate1991 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
In-House Defense QuarterlyConvert Your Intangible Assets Into Corporate Crown Jewels2012
For the DefenseImportant Considerations in Conducting a Trade Secret Audit2011
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Protect Your Intangible Assets: Wear a White Hat2010
BiziBoom BlogVarious2009
JurimetricsThe Washington University v. Catalona: Determining Ownership of Genetic Samples2008
DRI Compendium on Trade SecretsArizona Section2008
DRI Compendium on Restrictive CovenantsArizona Section2008
The Lifecycle of Business Intellectual Property: From Birth to DeathTrade Secrets and Employment Issues2007
DRI Employment Law SeminarWhat's Mine Is Not Yours2007
Arizona Employment Law HandbookAttorney/Client Relationship2007
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Arizona Section2006
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Is the Hedonic Damages Party Almost Over?1997
UnknownExpert Testimony on Hedonic Damages is Inadmissible1996
Arizona State Law JournalDetermining Equal Fault Between Tippers and TIppees1985
UnknownApplying the Doctrine of Transitory Existence to a Physical ProductN/A
UnknownAvoiding a Patent Thicket in NanotechnologyN/A
UnknownIssues of Utility in Biotech PatentsN/A
UnknownPreemption of State Law Claims Under the FDA PreambleN/A
UnknownStrengthening the Vaccine Industry in the Era of BiotechnologyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawBiotechnology and GenomicsLL.M - Master of Laws2007
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Arizona State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarProtecting Scientific and High Tech Trade Secrets2011
Fall SemesterTrade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements2011
Annual SymposiumHow to Become a Defendant in an Employment Law Suit2011
Monthly LuncheonEat Your Alphabet Soup: Overview of Federal Employment Laws2010
Fall SemesterTrade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements2010
Fall Semester 2009Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements2009
Continuing Legal EducationSafeguarding and Litigating Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements2009
Fall Semester 2008Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements2008
State Bar ConventionTrade Secrets and Employment Issues2007
Employment Law ConferenceTrade Secrets2007
Council on ManagementPrivacy in the E-Workplace2003
State Bar ConventionMotions for Summary Judgment and Motions in Limine2000
Marketing for LawyersMarketing for Lawyers1998
Business SeminarEmployment Law Issues1997