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Spencer Fane Expands Professional Conduct and Ethics Bench with Accomplished Veteran Phoenix Litigation Partner

April 19, 2023

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Scott Rhodes has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Scott regularly advises attorneys, law firms, legal departments, in-house counsel, and government agencies on highly sensitive ethical, professional responsibility, and business matters to identify and address any legal issues related to professional policies and conduct. He has developed a track record of finding resolutions to state bar complaints, fee disputes and arbitrations, disciplinary matters, and bar admission and other licensing and ethics issues. As a result of his distinguished work, he has the ability to serve as an expert witness in legal malpractice and other related cases.

Scott’s previous experience includes serving as general counsel for a corporate law firm in addition to his private practice, which also encompasses general commercial, local government, and professional corporate governance and structure litigation.

“Spencer Fane looks forward to expanding offerings to clients and potential clients in the areas of professional conduct and legal ethics,” said David Funkhouser, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Phoenix. “Scott’s nuanced practice is capable of handling matters in venues across the country and providing beneficial traditional and alternative dispute resolutions through mediators, arbitrators, judges, and juries.”

A prolific speaker for both clients and professional and legal organizations, Scott completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and later earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He also completed clerkships for the Hon. Robert Corcoran and the Hon. Charles E. Jones in the Arizona Supreme Court before entering private practice.