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Hi I'm Scott

I'm an attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have four children. I was raised in Walla Walla, Washington and graduated high school there. After attending Brigham Young University for 3 semesters, I served a full-time Church mission to South Korea for two years. After returning home from my mission, I again attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in Political Science. I entered law school later that year, at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Upon graduating in 1988, I moved with my wife and two children (at the time) to Arizona. I clerked for a judge on the Arizona Supreme Court for a year before joining the law firm where I now am a partner. I enjoy participating in all sports, watching movies, and playing board games.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom was a Mormon and, although my dad was not a Mormon, my mom raised me and my siblings in the Mormon faith. As I was growing up, the teachings of the Mormon Church both felt right and made sense. As I got older, the teachings continued to feel right and also continued to make sense intellectually. More important to me, though, is that I've felt the Spirit confirm on numerous occasions that God lives, that Jesus Christ is His Son and is our Savior, and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found in its fulness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That knowledge has blessed my life in numerous ways.

How I live my faith

One of the central principles taught in our Church is that we are all spiritual brothers and sisters of our Heavenly Father, and that we need to follow His example and the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by loving everyone. Loving everyone includes treating others with respect and kindness being honest in our dealings with them. So, whether commuting between my home and office, interacting with my co-workers, clients, or opposing attorneys, or interacting with others in the community, I try to treat each person fairly and with respect and kindness. I'm not even close to being perfect, but when I handle emotionally charged situations in a way that is consistent with showing love for others, I feel the peace and happiness that comes from living a Christ-like life.

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