PeopleDon Bivens
Don Bivens

Don Bivens

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PeopleDon Bivens

  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977)
    • Note and Comment Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Barristers
    • First Place, Mock Trial Competition
    • Consul, Student Leadership Award
  • Yale University (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1974)
    • Departmental Honors in English

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
    • Committee on Civil Justice Reform, Chair (2016-2018)
    • Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, Member and Subcommittee Chair (present)
    • Arizona Judicial Council, Member (present)
  • American Law Institute (2007-present)
  • Western States Bar Conference, Past President
  • State Bar of Arizona, Past President
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Past President
  • Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Founding President
  • American Bar Association
    • Board of Governors (2007-2010)
      • Board Operations Committee, Chair (2009-2010)
      • Board Executive Committee (2009-2010)
    • House of Delegates (1999-2010, 2014-present)
      • Section of Litigation Delegate (2014-present)
      • Arizona State Delegate (1999-2007)
      • Rules and Calendar Committee (2000-2004)
        • Chair (2002-2004)
    • Litigation Section, Chair (2013-2014)
    • Standing Committee on Independence of the Judiciary (2006-2008)
    • Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession (2004-2006)
    • Standing Committee on Technology, Chair (1999-2002)
    • Standing Committee on Bar Activities (1999-2000)
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
    • Arizona Chair (2006-2008)
    • Life Member
  • Arizona Equal Justice Campaign, Co-Chair (2001-2006)
  • Arizona Lawyer Representatives to 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (1999-2001)
    • Chair (2000-2001)
  • City of Phoenix Public Defender Review Committee, Chair (1984-1989)

  • "Making Motions Practice More Efficient and Effective," Speaker, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Webinar (April 2019)
  • "How to Prevent Executives from Saying the Wrong Thing When Testifying," Arizona Association of Corporate Counsel (February 2019)
  • "Arizona’s New Civil Rules," Speaker, Southern Conference of Chief Justices, Little Rock, Arkansas (May 2018)
  • "The District of Arizona’s Federal Civil Rules Pilot Program," Panelist, Tucson Federal Bar Association (April 2018)
  • "Arizona’s New Civil Rules," Speaker, Arizona Supreme Court Civil Summit, Phoenix (January 2018)
  • "Arizona's New Civil Rules: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know," Author, Arizona Attorney (December 2017)
  • "Arizona’s New Civil Rules," Speaker, State Bar of Arizona, Tucson (December 2017)
  • "Advances in Civil Justice Reform," Speaker, National Association of Presiding Court Officers Meeting (September 26, 2017)
  • "Arizona’s New Civil Rules," Speaker, Western Conference of Chief Justices, Park City, Utah (May 2017)
  • "Our Members Share Their Secrets for Success," Author, American Bar Association's Litigation, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Summer 2014)
  • "Fourteen Tips to Make You a Better Litigator," Author, American Bar Association's Litigation, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Spring 2014)
  • "Watergate Inspires After 40 Years," Author, American Bar Association's Litigation, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Winter 2014)
  • "Five Traits of the Best Lawyers I Know," Author, American Bar Association's Litigation, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Fall 2013)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2001-2020); Banking & Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation (2012-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Banking & Finance Litigation (2015, 2017, 2020)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2007-2019)
    • Top 50 in Arizona (2010)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Litigation: General Commercial (2010-2019)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – Arizona, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, General Commercial, Professional Liability (2013, 2016-2018)
  • Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service Award (2017)
  • Who's Who Legal, Commercial Litigation (2010-2011, 2013-2017)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona

  • Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
    • Chancellor (present)
    • Church Attorney (2005-present)
  • St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, Senior Warden (2002-2005)
  • Arizona Democratic Party, Chair (2007-2011)

  • Bivens & Nore, P.A., Partner
  • Meyer Hendricks & Bivens, P.A., Partner

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court