David Uffens

Top rated Family Law attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Jaburg | Wilk
David Uffens
Jaburg | Wilk

Practice Areas: Family Law, Business & Corporate

Licensed in Arizona since: 2014

Education: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

Jaburg | Wilk

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-248-1000 Email: David Uffens Visit website


David focuses his practice in family law. He assists clients with divorces, child custody issues, post-decree modifications, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements. David is experienced with high conflict family law matters and has tried numerous cases. He has particular expertise when dealing with issues relative to children both during dissolution and issues that arise after a client’s divorce or establishment matter. David passionately advocates for what matters most to his clients and builds a strategic, custom game plan for each. He takes pride in the details and genuinely cares for his clients and the best interests of their children. While his primarily practice is family law, David continues to have a passion for sports law and teaches both Family Law and Sports Law courses at ASU’s College of Law.

Professional Experience

  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Certified Specialist
  • Member, State Bars of Arizona,
  • Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Master of Legal Studies: Family Law, Sports Law
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association

First Admitted: 2014, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.jaburgwilk.com/our-people/david-p-uffens

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Certified Specialist
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Herberger Young Scholars High School Judge
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Herberger Theatre Young Leadership Board
  • Joel Sheppard Family Law Assistance Program (JS FLAP)
  • RSports/ASU Live Salary Arbitration Competition Judge
  • Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition Judge
  • USD Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition Judge
  • State of Arizona High School Mock Trial Judge
  •  Court Works Project  
  • Junior Law & Street Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Bar Association - Phoenix Chapter
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Juris Doctor (2.5 years)- CALI Award for Law, Accounting, & Finance - CALI Award for Secured Transactions - Pro Bono Service with High Distinction, 2013
  • University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication - Bachelor of Arts (Communication, Minor in Business Law)Magna Cum Laude, 2008
  • University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication - Master of Communication Management (MCM)Summa Cum Laude, 2009
Representative Clients:
  • "David is a wizard when it comes to contracts and business set-up ... always delivers ... David has always knocked it out of the park and exceeded my expectations with extremely fast turnaround times ... pleasant to work with and always communicates effectively ... five out of five stars." -- M.Z., 2019
  • "A great job with any business matters I have referred to him." -- S.K., 2019
  • "Excellent and timely advice." -- B.V., 2018
  • "Knowledgeable, effective, and efficient." -- C.M., 2015
  • "Excellent and efficient ... incredibly thorough and very personal." -- C.F., 2017
  • "David epitomizes class and professionalism ... truly exemplary customer service!" -- J.W., 2017
  • "Exceptional lawyer ... detailed and extremely thorough." - R.B., 2018
  • "A saving grace ... knowledgeable, empathetic, and made the whole thing bearable." -- J.L., 2018
  • "A true professional ... when your family's future is on the line the only attorney I would trust." -- J.D., 2019
  • "The A+ Team ... I could not have been happier with my decision or the outcome of my case ... genuinely cared and fought endlessly for what mattered most to me - the safety of my children ... always go the extra mile ... highly knowledgeable, competent, hardworking, dedicated, confident, honest, trustworthy, thorough, courteous, genuine, calm, empathetic, encouraging, determined, always responsive ... the only attorneys I would completely trust when my children's safety and future were at stake!" -- B.L., 2019
  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Lawyer, Family Law, 2022, Top Lawyer, Phoenix Magazine, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America
  • Peer Reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell®, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Mr. Uffens was named a Fellow by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2019. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel employs an objective, rigorous, multi-stage selection process. The result is the identification of the finest lawyers in the country, named "Nation's Top Attorneys."The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. The recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.https://www.distinguishedcounsel.org/members/david-uffens/34821/, Fellow (Nation's Top %1), National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019
  • Mr. Uffens was selected as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in 2017. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, established in 2013, is a professional organization that is dedicated to helping the public find the most premier family law attorneys in the nation. By equipping highly-qualified family law attorneys with the most current continuing education opportunities and providing the public with the most accurate, up-to-date listings of top ranked attorneys in their states, the NAFLA helps ensure quality representation for those in need of a family law attorney.http://www.nafla.net/attorney-members/david-pierce-uffens, Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Mr. Uffens was named a Top 10 Best Attorney in 2017. American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization. The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field. They compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must: (1) be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a fellow Attorney; (2) have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and (3) having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.American Institute’s Family Law Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and American Institute of Legal Counsel recognizes this significant achievement. Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those selected few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance.http://www.aiofla.org/2017-10-best-state-arizona-southern-maricopa-phoenix-area/, Top 10 Best Attorney - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Divorce, while a legal process shaped by state statute, is an emotional journey fraught with challenges. What leads up to a separation is often traumatizing to mental (and sometimes physical) health, but the divorce process itself can be a trauma that needs to be carefully and intentionally dealt with. , Author, Five Top Ways to Manage Your Mental Health During Divorce, JaburgWilk.com, 2024
  • Mr. Uffens is a Faculty Associate at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, teaching courses to Master's level students in Amateur Sports Law each semester since 2015., Faculty Associate, Amateur Sports Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law, 2019

Office location for David Uffens

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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