Keith L. Hendricks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Moyes Sellers & Hendricks
 | 1850 N Central Ave, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-842-1077
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile
Keith L. Hendricks is a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Moyes Sellers & Hendricks. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Hendricks has focused his efforts on representing the interests of clients from throughout Arizona in real estate and business litigation. He represents clients facing legal challenges related to the following:
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Water law
  • Restrictive covenant
  • Collections
  • Governmental procurement
  • Administrative law

Mr. Hendricks began his legal career in 1989 after earning his law degree from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School and his admission to the State Bar of Arizona. In addition to his approval to practice before all of Arizona's state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court have all also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Over the course of Mr. Hendricks' 25-plus year legal career, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers thanks to his long record of success and outstanding reputation as a skilled trial attorney. As evidence of the regard with which he is held, he has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization recognizes him as a board-certified real estate specialist.

In addition to Mr. Hendricks' many landmark cases and published opinions, he has also left his mark on the legal community and his local community through his involvement with a number of organizations. He has served as a member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review since 2008, and he is a current member of the board of directors of the East Valley Partnership.

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*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (50%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Civil Litigation (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About Keith Hendricks

Admitted: 1989, Arizona

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Honors and Awards:

  • Top 10% of law school graduating class, Member, Order of the Coif, 1989
  • Received the 2014 Corporate International Global award for Arizona Bankruptcy Litigation from Corporate INTL™
  • Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell™ as one of 2013′s Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2007-Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Real Estate Instructor, Arizona Department of Real Estate, 2008
  • Certified Real Estate Specialist, Arizona State Bar of Legal Specialization, 1998-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The Commission on Judicial Performance Review, 20089
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • Ninth Court of Appeals, 2008
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, 2004
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Ethics Committee, 2003
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989
  • Arizona, 1989
  • Judge Pro Tern, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2005-2011
  • Former Member, State Board, Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
  • Member, Board of Directors, East Valley Partnership
  • Member, Arizona Judicial Performance Review Commission, 2008-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, The Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, 2004-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boy Scouts of America - Scout Master, Charter Organization Representative, 2002
  • Public Member, Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, 1996
  • Maricopa County Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Executive Editor, Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law, 1988-1989
  • Bad Faith Litigation In Commercial Context, NBI, 2012
  • Centerpoint: Case Study On The Breadth And Scope Of Morris Agreements, NBI, 2013
  • Arizona Supreme Court Expands The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In All Contracts, 2003
  • Residential And Commercial Evictions In Arizona, NBI Seminar, 2003
  • Creating Hyperlinked Briefs, Maricopa County Bench/Bar Summit, 2003
  • How To Litigate Claims Of Undisclosed Defects In Real Estate Transactions In Arizona, NBI Seminar, 2004
  • Fraud Liability And The Arizona Real Estate Professional, NBI Seminar, 2007
  • Escaping The Undercurrent Of Fraud Liability In Real Estate Transactions, Arizona Association Of Defense Counsel’s “E-Common Defense, 2007
  • Escaping Fraud Liability In A Slow Market, Arizona Journal Of Real Estate And Business, May 2008
  • Arizona Association Of Realtors ™, Faculty For Certified Risk Management Specialist (CRMS), Certification, 2008
  • Centerpoint: Lessons and Case Study, ULI Young Leaders Forum, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $120 million settlement of large master planned community litigation matter, 2013
  • $3.5 million judgment in commercial property case, 2012
  • $40 million judgment in insurance bad faith case, 2012
  • $2.5 million arbitration award against handicapped mobility manufacturer, 2011
  • Declaratory Judgment in agency dispute governing $450 million loan portfolio, 2010
  • Confirmation of plan of reorganization for $900 million loan portfolio, 2008
  • In re Mortgages Ltd., 427 B.R. 780, D. Ariz. 2010 aff'd PDG Los Arcos, LLC v. Adams, 436 Fed. Appx. 739, 9th Cir. 2011
  • In re Mortgages Ltd., 427 B.R. 780, D. Ariz. 2010 aff'd PDG Los Arcos, LLC v. Adams, 436 Fed. Appx. 739, 9th Cir. 2011
  • Long v. City of Glendale, 208 Ariz. 319, 93 P.3d 519, App. 2004
  • Turley v. Ethington, 213 Ariz. 640, 146 P.3d 1282, App. 2006
  • Beninger v. Calvin, 2008 WL 4368204, App. 2008
  • Stonecreek Bldg. Co., Inc. v. Shure, 216 Ariz. 36, 162 P.3d 675, Ariz. Ct. App. 2007
  • Facilitec, Inc. v. Hibbs, 206 Ariz. 486, 80 P.3d 765, 2003
  • Allied Tube and Conduit Corp. v. John Maneely Co., 125 F. Supp.2d 987, D. Ariz. 2000
  • Rev Op Group v. ML Manager, LLC, 2011 WL 334292, D. Ariz. 2011
  • Red River Resources, Inc. v. Mariner Systems, Inc. 2012 WL 2507517, D. Ariz. 2012
  • In re Mortgages Ltd., 2013 WL 1003450, Bankr. D. Ariz. 2013
  • Bear Tooth Mountain Holdings Ltd Partnership v. ML Manager, 2013 WL 1336830, Bankr. D. Ariz. 2013

Educational Background:

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Honors: Dean’s Scholar, Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, 1985
  • Ricks College, A.A., Honors: with honors, 1984

Industry Groups

  • East Valley Partnership; Arizona State Bar Ethics Committee
  • Office Location for Keith L. Hendricks

    1850 N Central Ave
    Suite 1100
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Phone: 602-842-1077


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