Douglas F. Behm

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Douglas F. Behm, PLLC
 | 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite 1000
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 602-536-5119
Fax: 480-477-7770
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Douglas F. Behm is a sole practitioner and founder of the Douglas Behm law office in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial advocates in the country, Mr. Behm has more than 40 years of legal experience handling a wide range of civil and criminal matters.

    Serving clients throughout Arizona, Mr. Behm focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation and complex federal criminal cases, typically involving RICO charges, tax evasion, regulatory offenses and white collar crimes. As part of his civil litigation practice, he also defends the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients, from large, multinational corporations to private individuals with issues involving breaches of contract, fraud, employment law matters, intellectual property and licensing disputes, securities issues, and more.

    Although he is a tenacious and battle-tested trial attorney, Mr. Behm also has extensive experience mediating cases for parties involved in other cases to help resolve those matters as effeciently and fairly as possible.  In all cases, he keeps his clients' rights and best interests at the forefront of his efforts, and he has earned numerous awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and service.

    Of note, Mr. Behm holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. A fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, he also received a listing in Arizona's Finest Lawyers, and U.S. News and World Report named his practice among the Best Law Firms in the nation.

    A 1971 graduate of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, Mr. Behm obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1974. He is licensed to practice in New York, Missouri (inactive) as well as Arizona, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 9th and 10th Circuits.

    Early in his legal career, Mr. Behm served as an assistant district attorney in New York as well as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn).  He credits this experience with enabling him to better prepare the most effective defense strategies possible to help his clients protect their rights and preserve their freedom.

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    Practice Areas
    • 60%Business Litigation
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Securities Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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    About Douglas Behm

    Admitted: 1993, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Southwest Super Lawyers
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
    • U.S. News & World Report (a Tier 1 Best Law Firm)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • Arizona
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Missouri (Inactive)
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Coach - Desert Mountain High School Lacrosse Club 2005-2013
    • Volunteer Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Managing the Complex Criminal Case, State Bar of Arizona, 2002
    • Internationalization of Federal Law Enforcement, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2001
    • White Collar Crime: 2011 Updates, State Bar of Arizona, 2011
    • Recent Developments in Electronic Discovery, Information Technology Alliance Fall Collaborative, 2005
    • Federal Civil Practice: A Guide for Arizona Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2003
    • Corporate Compliance and Criminal Enforcement After Enron, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, 2002

    Educational Background:

    • Bucknell University, B.S., 1971
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    Office Location for Douglas F. Behm

    14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
    Suite 1000
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Phone: 602-536-5119

    Fax: 480-477-7770

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