Osborn Maledon Attorney Brett Dunkelman Honored by University of Arizona Law College Association

February 20, 2020

Brett Dunkelman, a partner in the Phoenix law firm of Osborn Maledon, P.A., will receive the annual Law College Association Award from the University of Arizona Law College Association in a ceremony on March 6 in Tucson.

An alumnus of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Dunkelman “played a critical role in establishing and building the William H. Rehnquist Center,” the Association noted in announcing the award. The Center encourages public understanding of the separation of powers between the three branches of government, the balance between state and federal government, and judicial independence.

More recently, the Association added, Dunkelman assisted the College of Law “in navigating the legal issues relating to the implementation of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) as an alternative to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in the admissions process.”

The UofA was the first law school to allow either the GRE or LSAT, with the goal of diversifying applicants. Since the practice was initiated in 2016, more than two dozen law schools also have made the change.

Dunkelman graduated summa cum laude from the UofA College of Law in 1980, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for Judge William P. Copple of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and for then-Justice William H. Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court.

Following his clerkships, he worked for two years practicing antitrust litigation at a large San Francisco law firm before joining Osborn Maledon, where he has practiced antitrust and intellectual property litigation since 1984. During the 1990s, he also taught at the UofA College of Law as a professor of practice.