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J. Scott Conlon

Of Counsel

J. Scott Conlon is an Of Counsel Attorney in Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial's Phoenix office.

Scott is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer and has successfully represented individuals and companies from multiple industries for over 30 years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on catastrophic injury, professional liability, product liability, healthcare and Section 1983 liability, food safety, transportation, hospitality, insurance, and construction.

Scott has directed the defense of multi-party litigation, including the defense of hundreds of prison inmate claims for a healthcare provider. More recently, he obtained a defense verdict for a product manufacturer at trial on wrongful death claims totaling $60 million. He has been brought into a number of cases on the eve of trial for trial strategy, preparation and participation, and critical motion practice. In one case, he obtained reversal of a prior summary judgment order on Day 1 of trial, completely altering the course of trial which ultimately resulted in a full defense verdict.

Whether the goal is to obtain a defense verdict, obtain judgment through motion practice, or negotiate a favorable settlement, Scott leverages his experience to help clients develop their best defense strategy and most favorable outcome.


University of Iowa, B.A.

The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Representative Experience

Defense verdict in product liability claim in which survivors of decedents sought $60 million in damages in Arizona state court.

Defense verdict in multi-vehicle, multi-injury claim for $4 million total defending a transportation company for a runaway school bus in Arizona state court. On appeal, briefed and argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals, which affirmed the defense verdict and judgment.

Defense verdict in medical malpractice and Section 1983 claim against individual and corporate health care providers for failure to treat accelerating multiple sclerosis, $6 million claimed damages at trial, in Arizona Federal Court.

Successful defense of multiple claims of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting in brain injury, achieving settlement on eve of trial for 17% of multi-million dollar damage claims to be argued at trial in Arizona Federal Court for likely double the pre-trial claims.

Awards & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2024)

Arizona Business,“Best of the Best: Top Lawyers,”  July 2009

Professional & Community Activities

Claims Litigation Management Alliance, member

News & Publications

Co-Author, “ALFA International 50-State Compendium on Workers Compensation - Arizona,” updated yearly, 2008 – 2022.

Co-Author, "ALFA International 50-State Compendium on Insurance Law - Arizona," updated yearly, 2020 - 2022.

Events & Speaking Engagements

  • “The GDPR, CCPA and ADA. Hot Topics or Alphabet Soup?” ALFA International Hospitality and Retail Law Practice Group Seminar, August 2019.