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David Wood

David Wood


Dessaules Law Group


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Introduction to SQL

Insights conductor, orchestrating a symphony of knowledge from data streams.

My Work

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Introduction to SQL


Intermediate SQL


Introduction to ChatGPT

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

State Bar of Arizona | Jan 2020 - Oct 2021

Staff Bar Counsel


Dessaules Law Group | Feb 2019 - Present



Baskin Richards PLC | Jan 2014 - Dec 2018

Associate Attorney

Complex litigation practice concentrating on financial torts, securities, contracts, restrictive covenants, and civil rights disputes. Provided criminal defense representation and advice on fifth amendment issues. Litigated claims in state and federal trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy court, FINRA arbitration, and limited jurisdiction courts. Advised on the meaning of various laws and regulations, contracts, operating agreements, and more.
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Maricopa County Attorney's Office | Dec 2006 - Dec 2013

Deputy County Attorney

I wore two hats for MCAO. As an appellate attorney, I handled direct, responsive, and collateral appeals for the State. This involved successfully defending the State’s authority to prosecute crimes originating in foreign countries, and successfully obtaining appellate reversals of court policies and court judgments against the State. As a trial attorney, I participated in numerous investigations of homicides and crimes related to those murders. I litigated more than ten jury trials and prosecuted several hundred cases.

Arizona Attorney General's Office | Jun 2003 - Dec 2006

Assistant Attorney General

Represented the State of Arizona in all felony appeals in state appellate courts, and federal habeas corpus proceedings. Wrote the argument adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court refining the standard of review and several arguments adopted in published decisions. Presented CLE on recurring trial errors and teaching how to make good trial court records.

Arizona Supreme Court | Jan 2002 - Jan 2003

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Rebecca White Berch


Arizona Court of Appeals | Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable E.G. Noyes, Jr.


My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Doctor of Law (J.D.) Arizona State University College of Law | 2001
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Arizona State University | 1998
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and GovernmentTrinity University | 1996

About Me

David Wood

I'm working on research and presentation skills to continue and improve my work in the field of financial crime and tort investigations.

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