Lawyer Spotlight: Stuart Warren
How many states or countries have you lived in?
United States (Arizona, California, Maryland, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington, DC), Germany, and Iraq.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite month?
What inspires you?
The thought of non-action.
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green."
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Being a parent of my ten-year-old daughter.
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
Slowly but confidently asking Jen Rathburn (a visiting attorney from Milwaukee) in the elevator in our Phoenix office: "So… what brings you to Phoenix… ?" It wasn't Jen Rathburn.
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
Drinks at Durant's after the annual all-attorney dinner.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Minimize student loan debt.
What is your greatest professional success?
Persuaded the Division Commander of the First Infantry Division to fund $700,000 armor fabrication program to protects soldiers from IEDs while serving as an operations officer in Iraq.
What class should you have taken in law school?
Secured transactions and bankruptcy.
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
Judge Brown - don't stress about italicizing only the first comma in "see, e.g.,". Still trying to absorb this advice.
What makes you laugh?
Standup comedy: Bill Burr, Louis CK, and Matt Braunger.
What is the best thing about Q&B?
What do you do for fun?
Watching Minnesota Vikings games, spending time with my family grilling by the pool, and, when time permits, running and yoga; ruminating about the past and the future.
What is great about working in Phoenix?
Real estate development in Phoenix is dynamic with the addition of new restaurants and multifamily housing. The changes to the downtown area since 2007 are remarkable. It's great to be a part of this process. Phoenix is a young city full of opportunity.