W. Scott Jenkins, Jr., Partner


Scott Jenkins Jr. is the Chair of the firm's Arizona Bankruptcy Group, and an active member of the Firm's law school and lateral partner hiring efforts. 

With legal experience spanning 19 years, Scott serves as a legal resource and trusted problem-solver to his clients and contacts. He has significant experience helping businesses and individuals resolve disputes and his "can do" approach positions clients to make their business transactions happen. While his practice focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy and creditors' rights litigation, his clients also rely on him for guidance with all their legal needs, whether for his reasoned advice or to be connected to the best lawyer at Quarles & Brady to resolve their issue.

An industry of particular depth of experience for Scott is financial services. He represents financial institutions in litigation arising from issues ranging from commercial loan enforcement matters to the defense of financial institutions against lender liability claims. Scott represents many national, regional, and community banks to assist them with real estate and commercial loan restructuring and workouts, loan and guaranty enforcement actions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, and commercial bankruptcies. In addition, Scott has substantial experience navigating receivership matters and represents many of Arizona's receivers in various State and Federal Court proceedings.

Most recently, Scott was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s prestigious list of "Most Admired Leaders" (2020) and previously to the "Forty Under 40" (2009). Additionally, Scott was recognized by Phoenix Magazine's list of Great 48 (2020) as one of the most influential people in Phoenix. He was also selected as an "Angel of the Year" by AZ Business (2020) for his work in the community and is a proud graduate of Valley Leadership’s XXXI Leadership Institute program.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Scott is currently a member of The Thunderbirds and was the 2021 Tournament Chairman for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He is also a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee; served on Junior Achievement’s Board of Directors for more than a decade; serves on the Board of Directors for Cactus-Horizon Little League; and takes great pleasure in coaching his son's club baseball team, the Scottsdale Dirtbags.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
    • Gonzaga International Law Journal (Member)
  • The University of Arizona (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2002

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Thunderbirds (Active Member, 2015 - present)
    • 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open-Tournament Chairman
    • 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open Assistant Tournament Chairman
  • Fiesta Bowl (Life Member)
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona (Central District Board of Directors, 2004–present)
  • Cactus Horizon Little League (Vice President and Board of Directors)
  • Turnaround Management Association (Member)
  • Capitol Elementary School (Volunteer, 2015–present)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, (2015–present)
  • Super Lawyers: Creditor Debtor Rights (2012–present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rated
  • Arizona Business Magazine, Best of Arizona Attorneys-Bankruptcy
  • Selected as an "Most Admired Leader" by Phoenix Business Journal (2020)
  • Selected as one of the Great 48 by Phoenix Magazine (2020)
  • Selected as an "Angel of the Year" by Az Business (2020)
  • Arizona Business Magazine, Generation Next Forty Under 40 (2014)
  • Phoenix Business Journal, Forty Under 40 (2009)
  • Valley Leadership, Leadership Institute Class XXXI (2009)
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys (2007)