We are proud to announce the winner of our 2021 Diversity Legal Writing Program scholarship!  Congratulations to Diego F. Brito.

Diego is a May 2021 J.D. Candidate at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. He is a cum laude graduate of Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University.

Diego Brito

His personal story of grit, ingenuity and determination – from his roots in the small Northern Mexico town of Empalme; learning English from second hand books purchased by his mother at yard sales while living in a very tough environment in Southern California; working hard in the family’s business at age 11; graduating cum laude with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and going on to law school – made him a perfect fit for Davis Miles McGuire Gardner.

The Diversity Legal Writing Program is a collaborative scholarship program between the Maricopa County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, and Phoenix law firms that provides diverse second-year law students with a 12-week private law firm internship during their spring semesters. The Program will run for 12 weeks beginning on January 19, 2021 and ending on April 16, 2021. The program’s aim is to increase opportunities for diverse applicants to experience the practice of law in a private firm setting, to strengthen legal research and writing skills, to develop relationships with attorneys in the Phoenix legal community, and ideally to improve representation of diverse applicants in mid-to-large law firms.

Diego will work many of our talented attorneys, including Charles Brown, Dwayne Burns, and Kelsi Lane, who spearhead this initiative.