Scottsdale - The Sorenson Law Firm


June 24, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona

Did you know that Scottsdale and its surrounding Phoenix area receive an average of six million tourists annually? Scottsdale has an inviting hot desert climate and an attractive mix of rural and urban life travelers seek to experience.

Scottsdale is an excellent place to enjoy horse rides in the Arizona desert, visit various fine arts museums, and make merry in magnificent restaurants, bars, and lounges. Examples of places to explore include:

  • Penske Racing Museum
  • The OdySea Aquarium
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Taliesin West Winter home and studio
  • Scottsdale fashion square

Scottsdale continues to maintain its image as a town with intriguing ghost towns and mining camps, a Native American reservation, vast cotton and citrus farms, and isolated ranches. Let’s learn more about this stunning city.

Scottsdale’s History

A U.S Army Chaplain called Winfield Scott visited Salt River Valley in the mid-1800s and was impressed by the favorable climate for agriculture. Soon after, he returned with his wife Helen and bought 640 acres of land. Scott aggressively promoted the town as a place of untapped agricultural and artistic potential. The town was first known as Orangedale due to the citrus groves planted by Scott. The growing settlers later changed the name to Scottsdale in 1894.

In 1896, the community opened the first school, followed by a general store in 1897, which housed the first post office. In the early 1900s, the first resort opened its doors to guests, and the Cavaliere Blacksmiths shop was established—in which up to now, they just posted on their google listing a permenetly closed notice. From then on, the construction and the real estate industry grew to make Scottsdale the stunning place its residents call home.

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe, Arizona, has decades of experience handling disputes and litigation cases in the real estate and construction industry. If you are looking for a Scottsdale real estate litigation attorney, look no further. We will provide exceptional services based on years of experience and the wealth of resources at our disposal.

Scottsdale General Landscape

Scottsdale is located at the northmost point of the Sonoran Desert and within the Salt River Valley. It is bordered to the west by Paradise Valley and Phoenix, to the north by Tonto National Forest, and to the south by the city of Tempe. Scottsdale is divided into four areas:

  • South Scottsdale: This area is a working-class neighborhood.
  • Old Town Scottsdale: It has many streets, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, old-fashioned stores, and art galleries.
  • Central Scottsdale: It harbors houses built in the 1970s and is considered the most desired residential area in the City.
  • North Scottsdale: It is the most actively developed and has the most expensive houses.

Scottsdale Community

According to the 2020 census, Scottsdale has a population of 241,361, up from 217,385 in the previous 2010 census. The following table shows the racial composition.

Racial Composition Percentage %
White 86.55
Asian 5.17
Two or more races 3.71
Black or African American 2.07
Other race 1.55
Native American 0.82
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.12

The Sorenson Law Firm’s commitment to promoting justice and fairness extends to all people irrespective of race or gender. Whether it is a first and third-party insurance defense, personal injury and wrongful death case, or a bad faith disputes case, our Scottsdale civil litigation attorneys and Appellate lawyers can help you get the results you want.

Debtor Stuart Sues The City of Scottsdale

In January 2018, debtor Mark Stuart lost a case against the City of Scottsdale in an Arizona State Court. Afterward, he forwarded the case to the Arizona Court of Appeals. While the appeal was pending, he filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy with the bankruptcy courts. The City of Scottsdale filed a Motion to stay the proceedings in the Appeal Court after discovering Mr. Stuart filed a bankruptcy case.

Mr. Stuart’s lawyer filed a status report indicating they would move for relief, but they did not do so for months. Later, Mr. Staurt demanded the City file the Motion for relief, but they did not respond to his request. He then filed a Motion against the City with the bankruptcy court for damages and another for contempt. In the ruling, the bankruptcy court denied both Motions stating that the City’s action in filing the Motion to hold the appeal was to inform the Court of Appeals and not a willful stay violation.

The Sorenson Law Firm understands how Arizona courts work. Our civil trial and appeal attorneys have defended and prosecuted jury and bench trials in Superior Court, Federal District Court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals. Book a free consultation today, and we will give you an overall analysis of your case.

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