Scott A. Malm

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  • Attorney at Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. (56 Attorneys)
  • One E. Washington Street, Suite 1600, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2553
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Scott Malm concentrates his practice on litigation and dispute resolution for businesses and individuals. He advises and represents title insurance companies and their insureds, escrow agents, lenders, developers, brokers, contractors and similar clients in trial and appellate courts at the state and federal level.

Scott has handled numerous mediations as a Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Superior Courts since 2005. He also handles ADR proceedings for commercial matters including real estate, title insurance and escrow disputes.

Scott has been selected to the Southwest Super Lawyers list for Real Estate Law. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.


Land Title Assoc. of Arizona and Arizona State Escrow Assoc. Conferences (2008-present)
National Business Inst.: Boundary Law and Real Estate Titles (2002-present)
National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute: Title Insurance (2007, 2009)
Author, Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business : Abstractor Liability (2004)
Arizona Trustee Association: Equitable Subrogation (2002, 2012)


Youth Sports Head Coach (2007-present)
Gilbert Christian Schools (former president and board member, 2009-2014)
Featured Innovator in the Phoenix Business Journal (August 2009)
Electronic Recording Commission (appointed by Governor, 2006-2007)
Arizona Town Hall (report chairman, panel chairman, panel recorder, 2000-2009)
Chandler-Horizon Rotary Club (former president and board member, 1998-2008)
Actors Theatre of Phoenix (former executive committee and board member, 1998-2001)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Title Insurance and Escrow
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.257.7481  Phone
(602) 254-4878  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., cum laude and honors program, 1991; University of Wales, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, United Kingdom, M.B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997, U.S. District Court, Arizona; and 1998, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1997, Arizona


State Bar of Arizona (member, 1997-current; Real Estate Law Advisory Commission, 2005-2008)
Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Courts (2005-current)

Reported Cases:
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS: Markham Contracting Co., Inc. v. Fed. Deposit Ins. Co., 240 Ariz. 361 (App. 2016) (equitable subrogation); Lewis v. Debord, 238 Ariz. 28 (2015) (recorded judgment lien); Manicom v. CitiMortgage, Inc., 236 Ariz. 153 (App. 2014) (lien priority); Weitz Co LLC v. Heth, 235 Ariz. 405 (Ariz. 2014) (equitable subrogation); Brimet II, LLC v. Destiny Homes Marketing, LLC, 231 Ariz. 457 (App. 2013) (equitable subrogation); Wang Elec. v. Smoke Tree, 230 Ariz. 314 (App. 2012) (unjust enrichment); Sourcecorp v. Norcutt, 229 Ariz. 270 (2012) (equitable subrogation); In re Vasquez, 228 Ariz. 357 (2011) (trustee's sale procedures); Cont. Light. & Contr., Inc. v. Premier, et al., 227 Ariz. 382 (App. 2011) (equitable subrogation); Cypress on Sunland HOA, et al. v. Orlandini II, 227 Ariz. 288 (App. 2011) (HOA liens); In re Mortgages Ltd., 444 B.R. 585 (Bktcy.D.Ariz. 2011) (equitable subrogation); Birdsell v. Bella Funding, 430 B.R. 544 (Bktcy.D.Ariz. 2010) (deed of trust validity); In re Estate of Parker, 217 Ariz. 563 (App. 2008) (real estate succession affidavit); Maxfield v. Martin, 217 Ariz. 312 (App. 2007) (identity theft/escrow liability); Bunyard v. U.S. Dept. of Ag., 301 F. Supp.2d 1052 (D. Ariz. 2004) (adverse possession); Mealey v. Arndt, 206 Ariz. 218 (App. 2003) (boundary by acquiescence)

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (5 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/06/11 in Litigation

    Very professional with clients and opposing counsel. Effective and efficient in achieving results.

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  • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/01/13 in Commercial Litigation

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