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Nicholas J. Scavio

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Assistant: Debra J. Garcia

Nicholas Scavio is an associate attorney at Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson.  After growing up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.  Nick continued his education at Arizona State University by attending the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  During his third year of law school, he served as a Rule 38.1 student attorney in the school’s Civil Practice Clinic.  His participation in the clinic offered him his first taste of litigation by allowing him to work on both state and federal cases for pro bono clients.  While still in law school he argued his first motion to dismiss in the Maricopa County Superior Court and has continued his passion for advocacy ever since.  

Today, Nick focuses his practice on litigation, primarily in the areas of general liability defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, and commercial litigation.  In recent years he has defended several multi-million dollar claims for wrongful death and property damage.  However, he also serves as outside counsel to companies with regard to business transactions and employment matters.  In addition to Arizona, he has also worked on litigation matters in courts across the western states, including California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.  He has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Prior to joining Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson, Nick worked for a boutique law firm where he focused his practice on insurance defense, commercial litigation, and professional liability.  Despite his longstanding ties to Arizona, Nick remains an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan in good times and in bad.  



  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Arizona State University, 2006

Bar Admissions 

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2011
Representative Experience


  • In 2016, he successfully defended roofing contractor against homeowner lawsuit in arbitration and was awarded all of his client’s fees from the adverse party.  
  • In 2017, he obtained summary judgment against property owner claiming improper lien against lien preparer.
  • In 2017, he obtained summary judgment on behalf of grantor of a disputed promissory note related to business purchase.  
  • In 2017, he helped obtain a favorable settlement representing a contractor against a $25,000,000.00 judgment.  
  • In 2016, he obtained favorable settlement for client in defense of claims of trade-secret misappropriation and breach of non-compete agreement.  


  • Preparation of employment and independent contractor agreements.
  • Education of employers on employment agreements and restrictive covenants.
  • Preparation of comprehensive subcontract agreement for general contractor.  
  • Preparation of business purchase and separation agreements.  
  • Corporation and LLC formation and maintenance.