SCOTTSDALE – On October 27, 2021, State 48 Law Firm lawyers Robbie Hendricks and Stephen Vincent were designated “Rising Stars” by SuperLawyers. This highly coveted award is given out only to the Top 2.5% of attorneys annually and is attorney peer sparked.
Hendricks and Vincent have been co-workers since 2015, but they’ve been working together much longer than that. The pair met on their first day of law school at Arizona State University. They at first became friends because their hometowns were only 40 minutes apart and quickly became good friends and study partners.
After law school, Hendricks went to work at a family law firm in Scottsdale, while Vincent returned to Utah to work at a county attorney’s office. Hendricks quickly rose through the ranks at his firm to become managing partner and he later hired Vincent as one of his associates.
The firm had three attorneys when Hendricks took over. Six years later, Hendricks had grown the firm into one of the state’s largest family law-only firms with 10 attorneys working there. In April 2021, Hendricks decided to go into business for himself.
In April 2021, Hendricks started State 48 Law Firm. Again, he hired on Vincent who was working alongside him from the firm’s first day on.
The two are most excited to grow the firm’s appellate division.
“When people receive a bad ruling, they are often desperate, and they frantically start looking for an attorney to help them,” Vincent said. “Most attorneys tell them no because the options are so limited, and it’s an extremely difficult position to be put in because anything you’re trying is strictly a hail Mary. We’ve become very adept at taking those cases and giving our clients a chance and setting proper expectations.”
Hendricks, the founder and managing partner of the firm, is highly respected throughout Arizona’s family law community. He is widely seen as one of emerging superstars in that area of law.
Hendricks graduated summa cum laude from Southern Utah University and cum laude from ASU law.
Vincent graduated with a bachelor’s from Brigham Young, a master’s from Southern Utah University, and a law degree from Arizona State. He also taught at Dixie State and SUU. In fact, years later, Hendricks realized he nearly took Vincent’s Communications 101 class at SUU.