Donnelly A. Dybus is Of Counsel in the firmís Litigation Practice Group in Scottsdale where he represents clients in litigation and in business, primarily in the semiconductor, hospitality, media, land development and manufacturing industries. Representative clients include radio station owners, vendors to Intel and ON Semiconductor, hotel franchise owners and manufacturers of specialty products. Mr. Dybus handles most aspects of client business, including mergers and acquisitions, sales of companies, contracts, commercial leases, site acquisition and construction, zoning, licensing, corporate matters and environmental issues. He is also currently representing commercial clients in multi-party actions in federal court with multi-state diversity.
Mr. Dybus relocated to Arizona in 1991 and developed a business practice alongside his litigation practice. In 1998, he was asked to join Clear Channel Communications as Vice President of Real Estate and Public Affairs. He remained in that position until 2002, during which time he directed outside legal counsel in the western region and administered the company legislative initiatives and governmental agenda. In 2002, Mr. Dybus returned to the private practice of law, concentrating on litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Dybus began practicing law as a litigator in an insurance defense firm in Chicago in 1986. He tried a dozen jury and bench trials in two years in both state and federal courts.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Dybus was a Chicago City Council staff member where he worked with the Chicago Police Dept. as a civilian administrative assistant, moving up to become a sworn investigator assigned to the elite unit known as the Office of Professional Review. In 1983, he accepted an appointment to become Director of Administration for the City of Chicagoís first cable television regulatory authority, known as the Office of Cable Communications where he remained until graduating from law school.
Mr. Dybus was appointed Counsel to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, by a vote of the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1988. He instituted a Code of Ethics for all court employees modeled after the American Judicature Societyís Model Code of Ethics for Court Employees. This work came in the midst of the largest corruption scandal to hit any court system, known as Operation Greylord, wherein more than 100 sitting judges were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on corruption charges.
Mr. Dybus earned his J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law and received his B.A. from University of Illinois.