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C. Benson Hufford is a director and a member of the law firm of Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C. in Flagstaff, Arizona. He divides his time between the firm’s Flagstaff and Tucson offices.  Mr. Hufford received his B.A. degree from The College of Wooster in Ohio in 1965 and his J.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1968. He is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and Ohio.  He also is licensed to practice in numerous federal courts as well as the courts of the Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache Nations. He emphasizes school and education law in his professional practice. Mr. Hufford represents a number of school districts in Arizona and has been representing school districts for more than thirty years.  In addition to his ongoing representation of individual school districts, he and the firm have represented a coalition of school districts concerning the Federal Impact Aid laws and their relationship to the State of Arizona.  He is a member of the National School Boards Association Council of Attorneys and of the Arizona Council of School Attorneys. He has spoken at the ASBA Law Conference, the NOLPE Law Conference and the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Conference, and numerous other school affiliated organizations. Mr. Hufford frequently addresses educational organizations on various topics of school law. Mr. Hufford has served as an instructor of labor and employment law courses at Northern Arizona University and as an adjunct professor for school law at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Hufford also serves as a hearing officer, mediator and arbitrator for civil disputes including education and employment matters.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Indian Law
  • Non-profit Entities
  • Mediation, Arbitration and Hearing Officer services
     

Education

  • J.D. Columbia University Law School 1968
  • B.A. College of Wooster 1965


Bar Admission

  •  Arizona 1971
  •  Ohio 1968
  •  Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals 1969
  •  Federal District Court for Arizona 1972 
  •  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1980
  •  Navajo Nation 1974
  •  Hopi Tribe 1974
  •  White Mountain Apache Tribe 1974
     

About Ben

  •  Drummer
  •  Former small airplane pilot
  •  Tae Kwan Do
  •  Yoga
  •  Dog walker
     

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • Coconino County Bar Association (Past President)
  •  Pima County Bar Association
  •  Navajo Nation Bar Association
  •  Arizona Council of School Attorneys
  •  DNA Legal Services Board of Directors (Past Vice President) 
  •  Hozhoni Foundation (Past President)
  •  Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Board of Directors
  •  Academic Decathalon Board of Directors
  •  Arizona Bar Foundation Board of Directors (Past President)
  •  Morris Institute for Justice Board of Directors
  •  Cameroon Health and Education Fund (CHEF) Board of Directors
  •  Nature Conservancy, Arizona Chapter, Board of Directors
  •  Flagstaff Symphony Board of Directors