Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is pleased to announce that law clerks Michael Brown, Julieta Carrillo, and Seraphim D. Sparrow have passed their bar exams and been named associate attorneys at the firm.
Each clerk graduated from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in May 2021. Before their final year at ASU, Michael, Julieta and Seraphim worked at the firm as 2020 summer associates. During their virtual summer clerkship, they worked with attorneys in various practice areas, handled research and writing projects, participated in the day-to-day practice of law in the private sector, and observed hearings, depositions, mediations and arbitrations.
Meet each of our new attorneys:
Michael Brown joins the firm’s Transportation, Auto, Products & General Liability Defense Trial Group. During law school, he served as an articles editor for the Arizona State Law Journal and as an advocate on the ASU Law Trial Team. He was an active member of the ASU Mock Trial Team, where he handled case themes, opening and closing arguments, and direct and cross-examinations. These skills were further reinforced during his summer internship at Maricopa County Superior Court and a Federal District Court externship. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in political science at the State University of New York at Albany.
Julieta Carrillo joins the firm’s General & Auto Liability Defense Trial Group. While earning her law degree, Julieta served as the editor-in-chief of the Law Journal for Social Justice. She was also awarded the Los Abogados Cordova Scholarship, named in honor of Arizona’s first Latino Federal Judge, the Hon. Valdemar A. Cordova. In addition, Julieta worked as a legal intern with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where she attended court proceedings and witness interviews. Before law school, Julieta earned her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Seraphim Sparrow joins the firm’s Auto, Products & General Liability Defense Trial Group. During law school at ASU, Seraphim gained legal experience as an extern with the Hon. Judge Kenton Jones at the Arizona Court of Appeals, and as a Rule 39 Limited Practice Student Attorney at the ASU Law Post-Conviction Clinic. Seraphim also served as an Executive Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, and was a student volunteer at the Homeless Legal Assistance Project. He achieved the top score on oral argument in his Legal Advocacy course, and earned the CALI Award for his law, litigation, and science course.