Dennis Naughton joined the Diocese of Phoenix in 2012 as its General Counsel. In that capacity, Dennis acts as the principal advisor to the Bishop and to Diocesan senior management on civil legal issues that impact the Diocese and its overall mission. He also directs the Parish Administrative Services Office, which supports parishes, missions, schools and other participating organizations within the ecclesiastical territory of the Diocese by providing legal, administrative, finance, corporate, human resources and employee benefits services.
Prior to joining the Diocese of Phoenix, Dennis practiced in the Phoenix office of a large international law firm before departing to serve as corporate counsel for several large corporations, including Sprint Nextel Communications and CSK Auto, Inc. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Santa Clara University.