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Holden & Armer, P.C., is a law firm dedicated to the defense of Arizona's medical professionals, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical facilities.

"Small Firm" attention,

"Large Firm" skills


Having practiced with the most prestigious law firms in Phoenix, our attorneys realized that larger firms often cannot provide the personal attention and cost-effective representation of a small, boutique firm.

Aggressive defense



We are always prepared to take our cases to trial if our clients so desire. We have tried cases involving virtually every medical specialty for both in-hospital care and outpatient clinical care. Our successful trial record is a testament to the excellence of the medical professionals we represent and the quality of the nationally recognized experts we bring to trial.

Strength in Specialized Practice


Our knowledge of medicine and medical issues gives us an edge over opposing counsel in all types of cases. Although our practice is dedicated almost exclusively to the defense of medical professionals; we will consider accepting other select personal injury cases.

​​Scott A. Holden, Esq.

Scott graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude and was accepted into the Order of the Coif.  Scott served as an editor for the Indiana Law Journal and was an extern for the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Indianapolis. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1984.


Before he was an attorney, Mr. Holden worked as a Test Automation Engineer for Intel Corporation in Chandler and worked in Intel manufacturing facilities throughout Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.


Scott was honored to receive the 2008 Outstanding Panel Counsel Award from a client that staffs emergency departments nationally. He has also received an AV rating with Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest possible rating for skill, experience, and integrity.

Scott has a wide range of experience litigating personal injury and commercial lawsuits, but his a primary focus on medical malpractice. As a former engineer, he remains very interested in technological issues, particularly as they relate to cases involving medical devices and technology.

Scott has three children and is an avid Muskie angler. He is proud to serve as a legal consultant for Operation Muskie, a non-profit organization providing free fishing trips to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

DeeDee Armer Holden, R.N., J.D.


Carolyn Armer Holden, better known as DeeDee, is a fourth generation Phoenix native and 1992 graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She received the Valdemar Cordova Scholarship and served as an extern for the Honorable Rudolph J. Gerber in the Arizona Court of Appeals. DeeDee graduated cum laude from Arizona State College of Nursing in 1987 and was accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society. DeeDee was the founding President of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.


Before she attended law school, DeeDee practiced as a Registered Nurse and preceptor in the Intensive Care Unit. Her medical knowledge and experience give her the unique ability to identify the complex medical issues arising in medical malpractice litigation, and they  also give her personal understanding of the challenges her clients face in their practice.


DeeDee devotes her practice to the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits, healthcare law issues, and personal injury cases. She has extensive experience representing clients before Arizona's various licensing boards.


DeeDee is a member of the Hispanic community and values promoting education among economically disadvantaged children. She has spoken at schools and participates in The Courthouse Experience, which shares the legal profession with children.

DeeDee enjoys volunteering with the Arizona Humane Society and is an avid outdoorswoman. She proudly supports the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Muskie, and Cool Our Troops. She has a daughter and three grandchildren.

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