Brandon Bodea joined the MacQueen & Gottlieb staff in February 2017 as a law clerk. His focus is primarily real estate and property law.
Brandon is scheduled to graduate with his Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in May 2018. He carries a 3.91 GPA, is ranked in the top 5% of his class, and is the Articles Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. He received a full tuition waiver based on his undergraduate academic standing and his LSAT scores.
He earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in Political Science from ASU in 2015, with a minor in Philosophy. He also added a certificate in International Studies. The Fountain Hills native was on the Dean’s List in every semester he qualified as an undergraduate, was awarded the ASU Academic Achievement Scholarship four semesters, and was a Moeur Award recipient.
Brandon graduated from Fountain Hills High School in 2011, where he first met his current girlfriend of four years, Haley Santiago. His parents Robert and Freda still live in Fountain Hills, and his sister Jessica is a doctor completing her residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
In his limited amount of spare time, Brandon enjoys reading, especially Stephen King novels, hiking with his dogs Scout and Scrappy, and working on cars. His current project is a 2015 Mustang GT.
Brandon put his political science education to work in 2014 as an intern in U.S. Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office, where he developed casework, assisted and interacted with constituents, worked on the phones, and organized data. He said his interest in politics and current affairs could lead him to a run for political office in the future, starting at the local level.