Professor Bechtold is a part-time instructor in Wilkes University’s Mesa Undergraduate Business Programs. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Arizona, and is a founding partner of the law firm Bechtold & Madden Law, PLLC located in Phoenix, Arizona. Professor Bechtold has expertise in, and practices, intellectual property law and business law for small and medium size businesses; and also handles civil litigation and criminal trial work. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology from Arizona State University, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. Prior to becoming an attorney, Professor Bechtold taught Biology and Microbiology laboratory classes at Arizona State University for several terms.