I always welcome discussion about any case. If I'm not the right "match" for your... more
I always welcome discussion about any case. If I'm not the right "match" for your needs, I will be up-front and will point you in another direction. I want people to find the right lawyer for the right purpose, and I'm always willing to refer to others. But I'm also hopeful that our Firm is right for you & can get you the results you want. Feel free to call or email me with your questions -... view profile
Amy is an experienced litigator in commercial litigation, business contracts,... more
Amy is an experienced litigator in commercial litigation, business contracts, business torts, business divorce and disputes, consumer loans and contracts, receivership actions, and fraud. Recent cases include assisting a member of an LLC obtain a judgment for fraud against the manager of the LLC, assisting a mortgage broker defend a lawsuit by the lender, and defending a commercial landlord... view profile
Licensed in the Federal Courts for the District of Arizona and the Western District... more
Licensed in the Federal Courts for the District of Arizona and the Western District of Oklahoma, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits. Finally, licensed in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Pain is inevitable; misery is optional. That is the philosophy that governs Mark... more
Pain is inevitable; misery is optional. That is the philosophy that governs Mark Shields’ approach to legal problems, particularly in family law. While many legal issues deal with contracts, bills or dented fenders, a family law situation is thicker because it deals directly with people. What’s more, those people comprise the family, which Mark believes to be the fundamental unit of society. Be... view profile
I have wanted to practice law pretty much all my life. When I was interviewed... more
I have wanted to practice law pretty much all my life. When I was interviewed because my El Paso high school had chosen me to go to Girls State in Austin, I said that I wanted to go to the University of Texas School of Law, graduate, and have a private practice for my entire career. And that is what I have had the good fortune of being able to do. After graduating with honors fr... view profile
I have practiced law in Arizona for 47 years. Twenty years of that was as a Maricopa... more
I have practiced law in Arizona for 47 years. Twenty years of that was as a Maricopa county Superior court Judge.Between 2000 and 2005 I was assigned to juvenile Court. I served as a judge pro tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals. My practice is limited to Family Law matters (Dissolution, paternity, custody and support), Juvenile cases and appeals from Family court decrees and orders. Be... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.