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Fred Ruotolo has been practicing family law in Arizona since 1992.  He practices exclusively in family law matters including: litigated and settle divorces (dissolutions), legal separations, annulments, division of businesses, real estate and other property, division of debts, spousal maintenance (alimony), legal decision-making (custody), parenting time, grandparents’ rights, paternity matters, child support and relocation of children.  Mr. Ruotolo also represents clients in their family law matters after their original orders have been entered.  Mr. Ruotolo has represented clients in all degrees of complexity of family law cases, including complex and highly contested and litigated cases to less contested cases that are resolved through amicable settlement and mediation.

Fred Ruotolo is respected in the community and recognized by The Business Journal as “Who’s Who in Law” and is listed as a Preeminent Lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register.  He has appeared on numerous television and radio stations for his opinions including, Phoenix’s KPNX-NBC Channel 12, KTVK, Channel 3, KNXV-ABC Channel 15, KTAT News Radio, The Peak 98.7 FM Radio, and others.

Mr. Ruotolo is a respected Mentor for the Phoenix School of Law’s Family Law Student Association Mentor Program.  He has provided lectures for the public including the Women’s Expo and conducted legal seminars.

Reviews for Mr. Ruotolo consistently reference his deep compassion for his clients, his understanding of their personal and emotional needs and his willingness to “go the extra distance”.  This is attested to by the fact that many of his clients remain in touch with Mr. Ruotolo many years after their case and refer their friends and family to him for.

Mr. Ruotolo received his law degree (J.D.) from The University of Tulsa in 1992, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 1988.  Mr. Ruotolo was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1992 and served in the Arizona Army National Guard.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    23 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    23 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Judd S Nemiro

    This lawyer is knowledgeable, aggressive, efficient and talented. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Gregory A Riebesehl

    I endorse this lawyer. Fred is a knowledgeable attorney, and has always been a pleasure to work with on family law matters.


    Gregory Riebesehl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bishop Law Office, PC

7210 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85020


AZActive 199205/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Arizona Certified Family Law SpecialistArizona Board of Legal Specialization, Arizona State Bar2015
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2013
Leading Lawyers, Who's Who in LawThe Business Journal2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBishop Law Office, PC2009 - Present
Founding PartnerNRG2003 - 2009
AttorneyGoldberg & Jones, PLLC Attorneys At Law1997 - 2003
OwnerFred Ruotolo, Law Office1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Superior Court of ArizonaJudge Pro Tem2014 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
Scottsdale Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1992 - Present
Reserver Officer's AssociationPast President1992 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Family LawViolence in the Home2015
Phoenix College of LawFamil Law2013
Negotiating the Best Possible Settlement for Divorce ClientsDivorce2005
Women's ExpoDivorce and Family Law2004