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Donna G Heller

Donna G Heller

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Family, Mediation

About Me

Ms. Heller is an experienced attorney and mediator with a passion for providing personal attention and service to each client.  Over the course of her career Ms. Heller has had experience in a wide range of issues.  She focuses her practice on estate planning and family law dispute resolution including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, divorce, annulment, legal separation, paternity, children's issues, relocation, spousal maintenance, complex property division, business valuations, domestic violence, pre-marital agreements and adoptions.  


 

Her outstanding track record includes being named as a "Leading Lawyer" by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2007.  She has a great deal of insight and is particularly adept at assessing cases, and devising creative, workable solutions to avoid unnecessary processes and costs.  

 


She graduated Temple University School of Law and attended Arizona State University as a third year visiting law student.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Communications, where she attained the Herman Ellis Award for academic achievement, professional promise and leadership. She completed advanced mediation training with the Arizona Attorney General's Office,  a 40 hour ACR certified training in family law mediation, a 20 hour Collaborative Divorce training and probate mediation with the Maricopa County Superior Court.      


 

Ms. Heller is listed on the Maricopa County Superior Court Roster of Family Law Mediators and Parenting Coordinators and is active in a number of professional and civic organizations. 



 

Firm website at www.WillsEstatePlanningAz.com and www.MediationInstead.com

 

 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    0 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    0 years
  3. Family: 30%
    0 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Elizabeth A Winter

    I first met Donna Heller through a Professional Association. She brings to the tumultuous area of family law the training and skills of a family law collaborative attorney and mediator. While there is no state credentialing of mediators, Donna is an advanced Practitioner Mediator with the Association of Conflict Resolution. I have observed Donna in the course of her practice and note how she is able to assist people in reaching amicable and cost effective resolutions in high conflict/net worth cases where emotions are high and matters are complex. I can highly recommend Donna Heller on the basis of her training, skills, and professionalism.

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    Elizabeth Winter Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher S Hildebrand

    I strongly endorse Donna. I had the pleasure of representing a divorce client on a very difficult case. The Court appointed Ms. Heller to mediate the case and she did a fantastic job as a family law mediator. She fully understands the applicable Arizona divorce laws and has great mediation skills.

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    Christopher Hildebrand Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

HELLER LAW OFFICE, PLC. AND MEDIATION INSTEAD, LLC.

11120 N Tatum Blvd
Suite 101, Bldg G
Phoenix, AZ, 85028-1628

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 198602/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top Valley LawyersNorth Valley Magazine2014
Top Attorney FamilyAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Who's Who of Leading LawyersPhoenix Business Journal2007
Herman Ellis AwardTemple University1980

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHeller Law Office2009 - Present
AttorneyFamily law firms2000 - 2008
Variousbusiness ventures, law clerk, etc.1997 - 1999
Business/Operations ManagerWomen's Medical Group1989 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Firm1986 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maricopa County Association of Family MediatorsPresident [member since 2005, board member since 2013]2015 - Present
Wealth CounselMember2013 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of ArizonaBoard Member [Secretary 2013]2012 - 2013
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsAdvanced Practitioner2012 - Present
Arizona Association for Conflict ResolutionBoard Member2012 - 2013
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Collaborative Colleagues - Collaborative DivorceMember2011 - 2012
Association for Conflict ResolutionAdvanced Practitioner Mediator2010 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMember2010 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2009 - 2013
Maricopa County Superior CourtFamily Court Mediator Roster2004 - Present
Arizona Attorney GeneralCommunity Mediation Program1991 - 1992
Arizona State UniversityVolunteer Law Project1990 - 1991

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hamblen V. HamblenThe court determined how to apportion

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
AVVOanswer questions2013
divorceandfamilylawblogazBlog Publications2012
Maricopa LawyerEditorial Board Member/Writer1986

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Probate Division, Maricopa County Superior Court March 20-21, 2014MediationProbate Mediation Training Program2014
Wealth Counsel, Comprehensive Planning with Revocable Living TrustsLawCertificate2013
IACP InstituteCollaborative LawCertificate2012
Colaborative Divorce Professionals of ArizonaCollaborative divorceFull Team Interdisciplinary Training2010
Coast to Coast MediationMediationACR Certified 40-hour Training2003
Arizona Attorney GeneralMediationMediation Training1991
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyCertificate1986
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawvisiting student1985
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Temple University School of CommunicationsCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Maricopa County Bar Association CLEParenting Coordinators: How to Use Them Effectively and What is the Scope of Their Authority2014
Maricopa County Association of Family MediatorsHow to Use Parenting Coordinators Effectively2014
Representation in Mediation Regional CompetitionDispute Resolution2013
Collaborative SummitCollaborative Models2012