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Alona M Gottfried

Alona M Gottfried

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation, Employment & Labor

Alona Gottfried

About Me

Alona M. Gottfried is an attorney, mediator and conflict resolution trainer in Arizona. Alona, a native of Arizona, obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University (1992; Summa Cum Laude) and her law degree from the College of Law at Arizona State University (1995; Cum Laude). Alona practices law and mediation in the areas of family law and employment law, among other areas.  She received advanced mediation training at the prestigious Pepperdine School of Law, and she has taught mediation to new and experienced mediators across the state of Arizona. Alona also facilitates conflicts between groups and trains employers to help them improve employee relations and avoid employee lawsuits. Alona is a State Bar of Arizona Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Council Member at Large.  She previously served as an executive officer of the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association and is trained in Collaborative Divorce Law.  She also helps resolve legal actions as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Family: 43%
  2. Mediation: 42%
  3. Employment & Labor: 15%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Hyung S Choi

    I endorse this lawyer. Alona is experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate – qualities you need in family legal issues.


    Hyung Choi Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John B. Even

    I endorse Alona Gottfried. Alona is a skilled mediator that helps family matters get resolved quickly and efficiently. She brings brings an innovative approach to solving complex legal problems and she finds a way to bring parties together when there are lots of issues and lots of emotions. I highly recommend her.


    John Even Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Simmons & Gottfried PLLC

8160 E Butherus Dr Ste 7
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-2523


AZActive 199502/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Alernative Disute Resolution AttorneysAZ Business Magazine2013
Alan A. Matheson Service AwardArizona State University College of Law1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, attorney and mediatorSimmons & Gottfried, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyOwens & Perkins2006 - 2009
AttorneyGillespie & Associates, PC1995 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionExecutive Council Member at Large2011 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Arizona State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLEHappy Clients-Happy Attorneys: How to Best Serve Family Law Parties Using ADR2012
Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) Annual Mediator and Ombudsman Training ProgramTools And Tips To Help Parties Reach Agreements2012