Joan M. Bundy, founder of Joan Bundy Law, is devoted to bettering the lives of others.
Since July 2009 she has been operating her own law firm with an exclusive focus on family law. Ms. Bundy is dedicated to helping people and families in crisis or transition at various stages of life, which can include but is certainly not limited to: marital or unmarried-couple separation; divorce; division of assets and/or property; domestic violence; emergency, temporary and permanent orders of protection and restraining orders; child custody; child support; visitation; alimony/spousal maintenance/spousal support; post-decree modification and enforcement; out-of-state relocation; termination of parental rights; powers of attorney; guardianship; adoption; and grandparents’ rights.
During law school she interned with a number of government and public-service legal organizations. She volunteered with the Pima County Attorney’s Office in the Criminal Division, Special Victims Unit, helping with animal cruelty and child abuse prosecutions; Tucson City Attorney’s Office in the prosecutor’s division, assisting with misdemeanor prosecutions; Arizona Capital Representation Project, aiding indigent death-row inmates with their appeals; Pascua Yaqui Tribe, assisting their court with adjudicating misdemeanor crimes, including revising their animal control ordinance, drug diversion program and rules of court; and Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate, revising environmental code and district constitutions and bylaws, serving as an appointed guardian ad litem for minors-at-risk, researching child-support legal issues for tribal judge, and attending a cross-border land claims conference at Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in Manitoba, Canada.
Since graduation she has worked for a criminal-defense lawyer in Tucson; and both the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Gila River Indian Community as a prosecutor.
Her primary avocation, though, is animals. She has served on the Executive Council of the Animal Law Section of the state bar since 2006 and has been a long-time volunteer with various animal rescue organizations including Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc., The Hermitage Cat Shelter and Humane Society of Southern Arizona in Tucson and Valley Humane Society in Casa Grande.