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About Me

I have been practicing law in the Phoenix area since I was admitted to the State bar of Arizona in April of 1979, the last 15 years concentrating on Family Law matters, divorces, modifications of child support and spousal maintenance, changes of custody and establishing paternity and initial child support and parenting time orders. Harry’s prior experience representing clients with bankruptcies and estate planning matters is an invaluable tool in analyzing family law issues.

Raised in Arizona since childhood I attended St. Mary’s high School in Phoenix, and graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in 1976, and was awarded my Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in May of 1979, although I completed my degree requirements in December, 1978, and sat for the Arizona Bar in February 1979, being admitted in April.

I am admitted to practice before all Arizona courts, have argued family law matters before judges around the state, and argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. I am also admitted to practice in the United States bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

My wife Helen and I have been married nearly 40 years and have three adult sons. I have been active in the Scouting program (all three sons are Eagle Scouts) been active with the Maricopa County Family Law Assistance Program, and an active member of my church.


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 100%
    35 years



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Harry taught me a lot of the practical side of the practice of law. I adopted his practical and realistic approach to dealing with client's expectations. He will not exaggerate the likelihood for success just to retain a client.


    Christopher Short Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer. Harry is an experienced, knowledgeable, devoted client advocate and a dedicated mentor to newer attorneys.


    Sheri Sandoval Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Sampair Group

17235 N 75th Avenue
Suite E-100
Glendale, AZ, 85308


AZActive 197905/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in AZ, 1993


    Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State censures the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Coach's Participation AwardCity of Phoenix, Arizona1989
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyMead & Associates2014 - 2015
AssociateLaw Firm of Jessica M. Cotter2011 - 2014
AssociateJoseph W. Charles P.C.2009 - 2011
AssociateJames L. Leather, P.L.L.C2006 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
West Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U OF SAN DIEGOLawJD - Juris Doctor1979