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Dustin T Dudley

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.4   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Dissolution of Marriage / Divorce; Legal Separation; Annulment; Child Custody, Parenting Time; Child Support; Spousal Maintenance; Temporary Orders; Post-Decree Modifications; Orders of Protection; Adoption; Prenuptial Agreements; Child Support Enforcement; Child Support Modification; Emergency Orders

    22 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Alimony
    20%

  3. Child custody
    15%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Divorce and separation
    10%

  6. Uncontested divorce
    10%

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

Dustin worked as a paralegal in a domestic relations/family law practice prior to attending law school.  He worked as a commercial litigation/insurance defense attorney for the years immediately following law school.  Then, after going through his own divorce in 2004, he again began studying family law and looking into shifting the focus of his practice.

In 2006, he became a single father of the most delightful little girl.  The paternity action and negotiation of a parenting plan that would provide the best possible environment for the co-parenting of his daughter allowed him to again see this aspect of the law through the eyes of a client, as opposed to a lawyer.

Dustin’s personal life provides him with a very real perspective, allowing him to handle your family law matter with appropriate compassion.

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Location

Dustin T Dudley
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1150
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dustin Dudley law practice review
Dustin was very knowledgeable and ethical. He took on a very difficult case and worked diligently through a complicated set of circumstances. He was always very professional. He was always responsive and available to talk and explain things. He was very supportive throughout the entire process. We were fortunate to find him.
Posted by Natasha | August 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Super helpful and knowledgeable! You can’t go wrong with this attorney. He is friendly and professional.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ 100%
Dustin was on point, every question, every phone call, every time I needed him was 100% there and willing to help. Super knowledgeable, friendly and firm when needed. Tell your friends when it’s time you got the right guy to get it done. Thanks Dustin, D
Posted by Gene | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and Professional Lawyer
When faced with divorce I had an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. Dealing with a vast array of emotions and a thousand questions I didn’t have answers to was occupying the vast majority of my time. From my first consultation call with Dustin I knew he was the person I wanted representing and guiding me through the process. Dustin’s knowledge of the law, the process and his honesty surrounding expectations removed a lot of the anxiety and left me with the time and capacity to ensure my children were my main focus. Dustin was always readily available including evenings and weekends and although the process lasted over a year due to COVID, Dustin was always engaged and up to speed on my case. I have a great deal of respect for his professionalism and attention to detail and highly recommend Dustin to anyone faced with the unfortunate process of a divorce. You owe it to yourself to at least have a consultation with Dustin.
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Posted by Ajia | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
I’ve referred anyone whose asked for a bulldog, straight forward lawyer dealing with family matters. He didn’t just make you feel like another client putting money in his pocket. I had a chaotic disaster of a divorce I was going through and was recommended to use him, every penny was well worth it and in the end my ex husband had to pay my fees and the outcome of the divorce was pretty much dead on what I was wanting. He knows his facts and laws and just wow is all I can say!
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Posted by John | June 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent choice for families
Mr. Dudley recently assisted me in custody modification proceedings and if it were not for him I don’t think the rulings would have been nearly as favorable as they were. His attentiveness to my personal situation and transparency in communication helped me to understand what options I had before me and how to best proceed. His personal yet professional approach made me feel as though I was not simply a “client,” rather a two-person team where he was also invested in the best possible outcome for my child. His experience shows in his ability to react and provide superb guidance and legal recourse in a highly dynamic situation. Furthermore, while he was quick on his feet to react to an evolving circumstance, he was also focused on a strategic plan - weighing short term goals and long term outcomes. I would highly recommend Mr. Dudley if you are looking for a professional who has the experience to back his name, who treats you fairly and respectfully while being honest in your individual situation, and provides as positive of an experience as possible amongst all the stress custody litigation brings.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
I met with Mr. Dudley several times regarding a family issue. I was very pleased as Mr. Dudley's expansive knowledge in family law allowed me to avoid costly litigation. My issues were settled and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Mr. Dudley for any family law issues.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Would Highly Recommend Dustin
Wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. Was always willing to listen and answer questions as well as address any concerns I had. He constantly kept me updated and informed so I always knew all of my options. I would highly recommend Dustin to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Divorce Case and Dustin's Assistance
Dustin has been of great guidance during one of the toughest times of my life. Without much money and resources I reached to Dustin to assist me with my divorce. Emotionally I was and still am a mess, at times if it was not for Dustin I would have been back to square one and not knowing how to handle this divorce process. He even took the time to meet me during a busy day to suggest my next steps. During my sessions with him were nothing but honest discussions and what I could do. When I was not sure what was going on ...he explained in plain English making matter less stressful to me.
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Posted by Ashley | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Concerned parent
It's incredible to work with Dustin as my attorney! He fights for what is right and refuses to deal with foolishness outside the court room. Dustin is very well prepared and attentive to my many concerns regarding my child. He understands the emotionally draining nature of going through a custody battle and is considerate of that. He take a no nonsense attitude to the courtroom and proceeding. He operates with the utmost integrity while still being able to represent me with the aggressive, direct approach needed. Dustin gave me the support and guidance I also needed to get to a fair and somewhat friendly settlement that is in the best interest of my child. I could not have asked for better representation!
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Posted by Wyatt | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dustin is an outstanding lawyer, he has been extremely effective and has helped me to keep positive through my particular case.
I reached out to Dustin 10 years ago and was very pleased with how he was able to handle my case, even though I completely ran out of money through my separation he was always there in the times of need. Due to Dustin's outstanding and morals and personality I had decided to hire him again last year to modify the same case from 10 years ago. I have learned over the years that my particular case needs a lot of stipulations in order to avoid conflict between parties, Dustin has spent time making sure all holidays, birthdays and family events are covered on my post decree and are fair to both parties. He really cares for our families well-being for that I trust Dustin and have recommended him for many years.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely good and knowledgeable
Mr Dudley was hired after the previous law firm fell short of my expectations on what a good lawyer should be. He stepped up and was extremely fast in bringing himself up to speed with the issues in my case. Mr Dudley has gone above and beyond always being there to answer any questions. It is an incredible feeling to have someone who is competent and looking out for your best interest. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Posted by Kim | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Fair
From the get-go Dustin Dudley has been fair and honest with me. He is efficient and keeps me up-to-date on the progress of my case. I have recommended friends to him - and they've used his services as well - so I would highly recommend him.
Posted by wes | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best divorce attorney in town
I have talked to many attorneys and found Dustin and I couldn't be happier with what he has done and how he has taken care of my divorce. if your looking for a guy that know his stuff, he is the attorney you need.
Posted by April | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emotional Mom
I was referred to Dustin by a close friend. When I called Dustin I was an emotional mess and had no idea of what my options were or my next step was. He was amazing at explaining the step by step process and what my options were. I was lacking knowledge in "legal terms" and I greatly appreciated him breaking everything down so I could understand! He made it easy for me to move forward with his services!
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Posted by Westin | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dustin Dudley listens and has an analytical and logical approach
Dustin Dudley listened to what I had to say and consistently took time that he didn't bill me for to pay attention to the minute and very crucial small details of my case. Every court date we have had so far he has been an exemplary example of what a divorce attorney should be made of. Dustin listens to what you need and pays close attention to the insured outcome of your case. He is just the right amount of aggressive in the court room, he is highly trained, and I would be very intimidated stepping up to the plate against him in court. I recommend him and if your reading this now call him you won't be let down.
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Posted by Brittney | August 11, 2015
The Best!
Dustin was unbelievably helpful to me! He is very laid back and kind but aggressive when necessary. He is very honest and has the best interest of everyone involved. He is absolutely amazing!
Posted by William | August 19, 2014
Knowledgeable, Capable, Efficient & COST EFFECTIVE!!
Took my case. Explained the law that applied to the issues. Outlined a strategy. Tried to settle my divorce case early according to the exact terms we ended up with at trial. Would have saved thousands if my wife had chosen a better attorney who would have known that our first settlement offer was exactly what the judge was going to give us at trial anyway. The judge's eventual order from trial was nearly an exact copy of the consent decree settlement offer Mr. Dudley drafted and sent to the other side one month after my wife filed her answer. She was even ordered to repay most of my attorney's fees based upon her unreasonable litigation.
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Posted by Jason | December 6, 2012
I couldn't be happier
I couldn't be happier with the work Mr. Dudley performed for me. I was going through a divorce and hired an attorney that was recommended to me. I soon learned that he did not have my best intentions in mind and he was fired. I found Mr. Dudley from another referral and he was to finish my case. He showed me just how bad my original attorney was and my finished results with Mr. Dudley I could not be more happy with. I soon realized how important it is for good representation and he exceeded everything I was hoping for. I would refer him to anyone I know looking for legal representation without hesitation. ____________________
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Posted by Bob | December 1, 2012
A pleasant surprise
Not often do you find someone that actually makes you feel like a friend rather than a client. Very knowledgeable and communicates to you exactly what you need to know rather than legal jargon. Compassionate and a bit expensive but I found you get what you pay for!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
  • 2000 - 2005

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • law
  • 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (2)
Endorse Dustin
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Dustin for approximately 10 years. He has been an adversary and co-counsel. He has a superior knowledge of the law and fights hard for all of his clients. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend Dustin to anyone needing a family law attorney - In fact, I just did so yesterday! Dustin and I have worked together as opposing counsel, and I've found him to be especially fair, reasonable, and professional. I was also particularly impressed with the extent of time and effort he dedicated to a difficult case we both worked on in the past. His clients are in good hands!"
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a case against Mr. Dudley that was settled during Alternate Dispute Resolution. I felt that Mr. Dudley had a very good handle on the facts and law, and that he was very professional with his approach."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dustin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with and years ago supervised this lawyer and find him to be detail oriented, efficient and responsive to his client's needs."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dustin on several cases over the years. I have found him to be knowledgable, aggressive and attentive to his cases. I would recommend him highly."
Family Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I would gladly and confidently recommend Dustin to anyone needing an informed and competent family law attorney. Dustin's knowledge of the law is extensive and his analysis is always insightful. I have found Dustin to be practical, professional and a strong advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Dudley is diligent, knowledgable and easily accessible, which is a major plus in family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Don't let his size fool you. Dustin is like a wolverine- a fierce and voracious beast. If you're opposing him, he's dangerous."
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