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Laura Gillis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.6   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2001
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

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Law Office of Laura Gillis
3636 N. Central Avenue, Suite 780
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

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Posted by Brian | July 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Family Lawyer!!!!
I hired Laura due to being served by both of my kid's moms after getting married to my wife. It was extremely stressful and overwhelming not knowing the outcome because I have always had a lot of time with my kids prior. Laura and Elizabeth were rockstars in both of my cases leading me to very strong wins! I can't tell her enough how much I appreciate her and her team for leading the way. I highly recommend and will continue to use her services moving forward!
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Posted by Amber | December 1, 2022
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Highly Recommend Hiring Laura Gillis!
I hired Laura for assistance with my Divorce and Custody Case. Laura was highly compassionate, caring thorough and helped me so much! She is extremely knowledgeable, prompt and always does the absolute best for her clients. I cannot thank her enough for her assistance, giving me hope for my child and I have continued to use her for other consulting matters! Hire Laura today!!
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Posted by Crystal | February 26, 2020
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Best Family Attorney
Laura helped me so much and has extremely cared about my case. Not only she goes out of her way as an attorney but worked after hours for my case and called me after work hours. If i have any problems or questions she always reached out to me fast and replied to every question i have. Laura is súper profesional in all her work on my case, I absolutely loved working with her as she defended my case with apposing counsel in every moment. I really felt like she was there on giving me the best advice for the case. Its not about the money for laura Law is truly her passion and also helping others. Thank you laura for everything, don’t think twice to hire her she’s amazing.
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Posted by Osborne | August 15, 2019
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Absolute Best Family Law Attorney
Laura is the absolute best family law attorney you can hire. I was desperate and beat up by my ex and had false claims against me to take my kids away. I was distraught and hopeless. I hired another lawyer before switching to Laura and was not represented well by my previous lawyer. The time I could not see my boys because of lies of my ex to try ro get sole custody was horrific. I was a mess and I was demanding of Laura and I was pushy and a pest. Through out the whole 3 months it took to go to court to defeat my ex I was miserable not seeing my kids. Needless to say Laura hit it out of the park in court. She was siswell prepared and absolutely killed it in court. I knew from the second she began speaking in court I was going to win. I had my kids back that night and we won big time. I can not thank Laura enought, she is truly the best lawyer in the Valley in my opinion. I don't see how some people on here can give her a negative review. She knows family law so well and cares about her clients and she was so well prepared and well spoken, truly amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2019
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Child Custody
I met with Laura to discuss my child custody case and she was very detailed and explained all my options. She was very thorough and knowledgeable.
Posted by Breanna | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I hired Laura to help me with a very stressful legal matter. Laura answered all my questions and really helped get me through this difficult time. Her and David went above and beyond. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by James | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute Best
I had an ex-wife that attempted to come after me for past child support and medical bills, in a nutshell 9 years after he turned of age and going on 4 years since his death, my biggest error in all of this was not having anything in writing from verbal agreements, but fortunately with the stellar representation of Laura, she was able to illustrate to the judge that I more then covered the financial aspects of my sons needs and during cross examination got my ex-wife to admit her greed. I could not have asked for a better attorney if I tried. I found Laura to be honest, driven and passionate for justice.
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Posted by Devven | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Worth It!
Laura is the best! She was extremely knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, prompt in returning phone calls and emails. Ex-spouse was requesting unreasonable parenting time and spousal maintenance, Laura quickly shut that down and negotiated hard and fairly until trial which we won in court as well. The judge seemed to know and respect her opinion. Her fee is very reasonable for her worth and I wouldn’t have been able to get through this difficult time without her. Thank you Laura!
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Posted by Matthew | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Experienced, Professional, There-When-You-Need-Her
I hired Laura near the beginning of 2016 to help with an extremely complicated, long-winded divorce case that was starting anew after moving back to Arizona. She was understanding of my concerns for my children's safety and went far above what I had expected. She and her staff were always available to help when problems arose and I am glad to say that now the divorce is over, my children are safe, I am living in my house, and can live my life again in peace. Divorces are terrible so it is important to hire someone who can handle the ups and downs throughout the case. She was even willing to give advice after the case finished and I had enountered further problems with my ex who I eventually had to get an Order of Protection against. I highly recommend Laura Gillis for anyone who needs a fighter and a good listener on their team!
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Posted by Brian | October 5, 2016
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Highly Recommend
My Wife and I decided to divroce last year. I was beside my self. Laura and her staff made me feel so comfortable. She guided me through the entire process and everything went better than I ever imagined. She was honest and did not let me hold out hope for expectations that were not reasonable. She set me straight a few times but she was right and the outcome was fair and reasonable and I could not have imagined a better result.
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Posted by Kelly | March 1, 2016
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A Lawyer like no other
I talked with several attorneys before Laura and actually hired one. I paid the retainer fee and within six weeks they wanted another payment, My case was on hold waiting for reconciliation court. Yet they billed me for looking up that nothing was being done, they were billing me for emails they sent me telling me nothing has been done and billed me for billing me. What made me leave was when the attorney that promised me what I wanted they could deliver told me to just roll over, husbands never get anything. I fired them and found Laura, she told me what I wanted was not likely but after that she prepared an argument for my case, I end up with my two sons, child and spousal support. But most of all she never made me feel she was a lawyer looking out for their best interest but was a human looking out for my family. I am forever grateful and have referred family and friends to her.
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Posted by Troy | February 29, 2016
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Best family law lawyer you can get!
Laura is by far the easiest lawyer to work with. She took my case knowing we could have a long road ahead of us. (Custody) all ended well and much better than expected. Thank you Laura. She is more than a lawyer, she is a friend.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura and her staff are simply amazing. She went out of her way to make me feel like my situation was her own. Her staff was responsive and attentive. I can't imagine that a better attorney exists. Thank you!!!
Posted by Ronnie | December 11, 2009
Inpeccable and irreplacable
Laura Gillis is a laywer that takes every case seperate and on a proffesional and yet personal level. Her consistancy with keeping me well informed of everything that was being done and was being sent concerning my case kept me at peace and gave me the utmost confidence in her legal knowledge and ability to keep a proffesional composure in a courtroom setting that not only won my case,however gave me the greatest gift of all, MY SON. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a laywer that doesn't come to work to check on her financial standings with her clients, however she comes to work to check on her work which is the core of her profession. Her clients take presidence over anything. I could never repay her fo her services and would use her over and over when needed
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Posted by Maria | December 10, 2009
Laura Gillis Professional Attorney at Law
Laura Gillis Has been an Angel from God through her consistant and thourogh investigating work, she has succeeded in winning our case that gave my family back which gave my life back. I would reccomend her to anyone that needs a laywer that cares not only about winning her case, but her clients too.
Posted by David | December 4, 2009
she was so helpful...every little concern or question, she would always take the time to answer. she really made my case important and took the time to go out of her way to make me feel comfortable with the process and to make sure that i was in the loop and understood everything.
Posted by Lisa | December 3, 2009
Custody / Child Support
I would recommend Laura Gillis as a Lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and trust-worthy. I also think she is very compassionate about what she does. Laura also takes the time to discuss issues and concerns even when she is out of the office. She's the best!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Presented herself as caring, compassionate, and dedicated. I hired her 3 yrs ago for my divorce case. Mistake! My ratings: Filed my documents in a binder= A ( too many requested documents from me that she never reviewed- just filed. ) ; Knowledgable about my case= C; Defended me during face to face meeting with x-spouse and lawyers= F. To make the long sorry short, she sided with the other party just to finish the case ( because she was paid in advance.)
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Response from Laura Gillis June 18, 2018
Unfortunately I do not who wrote this review. However, most attorneys file their documents into a client binder and I do review all documents received. Often times I receive documents that do not have legal relevance or are not beneficial to the case. Additionally, sometimes my clients want to take positions that are not supported by the law or the facts of the case. Attorneys are more than a mouthpiece for their clients. We are also legal advisors and sometimes that means advising our clients to take positions that are not consistent with their objectives. I absolutely do not side with the other side..... but I will certainly guide my clients so that they maintain positions that are reasonable and expectations that are attainable. A clients reputation in court is critical and if a client pursues positions that are not supported by the law or facts, they will often have to pay the other sides attorney fees. I have only had one client that I represented get hit with attorney fees and that was because this client would not take my legal advice. I will always tell my clients the truth, even when I know it will be hard to hear. That is my job.
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Posted by robert | April 21, 2015
stay away
I just left the law office of Laura Gillis and I'm still furious. Until the moment I paid her she seemed organized and professional, but since the check cleared, she has been totally uncommunicative. When I finally called and told her secretary how angry I was at her behavior, she emailed back accusing me of being disrespectful. She then claimed that she had been communicating with me all along and she still claims that even though I emailed her all the instances where she didn't. I fired her yesterday and she has charged me $1650 for her "work" so far, which is outrageous. My advice -- stay away from these people and hope that your opposition hires them.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Reprimand issued in AZ, 2019
updated on 04/29/2019

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law office of Laura Gillis
  • 2007 - Present


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Laura
Child custody Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laura is a great lawyer who represented her client's interests well. She was well prepared for our hearing and was able to assist the court in understanding the core issues in the case. I believe that Laura will be a great resource to anyone looking for help in their child custody matter."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked as opposing counsel on two separate family/divorce law matters with Laura. She is a fantastic attorney and always advocates for the rights of her clients. I have no doubt that any client that hires Laura is in very capable hands."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a professional that knows how to represent her client's best interest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of opposing Laura in a handful of family law matters and she has always been professional and responsive. She is well versed in the law and a strong advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Gillis is a very principled and conscientious attorney who practices family law exclusively and therefore knows family law well. What you see is what you get with Laura. She is extremely down to earth and focused on the best possible outcomes for everyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable, compassionate and client focused are ways to describe Laura."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura's clients always get the added bonus of an advocate who truly cares about their children and their future successes!"
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Phoenix Divorce and separation Lawyer Laura Gillis
Laura Gillis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 22 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details