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Scott D. Stewart

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Scott David Stewart


Licensed for 21 years

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I am an experienced attorney in Phoenix Arizona and I focus my law firm on 3 areas of the law; Divorce and Family Law, Criminal Law and Bankruptcy. 

Whether you're facing a divorce, custody battle, or spousal support hearing, facts and information are crucial to supporting your case and protecting your rights.  If your spouse has hidden money in bank accounts you never knew existed or suffers from an addiction that could put your children at risk, you need a divorce lawyer who can expose and collect facts important to your case. The Family law attorney's at Stewart Law Group have experience working with experts in financial and investigative matters. Our attorney's have seen just about every kind of scheme and book keeping shell game used to hide information adn we know where to look, how to investigate, and how to identify suspicious behavior.  The Stewart law Group uses the following kinds of resources in domestic relations cases where additional financial, criminal, or personal information is needed:

  • Private investigators 
  • Forensic accountants 
  • Data retrieval experts 
  • Hand writing analysts 
  • Background information experts 
  • Exposing Relevant Information 

Child custody and visitation can be restricted or denied if a parent has a criminal record, addiction or personal history of mental illness. Likewise, if a parent is involved in a dangerous lifestyle, the court may transfer custody or refuse to grant it.  The divorce attorneys with Stewart Law Group work with private investigators who uncover unsavory facts about your ex-spouse which pose a danger to your children.

 

We aggressively protect our clients and refuse to let them be taken advantage of. For more information, contact a family law attorney with Stewart Law Group today. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, our office represents clients throughout Maricopa County, including Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, and El Mirage.
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Licensed for 21 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/05/2021

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

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Stewart Law Group
Stewart Law Group
3115 S. Price Rd. Ste 111
Chandler, AZ, 85248
Stewart Law Group
17470 N Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ, 85255
Stewart Law Group
14050 N 83rd Ave Ste 290
Peoria, AZ, 85381
Stewart Law Group
2929 N Power Rd Ste 101
Mesa, AZ, 85215
Stewart Law Group
20325 N 51st Ave Ste 134
Glendale, AZ, 85308
Stewart Law Group
4700 S Mill Ave. Ste 5
Tempe, AZ, 85282
Stewart Law Group
1166 E Warner Rd. Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ, 85296
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Client's Choice 2012
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Scott received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Divorce Case | April 28, 2015
Great Lawyer
I had an extremely contentious divorce case that Scott Stewart represented me on. I had many false accusations made against me that I had to prove were wrong and Mr Stewart did an amazing job articulating my case in a very strategic, yet realistic manner. He was always very up front and honest about what he felt I could and could not get in this case and I can honestly say that I feel that he did his best to at the same time get me as much as was possible while also keeping my costs reasonable. He would often counsel me on not pursuing a part of the case that he did not feel I had a reasonable chance of winning even though he would have made more money if I had.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Great Job!!!
I have been a lawyer for over 13 years. I practice in a different field. When I went through a divorce I’m glad I called Scott. He did an outstanding job and helped negotiate a very favorable result. He did a great job on my case and got results that exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Tim | October 10, 2013
Divorce Attorney Dianne Sullivan & her team are the best !
I met with Dianne Sullivan & hired her after our first consultation. This is my 2nd try on the same divorce & after speaking with her I'm actually glad my first attorney screwed up my case because she believes my case wasn't settled in my best interest. I've hired her to represent me in this second try & I've got no doubt this case will be over in half the time, in my best interest & with the final results weighing more in my favor. Her office keeps me informed on a daily basis on where the case is & when or what the next step is. I never thought I'd even consider hiring a female attorney to represent me in a divorce case as I thought a male attorney would be the best to represent another male in a divorce case but having the thoughts & views of a female when you're going up against another female is the best since they think the same will know doubt give me the edge in the case. I give AVVO 5 stars for their site & also 5 stars for referral of the offices of Scott D. Stewart. Divorce Attorney Dianne Sullivan along with her staff have my case 8 months along in 3 weeks compared to my last attorney who took about a year for the same results & would only get the case moving when you stayed on him, that's if you could find him at his main office or in one of his 6 satellite offices. Dianne Sullivan & her assistants rock ! I look forward in working with Dianne & her crew to get my divorce finalized, finally after 2.5 years already ! Her staff has the status of my case in the same place my last attorney took over a year. I look forward to finally getting this divorce behind me & moving on ! I've no doubt Dianne & her team will have me celebrating in just a matter of months & no doubt in my favor compared to the way my previous attorney had it totally jacked up & just let it get dismissed because he was too wrapped up in his personal issues. Again 5 stars for this firm, Dianne Sullivan & her awesome crew !
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2010
Great Family Law Attorney
I was going through a really difficult time about a year ago and Attorney Stewart helped me through it. Not only was he a great lawyer but also a great friend. I got through my divorce with as much understanding and ease as one could wish for. I would recommend him to anyone in my position.
Posted by Steve | April 30, 2010
Strongest Team in Arizona!!
Powerhouse!! I worked with Scott and his offices over a custody dispute with the mother of my child. I was an out of state Father with no rights dealing with a Mother that tried everything possible to attempt to disrupt my time with my Daughter. Scott and his team by far took on this case as if they were defending their rights for their own children. Their attention to detail, advice and professionalism were impeccable! Scott's attorney Amy Dohrendorf was responsible for communicating and preparing for the trial while Scott would litigate the issues. A team and effort that could be compared to no other. Thanks to Scott, Amy and their entire Staff I now enjoy joint custody with my Daughter, an accomplishment that I never thought possible. I highly recommend Scott's offices for any legal matter
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2010
A Father's Rights
In my case the mother of my children had taken the kids out of state without my permission or knowledge of where they had gone. Once we finally located the children, Scott helped me obtain my rights back as the father of my children. My children now live back in Arizona and I have a great relationship with them and I have my visitation rights back. So as a father I highly recommend Scott.
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Posted by Graham | April 23, 2010
A Great Laywer-very skilled
Scott took over my divorce/custody case from another lawyer days before my 1st hearing and with little time took over and helped me get the judgement in my favor, a truly great lawyer who had my best interest at heart and did a great job legally in my case. He is the reason my daughter is with me today and I am truly grateful for what he has done for me its life changing. I have refered him already and would suggest if you need a top notch divorce/custody lawyer he will get you your results.
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Posted by Daryle | April 23, 2010
Child Custody
Scott Stewart handled my child custody case which involved my daughters mother relocating from Phoenix to Flagstaff as she recently got remarried. My daughters mother wanted her to move to Flagstaff with her and limit my time to every other weekend. Keep in mind her mother was the primary custodial parent which meant I was seeing my daughter 2 days every other week and every other weekend. I was clearly at a tremendous disadvantage. Scott was realistic about the possible outcomes and explained the process in detail and what to expect. I am very happy to say my a daughter lives with me and I am the primary custodial parent. With her mother having visitation every other weekend and some extended time durring the summer months when our daughter is out of school. These are without a doubt the most difficult cases. Scott is very matter of fact and was aggressive in his representation. Prior to Scott I worked/retained three other Attorneys the frustration of paying them without a feeling they were agressively defending my parental rights was a very helpless feeling. Scott represented me in a manner that was aggressive and did what I paid him to do, defend my right to maintain the relationship with my daughter andnot loose time but rather gain time. In short, I would highly reccomend Scott Stewart whether you are a Dad or a Mom and want good solid representation to protect the most important thing in your life (the relationship with your child) Scott Stewart is the clear choice!
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2009
I couldn't have picked a better attorney!
I had an extremely contentious divorce case that Scott Stewart represented me on. I had many false accusations made against me that I had to prove were wrong and Mr Stewart did an amazing job articulating my case in a very strategic, yet realistic manner. He was always very up front and honest about what he felt I could and could not get in this case and I can honestly say that I feel that he did his best to at the same time get me as much as was possible while also keeping my costs reasonable. He would often counsel me on not pursuing a part of the case that he did not feel I had a reasonable chance of winning even though he would have made more money if I had. His office staff is very professional and responsive and always kept me in the loop as to what was going on. The most important thing is that they helped me get as much time with my kids as possible and I will forever be grateful for that.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Stewart Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Phoenix School Of Law (Infilaw)
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Scott David Stewart, pllc
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Vehicular Crimes Prosecutor
  • Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Contested Divorce & Child Custody
  • Father awarded Final Decision Making Authority.
  • Child Relocation
  • Husband successfully prevented Wife from moving.

Associations

  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Ranking Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Family Law Top 10 Award
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • President's Award
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Registrar of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • A+ Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Registrar of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Website Design of the Month
  • Findlaw
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Training - Drug Evaluation Classification Program
  • Governor's Office of Highway Safety
  • 2003
  • CALI - Excellence for the Future Award
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2000
  • Mediation Skills Training
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
  • 2000
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention
  • Cloud Computing
  • 2015
  • Arizona Divorce & Counseling Presentation
  • Arizona Divorce & Subpoena Compliance
  • 2014
  • GPS Module
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2013
  • GPS Module
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2012
  • The Rainmaker Retreat
  • Law Firm Practice & Management
  • 2010
  • Phase 1 Prosecutor Training, Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Mock Trial Training
  • 2003
  • Phase 1 Prosecutor Training, Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Mock Trial Training
  • 2002
  • Probation Violation Training, Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Probation Violation Policy and Training
  • 2002
  • Arizona High School Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial Training
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (24)
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Scott for many years. He is without a doubt a highly accomplished and intelligent attorney, but a better person."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a fighter and leader in the family law community. I recommend him without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"None better in Arizona. If you want a lawyer who is going to listen to what you need and what you are looking to achieve out of your divorce, then look no further. Widely respected in the community and prolific Author, Scott Stewart does it all."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott Stewart for nearly 15 years now and I can say with total confidence that he is an outstanding attorney. I would have no hesitation in referring a friend or family member to him, knowing that they would receive excellent representation."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the occasion to work with Scott Stewart on several cases and really admire his talent as a litigator and the hard work and preparation he puts into each of his cases. To this day, when I send a friend to family member to him for assistance in a family law matter, I am confident that they will be well taken care of."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Stewart and I handled co-defendants in a felony trial. And, although Mr. Stewart's primary practice is family law, his trial skills were practiced, skillful, and extremely sharp. I have know Mr. Stewart now for several years. I have seen him show compassion and understanding to his clients. I know he will fight for them."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This guy is the best. He's someone you can count on when you're in serious trouble. He knows his stuff and works his magic like nothing I've ever seen. He's reliable, trustworthy and somehow manages to wrangle the system into a positive result for his client even when it feels like there's no hope. Scott is awesome."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart, effective and diligent. Respects the law and the process. If I had a personal injury case I would hire him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Scott D. Stewart well as a lawyer. I have referred friends and family to Scott's firm. All of the feedback I have gotten has been very favorable. Keep up the great work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for several years and I am pleased to endorse him. My firm regularly refers family law cases to the Stewart Law Firm for representation. Scott has earned his reputation as a first class family law attorney through his hard work in acheiving outstanding results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I work for a criminal defense firm, and we refer all of our clients with family law matters to Scott Stewart’s office. Our clients are always happy with the representation provided by Scott Stewart’s office."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this attorney. Scott is highly intelligent, extremely well spoken, enormously passionate and committed to representing family law clients. I believe his temperament, insight and attention to detail serve his clients well and would highly recommend him to anyone needing family law representation."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is very well-versed and knowledgable about family law matters. He strives to obtain the best possible result for his clients and to do it in a cost-effective means for the client."
Child custody Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Scott personally and I endorse this lawyer for all family law and child custody matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I spent an extended weekend with Scott and a number of attorneys. He was a leader among leaders, and gave me several valuable ideas even though we do not operate in the same areas. I understand why he receives the respect he does."
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Phoenix Divorce and separation Lawyer Scott D. Stewart
Scott D. Stewart
Divorce and separation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available