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DeShon Pullen

Child support Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.6   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 23 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About DeShon

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In addition to running my law practice I have 2 children at home who keep me busy and constantly entertained in my time away from the office.  I am always learning new lessons from my children and find that there is nothing more humbling or any higher honor than being a parent. We make the most of short weekend trips, evenings together, going to museums, the zoo and other family friendly events. 

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Location

DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC
4531 North 16th Street
Ste 126
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC
3260 North Hayden Road
Ste 101
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85251
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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Aditi | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
My divorce wasnt a mutual one, so I had to hire an attorney post my ex had already looked around the part of town I live in. It was a blessing in disguise as I traveled farther away to find Deshon. I knew she would be perfect for me in this hard time in life in just one meeting. It wasnt only for her compassion but her advise. She didnt tell me what I wanted to hear but what I should hear. Its always expensive to go through attorneys but if you employ one who is smart you get most out of your money. Her entire team is smart and paid a lot of attention to detail. It sometimes is hard to find time with Deshon but you will always get the right answer. I truly appreciated working with her entire team Staci, Sara, Natalie, Jessica, Lisa etc. It took over an year to get the final judgement and all settlement with custody etc. and I have no complaints. I was really impressed with Deshon at the hearing, she was against another 10 rated lawyer in the town and the opponent was totally out of her element and Deshon was smart, poised and eloquent in her part of defense. I am glad i had her on my side. Thanks!
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Posted by Jem | August 10, 2015
Superb Lawyer
DeShon is honest, extremely hardworking, and realistic about what to expect. DeShon is well regarded and connected with professionals who will further your case if needed. DeShon's paralegal is knowledgeable and extremely competent in her role. DeShon's legal acumen and diligence are impressive.
Posted by Matt | June 24, 2015
Absolutely Incredible
Deshon, Jennifer and the entire staff were simply the best choice for my divorce proceedings. They were very professional but extremely personable for the needs of my case, my two boys, and myself. They truly care about their clients, they work extremely hard for you, and they are by your side personally through the entire process. Their friendly compassionate style is a breath of fresh air through any divorce, and no divorce is easy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
Exemplary Legal Service
DeShon Pullen represented me in a Divorce Case. She has excellent interpersonal skills and I was able to build rapport and trust with her right away. In addition, she has effective communication skills with everyone she works with. I saw this over and over again throughout the months when working with the Judge, the Mediator, Opposing Counsel, and her Staff. She understood my goals and set the course on how to obtain them. She had perseverance in my case when I felt like “throwing in the towel”. She came prepared to my Settlement Conference. She had a suitcase of documentation and even the Mediator had mentioned that he could tell she had put a lot of work into my case. The Settlement Conference was a long 6 hour ordeal and when Opposing Counsel tried to tear me down, DeShon was quick to come back with a compelling argument and in a logical manner. If was hard for me to “think” during this conference because I was so stressed and emotionally spent. Deshon was steadfast. She was thorough and paid attention to detail to the bitter end. After everything was settled, the Mediator typed up the Settlement. Deshon reviewed it, and then she changed one of the items. I did not understand it at the time, but she had the foresight to see that if that item was not changed it could negatively impact me in the future. She said to me, “I want to make sure that you are going to be okay”. It has only been a few months since the Divorce was final and today I see clearly how important it was that she changed that one item. We were almost done and then, my former spouse tried to change an item after we had already settled. It was something that was important to me. DeShon and her assistant, Staci LeSueur helped me to work through this with positive results, and we still met the deadline date of filing the Divorce Decree. There were 2 other last minute revisions that occurred in my favor and I still wonder, how did they do this? Deshon Pullen, Jennifer Raczkowski and Staci LeSueur…This is Amazing Team! DeShon Pullen is the Attorney that you want in your corner….Intellect, Integrity, Tenacity, and Heartfelt.
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Posted by Rhonda | August 24, 2014
Surpassed Expectations
DeShon and Team Pullen, surpassed my expectations! After 30 years of marriage, with complicated financials- DeShon effectively mediated a winning resolution. With my trial date, quickly approaching, she effectively and professionally strategized with my brilliant forensic accountant- David Cantor (Epps Forensics) to achieve financial justice, for me. DeShon is an excellent attorney! I sincerely recommend DeShon's ethical and competent representation...
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Posted by Beverly | August 15, 2013
Registered Nurse
Wonderful Woman in every respect of the word, and example as both a professional and a woman. Very thoughtful honest and intelligent. Deshon is both a mother and an excellent lawyer who knows the legal world. Highly recommended.
Posted by Michael | July 19, 2013
No Need to Look Anywhere Else
It is not my custom to write endorsements, but was so overwhelmed by the good service I received, that I just had to this time. When you need an attorney, you expect to pay, but you hope to get your moneys worth. I felt that I got every bit of mine, and then some. DeShon and her staff made me feel as if my case was the main focus of their attention, although I'm sure they were working with several others. I appreciated her knowledge, expertise and compassion with which she handled my case from the first day to the last. Honestly, I hope I will never have to call on her services again, but it sure is nice to know she's there if I need her.
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Posted by Matt | May 2, 2013
Very Happy
Deshon and her team were amazing during the divorce and continue to be extremely helpful. She was my 3rd attorney and the only one that recommended mediation to reduce long term cost. The others were prepping for trial......at my expense. I will use her for my next divorce. HAHA.
Posted by Geoffrey | December 7, 2012
Lawyer Approved - DeShon is One of the Best
I'm a lawyer, but I am not a "family lawyer." I needed help. I looked carefully and was pleased to find DeShon. She is simply one of the best family lawyers around. She's smart, thorough and efficient. She gets to the heart of the matter quickly and is bolstered by her experience and professional judgment. Honestly, if you need someone in this area, DeShon should be your first and last call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2011
The best in AZ
What a difference in quality from the last lawyer I had. Professional. Down to Earth. Listens, explains, makes you feel she is on your side. Successful in court! Use this website to decide and use her for your needs! Excellent service and staff. Answers questions, returns phone calls!!!! renewed my faith in the legal system!
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Posted by Mark | January 10, 2011
Former litigation client
We had a contract dispute with a difficult opposing council and a difficult plaintiff. We moved our case to DeShon because we needed careful, personal attention with a different perspective. DeShon took our case and immediately understood it, suggested a strategy and professionally and firmly implemented that strategy. She and all of the attorneys at the firm were very responsive, very thoughtful, understanding and kind but also very competent. DeShon’s work was why we resolved this matter in 4 months after previous council had gotten no place in 2 years. If not for her work and professionalism we would not have successfully resolved the case. She is very competent lawyer and a very nice person.
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Posted by Jean-Michel | January 7, 2011
Amazing
If you looking for knowledge and communication and most of all honesty stop here you found your attorney for life,she has been for me a total peace of mind not a typical lawyer but a friend with integrity and respect
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2010
Help that I received from DeShon Pullen Law firm
My divorce started out as one of the most overwhelming times in my life. I was served with documents that might as well have been written in another language. I was so frustrated and felt completely helpless. I had a neighbor who had used DeShon Pullen Law firm and had positive things to say so I thought I would give her a call. It turned out to be one of the best calls I would ever make...I was asked to come in for a consultation with DeShon herself. I was skeptical before I arrived that anything could be done to help my situation. Well I was so wrong, from the minute I met with her and her staff I was put at ease. This firm knew what they were doing and I felt like I finally had some support, someone who would listen to my side of the story and really care. I was given the best legal help I could have asked for. I always felt valued and important when I called. DeShon would return all my calls and answer any questions or concerns I had. Her staff was so kind and I really felt like they were "my team" that would support me through this trying time. My divorce is still something I look back at and wish I had never had to go through it but I can honestly say that without DeShons help I don't know how I would have made it through or that I would have had such a positive outcome. I have never reviewed any firm or anyone for that matter, but I really want anyone going through what I did to be able to get the same legal help that I did. I strongly recommend DeShon Pullen Law firm.
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Posted by Laura | November 18, 2010
Great Attorney
I had the good fortune to be represented by DeShon Pullen in my divorce and child custody case. I wanted someone who would stand up for my rights in the property settlement, and at the same time, get me through the divorce with as little acrimony as possible. DeShon understood that it was imperative, as the parent of a small child, that I maintain a cordial relationship with that child’s father. DeShon managed to be very firm in her dealings with him, and at the same time diplomatic. My ex and I came through that experience without all the hostilities that seem to plague so many divorced couples. We have become friends, and we now work together to raise this healthy, happy child. This is due in large part to DeShon Pullen. I would strongly recommend her to others who are going through this life altering process.
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Posted by Jose Luis | November 16, 2010
Dog Case
My case was originally a criminal case and Deshon Pullen brought it down to a civil case, she was very helpful and always kept me updated of what was going on with the case, she understood my situation and always was very positive on the outcome, even when other lawyers said that she would never bring my case to a civil level.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2010
Post-Decree Custody Case
DeShon Pullen represented me in a 9 month custody, parenting time, and child support case (post-decree) that resulted in an all day trial before Honorable Edward Bassett. DeShon did an amazing job representing me during the months leading up to my trial, attempting to settle my case, as well as trial itself. As a result of her represention of my case, I not only won my court case, but received a $7,000 attorney fee award from the opposing party. DeShon demonstrated expert level knowlege in family law throughout my case. Excellent job Deshon. I could not have done it without you!
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Posted by Pam | November 13, 2010
Estate and wrongful death cases
Ms Pullen was so helpful in both estate and wrongful death actions. Her gentleness and knowledge were so appreciated and effective. The pleasant surprise came when an agressive stance was required. She became a true fighter, at times it felt as though it was her own battle and she went on to win the victory. I will always be grateful and continue to recommend her to anyone seeking a strong legal defense.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2010
Above & Beyond
DeShon is a very conscientious attorney with exceptional legal skills and a high degree of professionalism. She was always very prompt and ethical when it came to handling my matter. I always felt secure and assured that I knew all my rights and that my best interests were in mind. I have referred many people to DeShon and they have been quite satisfied with her work and that of her professional staff as well.
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Posted by dennis | November 10, 2010
awesome experience
I have used DeShon for a few different civil litigations and was absolutely delighted with her work ethic and skills. She was always on top of her game and her firm was the same way.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2010
Best Attorney ever!
My experience with having DeShon Pullen as my lawyer is beyond words. I have and will always refer DeShon to my family and friends. If you want professional, Pullen is the way!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/ Attorney
  • DeShon Pullen & Associates, PLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Snell & Wilmer
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Arizona State University
  • Public Administration
  • 1993
  • Arizona State University
  • Political Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Joint Custody Modification
  • Mother was awarded sole custody

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Family Law
  • 25th Edition Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Family Law Attonrey
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5 Year
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firms
  • US World News
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona - Rising Star
  • Phoenix Magazine - Peer Recognition
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Phoenix Magazine - Peer Recognition
  • 2015
  • Top 25 Arizona Women
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Practice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Practice
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer 2011
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2011
  • One of Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers Organization
  • 2011
  • Family Law Litigator of the Year
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
  • 2011
  • Board Certified Family Law
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2011
  • Small Firm of the Year
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2007
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys
  • 2004
  • Sole Practicioner of the Year
  • Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2002
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE: Family Law Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (27)
Endorse DeShon
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. DeShon is very competent, and she does a great job for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"DeShon is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable, organized and an effective trial attorney. She is a strong advocate for all of her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Pullen. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"DeShon is an amazing attorney. She is honest, intelligent, diligent, hard working, and extremely caring. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, while maintaining the respect of the opposing counsel, experts, and the judiciary. I have had the pleasure of working against DeShon in several highly contentious cases, as well as with DeShon as a co-worker. She serves her clients well and consistently strives to raise the level of practice in her field."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. DeShon is a great lawyer and a real asset to the AVVO community! =)"
Child support Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse DeShon. She is well respected in the community for her knowledge, experience and integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. DeShon is an experienced and compassionate litigator. She is a capable trial attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"DeShon is a great advocate for her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"DeShon is extremely accessible and professional! I recommend her to anyone who wants a diligent and caring advocate in their corner."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. DeShon Pullen is extremely knowledgeable and capable. She truly cares about her clients and their children."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Devon and her staff are excellent to work with and great family law attorneys. I would highly recommend them!"
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. DeShon is a very experienced lawyer in Phoenix. We are both members of the Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys, and she has provided advice and assistance to me many times. I recommend DeShon to any client looking for family law services!"
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous clients to DeShon over the years and they are consistently satisfied with her representation."
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