|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rating (highest rating in legal ability/ethical standards)||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|The Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys of Arizona||Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education||2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Substantive Law Workgroup||Member||2011 - Present|
|Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee||Chair||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||N/A|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Vice Chair||2005 - 2006|
|Maricopa County Bar Associations,Family Law||Co-Chair||1999 - 2000|
|Maricopa County Bar Associations,Continuing Legal Education Committee||Vice Chair||1997 - 2001|
|Fuentes v. Fuentes||Affirmed|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Berkeley||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
Posted by Steven
Sadly, after 26 years of marriage, I was unable to continue with the status quo. My quality of life had degraded to an intolerable low and a multitude of relationships that I cherished were suffering as a result. Mainly my children.
As a faith based person, I faced a multitude of inner conflicts when contemplating ending my marriage. A unique and undeniable dynamic precluded us from finding a resolution and "dissolution" was, unfortunately, the only option to restore my quality of life.
I was represented by Jenny Gadow from the Phoenix based firm, Fromm, Smith and Gadow, PC
No matter how you approach divorce, you must take a leap of faith and place a large portion of your life in the hands of your council, essentially a complete stranger. The impact of the decisions made in your behalf, by your attorney, will impact you for the rest of your life.
From day one Jenny was understanding of my needs and without doubt made decisions that were in my best interest. She was concise in her opinions and clearly explained her reasoning when ever I had questions. She listened with an open mind and rapidly filed the information for use at a later time, if necessary.
From me, she expected and asked for the truth and honesty as they were the foundation for our case. She processed everything with amazing efficiency and was sympathetic to the costs I was incurring throughout.
Opposing council saw a combined net worth and threw caution (and time) to the wind. I genuinely feel opposing council saw that either me or she or we were going to pay with little regard for who or how it would impact anyone.
No doubt, Jenny represented me. She was genuinely concerned about the financial burdens I faced throughout and she strived for efficiency. Worth every cent and more as far as I'm concerned.
What should have been simple, evolved into a two year struggle ending in trial. Along the way, at an early hearing, Jenny went head to head over a small matter, I walked away knowing my leap of faith was validated.
At trial, Jenny out prepared, out organized and often confounded opposing council. She often knew opposing councils exhibits in greater detail and was far more efficient. Her outside professionals were fantastic and they created an efficient team. Donna, Jenny's assistant is top flight in every respect.
After trial, before the decision, I found comfort in knowing that Jenny, laid before the judge, much of my life in an honest and truthful way. She did so in a respectful manner. She didn't belittle or demean my ex wife to show me a better person. She didn't ask for the stars to get the moon. She clearly presented my position and supported and documented every detail from which a just decision could be made.
As far as the ruling;
The much better quality of life in front of me is directly attributable to Jenny. I am forever grateful to her for donning the armor and doing battle on my behalf.
Posted by Guy
I hired Jennifer to handle my divorce. During the process she was difficult, arrogant, egotistical and lacked compassion. Her firm is a mill and she could care less with regard to her clients. Thankfully I will hire a different firm to finish my representation.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Jenny Gadow after firing my first attorney for negotiating with opposing council without my consent. I found her to be direct, forthcoming and intelligent with abundant experience. In my case, my ex-spouse and I had a private small business that needed to be divided. Jenny got me through the process with a fair settlement and closed our dissolution using a mediator to avoid the extreme costs of going to court. I highly recommend.