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Barry C. Dickerson

Family Attorney at Mesa, AZ

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About Barry

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Working with individuals and families in matters related to  divorce and separation; child support; child custody; marriage and prenuptials; and more.  Visit  to learn more about the services we provide.

 

 

I am an Arizona native and began my legal career with Udall Shumway PLC more than 39 years ago.  I  devote  my  practice to family law, guardianship, conservatorship and probate matters.

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Family Law

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I am an Arizona State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and have practiced in this area of law for more than 39 years.  I routinely handle matters involving all aspects of child custody, paternity, relocation and interstate custody issues under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), child and spousal support issues, cases with issues of complex valuation and division of property, assets and debts.

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I currently serve as a judge pro tem for the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County, primarily in family law cases.  As an adjunct to my responsibilities as a judge pro tem, I have served as a settlement judge for the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) office of the Maricopa County Superior Court.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

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I also practice in the area of guardianships and conservatorships for minors and adults. This includes initiating the proceeding, complying with annual court filings, litigation issues and termination.  Because of my experience as a probate and trial attorney, I am often asked to assist in these types of cases when litigation is required.

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Licensed for 47 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Udall Shumway PLC
1138 North Alma School Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85201
Udall Shumway PLC
Phoenix Office (Tatum & Shea)
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
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Posted by Lindsay | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fastest Divorce Ever!
I found Udall Shumway through my employer and was more than impressed by the level of professionalism and expertise I received. Divorce is a very stressful event and Barry and his team (Debbie and Donna) were always there to assure me of progress and next steps. I felt taken care of and trusted this team immensely. I highly recommend this law firm and this legal team, five stars!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2015
Fantastic
I hired Mr. Dickerson about five years ago to represent me with several and very complex post decree legal matters. I felt well represented and extremely pleased with the outcomes. Mr. Dickerson is well respected within the industry and has consistently delivered solid advice and guidance. I would recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in need of an outstanding family / divorce attorney.
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Posted by Sheryl | January 14, 2015
Excellent
I have never retained an attorney before and I was so glad that I chose Barry Dickerson to represent me. He went above and beyond my expectations. The research he did on my case was endless and always thinking of what he could do next to support me. I highly recommend Mr. Dickerson and appreciate all he did for me.
Posted by mike | January 6, 2015
wonderful representation
When I needed to retain a lawyer to represent my daughter in a difficult divorce, my daughter and I chose Barry Dickerson. We made an excellent choice. Barry is an experienced lawyer and because of that we did not spend time on emotional matters that were irrelevant but instead focused on resolving important custody and property division issues. Along the way, Barry gave us both practical and legal advice and we were able to process the divorce timely and at a reasonable cost. My daughter and I are grateful for the guidance that Barry gave us during a very difficult time.
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Posted by KATHY | January 5, 2015
Very pleased with the representation
Mr. Dickerson did an excellent job representing me in my recent divorce. He clearly outclassed the attorney my ex husband had chosen and helped me negotiate a very fair settlement. I was very impressed when Mr. Dickerson and I met with my ex husband and his lawyer. Mr. Dickerson would not tolerate the ridiculous demands made by my ex husband and when the meeting was over, my ex husband had retreated from virtually all of the positions he had taken. I was thought the fee charged was reasonable and I would recommend Mr. Dickerson without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Felt unrepresented as the petitioner
Extremely disappointed. Five thousand dollars and never at one time did I feel represented in my case. I ended up per se and with a 5 inch high stack of paper, a divorce that took over a year, and a decree written by my ex's attorney full of mistakes. Do not recommend -
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 1975 - Present
  • Firm Management Committee (13 years)
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Managing Partner (1996, 2005, 2009/2010)
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Provided AZ Bar exam questions and graded exam questions for/
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1979 - 1983
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • Sertoma Club of Mesa
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scoutmaster for 2013 National Jamboree Troop
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Sertoma Club of Mesa
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Assistant Scoutmaster for 2010 National Jamboree Troop
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Wood Badge Coordination for Grand Canyon Counsel
  • 2006 - 2011
  • City of Mesa Bond Review Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Sertoma Club of Mesa
  • President
  • 1984 - 1985
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 1981 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)
  • Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)
  • Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Judge Pro-tem (10+ years)
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2002
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1999
  • Silver Beaver
  • Grand Canyon Council BSA
  • 1997
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Barry for any family law matter. He is highly skilled and experienced."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barry is a dedicated advocate who will work diligently to assist his clients. Without reservation I strongly recommend Barry to any person in need of legal representation in a family law related matter."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Barry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Worked with Mr. Dickerson both as a partner and on cases for over 30 years. It has been 15 years since I left his law firm. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, highly competent and deeply concerned about the welfare of his clients. I would recommend Mr. Dickerson to anyone."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Dickerson since March, 2011. Barry is the kind of precise, knowledgeable and direct attorney that young lawyers aspire to be. He has experience in a wide array of family law matters and I find him tremendously compassionate yet to-the-point with clients and other colleagues. I proudly endorse Barry as a colleague and mentor."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barry is a very good lawyer. He is well prepared for court and does well in court. I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry represents the highest ethical standards of our community. He is an excellent lawyer."
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Mesa Family Lawyer Barry C. Dickerson
Barry C. Dickerson
Family Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 47 years