Working with individuals and families in matters related to divorce and separation; child support; child custody; marriage and prenuptials; and more. Visit www.divorcelawyersaz.com 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.
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.
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.
Guardianship and Conservatorship
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.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southwest Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Southwest Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Southwest Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|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||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|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||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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Brigham Young University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|