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I joined Udall Shumway in 2011 and currently have over 11 years of family law experience. I began my family law career as a paralegal and law clerk in a well-respected valley firm where I gained significant experience working with clients in a variety of family law matters. As an attorney, I have represented clients in a wide array of family law issues including divorce, custody, relocation and modification actions. I have experience working with clients at every stage of representation from initial filing through final settlement or trial. I received my Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University graduating with Pro Bono Distinction and as a Pedrick Scholar. During law school, I was an Assistant Project Director for the Homeless Legal Assistance Project assisting valley homeless families with largely family law matters. Additionally, I authored a paper on the Maricopa County Spousal Maintenance Guidelines using extensive original research and was honored with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arizona Chapter 2007-2008 Scholarship. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, also from ASU, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Barrett, the Honors College. My undergraduate Honors Thesis was also family law-oriented having been written on the topic of conflict in family law modification cases.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Divorce: 20%
  5. Uncontested Divorce: 20%

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  • Anthony William Contente-Cuomo

    Lindsay is my "go-to" attorney when I need insight into the complex area of family law. Lindsay's dedication and practical approach is an asset to all of my education law clients and to all those in need of family law assistance. I strongly urge all those with a family law need to seek our Lindsay.

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  • Spencer Tadashi Schiefer

    Lindsay is an excellent lawyer. I have worked with Lindsay on a number of cases. She is a pleasure to work with, and is a very knowledgeable attorney.

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Contact info

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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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200903/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Family Law Practice GroupArizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business2015
Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business2012
Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business2011
Graduate with Pro Bono DistinctionSandra Day O'Connor College of Law2009
Pedrick ScholarSandra Day O’Connor College of Law2008
2007-2008 Scholarship RecipientAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arizona Chapter2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyUdall Shumway PLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneySampair & Associates, PC2010 - 2011
Associate Attorney, Law Clerk, and ParalegalMied Law Group, PC2004 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaAdmitted Attorney2016 - Present
Association for Supportive Child CareMember, Board of Directors2015 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2009 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2009 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationSocial Committee Member2013 - 2013
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMentorship Committee Member2012 - 2012
Xavier College PreparatoryMock Trial Squad Coach2012 - 2015
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMaricopa Chapter Steering Committee Member2012 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2013
Beta Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta SororityChapter Advisory Board - Standards Advisor2007 - 2010
Beta Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta SororityChapter Advisory Board - Academic Excellence Advisor2006 - 2007
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Udall Shumway PLC WebsiteFiling for Divorce: Who Files First?2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogHow Do I Change Post-Decree Orders?2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogDo You Know Who You Live With?2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogI've Been Asked to Sign a Pre-Nup...2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogTop 8 Reasons to Divorce2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogWhat are All These Documents?2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogLegal Separation, Dissolution, and Annulment: What's the Difference?2015
Udall Shumway PLC WebsiteLGBT Services Video Blog2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogSchool Selection: How Does the Family Court Decide?2015
Udall Shumway PLC WebsiteOrders of Protection2015
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogSame-Sex Marriage Comes to Arizona2014
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogParenting Plans: the Drafting Dos and Dont’s2014
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogLindsay A. M. Olivarez Suggests Keeping Conflict over Kids out of Schools2014
www.UdallShumway.com Family Law BlogThe Divorce Process: The First Steps2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Arizona State UniversityJustice StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Arizona State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Udall Shumway Family Law Seminar SeriesFinances in the Family Court2016
Professional Development MeetingQ&A: A School Registrar's Guide to Common Family Law Inquiries in Schools2016
Udall Shumway Family Law Seminar SeriesBankruptcy in the Family Court2015
2014 Sizzlin' Summer Legal ConferenceLegal Decision-Making and Parenting Time Orders: Who's on First, Who's the Umpire, and Who's Not Even in the Ballpark2014