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Steven H. Everts

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mesa, AZ

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About Steven

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  • Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Arizona State Bar (1998 to present)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2005 to present)
  • Judge pro-tem in Maricopa County for 14 years
  • AV Rated (highest ethical/competency standard) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for many years (5.0 out of 5.0 Proficiency Rating)
  • Selected to Southwest SuperLawyers in 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Practiced law for 36 years and represented and counseled thousands of  clients in family law  matters
  • Average over 75 court appearances and dozens of contested hearings and trials each year
  • Been lead counsel in all family law trials and 12 jury trials
  • Attended over 100 continuing legal education seminars and 20 parenting courses in the field of family law
  • Been a presenter at several Family Law seminars and have been asked to present for the sixth straight year at the prestigious Arizona Family Law Institute in 2013
  • Have written the briefs and handled the appeals in 48 appellate cases.
  • Licensed in both Arizona and Utah in both federal and state courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California

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Licensed for 46 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 12/21/2022
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/07/2023

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Udall Shumway PLC
1138 North Alma School Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85201
Udall Shumway PLC
Phoenix Office (Tatum and Shea)
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert - Appreciated discussion
Extremely thorough and offered complimentary consult when most seasoned attorneys with his tenure would charge a minimum of $150 - $200 /hr. I was impressed he requested additional material to review/ consider to provide a more thoughtful analysis of my case. No denying Steven is an expert and sincerely appreciated his time.
Posted by Nicole | October 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazingly Knowledgeable and Very Honest
I met with Mr. Steven Everts today over a very frustrating child custody case that was possibly going to require an appeal. I researched, called and interviewed with a variety of other appelate qualified attorneys and was convinced Mr. Everts was by far the best choice before I even met him. Today, I was even more impressed with his depth of knowledge and experience on this random matter that many family attorneys will never likely encounter . He has been an attorney long enough to know how to properly navigate such a difficult situation and provided a great amount of insight and strategy for my upcoming hearing. It was also very refreshing that he actually advised against his own better financial interest and instead recommended I continue with my current attorney until the appeal process. Even if you are not changing attorneys it may be worth a few hours of his time to review your case and have him offer his extensive expertise and knowledge of various experts in the area that could be of assistance. We left today feeling more hopeful than ever that things could possibly turn around and even if they didn't and I have to go through an extensive appeals process, that he is even better in person than the amazing appeal attorney profile that I read about online. I could not be more impressed with this attorneys kindness, professionalism, general concern, and honesty. These are traits that are not always common in the legal industry. It is vital that you work with someone that you trust when it comes to the matter of your child's safety and well being. I wish I would have started here on day one.
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Posted by Donna | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely qualified!
Steven Everts has been my son's attorney for many years regarding various family law issues. He is extremely qualified as well as dedicated to his profession and his clients, i have recommend him on many occasions and will continue to do so. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
Posted by Wendy scotford | August 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly the best!!
Steve has been my lawyer for 6 years. I was facing an over bearing soon to be ex. I was at a disadvantage in every way. He helped me through my divorce and I couldn't have done this without him. Years later my ex tried to get custody of my boys. Without Steve and his staff I wouldn't have been able to fight my ex. Steve is so experienced and doesn't cut any corners. He fought the fight I couldn't do alone. He has spent hundreds of hours and late hours on my case. He always got back to me quickly to talk to me anytime. I highly recommend anyone to him!
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Posted by Sarah | August 4, 2015
Exceptional Lawyer!
Immediately I felt at ease with Mr. Everts. Dealing with legal matters can be very intimidating and scary especially under my circumstances. Having someone who understands the law and how to represent you in a manner that is justified and fair is the best sense of relief you could possibly ask for. With his guidance knowledge and representation I felt I was in great hands and could not have asked for a better lawyer. When dealing with legal issues it is comforting to know that you have someone on your side that can understand your situation in an unfortunate circumstance. Having someone you can trust to look out for your best interest and to take action with the law that is fair and justified in every aspect is not only necessary but crucial for a person to feel that they have been represented fairly in a court of law. I know with any future legal matters should there ever be any I have a lawyer I can trust and respect that I would use every time. I want to thank Mr. Everts for his time and representation in court and everybody at Udall and Shumway Law Offices for making this process easy affordable and comforting through a very tragic and hard time in my life.
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Posted by Jack | October 22, 2014
WOW AMAZING LAWYER!
After meeting with a few recommended lawyers I was ready to go . Until a colleague said, you should meet with "my guy". I said no I am ready to go now, I have been served (papers) already and I am running out of time. He said just meet with him you won't be disappointed. After meeting with Steve, I realized "wow this guy has a ton of experience". I knew the lawyer we were going up against was strong and aggressive with 20 years of experience. I didn't want to leave my case in the hands of a rookie. Steve helped me with suggestions on evidence I needed to gather to help me as a father stay in my children's lives as an equal co-parent with 50/50 parenting time. That was nothing compared to how he handled himself in the courtroom however. He was so well detailed and prepared it was clear who the top lawyer in the courtroom was. It was clearly a night and day difference. While the other side was talking about money, emotions, and dead end questions. Steve stuck with the facts that he knew were the most important parts to drive home the evidence needed to win the case. Before my results were released by the judge, I told everyone that no matter what happens if I end up losing ( which I didn't) its not because of my lawyer because he was outstanding. His passion and drive to win for his clients may not be noticeable to the naked eye, but trust me it's clear that I won because I had the best lawyer by far. You will not be disappointed with Steve's detailed, passionate, and experienced work ethic.
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Posted by Veronica | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When a lawyer errors ands puts its on his client its called MALPractice
I hired Mr everts to be my attorney for a divorce modification child support, & custody. long story short he didn't catch something and something they told me all along they would do could no longer be done because I had not done my paperwork incorrectly. He was hired as my attorney and even had me correct the child support worrsheet but blamed me for his error in not catching it. I did file a complaint with the AZ STATE Bar and because this was a mistake I was advised to look for a legalmalpractice lawyer because he cost my son close to $35,000 in back child support that we could not get because he made a mistake not me. I will be building a webpage to post my story, in the end at my child support pre hearing with my x attorney in the room, and the end my x first words out of his mouth where him thanking my attorney. Justice was not served and this momma is on fire with what he put us though. My son is special needs and he did not advocate for me for him like he was hired to do so. DO not hire them!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 1976 - Present
  • Management Committee
  • Udall Shumway PLC (15 years)
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Managing Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Managing Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Managing Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Arizona chapter)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Certified Specialist
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Phoenix Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1977 - 1988
  • Supreme Court Committee on Examinations
  • Assistant
  • 1977 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Superb Avvo Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Judge Pro-tem
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 1999
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1998
  • American Registry of Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Registry
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Arizona Bar Journal
  • Strict Liability: Recovery for Damage to the Defective Product Itself
  • 1982

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute, Phoenix Arizona
  • Rule 69 and Settlement Issues
  • 2015
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 15 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Marriage
  • 2012
  • Family Law Institute (For Better or Worse)
  • Family Law Trials: A Minute to Win It
  • 2012
  • 2011 Maricopa County Bar Association Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial
  • 2011
  • Family Law Institute (For Better or For Worse)
  • The Right of Privacy in Marriage
  • 2011
  • Family Law Institute (For Better or For Worse)
  • Dissipation of Community Assets (Waste)
  • 2010
  • Family Law Institute (For Better or For Worse)
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • 2009
  • Class for Married Couples
  • 15 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Marriage, Class for Married Couples (2009, 2001, and 1996)
  • 2009
  • Family Law Institute (For Better or For Worse),
  • File Management
  • 2008
  • Lorman Educational Services
  • Child Custody in Arizona
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steven is a dedicated advocate who will work diligently to assist his clients. Without reservation I strongly recommend Steven to any person in need of legal representation in any family law related matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a very knowledgeable attorney. He's typically a speaker at family law seminars. He's also an incredible advocate for his clients. I would recommend his services to anyone."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Everts is a constant professional. He works hard for his client, while remaining professional with opposing counsel. He is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable about the area of family law. He was great to work across the table with him."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's both honest and vigorous in his client representation."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is well known and respected in the family law legal community. The level of professionalism he brings to each case is outstanding."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been privileged to work with Mr. Everts since March, 2011. Steve is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who is meticulous, logical and creative in his practice. His tenacity, empathy and experience make him a tremendous attorney and mentor. I am proud to endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a highly qualified and aggressive family lawyer and I would never hesitate to refer a family case to him. He knows the issues and the law and will work hard to settle a case when possible, but he will also be prepared to try the cases that can't be settled."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent skills and knowledge. He serves his clients well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. By personal experience in working on cases with Steve, I can state unequivocally that he has strong legal abilities and ethical integrity. I know him mainly regarding family law issues, but I have no doubt that he brings the same energy and commitment to his other areas of practice. Anyone needing assistance in any of the areas of Steve's practice would do well to consult with him."
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