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Billie Tarascio

Family Attorney at Mesa, AZ

4.8   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 12 years
    Oregon - OR 18 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Billie

Learn Billie’s areas of practice.

EFFECTIVE, CREATIVE, AND ASSERTIVE DIVORCE LAWYER TEXT ANYTIME. DAY OR NIGHT 480-405-7718.

Do you need an advocate? Billie’s passion is standing up to bullies. She did it on the play ground as a child and now in the courtroom throughout her representation of clients. Nothing brings her more pleasure than securing a favorable and fair result for a client in the most efficient, affordable manner possible.

After graduating from University of Oregon, School of Law in 2005, Billie knew she didn’t want a traditional legal career. After several years with traditional law firms, she went out on her own in search of a better way of doing things for attorneys and clients alike. The primary goal of the firm was to lower the cost of legal services for clients, and reduce accounts receivables for the firm.

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by John | July 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassion, Factual and Holistic
Billie and the Modern Law Firm interacted with us in factual yet very compassionate manner. Clear demonstration of honoring the Laws while caring for our needs. We had a multi state jurisdiction issue and Billie guided us with the specifics required and the optimal path forward, which was to maintain the jurisdiction in a different state. She also made Herself and the Firm available to support our lawyer in the state of jurisdiction. She cared more about what was right than a retainer. Our Arizona attorney for life!
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2010
Excellent Service and Results
I started working with Billie in Oregon and have continued to call and use her since she moved to Arizona. She gives timely in put and professional guidance, even when it isn't good news. She really faught for me and my kids when no one else would.
Posted by Candice | September 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped saved my children’s future!
When my case started, I was in a terrible place. My son was being abused and his father was blocking me from getting him medical care and mental health treatment from my husbands abusive behavior and alcoholism. I had been separated for a long time and filed for divorce once on my own but my husband wouldn’t give me the information I needed to finalize so the case was dismissed. I was hopeless and lost. I talked to Billie and she immediately knew what to do. Using the medical records we got an order of Protection. And emergency orders. Now I could get my son treatment and his dad couldn’t touch him or see him. We used sober link and supervised visits. We worked with a counselor. I got more child support than ever. This was the scariest time in my life and modern law handled it. It wasn’t fast but it was safe and they made it easy. The best part was in trial. You should have seen my ex’s face when Billie was cross examining him. She made him look so bad and exposed him for the jerk he is. I have never felt so protected or understood. My kids and I are doing better than ever. Billie, Jen, Caitlin and everyone at modern law truly changed my life and I and my kids are forever grateful. ❤️❤️❤️
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Posted by Heather | January 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars for Billie T. and Modern Law
I am at the beginning of a long dreadful and what I felt like was a very complicated case to me. My attorney in just a couple visits and communication has changed my perspective on how I look at this challenging important matter. He let me know that there is an end in sight and my case is very typical and they deal with Similar cases everyday. I realized the reality and simplicity of my situation BECAUSE they took on our family court case. I can't literally wait for this to be put behind us but as my other attorney, Billie T. said that she believed that there is a great chance to have a good resolution. And I have been planning to have her and her law firm and team represent me for five years now. My first consult was after trial. Billie was simply honest with her answer and straight up gave me nothing but legal advice and FACTS. I consulted with several firms and attorneys... none were fit or right for my case because they made my case out to be as if it were impossible. (Which it is and was a high conflict case unfortunately) 2020 AND Finally a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the Modern Law team I have worked with thus far. Lastly, I want to say how incredible my paperwork was worded and prepared... it is to the point, no nonsense while being clear and concise not to mention the kindness and compassion from everyone you come across on this team. Definitely priceless and very grateful. Thank you Billie and modern law for being simply open and honest from the get go.
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Posted by James | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Modern Law, a Practice of Excellence
Modern Law is the best law firm hands down and I would highly recommend them over anyone else. I have spent 8 years fighting for my son and have been represented by 2 attorneys at Modern Law. They all have their specialties, what they excel at, and have been instrumental in my obtaining equal parenting time with my son. Billie Tarascio and Darin Colburn are the attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. Billie handled my out of state parenting plan like a true professional and was able to get me more weeks than is typical, and I can’t thank her enough for that. Darin handled my equal parenting plan upon my return to Arizona and was calm, cool and collected and able to help me stay that way as well. Billie and Darin dealt with all the curveballs and not so ethical moves made by my ex and her attorneys and through it all was able to get me just what I wanted, equal parenting time. Billie and Darin possess a high moral fiber which is what sets them apart from the rest. They can get you the results your looking for without sinking to the level of whom they are up against, or having their own ethics called into question; which, let’s face it, that’s what most lawyers are known for. NOT this firm though. Modern Law is so successful and sought after because of their core values and moral high ground. Thank you, truly, for everything you have done for my son.
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Posted by Kylie | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
most amazing family attorney out there!
I wanted an advocate who would listen and fight for our rights. I just wanted what was fair. The other attorney representing the mom kept insisting that we use an artificially high income based on a job my husband had 3 years ago that meant working 60-80 hours a week. There was no way he was going to keep doing that. He would never see his kids! As soon as we hired Billie the scales tipped and we were on a level playing field. The staff was so professional and nice. I felt like they actually cared about us!!! They took the time to listen and always keep us informed. Within weeks the case was wrapped up and settled!!!!!
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Posted by Crystal | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Representaion
Our case has been a long road of emotional ups and downs. It has changed hands and changed states. For the past 7 years of our situation, Billie has always informed us of any updates or requirements immediately since she has taken over. She has never left us wondering what to do next, or waiting on her responses. She is extremely professional and yet takes every aspect as what impact from a friends point of view. Feeling like you have a friend to help you through these trials of what life can throw at you, can mean more than words can explain. We have had things thrown at us that was not in our control, and Billie has guided us through them. The whole team at Modern Law should be acknowledged for their efforts in every way!!
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Response from Billie Tarascio December 15, 2016
Thank you Crystal! It's true that we do become quite attached after years of working closely with a family. Your victory was hard fought and undoubtably the best thing for the children. I am so happy for you and your family and grateful for the opportunity to have served you.
Posted by Chris and Kelli | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Family Law Attorney
My husband, Chris, has been represented by Billie Tarascio since 2012. Billie is compassionate and knowledgeable. She efficiently moved our custody case along to a victory, and was able to save us time and money. Chris and I both, are impressed with the polite support staff and paralegals, as well as the other office attorneys who work along side Billie in the Modern Law office. We highly recommend Billie Tarascio for family law representation, and an overall positive and supportive experience! Kelli and Chris Burson
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Response from Billie Tarascio December 15, 2016
Kelli and Chris, You make being an attorney easy! You are both so reasonable, rational and focused on doing what's best for your children. I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me and the fact that you would trust something so important to Modern Law.
Posted by Melvin | October 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service.
When I was served I have no idea what to do a friend recommend me to, Billie and after that first consultation with her I knew that I was in good hand and she will do an excellent job. I like how she put it if want to do things right honest and fear she definitely love to take my case. That was exactly what I was looking somebody who would fight for my right knows how to get it done and do things right. She is super nice person, very smart, very personal, get things done quick, very easy to get in touch with her, I will recommend her to anybody who needs a good lawyer. If you are looking for a great lawyer Billie is the one. Billie and all the team of Modern Law. Thank you very much for your hard work.
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Response from Billie Tarascio October 18, 2016
Melvin, Thank you so much for the review. You are a joy to work with. The whole office loves it when you come in and get coffee :)
Posted by Paul | October 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney you would recommend to those you love.
I was referred to Billie by a close, personal friend of mine who also practices law, and who spoke very highly of her. I walked away from my first appointment with Billie with a sense of relief knowing I would be represented extremely well. Secondarily, she really seemed to understand where I was at emotionally and was supportive and encouraging in a way I would expect from my counselor. She's tough, yet sweet. I would definitely not want her to be my opposing counsel. I have referred her now to two of my close friends and I will continue to carry her business card in my wallet for the next one.
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Response from Billie Tarascio October 18, 2016
Paul- it was so fantastic meeting you. Thank you so much for taking the time to review.
Posted by Donna | May 22, 2015
The perfect divorce attorney!
Words cannot describe what a pleasure it was working with Billie on my divorce. She was always responsive, pleasant and understanding. She was a true advocate for me with real, logical and by the law helpful advice. I never felt that she was just trying to run my bill up. She was always reasonable and understanding of the issues we faced and guided me through this difficult time with compassion and honesty. She is a truly a proponent of trying to settle the disputes in a calm and logical manner while always trying to come to an agreement with my husband and I without having to go to trial if possible. Mine was a complicated case with many moving parts and components. I feel that she looked out for me with my best interests always in mind and we were able to negotiate an agreement that met the needs of my husband and I. We finalized and settled and I believe my ex and I reached an agreement that met both of our needs thanks to Billie! I was always up and down, changing my mind on a daily basis and when I finally let go and let her handle the issues we were able to move forward. I was blessed and I'm very grateful that she was there for me. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Nicole | February 11, 2015
Billie is the best!
I truly enjoyed working with Billie. While divorce and the proceedings going along with it are unfamiliar territory and very uncomfortable - Billie made it so much easier. Her and the entire Modern Law Team were very professional, timely and helpful for anything and everything I ever needed. She was timely in responses (never more than a couple of hours for anything), answered all of my questions, which I had a lot of, and thorough with my case. And when we had to go to court and to mediation she made me feel comfortable, prepared, knowledgeable and ahead of the game. She's also fun to work with and makes a miserable situation much less so. I'll highly recommend friends, family and colleagues to Billie or anyone at her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2014
Kind, Empathetic, and Highly Professional
I am a parent involved in an extremely complex, and difficult custody case. I have been alienated from my children for the past several years, and up until this point, unable to secure legal representation due to financial reasons. Because of the modest fees, and limited scope option, someone like myself finally has access to affordable legal services. Ms. Tarascio, along with her entire staff have been an absolute pleasure to work with during this horrible time for our family. She is kind and empathetic, while at the same time, has maintains a high level of professionalism. Billie isn't just helping me; she's helping to preserve the sanctity of our family for generations to come. My children someday, will look back and realize - their mom loves them, didn't abandon them, and was willing to fight for them. Billie Tarascio puts the "family" back in Family Law!
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Posted by JG | August 25, 2014
Excellent Attorney - Outstanding Staff!
Ms. Tarascio has been assisting me on a limited scope basis, during an extremely complex, high conflict, custody case. Even though I am without the financial means to fully retain Ms. Tarascio at this time - I have been given the same knowledge, expertise and prompt attention, as any other client . Ms. Tarascio is fair, honest, and compassionate. (an element that seems to be sorely lacking in the legal arena) However, one should not mistake Ms. Tarascio's kindness, for weakness. She is a formidable opponent, indeed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Divorce Case
Billie did an excellent job representing me in my divorce case. She kept me informed of the status at all times. She provided viable options throughout the process and together we were able to determine the best approach for each decision. Billie was very easy to work with and I was very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Gianni | July 11, 2014
Excellent Lawyer!!!
Billie Tarascio was very helpful with my divorce case. She kept everything very simple and easy to understand. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Lance | July 9, 2014
excellent service in my divorce mediation
Billie did an outstanding job with my divorce mediation. She was very fair to the both of us and helped us navigate through some difficult moments. She was very responsive and timely with any of our requests. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Kelly | June 28, 2014
So thankful I was represented by Billie Tarascio at Modern Law. She is a Super Star Attorney!!!
I was so scared, and felt so lost when I first filed for divorce. I was clearly not aware of all of my rights when I filed. My ex had an attorney from the start, and it didn't take long before I felt I was being bullied by my ex and his attorney. That is when I decided to get representation. I was referred to Modern Law from a friend who had also used them during her divorce. That is when I met Billie. Working with Billie Tarascio has been an absolute pleasure. I am so thankful I found her, and that she was able to represent me through my divorce. From the beginning she made me feel comfortable, and I knew she always had my best interest in mind. She was always quick to respond to any matter involving my case. In my opinion she was the reason I won my case. She helped me get the fair and just outcome I wanted. It was quite the emotional roller coaster, but Billie was always right there by my side, confident and strong. She may be petite in size, but let me tell you, she is one fierce lady in and out of the courtroom. Her passion for what she does speaks loud and clear, and I felt she really truly cared about me and my case. I really can't say enough great things about Billie, and the staff at Modern Law. They are professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I will be referring any of my family members, or friends in need of an attorney to Billie Tarascio.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2013
Wonderful Representation in Child Custody Case
I am a dad who was recently fighting for 50/50 time with my 5 year old son. Billie was paramount to the successful outcome I received. After an important hearing, Billie had taken a vacation. In the midst of her personal vacation the other party's attorney started an attack by filing pleadings and petitions to alter the Judge's ruling. I contacted Billie, even though she was on her personal vacation, within hours she had drafted an aggressive pleading in response to the other party's attack. I could not believe that she would take time out of her personal time to continue to fight for my case. I felt like she truly cared about my case, because she knew the details of my case thoroughly, and at trial was quick on her feet and precise. She won my case. In addition to Billie, her staff is great. On several occasions we had to contact her administrative team, who were always quick to respond to our needs. She made her fees affordable by allowing payments. She is quick to respond to emails, most of the time within a few hours. I have referred her to family, friends, and reviewed on internet sites (typically something I normally do not take the time to do). However, I feel like it is important because she was a blessing to me and will be to others.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2014
Billie Tarascio cares and will fight for justice.
Billie Tarascio has been representing me for the past year in a very difficult divorce case. She has, and is continuing, to fight for me. My case is not over yet, but I feel confident that Billie is watching out for my interests and doing everything she can to have justice prevail.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founder
  • Access Legal
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Modern Law
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successful Relocation!
  • Successful Relocation!
  • Proven Waste- Recovered Assets
  • Proven Waste- Recovered Assets
  • Domestic Violence/Custody
  • Mother won sole custody
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Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Legal Tech Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • N/A
  • State of Arizona, Legal Tech Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012

Publications

  • Arizona Bar Journal
  • Limited Scope Legal Services
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Future of Law
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Document Automation in the Cloud
  • 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • How to Grow a Law Practice Using Limited Scope Legal Services
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (19)
Endorse Billie
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've recommended Billie to many of my clients and they are always pleased with her. Billie knows how to get great results for an affordable price. You can count on Billie for creative solutions to difficult problems. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"Billie and her team are constantly testing and improving their office to make a client's experience better. I have gotten to know Billie over the past couple of years and I know that she deeply cares about her clients and the happiness of the individual's case. If you need help in Arizona, Billie and her team is the place to go!"
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Billie is a nationally known family lawyer. Her commitment to improving her practice to best serve the needs of her clients is well known in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is on top of things and handles things aggressively for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Billie is knowledgeable and professional. She will work with clients on payments to make sure that they can afford services and they know what they are paying up front with no hidden fees. Modern Law is an excellent law firm with an eye towards how to serve the maximum number of people with the best possible resources. I would be happy to send anyone to Modern Law for their family law needs."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Billie is very unique in the legal community. She is an intelligent business person, an approachable and empathetic resource for her clients, a pleasure to work with, and an exceptional advocate who gets great results. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Billie Tarascio has created a law firm where clients' needs and resources are considered in relation to their goals. Billie is empathetic, understanding, and a powerful advocate. Working with Billie is a joy as she has the passion and vision all attorneys should possess."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have found Billie to be a competent and effective attorney. She is well versed in the law and seems to truly care about the clients she helps."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Billie Tarascio is passionate about making access to justice affordable. She is a great attorney who always puts the client's needs first."
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