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Steven W Zachary

Family Attorney at Mesa, AZ

4.2   31 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 2 years
    Arizona - AZ 21 years
    Minnesota - MN 37 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Was a city prosecutor handling an average of 75 files per day. Later I did criminal defense and was lead attorney in both bench and jury trials.

    37 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

  4. Child support
    15%

    37 years

Steven Zachary has a unique background including over 36 years of legal experience.

 

After years of practicing law in both Minnesota and Arizona, Steven Zachary opened Zachary Law Group in Gilbert, Arizona.  His desire was to create a one stop law firm dedicated to helping individuals and families through their difficult legal troubles. Currently, Steven has law licenses in Arizona, Minnesota, New York and North Carolina.  

 

Steven’s distinctive background brings the intelligence of graduating from a nationally ranked top 20 law school and the legal experience of being a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 lawyers, the American Academy of Trial Attorneys Top 100 and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%.

 

He has the drive and tenacity from being a former two sport college athlete.  His unequaled honesty, respect and compassion come from his being a licensed minister.

 

With Zachary Law Group, Steven Zachary created a results-focused law firm representing clients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Tempe and surrounding areas of Pinal and MaricopaCounties. Zachary Law Group also has an office in Minnesota and a legal presence in Iowa.

 

The philosophy at Zachary Law Group is that for every problem there is a solution. We call it “Zach-It.” 

 

 

 

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Location

Steven Zachary
3707 East Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ, 85206

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and engaged
Steven reviewed my child support case clearly with me and I was able to easily understand his guidance. Thank you!
Posted by DWelch | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
Steven Zachary and his team are outstanding! Mr Zachary is so knowledgeable and makes this whole process less intimidating! I am so blessed to have had such amazing guidance and representation! Beyond thankful!
Posted by Michael | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and Affordable
Mr. Zachary was extremely helpful in dealing with my difficult case with my ex-wife and false child abuse allegations that required tons of time, meetings, court dates, and evidence production. His expertise helped me deal with all the emotions that a case like this entails and keep me calm and in the proper mindset to ensure that we could defend myself in the best way possible. He proved invaluable getting the needed witnesses to the Court Room and getting all the charges not only dropped - but helped me get such overwhelming evidence against the opposing party that she ended up withdrawing her filings and dropping her case entirely. Steven helped me get my son back and I am forever grateful! His staff were always courteous and helpful, as well as timely. Beverley provided great support in making sure that all the court documents were submitted properly and kicking back all the improper forms that my ex kept trying to provide. Steven was also instrumental in finally holding my ex-wife accountable for her financial obligations - something that I have been trying seven years to get done on my own!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Filing a Divorce
I consulted with Stephen a few times on my pending divorce. Stephen was professional and very helpful on what I needed to do in order to file my divorce papers successfully. I would recommend Stephen Zachary to all my friends and family! Thanks Stephen
Posted by Selena | December 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Honest
Had a consultation this afternoon and he gave me a lot of very useful information and very good advice. I plan on using him as a lawyer if needed.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
family law
Steve and his staff were life savers for me and the kids. Steve was fair, affordable and not emotional, he focused on going after monies owed by my ex. I would recommend the entire staff at Zachary Law 100%.
Posted by Jessica | November 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
He made me feel more comfortable. And told me exactly what he thought and didn't sugar coat it.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Zachary Law Group
Answered my questions in a very timely manner. Mr. Zachary was able to get a good settlement of my case.
Posted by Eddie | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney
Zachary law group is amazing. From day one they handled my case with professionalism and made me feel like my case was important. Mr Zachary was able to have the majority of my charges dismissed and the most serious charge amended to a lessor one. Highly recommend their firm.
Posted by Dee | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
honest and dependable
Attorney Zachary worked with me on my case and made sure I received what was fair when it came to dividing property.
Posted by Richard Sugden | September 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A plus service.
I messaged Mr. Zachary his response was quickly. Unfortunately the location of the violation is not in the area that Mr. Zachary practices. Mr. Zachary was still very informative and helpful in the proper steps i need to take. While we were in conversation I had another question that didnt pertain to the organ of first contact. Mr. Zachary answered my questions without hesitation or delay. If I cant fix this alone, I will be hiring Mr. Zachary.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Settlement
I worked with George and he was great at helping me settle debt on my credit cards. It was a long process but he always assured me to be patient. Every time I called he always got a call back within 24 hours. He easily saved me $20k. He was worth every penny!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
I know nothing about law. From what he told me everything make sense. If I need a lawyer I would call him bacK.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Criminal Defense advice session
Gave me very good advices, would be glad to use this lawyer in the near future.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
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| Hired Attorney
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Criminal Defense advice session
aggresive atty called me in 3 minutes. besr $39 i spent. Stephen
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2015
Steven Zachary - Our great experience with a real Professional
My Wife and I enjoyed meeting you yesterday and we appreciate the information you provided to us. We were very impressed that you would spend your time with us to help in any way you could. We felt very comfortable talking with both you and never felt that you were rushing us to leave your office. If we run into trouble with Creditors we will definitely contact you. Thank you again for your time and advice. BN
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Posted by Dan | September 25, 2014
Steven W Zachary - Service provided EXACTLY as promised - THANK YOU for a job well done!
Steven W Zachary handled my Bankruptcy with the utmost professionalism. He explained what would happen and why; and made sure all the paperwork was perfect. He made a difficult situation bearable. I highly recommend Steven W Zachary.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
When you need results, call Steven Zachary!
To quote another review "Steven Zachary is the only reason I am not in jail today" that is so true. He worked a miracle for me regarding a probation violation case that I had from a while back. I was nervous and anxious about the potential outcome of my case but Steven did exactly what he said that he would. I avoided any jail time and was absolutely thrilled with the outcome. Thank you Steven!
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Posted by Judy | December 9, 2013
Review of our lawyer, Steven W Zachary
Mr. Zachary is very professional and did an excellent job in the defense of my son. He had a much more reasonable pricing scale than the other lawyers that I had gotten in touch with to handle my son's case. He got things done in a timely manner even though he was busy on other cases.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2013
A review on Steven Zachary
Steven made it possible for me to continue on in a normal life by removing a misdemeanor from my record. He was able to negotiate with the prosecuter and the judge to agree that my ticket should not be an interference in my life and future. I recommend Steven Zachary as an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Zachary Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Brauer Law Offices
  • 2007 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • DSUSA
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College Of Law
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Minnesota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kolstad v. Fairway Foods, Inc., 457 NW 2nd 728, (Minn. 1990)
  • Court of Appeals

Associations

  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 1%
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Professional
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • 2003
  • Distinguished Professor Award
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (73)
Given (65)
Endorse Steven
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Professional demeanor and great trial skills. It was a pleasure working with him, even in an adversarial context, and look forward to working with him again."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently worked with Mr. Zachary on a divorce case that was pretty straight-forward; yes, there was a child involved but otherwise there really weren't very many issues to fight over (no assets to divide, etc.). We were able to reach a full settlement out of court without going to a single hearing, thanks to Steven's firm taking the initiative and proposing language for a Consent Decree and Property Settlement Agreement. Once we tweaked and refined it to our satisfaction, it was good to go, without stepping foot in a courthouse door. He and his staff were always pleasant to deal with and did not play games. What a refreshing change of pace in a field of increasing confrontational and unethical family law attorneys! I definitely recommend his services and look forward to working with him again."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked extensively on matters with Mr. Zachary beginning to end, and would say that its been a privilege. His candor and cooperation, make resolution possible, and he is easy to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Zachary is a very knowledgeable attorney who truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steven is an incredible man, counselor, attorney, and friend. He is the kind of lawyer you want on your side. I've worked with him personally on a number of cases and Steven and his team are always quick to respond to my clients. I regularly refer people to him and am glad he is there to serve my circle of influence."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Zachary. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zachary is a well-respected lawyer. I have read many of his answers and have found them to be consistently accurate and helpful to Avvo Askers. These are important qualities to look for in a lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Steven. I worked with Steven on several cases. I was on the prosecution side and Steven on the defense. I have a ton or respect for Steven. He was very dedicated to his clients and always found a way to make me offer a better plea than I had originally offered. He always gets the best results for his clients. Prosecutors, judges and court staff all like Steven and admire him because he is a great attorney and a great person. If you need an awesome criminal defense attorney, Steven should be your first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven's varied professional and life experiences gives him a unique prospective on the problems his clients face. Steven has an excellent reputation within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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