Carol A. Soderquist devotes her practice to representing clients in family law matters, with an emphasis on guardianship / conservatorship related issues, juvenile court litigation, adoption, mental health and elder law, including the protection of vulnerable or incapacitated adults and the representation of persons with disabilities in family law matters.
Ms. Soderquist also represents private fiduciaries in various capacities, including contested litigation, and was past Chair (2003-2004) of the State Bar of Arizona's Mental Health & Elder Law Executive Council. Ms. Soderquist is certified as a Private Fiduciary through the Arizona Supreme Court, fiduciary certification number 20604. This training provides her with extraordinary insight as to particular needs of the certified fiduciary and the certification standards.
Ms. Soderquist's interest in children's welfare stems from her work with children with developmental delays at the Central Arizona Child Evaluation Center and her tenure with the Gila River Indian Community where she developed a "parent-infant" special needs program.
In addition, for 13 years Ms. Soderquist completed background screenings and home studies of potential foster/adoptive parents to ensure Arizona children were placed in safe homes. She has also served on the Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) Advisory Council and recommended revisions and changes to the Department of Economic Security foster care licensing rules.
A former foster parent herself who was recognized as an exceptional Foster Parent in Arizona, Ms. Soderquist has been actively involved with the Social Action Committee at her church where she directed a volunteer program to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Ms. Soderquist serves as a Parent Coordinator/Special Master for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona State University's College of Law and was admitted to practice in 1998 in Arizona, was admitted by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in 2000. Ms. Soderquist has participated in the pilot probate mediation project and has received advanced mediation training at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Her practice strengths are in negotiating and rapidly solving complex cases and in all areas with mental health components.
Whether a guardian or conservator is needed to protect a loved or a family matter involving mental health components is at issue, Ms. Soderquist's training and history make her uniquely qualified to litigate complex family matters.
If you would like to discuss your matter with Carol Soderquist in detail, please contact her at 480.961.5900 or e-mail her [email protected]
SODERQUIST LAW- MAILING
4939 W Ray Road
Chandler, AZ, 85226
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Owner||SODERQUIST LAW PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||Maricopa County Superior Court||2010 - 2015|
|Partner||Nirenstein Garnice Soderquist PLC||2004 - 2011|
|Associate||GOLDMAN SODERQUIST||2000 - 2004|
|Of Counsel||Michael Hintze & Associates||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|AZ Woman Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder Law||Chair||2003 - 2004|
|Pilot Probate Court Mediation Project||Maricopa County Superior Court||2001 - 2001|
|Arizona State University's College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||N/A|
|Weill Cornell Medical School||Professional Witness Cross Examination||2013|
|AAPL Annual Conference||Parent Alienation Syndrome--A New Disorder for DSM-V?||2010|
|AZ Family Law Practice||Mediation in Family Law Cases||2007|
|Probate Practice||The Incapacitated Client||2000|
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