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Alona M. Gottfried is an attorney, mediator and conflict resolution trainer in Arizona. Alona, a native of Arizona, obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University (1992; Summa Cum Laude) and her law degree from the College of Law at Arizona State University (1995; Cum Laude). Alona practices law and mediation in the areas of family law and employment law, among other areas.  She received advanced mediation training at the prestigious Pepperdine School of Law, and she has taught mediation to new and experienced mediators across the state of Arizona. Alona also facilitates conflicts between groups and trains employers to help them improve employee relations and avoid employee lawsuits. Alona is a State Bar of Arizona Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Council Member at Large.  She previously served as an executive officer of the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association and is trained in Collaborative Divorce Law.  She also helps resolve legal actions as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 43%
  2. Mediation: 42%
  3. Employment: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Paul Clancy Jr

    I endorse Alona Gottfried. I have known Alona for over ten years and have found her to be not only professional and competent, but she practices with a level of detail and excellence that is second to none. As a family law attorney and mediator, she meets the highest standards.


    Michael Clancy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory A Riebesehl

    I endorse this lawyer. Alona is a pleasure to work with.


    Gregory Riebesehl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Simmons & Gottfried PLLC

8160 E Butherus Dr Ste 7
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-2523


AZActive 199503/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Alernative Disute Resolution AttorneysAZ Business Magazine2013
Alan A. Matheson Service AwardArizona State University College of Law1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, attorney and mediatorSimmons & Gottfried, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyOwens & Perkins2006 - 2009
AttorneyGillespie & Associates, PC1995 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionExecutive Council Member at Large2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEHappy Clients-Happy Attorneys: How to Best Serve Family Law Parties Using ADR2012
Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) Annual Mediator and Ombudsman Training ProgramTools And Tips To Help Parties Reach Agreements2012