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Patrick S Sampair

also known as The Sampair Group, PLLC

About me

Patrick Sampair has over 33 years of legal experience and has helped thousands of Arizonans with their family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony (or spousal maintenance) disputes. Mr. Sampair has expertise resolving complex financial matters that arise in a family law dispute, drawn in part from his experience litigating civil and criminal tax cases during his early years of law practice. Mr. Sampair is committed to providing his clients with effective and affordable legal representation; he is dedicated to minimizing the negative effects divorce proceedings and related disputes can have on children.



Mr. Sampair received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University Law School in Nebraska in 1981, and a BA from Creighton University in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona and Minnesota, and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Sampair is also admitted to practice before Arizona state and federal courts, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Arizona.

Mr. Sampair is a former Judge Pro Tem in the Maricopa County Superior Courts, and a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1992, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court of Arizona to represent indigent defendants pursuant to the federal Criminal Justice Act.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    35 years
  2. Child Support: 25%
    35 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    35 years
  4. Divorce: 25%
    35 years



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Payment types:

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Contact info

The Sampair Group

17235 N 75th Avenue Suite E-100
(1 1/2 blocks North of Bell Road
Glendale, AZ, 85308


AZActive 198803/31/2016
MNAdministrative suspension198206/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best - Customer SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Excellent ratingAVVO2014
Client's Choice 2014Avvo2014
Top Contributor 2014Avvo2014
Ten Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Excellent ratingAVVO2013
Client's Choice 2013Avvo2013
Top Contributor 2013Avvo2013
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemMaricopa County Superior Court2016 - Present
AttorneyThe Sampair Group1994 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell School of Law1986 - 1987
AssociateMacPherson & McCarville1984 - 1994
AssociateLaw Office of Sydney Brennen1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
AIOFLAMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauBBB2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals First CircuitMember1993 - Present
United States Court of Appeals Fifth CircuitMember1990 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law SectionMember1989 - Present
United States Court of Appeals Eighth CircuitMember1985 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1985 - Present
Internal Revenue ServiceAuthorized Practicioner1984 - Present
Pro Hac Vice Admission District Court North DakotaMember2012 - 2013
CJA Attorney District Court Districk of ArizonaMember1991 - 1994
CJA Attorney Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1990 - 1990
Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1989 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wright vs Wright (Appeals Case)Won
Kroll vs. KrollJudge ruled that father's income was actually $21,498 mo., causing C/S to go from $1759 per month to $3198 per month. Father also ordered to pay $400 month towards arrearage. Also obtained judgment against father for mother’s attorney’s fees.
US v. BileckiAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
sampairlwblogThree Reasons Why Divorcing Young Might Be Right For You2016
sampairlawblogThree Things To Know About Legal separation v. Divorce2016
sampairlawblogCan A Prenup Help You Avoid Divorce Court2016
Sampair.comChild Support in Arizona2014
Sampair.comChild Custody In Arizona2014
Law TV.comAZ Family Law Q & A2011
Arizona RepublicDischarging Taxes in Bankruptcy1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Creighton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyers on CallFamily Law (Divorce, Child Support, and Paternity Issues)2014
15th Quasi-Annual RoundtableUpdate to Fee Agreements in Family Law2014
Semi-annual Roundtable CLEFamily Law Rules2013
10th Quasi Annual ETC RoundtableEthics - Fee Agreements2011