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Giancarlo Arturo Sapelli

Family Attorney at Peoria, AZ

4.9   35 reviews

About Giancarlo

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Practice areas

Mr. Sapelli comes from a background in education, having taught Junior High School for eight years after achieving a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from U of A and a Master's Degree in Leadership from NAU. After returning to school and receiving his JD from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Licensed for 8 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 09/18/2022

Contact Giancarlo

The Law Office of Katherine Kraus
9059 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Suite C-300
Peoria, AZ, 85382


4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
I consulted with Giancarlo in 2020 when I got divorced. My ex-husband and I decided to do the divorce without legal counsel but the information that Giancarlo helped me with was great. 1.5 years later my ex had a horrible drinking problem and I needed to get emergency full custody of my 2 children. I had saved Giancarlo's information and I called him and he jumped into action. I ended up in a battle w/ my ex-husband and his family and Giancarlo was the only one in my corner and we got everything that I wanted. Him and his staff are great. I hope I don't need him again, I have a feeling I will though and he will be the first one I call when things go sideways :)
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Posted by Joe | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Group!
Giancarlo is an excellent attorney. Him and his staff are very knowledgeable, informative, and made my overall experience as painless as possible. I would and have recommended friends to him and will continue to do so.
Posted by Travis | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professionalism
From the first moment I spoke to Giancarlo on the phone in a Panic. He was there for my Family and I. By knowing and understanding the law, and my situation. He was able to guide me thru the worst part of my life with a huge sense of confidence. Hands down I would recomend Giancarlo to anyone trying to navigate divorce and or child custody.
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Posted by Eugene | May 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A winning trial attorney!
It is with great pleasure that I recommend this Law firm, especially Giancarlo and team. They recently represented me in a very long and drawn out divorce action. (Over 2 years)! Giancarlo's knowledge of precedent and past rulings were absolutely invaluable as required events and milestones proceeded through the process. His explanations and sometimes "firm" recommendations were always on the mark at every step. He did not mislead me or provide any confidences that were unlikely. His advice and counsel ultimately lead to a result that I did not expect. The final results were fantastic! I could not be more pleased and would recommend his counsel to anyone that finds themselves in the "legal casino" of family court. On a side note I consider Giancarlo to be a friend and confidant who actually cared about me and my families well being.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rockstar Attorney!
From day one, Giancarlo has been nothing short of amazing! I hired Giancarlo to represent me in my family law case regarding Parenting Time and Child Support modification. He has always set realistic expectations and provides honest feedback you can trust without a doubt. He is a super genuine guy, has a great personality (not stuffy or uptight), and is just REAL with you in conversation. He always communicated timely, always met all deadlines with court filings, and was always one step ahead in the game. He doesn't nickle and dime you like so many other attorneys do. Best of all, HE WON OUR CASE! The rest of his firm is incredible to work with also. You will not regret working with Giancarlo in your family law matters!
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Posted by Tessra | July 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney EVER!
Giancarlo is so down to earth, actually the whole law firm makes you feel comfortable. He is very up front about everything and was a huge help to me during my divorce. He's definitely top notch!
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, knowledgeable Lawyer!
My husband and I hired Giancarlo for a Severance/Step Parent Adoption case. This was our first time working with a Lawyer, and it exceeded every expectation we had! Giancarlo was very clear and confident from the beginning. He spoke upon every scenario that could happen to make sure that we were prepared for all outcomes. Giancarlo was extremely open with us every step of the way. The entire process was smooth and painless, we could not have asked for a better Lawyer to represent us!!
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Posted by Joe | February 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied!
Giancarlo is extremely knowledgable. He treated my case with consideration and professionalism, for the best outcome for me and my kids. He communicated with me through the entire process and explained everything very well. Highly recommended!
Posted by Billy | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Severance Case
I reached out to Giancarlo at the beginning of my severance case. I was very confident in the Family Law category but dealing with Juvenile law was new to me. He took one look at my paperwork and told me I could handle it on my own and not to pay him. This was during a free consultation! It was clear to me that Giancarlo did not do this just for the money, rather because he cared. He told me to come back if I felt I was backed into a corner. Not long after, the case turned into a contested case and I knew I was going back to Giancarlo for the help I needed. After a second free consultation he picked up my case. The retainer process was also amazing as the work he did slowly ate away at the retainer I had on file. I added money as i wanted and needed. In the end, the respondent in my case changed his mind and this became a non contested case. I without a doubt am sure that this was because I had such a great and confident attorney on my side. He answered emails and questions quickly and never made me feel I was being used or taken advantage of. Vanessa in the front office was great as well, even getting my questions answered while Giancarlo was on vacation! Thank you guys again for aiding me through one of the scariest times of my life! I recommend them to anyone!
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Posted by Sarah | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best lawyer out there
This lawyer knows what he’s doing, he’s quick on his feet and awesome at math! He is awesome when he is out on the spot and doesn’t get nervous when I did, which helps in court room. Trust him, you will be happy you did.
Posted by Carol | July 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Giancarlo Sapelli
Giancarlo has been honest with me right from the start. He tried to save me money by going different routes to solve my case. Thank you so much for all you did. I could not have had a better lawyer!!!! I highly recommend you to everyone looking for an honest, down-to-earth lawyer who actually looks out for his clients!
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Giancarlo Sapelli listened to what I wanted to come out of my case and fought for me and my children. My ex husband served me with papers many years after our divorce to dispute custody and child support. He kept our best interests as his first priority. My children and I are extremely grateful for him. I am a single mother and was not receiving any child support. My case could have been drawn out longer but he did everything he could to get everything handled in a timely manner. I am now receiving child support and the custody issue was dropped. If I ever have a family law issue again, he will be my first call.
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Posted by Adriana | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient, Confident and Composed
Giancarlo somehow managed to put me at ease during one of the most trying experiences of my life. This case he represented me in was a custody hearing. He was patient with me, confident in my case and composed in the courtroom. He went out of his way to explain everything in great detail and address my fears and concerns as they arose. I interviewed several attorneys before hiring him. I hired him because he spent time on my case before I even signed on the dotted line. He treated my case individually rather than just one of many he'd try that month. He asked questions, he listened patiently and he was understanding of the long history of my case. During my hearing he aggressively defended me, and did so with composure, it made me feel as secure as i could during a very scary time for me. My hope is that no one would ever have to go to family court, but if you do, I'd highly recommend Giancarlo to any family or individual in need. He will exceed any expectation.
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Posted by Wendi | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, professional and proficient
If I could give Giancarlo 10 stars I would. I was terrified walking into the custody trial. Giancarlo was very confident and productive in his work. He was very clear and honest with me through the whole process. I ended up getting sole custody of my children. I could not have done it without him. I am so thankful I found this law firm. I highly recommend Giancarlo.
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Posted by Rhonda | January 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I'm greatful I found Giancarlo; he was so easy to talk to for a first timer like me. He made me feel comfortable with every consultation and phone call. Giancarlo helped me helped me with every concern and question I had about my divorce. I'm very pleased and would definitely recommend him to anyone who is going through a rough situation that is nervous about consulting an attorney. He is an understanding, honest professional.
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Posted by Deandre | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I could’ve asked for! Fought for me every step and got me everything I wanted in my parental agreement with my child’s mother , can’t thank him enough!
Posted by Nolan | December 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended attorney
I can’t express how truly grateful I am to have Giancarlo represent me through my divorce. He was able to make things move fast and was very understanding. A lot of court terms can be very difficult to understand but Giancarlo was able to explain what’s what and guide me into the right direction. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Scott | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child support and custody.
Giancarlo was very personable and professional. Always felt he and and his staff had my needs at the forefront. He helped resolve a child custody issue and got child support in order.
Posted by Crystal | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magnificent Attorney
Mr.Sapelli is one of the best attorneys I’ve had, in the past two years I’ve been through 3 others. Mr.Sapelli didn’t promise anything he was realistic to what my options were. He was very straight forward and always responded to me within mins to hours no more then 24 hours for a reply. He was amazing, he looked out for my best interest as well as my daughters. He never let us down, he was a fabulous attorney, very sweet kind but can be stern when need be. You will not make a mistake picking this gentleman as your attorney..
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Posted by Kelli | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I knew from the first phone call, this attorney would have my back. He put my needs first. Listened to me and understood. I was alone with my divorce and he was very kind and made things move .without it being messy. .I recommend Mr.Sapelli to anyone.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Probation issued in AZ, 2016
updated on 02/04/2017

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Giancarlo's comment: “While I disagree with the outcome and discipline I received, I am happy to explain as to what happened, while still maintaining client confidentiality and upholding all of the current an enforceable ethical rules.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • The Law Office of Katherine Kraus
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lewis Labadie PLC
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • My AZ Lawyers
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Wasatch Family Law Center
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Assistant to the Editor
  • Utah Bar Family Law Journal
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Kirk A Cullimore
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Community Legal Services - Family Law Division
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Northern Arizona University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2005
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Top 10 Best in 2015 in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Service
  • University of Utah
  • 2013
  • Raul Castro Scholarship of Academic Excellence
  • Phoenix School of Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (26)
Endorse Giancarlo
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Giancarlo is a sharp thinking, well spoken advocate for his clients. Having represented parties opposed to his clients, I respect him as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
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 | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a mentor and as opposing counsel, Giancarlo offers practical solutions to complicated problems. He empathizes with his clients' needs and zealously defends their interests, all while acting professional and courteous to all parties. The profession needs more attorneys of his caliber and demeanor."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Friend
"Giancarlo is an excellent attorney and a passionate advocate. He works tirelessly for his clients. I would happily recommend anyone to Giancarlo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Giancarlo on a family law case. He was very reasonable and a great advocate for his client. He is well versed in the law."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Giancarlo on a very contentious family law matter. He was a zealous advocate for his client, without causing undue conflict with opposing counsel. I found him to be a very honest, and easy to work with advocate, who didn't stoop to dirty tactics to win his case. I would be happy to work with Giancarlo again."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Giancarlo is a passionate lawyer and takes care of his clients. I've known Giancarlo for several years now, since law school, and I have no problem referring my friends, family, and clients who need a good family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Giancarlo is a terrific attorney to work with - always easy to communicate with and very reasonable which always benefits everyone involved."
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Peoria Family Lawyer Giancarlo Arturo Sapelli
Giancarlo Arturo Sapelli
Family Attorney
Peoria, AZ
Licensed for 8 years