Experienced Attorney in Family Law
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2016|
|Managing Attorney||Petersen Law Firm PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Firm||2007 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||N/A|
|Sullivan v. Sullivan||Win|
|See all legal cases|
|Blog||Is Arizona a Mother's Right State||2013|
|Blog||Are Fathers awarded custody rights simply by signing the birth certificate?||2013|
|Blog||Tucson Family Law||2013|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
Posted by Leif
Those in the Tucson area would do wise to heed this review. Riisa Petersen-Mandel is among the most competent, intelligent, caring, and zealous lawyers one could ask for. I say this having completely and totally accomplished my legal goals within the family courts. These goals coincided that which is most important and most beneficial to my family.
Riisa was available for my questions, concerns, and issues at any point that was within reason. She responded to emails, texts, and phone calls in a manner where timely seems like it is underwhelming. She was quick to both act and react. She stayed current and familiar with my case to a degree which made any and all of our interactions quick, efficient, and calming.
She was knowledgeable and competent enough in the art of the courts that she was able to realize and capitalize on any advantages possible. She worked vehemently with me towards any and all of my objectives.
The only question that I've ever had unanswered is how a lay person, such as myself, was able to acquire such an adroit, proficient, and gifted attorney.
Posted by Tim
I worked with Riisa while going through a tough divorce with my wife, unfortunatley it had alot to do with getting equal parenting time for our two girls. Riisa was not only patient and understanding but also very clear on what was realistic. She was amazing when it came to working after hours to prepare for our trial and went above and beyond with being there to answer silly questions that i may have had due to my lack of experience/understanding with the process. In trial Riisa was amazing as well and helped keep me calm and comfortable during a very emotional experience. Cant thank her enough!!
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have been practicing law since June of 2008 and was an Assistant City Prosecutor until June of this year. During this time I had numerous court appearances with Ms. Petersen as opposing counsel including several evidentiary hearings and at least one jury trial. Ms. Petersen has integrity, is respectful not only to other attorneys and the bench, but also to her clients. In my experiences, she is consistently a competent and zealous advocate for her clients. I have no hesitation in saying that I believe Ms. Petersen would be an excellent choice to assist with not only criminal matters but also with any family law issue that may need resolved.
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