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As the founder of Pahl & Associates, Danette uses her experience and training as a former Tucson City Prosecutor to represent individuals and families in divorce proceedings.  Whether at the negotiating table or inside the courtroom, Danette aggressively advocates for the best interests of her clients and their children.  She ensures that the issues of community property division, spousal maintenance, legal decision-making authority, and child support are resolved fairly to enable clients to successfully move on from the dissolution of marriage or other family law dispute.

Danette is fluent in Spanish and accepts cases in Pima, Pinal, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties.  She attended college and played intercollegiate soccer at the University of Illinois, and she received her M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Studies and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Danette has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for over ten years.

Danette is married to a veterinarian and has two children.  She is a sports enthusiast and dog lover.  In her spare time, Danette loves to travel. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



Hourly ($375/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Reagen A Kulseth

    I endorse Danette. She's an excellent advocate for her clients and keeps the children's best interests as her primary focus.


    Reagen Kulseth Child custody Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Danette. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pahl & Associates

6400 East Tanque Verde Road
Suite 150
Tucson, AZ, 85715


AZActive 199807/02/2016
WISuspended Cle199803/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderPahl & Associates2008 - Present
PartnerThrush, Clark & Pahl2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pima County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Family Law SectionN/A1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLatin American and Iberian StudiesMA - Masters1997
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of IllinoisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993