Going Above And Beyond For You
Children & Custody
Orders of Protection
High Conflict Cases
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, JD – Tucson, Arizona
Loyola University of Chicago, MA – Chicago, Illinois
University of Arizona, BA – Tucson, Arizona
Among Tucson’s Most Experienced Attorneys
I have over 30 years of experience practicing exclusively in the family law area and have experienced just about every scenario one could imagine. That experience is invaluable in dealing with the court system which will make decisions about your children, your finances and your life. A highly experienced attorney brings predictability to the table. I can help you eliminate the guessing game of what will happen in court. We can develop a strategy based on your goals, taking into account the complicated law in this area and even the judge who is assigned to your case. I have been honored to serve on many boards during my tenure as an attorney. I have served on the Pima County Committee on Judicial Supervision, both the state and local boards of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Arizona Supreme Court Committee to Review the Child Support Guidelines and currently serve on the Family Law Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona and the board of CODAC Health and Wellness.
I am one of the few attorneys in Tucson who have had the privilege of arguing a case before the United States Supreme Court. I won my case and you can listen to my oral arguments on the Supreme Court website. I am known as an aggressive fighter in court but I also have an excellent reputation for settling cases based on the most likely outcome in court. In most cases, having a knock-down-drag-out fight in court is a lose-lose situation. That’s why my experience and settlement skills can help you with your family law case. On the other hand, some cases need to be decided by the judge. If you have such a case, you will be in the hands of one of the most experienced family law litigators in the state.
Honors & Appointments
Executive Board Member and Former Chair – Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona – 1995-current
This group designs seminars for family law attorneys, reviews proposed laws in the area of family law, prepares newsletters and case law updates for family law attorneys and promotes improved skills and professionalism for family law attorneys.
Chair, Boards of Directors – CODAC Health Recovery & Wellness – 2002-current
I am a current member of the board and former Chairperson of this acclaimed public mental health and wellness provider in Pima County.
Arizona Supreme Court Child Support Guideline Review Committee – 2008-2010
I was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on this group that reviewed and revised Arizona’s Child Support Guidelines.
Child Support Committee of the Arizona State Legislature – 2002-2009
I was appointed by the Arizona State Legislature to serve on this group that developed and coordinated polices and strategies to improve the child support system.
President and Board Member – Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – 1994-2007
This group works to educate lawyers, judges and mental health providers on the latest research on children, divorce and custody.
Board Member – National Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – 1994-2007
This is the national group that also works to educate lawyers, judges and mental health providers on the latest research on children, divorce and custody.