Total Credits: 5 including 5 CLE, 5.0 Family Law Specialization
Attending the 2023 Family Law Institute is the best way to ensure you are completely up to date on the latest cases, legislation and other new developments in Arizona family law.
The program provides practical instruction on many important topics along with engaging Hot Tips and Judges’ Panels. The Institute has become the annual gathering place for the Arizona family law community; this is your opportunity to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting-edge legal strategies. Full agenda can be accessed through the materials tab.
Barry L. Brody, Law Offices of Barry L. Brody
Dana M. Levy, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Robert L. Schwartz, Dickinson Wright PLLC
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David Horowitz has significant experience in all child-related issues, including step-parent adoption, grandparents' rights, parenting coordination, same-sex parenting, and guardianship/conservatorship. His practice also offers guidance with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, complex divorce (including business valuation and complex custody and child support issues), collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, and court-appointed special master services. He is also a respected mediator in family law disputes and serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. David is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Super Lawyers honoree. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, serves on the Academy's board of governors, and chairs its Mediation Committee. He is the current chair of the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission and an officer of the State Bar's Family Law Executive Council. David teaches Family Law and Legal Studies at Phoenix College and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Phoenix School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School. He has been practicing in Arizona for over 30 years. He received his B.S.B.A. in Business Economics (1987) from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and his J.D. (1990) from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Steven H Everts is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a board-certified Family Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was designated as one of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers by Az Business Magazine in 2023. He has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers the last 12 years, The Best Lawyers in America, American Registry of Top Attorneys in Arizona, Arizona’s Top-Rated Lawyers, and as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers in Phoenix Magazine. He has an AVVO rating of 10.0. He has been retained on several occasions as an expert witness regarding lawyer performance and served as Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court for over 24 years. He recently served as a member of the Income Issues Workgroup recommending revisions to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines. He has been AV rated (Pre-eminent 5.0 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for 26 years. In 2019 and 2022 he served as critical observer/presenter at the AAML Trial Colleges in both Pima and Maricopa Counties. He has been lead counsel and/or written briefs for at least 71 appeals. He recently had published a comprehensive law review article, “Rule 69 and Family Law Settlement Agreements: When is a Deal a Deal,” 6 ACCORD, Prac. Legal J. 147 (2017) and re-published a PowerPoint presentation on the “15 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Marriage” in an effort to strengthen marriage relationships. A native of Utah, he received his B.A. Degree in English (1973) and J.D. Degree (1976) from the University of Utah College of Law. He is an equity Partner who has been in private practice with the East Valley law firm of Udall Shumway his entire 47-year career. He has presented 17 straight years at the Family Law Institute and has also presented for the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA), National Business Institute, Arizona/Southwest Divorce Conferences, Maricopa County Bar Association, Halfmoon Education and Lormar Education Services. For the first 12-15 years of his career he practiced complex tort litigation, including products liability and medical malpractice cases, and was lead counsel in 12 jury trials. He authored, “Strict Liability: Recovery for Damage to the Defective Product Itself,” 18 Arizona Bar Journal 18 (1982). He assisted the Supreme Court Committee on Examinations as writer and grader of bar examination questions for 7 years. He is also an active member of the Utah State Bar and practices there as well as in Arizona.
Jennifer A. Manzi graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1998 with a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in philosophy. She then attended Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and graduated in 2002. In May 2013, the State Bar of Arizona recognized her as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. In December 2018, Jennifer was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). She presently is of counsel at Karp & Weiss, P.C., in Tucson, Arizona. Jennifer has extensive experience handling dissolution of marriage and legal separation cases, custody, parenting time, child support issues, termination of parental rights, paternity cases, and cases in a variety of other areas of family law. She also serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Pima County Superior Court and sits on the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Executive Counsel.
For 30 years, Scott Greene has been helping owners, CEO’s, managers and IT departments understand data. Scott Collects, Analyzes and Explains Complex Electronic Evidence in Plain English.
He was the founder of Great Scott Enterprises, Inc., which provided superior computer consulting services. The array of services included: custom programming, database design optimization, administration of databases, evaluation of existing systems to ensure optimal efficiency, profitability analysis, as well as design and implementation of knowledge base systems.
In 2008 he created Evidence Solutions, Inc., a full service Computer, Technology & Digital Forensics firm, from the Technology Forensics department of Great Scott Enterprises.
Scott’s extensive knowledge draws clients to him from all over the United States as well as Internationally for consulting and expert witness services in the field of Computer, Technology & Digital Forensics. His extensive and diverse experience allows him to be an expert in many facets of computer & digital technology. He is a sought after speaker and educator and travels throughout the country presenting to local, regional, national and International organizations.
Lisa C. McNorton is a partner with McNORTON FOX, PLLC, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law (AAML). Lisa is the President of the Arizona Chapter of the AAML, and current Vice-Chair for the Admissions Committee for the National AAML. Lisa is also the Vice-Chair for the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Executive Council and a member of the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Advisory Committee.
Lisa has presented a variety of family law topics both in Arizona and nationally, including presentations for AAML/BVR, and has been a co-chair of Tucson’s annual Advanced Family Law seminar for over 10 years. As an advocate for continued education for family law attorneys, Lisa has assisted in trial colleges in both Pima and Maricopa Counties and co-chairs a mentoring program for family law attorneys aspiring to become certified specialists and Fellows of the AAML.
Barry L. Brody is a sole practitioner in the Phoenix area. Mr. Brody is a Certified Family Law Specialist, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, including two terms as past-President of the Arizona Chapter. His practice is limited to the areas of complex family law litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Brody received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, with high distinction, from Arizona State University in 1975, his Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University-School of Law in 1977, and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1978. Mr. Brody was a Judge Pro Tempore in the Maricopa County Superior Court Family Court Division, and was a Member of the Judges and Commissioners Family Law Study Committee. He is a Past-Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona, is a Past President of the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section and is a Member of the Family Law Certification Advisory Commission. Mr. Brody is also a contributing author to Arizona Guide for Family Practice and Editor of The Divorce and Children Handbook. Mr. Brody is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Family Law, including two years as Lawyer of the Year, and Family Law Mediation, Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Super Lawyers of the Southwest in both Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, AVVO as a “Superb” member, Ten Leaders, Marquis Who's Who in American Law, and he has spoken at numerous seminars. Mr. Brody’s website is located at: www.divorceaz.com
Peter Swann retired as a judge Arizona Court of Appeals in 2022, after fourteen years’ service on that court, including two years as Chief Judge. From 2003-2008 he was a judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, where he served in the Civil and Family Departments. From 2006-2008, he served as Associate Civil Presiding Judge and helped develop the court’s electronic filing system. As an attorney in private practice in Phoenix at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, he represented clients in commercial and constitutional litigation and commercial transactions. Swann received his law degree from University of Maryland Law School, where he graduated first in his class in 1991. After serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Norman P. Ramsey in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, he became a member of the State Bar of Arizona, receiving the highest score on the Arizona bar exam. Swann served six years on the Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, has served for the past 22 years on the Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure and also served on its Professionalism Committee. In 2013 and 2014, Swann served on a committee tasked with rewriting the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, and in 2015 and 2016 served on the Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Restyling Task Force and Family Rules Restyling Task force. In 2016 and 2017, he served on the Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Commission. In 2008, Judge Swann was named “Judge of the Year” by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Board of Trial Advocates. In 2016, Swann was named “Judge of the Year” by the Arizona Supreme Court. And in 2019, he was named “Judge of the Year” by the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. Since 2003, Swann has frequently served as a mediator in both appellate and trial court matters in all types of civil and family cases.
MITCHELL REICHMAN is a shareholder at Jaburg Wilk where he chairs the Family Law Department. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Now in his forty-first year of practice, most of his work is in high conflict, complex domestic relations cases involving substantial assets. Admitted to practice in both Arizona and California, Mr. Reichman has been a frequent presenter to lawyers, judges, mental health professionals and accountants in programs sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Arizona Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and Co-Chaired the Family Law Section presentation at the State Bar Convention for the past eight years. Mr. Reichman is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 through 2023; Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer every year since 2009. For a more complete biography, visit https://www.jaburgwilk.com/our-people/mitchell-reichman
Prescott Pohl is the co-leader of the Private Client Services practice group of the law firm of Snell & Wilmer. Prescott’s practice focuses on estate planning. He earned a Bachelors of Accountancy from George Washington University, an MBA and his law degree from the University of Oregon, and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He practiced in the tax group of the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, Texas for three years following graduation, before joining Snell & Wilmer in 2005. Among other professional and charitable activities, Prescott serves on the Executive Council of the Probate and Trust Section of the Arizona State Bar. Prescott is admitted to practice in Arizona and Texas.
Jeff focuses his practice on complex financial divorce litigation, business valuation litigation, prenuptial agreement litigation, mediation engagements and family law appellate cases. Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee 2011-2020; State Bar of Arizona Certified Family Law Specialist; Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; Arizona Supreme Court Rules of Family Law Procedure Task Force; Past Chair, State Bar Executive Council Family Law Section; Past Chair, Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section; Past Member, State Bar Member Assistance Committee, Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee and Consumer Protection Committee; Frequent speaker at basic through advanced State and County Bar Family Law and Probate Seminars; Author: “The Drahos Formula,” “Drahos and Its Progeny,” “Separate Property Business Litigation Under Rueschenberg,” “Apportionment Under Arizona Case Law,” “The Trouble with Math and Law,” “125-plus Arizona Family Law Cases,” “The Preliminary Injunction and Its Effect on Estate Planning,” “Registration, Enforcement and Modification of Foreign Orders Under UIFSA,” “Valuation Reports and Valuation Experts,” “Interspousal Torts,” “Integrity” and “Tracing Commingled Assets; The Status of Arizona Law.” He received his J.D. from Arizona State University, his M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky and his B.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University. Jeff@ComplexDivorceLaw.com
LEONARD KARP, ESQ., Karp & Weiss, P.C.; graduated from Law School at the University of Arizona in 1965; is a senior partner in the law firm of Karp & Weiss, P.C., in Tucson, Arizona; Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) (Board of Governors, 1999-2008; Chapter President, 2013-2014, 2021-2022); Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (1994-present); member of International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) (2007-present); member of the American Bar Association - Family Law & Litigation Sections - Co-Chair of the Marital Torts & Domestic Violence Committee; Pima County Domestic Relations Bar/Bench Committee; Consultant to the Family Law Reporter; member of the Editorial Board of Divorce Litigation (1989-2005); frequent national speaker and panelist at domestic relations and family law seminars; authored "Sexual Domestic Torts, Transmission of Contagious Diseases" for the 1987 winter edition of American Law Journal; Spousal Tort Litigation for Divorce Litigation, March 1990 issue; “Federal Law & Domestic Violence: the Legacy of the Violence Against Women’s Act” in Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1999; Intrafamilial Torts & Crimes edition of Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1994 – article entitled “Spousal Infliction of Emotional Distress…Beyond the Normal Ebb & Flow of Family Life”; “Civil Relief for Uncivil Behavior: Domestic Tort Causes of Action” in American Bar Association's Family Advocate in Fall 2016; Domestic Torts for Fairshare, April, 1990 issue; co-authored an award winning book entitled Domestic Torts: Family Violence, Conflict, and Sexual Abuse with his wife, Cheryl Karp, Ph.D., published by Shepard's McGraw-Hill in June, 1989 as part of their Family Law Series (Supp. 2000); listed as one of the top 1% of family law practitioners in America in Best Lawyers in America (1987-present) and named as Tucson’s Family Lawyer of the Year in 2012 by Best Lawyers in America; selected as one of the top lawyers in the Southwest by superlawyers.com; and has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years (1987-present). Mr. Karp is considered one of the foremost legal authorities concerning civil litigation regarding domestic violence, spousal abuse and child molestation. Mr. Karp is the recipient of the 2014 State Bar of Arizona Award for outstanding contributions to the practice of family law in the State of Arizona.
ANGELA K. HALLIER is the founding partner of Hallier Stearns PLC and has been practicing family law for over 30 years. She is a certified Family Law Specialist and fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She serves on the Family Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar of Arizona and is a judge pro tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court. She serves as a mediator and has been engaged on multiple occasions to serve as an expert witness. She is the author of “A Wiser Divorce – Positive Strategies for Your Next Best Life,” a tutorial for implementing realistic strategies in your divorce to achieve positive outcomes for your future. She has appeared on local and national television and radio, including Sirius, CNN, Fox News, and the Dr. Drew Show. Ms. Hallier is admitted to practice in Arizona, before the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Dana M. Levy has been a shareholder at Dickinson Wright PLLC (fka Mariscal Weeks, P.A.) since 2003. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and a fellow of the Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. Ms. Levy concentrates her practice on complex dissolution, post-dissolution, paternity, child custody and child support matters. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Family Law Section. She serves as a pro tem judge and mediator in family law for the Maricopa County Superior Court and as an arbitrator for the State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Program. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers in Arizona (since 2013), including named Family Lawyer of the Year in Phoenix for 2023, Southwest Super Lawyers since 2011, including named as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Arizona in 2016, has been honored by Arizona Business Magazine in 2017 and in Arizona Business Leaders Magazine for 2024. Ms. Levy received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from the Arizona State University School of Law.