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The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA

Contact Information

The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.
1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 2400
Phoenix AZ 85004
Work (602) 322-4008
Fax (602) 322-4104


Practice State

Arizona

Introduction

 

 

 

Emphasis

Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

 

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Counties

  • Maricopa, Arizona

Education

Arizona State University College of Law, JD 1997, cum laude, Order of the Coif; Arizona State University, B.A. 1994, summa cum laude Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 2015 to Present

Legal Organizations

Arizona Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Past Chair (2007-2008), current vice chair (2011-2012) of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section (2001 to Present)

Arizona Bar Association

  • Past Member of the Continuing Education Committee

Maricopa Bar Association, Family Law Section

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Association of Family Concilliation Courts (AFCC)

  • Board Member (2008 t0 2012)

Arizona Women Lawyer's Association

  • Past Chair (2005) and Member of Steering Committee (apx. 1998/9 to Present)

Marriage and Family Communications Committee

  • Appointed by Governor Napolitano

Quadrennial Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court)

  • Member (2008-2009)
  • Past Member of the Economic Workgroup Subcommittee of the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (2007-2008)

Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona

  • Board Member (2010 to Present); President Elect (2011-2012); President (2012-Present)

Daugters of Penelope

  • Member

Community Board Member, Chandler Regional Hospital and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (Dignity Health) (October 2012 to Present)

Awards

Arizona State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist since 2012; Best lawyers in America, Family Law 2013 to the Present; Best Lawyers in Arizona, Family Law 2013 to the Present; Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2014; Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated.

CLE Presentations

  • Practical Guide to Preparing a Child Custody Case, Arizona Bar Association Seminar, 2002
  • Accounting Issues Arising in Divorce Proceedings, Arizona Association of Certified Public Accountants, 2003
  • Uniform Laws (UCCJEA, UIFSA, FFCSOA), Arizona Bar Convention, June 2003
  • Some Ethical and Professionalism Issues in Family Law and in General , Arizona Bar Association, May 2005
  • Premarital Agreements, Arizona Bar Convention, June 2005
  • Preparing Settlement Documents, Arizona Bar Association, September 2005
  • Interviewing Children in Custody Disputes, State of Arizona Judicial Conference (family law bench), October 2006
  • Triage of a Sexual Abuse Case, Arizona Bar Convention, June 2007
  • Sole vs. Joint Custody, State of Arizona Judicial Conference (family law bench), October 2007
  • Introduction to Business and Real Estate Valuations, American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers/Arizona Bar, For Better or For Worse, January 2008
  • Challenges for Lawyers re:  Estrangement Cases, Association of Family and Concillation Courts Symposium, February 2008
  • Business and Real Estate Valuations Part II, American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers/Arizona Bar, For Better of For Worse, January 2009
  • Reassessing Attorney/Client Communication, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, January 2009
  • Cases That Have Changed Family Law in Arizona:  The Rule of Effective Advocacy in Creating New Law, Arizona Bar Association, CLE By the Sea, July 2009
  • Special Actions in Family Law, Arizona Bar Assoociation, CLE By the Sea, July 2009
  • Enforcing Settlements:  Rule 69 and Sharp, Arizona Bar Association, CLE By the Sea, July 2009
  • Changes to the Arizona Child Support Guidelines Resulting from the Current Quadrennial Review, Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, September 2009
  • Deposing Experts, Assoication of Family and Conciliation Courts Symposium, February 2010
  • Hot Tips Panel:  Spousal Maintenance & Jurisdiction, Arizona Bar Convention, June 2011
  • Panel Moderator, Evolving Family Configurations Panel, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Symposium, February 2012
  • Depositions for Experienced Family Law Lawyers, Arizona Bar Convention, June 2012
  • Daubert:  Is the Sky Falling?, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Mid-Year Training, September 7, 2012
  • Personal Experiences Influncing Professional Practice, Opening Plenary Panel Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Symposium, February 2013
  • Involvement of Children in the Courtroom, Saturday Plenary Panel Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Symposium, February 2013
  • Coercive Control, Panel Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Symposium, February 2013
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, Panel Member, State Bar of Arizona, April 2013
  • The Pros and Cons of Children Testifying in Family Court, Panel member, Bar Convention, State Bar of Arizona, June 2013

Author

  • Co-authored materials regarding community debts for the Family Law Council of Community Property States, May 2006
  • "Offers of Judgment:  Should Rule 68 Apply to Family Law Cases?," January, 2002, The Family Law News
  • "I'm Not Tolerant", January 2006, The Family Law News
  • Note:  "Recent Legislation on Genetics and Insurance", Jurimetrics Journal of Law Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 1, Fall 1996 (republished in Family Futures).
  • Authors a column for Family Law News
  • "Judicial Interviews of Children:  A.R.s. & 25-405 May Be Unconstitutional as Applied," May 2012, The Family Law News

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