Stephen Smith

Stillman Smith Gadow


Stephen R. Smith is a partner in the Phoenix law firm of Fromm Smith & Gadow, P.C. where his practice is limited to complex family law litigation, mediation, and appellate matters. He is an Arizona Certified Specialist in Family Law, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®.


Whittier College/1994/JD

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • President 2016-2017

Legal Organizations

  • State Bar of Arizona 1994 – present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Arizona 1994 – present
  • American Bar Association 1994 – present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association 1994 – present (Member, Family Law Section)
  • MCBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1999-2001
  • MCBA Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Sub-Committee, 1999-2001
  • Whitter Law Review, 1993-1994
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Approved Guardian Ad Litem 1999-Present
  • Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior, 2002 – present.

CLE Presentations

  • Orders of Protection in Domestic Relations Cases (1999)
  • Post-Decree Issues in Family Law (1999)
  • A View from the Bench (2000, 2010)
  • Current Challenges in Family Law (2011-2013)
  • Family Law Institute/For Better or Worse (2012-2013)
  • CLE by the Sea (2013).

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