Areas of Practice

   DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SAFETY (DCS) CASES (Formerly Child Protective Service)

When DCS removes children from a home, it can start a court action called a dependency and could lead to the termination of parental rights (severance). I have represented parents, grandparents, foster parents, children and other relatives in Dependency and Severance case. For years I have taught other attorneys how to represent parties in these actions. I have developed 25 years of relationships with the participants in these cases and have a track history of being successful for my clients.

I have also represented many clients who have petitioned the Court for custody of children, or terminating the parental rights of a parent, without DCS involvement


Juvenile delinquency cases involve the arrest of children under the age of 18. I have represented hundreds of children in these cases helping them and their parents navigate the delinquency system and minimizing any damage to the child’s future as a result of an arrest.


Grandparents in Arizona have rights, in some circumstances, to be awarded custody of their grandchildren or to be awarded court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren. I have successfully protected the rights of my clients and helped them protect their grandchildren from potential abuse and neglect.


One of the happiest days at the Juvenile Court is adoption day. I can  assist you to terminate biological parent’s rights through consents or a severance action, as well as prepare all the necessary adoption paperwork.   Let me help you complete your family.