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Partner and director of Family Law Rose Law Group PC Fisher earned his J.D. from Syracuse University in 2005 and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2006. Fisher has focused his practice on representing clients in high-conflict, high-asset family law matters. Business advice: “Someone said that sometimes you make your money on the clients you don’t take. There is definitely truth to that in family law. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping families, but sometimes you have to make the smart business decision and decline the representation.” Superpower: “What I wouldn’t give to have a crystal ball. There is so much uncertainty in family law and the law is subjective on many points. My clients often want definitive answers and I just cannot give that to them. Things would be much easier if I could predict the future.”


Partner Hallier & Lawrence Hallier is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Certified Family Law Specialist and Judge Pro Tempore. She founded Hallier & Lawrence, a divorce and family law firm and established Angie’s Angels as a community service extension of the firm. She is the author of “The Wiser Divorce – Positive Strategies For Your Next Best Life,” and has appeared on CNN, FOX News, and The Dr. Drew Show. Business advice: “Success comes down to one thing: hard work. ‘Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.’ You alone plant the seeds of your growth, so find the right mentors, dig deep, lead and you will earn respect.” Childhood dreams: “I always wanted to be a ballerina.”

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CHRISTINA HAMILTON Attorney The Cavanagh Law Firm

Hamilton practices exclusively in the area of family law. Hamilton has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1992. Her experience includes handling complex divorce matters, often including business valuation issues and other forensic matters. Hamilton also specializes in custody litigation and handles issues concerning child support, paternity, cohabitation and premarital agreements. Business advice: “Listening to your clients, being responsive to their inquiries and advising them of the law and what is/is not achievable are the cornerstones for a successful practice.” Superpower: “My superpower would be to make home lives stable for children of divorcing families.” Surprising fact: “I listen to the Broadway channel on my car radio.”

STEVEN SERRANO Shareholder Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Serrano practices family law with emphasis on dissolution, including divorce representation and mediation, property division and business valuation matters and issues regarding child support, custody and paternity. Business advice: “My advice would be to persevere. Nothing in life that is worthwhile comes without hard work and some sacrifice. Follow your path and what makes you happy and the rest falls into place.” Professional accomplishment: “Being a family law attorney gives me the opportunity to facilitate resolution in what is often a contentious situation. My role is to understand the human side of people involved in what are sometimes complex family law matters with many competing personalities.” Dream dinner: “Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Durant’s.”

KELLIE WELLS Partner Padish & Wells. PLLC

Wells’ leadership in the legal profession is evidenced by her service as a Judge Pro Tempore in Maricopa County Superior Court and as past chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section. Wells also dedicates a considerable amount of time to providing pro bono services. Business advice: “Take the time to network and volunteer as much as you can. Get to know the judges’ staff, go to networking events where you will meet people from other professions, volunteer at your kids’ schools, etc.” Superpower: “Flight. In addition to practicing law and running an office, I have 7-yearold twins. It is not uncommon to have court, a board meeting, a dance practice, an art class and two swim classes in one day. If I could eliminate traffic, imagine what else I could accomplish.”

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