AzBusiness Leaders 2018

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Partner and director of family law Rose Law Group 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. He co-authored the best-selling book, “A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Divorce Attorneys in the United States.” He has made numerous media appearances to discuss family law topics. Trend to watch: “As Arizona moves closer and closer to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, it will be interesting to see how Family Court judges treat this ground-breaking change in the law when evaluating parental fitness and other best-interest issues.”


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. Source of pride: “Writing my book, ‘The Wiser Divorce.’ It compiles everything I’ve learned about how to act, talk, and think as you go through a divorce so that your next best life awaits you when you are done. It contains no only legal tips, but life tips, too.” Trend to watch: “Fortunately or unfortunately, whether the economy is booming or in a bust, people continue to divorce. My industry would be most helped by a more national realization that divorce is a transition, not an end. It can be graceful and not debilitating.”

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CHRISTINA HAMILTON Attorney The Cavanagh Law Firm

Hamilton practices in the area of family law. She 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.” Trend to watch: “Gay marriages and the children that are arising out of those marriages via adoption and/or in vitro fertilization.”

During her first 10 years of practicing law, Swick represented clients in commercial transactions and commercial and employment law litigation. Since then, she has combined that transactional and litigation experience to focus her practice in all areas of family law, including complex financial and business valuation issues in divorces, custody and parenting issues, paternity cases, premarital and cohabitation agreements, appellate matters and other family law related matters. Business advice: “Advise, educate and guide your family law client, who is typically undergoing one of the most stressful and often scary stages in life, to a resolution as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

KELLIE WELLS Partner Padish & Wells

Wells’ leadership in the legal profession is evidenced by her service as a judge pro tem 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 to individuals throughout the Phoenix area. 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’ school, etc.” Trend to watch: “Until people stop posting their every thought on social media, family law is just going to continue to grow and get more interesting.”

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