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Stephen R. Smith

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Fromm Smith & Gadow, P.C.

Contact Information

24th Street and Highland
4722 N. 24th Street
Suite 460
Phoenix AZ 85016
Work (602) 955-1515
Fax (602) 955-0509


Practice State

Arizona

Introduction

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. Mr. Smith has been a Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2000 and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2011 where he serves as President of the Arizona Chapter for 2016-17. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2016 (22nd Ed.) in the field of family law and was recently recognized by said publication as 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix. Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1994, Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University in 1991 and his law degree from Whittier College in 1994 where he was a member of the Whittier Law Review. He has been a member of the Family Law Advisory Commission to the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 2008, and was Chairman of the Commission from 2012-2016. He has been a Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2003. Mr. Smith is a frequent presenter at seminars on all aspects of family law and has served as an adjunct professor for Arizona Summit Law School.

Emphasis

Practice limited exclusively to complex family law litigation, mediation, and appeals.

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Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science (Finance) 1991. Whittier College School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree 1994.

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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