Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

Established in 1985

Practice Area: Family Law, Divorce, Adoption Law 218 more areas of practice + 218 more

Attorneys at This Firm 5 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Phoenix, AZ view address

Serving Phoenix, AZ view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

Five Practice Areas - Exceptional Representation

The Arizona law firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb was founded in 1985 by DeeAn Gillespie Strub. The firm currently is comprised of an exceptional team of law practitioners focusing on five areas of practice, Business Law and Litigation, Probate Law and Estate Planning, Family Law, Employment Law and Criminal Law.

The experienced Phoenix family law attorneys at Gillespie, S...

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Five Practice Areas - Exceptional Representation

The Arizona law firm of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb was founded in 1985 by DeeAn Gillespie Strub. The firm currently is comprised of an exceptional team of law practitioners focusing on five areas of practice, Business Law and Litigation, Probate Law and Estate Planning, Family Law, Employment Law and Criminal Law.

The experienced Phoenix family law attorneys at Gillespie, Shields & Durrant offer aggressive representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, post-decree modifications, property division and settlements, mediation, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, relocations, grandparents' rights, paternity, and juvenile law, including adoption, dependency, and severance.

Our approach to working with clients is simple. We listen to you. We return your calls promptly. We keep you prepared and informed. And we represent you aggressively and fearlessly. We are good at what we do, and we care.

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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Adoption Law
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Title Vii Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Rights
  • Annulment
  • Business Arbitration
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • Affirmative Action
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Care
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Day Care
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • International Child Custody
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Private Adoptions
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Retail Liability
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Investigation
  • COBRA
  • Alimony
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Community Property Law
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Conservatorship
  • Dependent Adult Abuse
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Service
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Labor Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Agreements
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Legal Separation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Adoptions
  • Child Abduction
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Business Law
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Trusts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Private Business Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Misdemeanors
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Weapons Charges

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Client Reviews

  • 3.7/5.0 39 reviews
  • 67% client recommended 26 recommendations
  • Communication

    3.8/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.6/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.6/5.0
  • Mark A. Shields Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 12/27/11

    I live out of state - and we went through 3 attorneys before finding Mark. He came highly recommended ~ and he knows AZ law! He was able to accomplish... Read more

    I live out of state - and we went through 3 attorneys before finding Mark. He came highly recommended ~ and he knows AZ law! He was able to accomplish what the other attorneys were not - because he is knowledgeable and ethical!

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Mr. David Lee Goldfarb Read all 17 reviews

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 12/18/14

    David represented me in a contentious divorce. He followed through on everything he said he would do; any questions I had were answered promptly, his... Read more

    David represented me in a contentious divorce. He followed through on everything he said he would do; any questions I had were answered promptly, his paralegal Carolynn was wonderful; they were both very accessible, knowledgeable. In what is a difficult and emotionally draining situation, I was so glad to be represented by David.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • DeeAn Gillespie Strub Read all 12 reviews

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 07/25/13

    I didn’t know what my rights were as a Dad but DeeAn guided me through my divorce and child custody with exceptional professionalism. My case wa... Read more

    I didn’t know what my rights were as a Dad but DeeAn guided me through my divorce and child custody with exceptional professionalism. My case was appealed to the AZ Supreme Court and DeeAn batted a thousand with every Judge along the way. Six years after the final divorce the nightmare returned. DeeAn guided me through the custody process protecting me and my children while exposing my ex as the appalling person she had turned into. I highly recommend DeeAn if you’re looking for the best outcome

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Mr. Wayne H. Taylor Read 1 review

    1.8/5.0 submitted on 05/15/13

    He took much longer to handle the estate than he had said. He went around telling everyone in his firm that I did not intend to pay him. He accused... Read more

    He took much longer to handle the estate than he had said. He went around telling everyone in his firm that I did not intend to pay him. He accused me of not paying the complete initial fee. He did not handle my sister's estate but he did resolve my Mother and Father's estates. I also did not like him from the beginning.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      2.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Kevin Nicholas Wooden Read 1 review

    1.0/5.0 submitted on 10/12/16

    i probably wouldn't be so upset if Kevin would have represented me during the case . Not Ryan . Because I paid Kevin not Ryan . But okay lesson learne... Read more

    i probably wouldn't be so upset if Kevin would have represented me during the case . Not Ryan . Because I paid Kevin not Ryan . But okay lesson learned . I bet you won't get another client after me .

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
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      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
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  • Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

    4.5/5.0 submitted on 02/29/16

    DeeAn Gillespie-Strub and firm is a pinnacle of advocacy! She, her associates, and staff work tirelessly to achieve justice for their client. Her passion for the best int... Read more

    DeeAn Gillespie-Strub and firm is a pinnacle of advocacy! She, her associates, and staff work tirelessly to achieve justice for their client. Her passion for the best interest of children in her family law practice is unequivocal and her integrity is above reproach. Her knowledge of the law, skill, and assertive but calm demeanor in a court room helped give my daughter a true chance for a healthy, happy life after a 3-year, complicated and arduous battle.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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    Law Firm Response:

    Thank you for the review! I wish the very best for you and your daughter. DeeAn

  • Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

    4.5/5.0 submitted on 01/10/14

    Deanne was very knowledgeable and understanding to the family law issues and how the law works when it is regarding children. She and her team helped me through a difficu... Read more

    Deanne was very knowledgeable and understanding to the family law issues and how the law works when it is regarding children. She and her team helped me through a difficult situation for the 2 years that I had to endure the issues that my family and I had to face. She was not easily swayed when it only came to the stories of either side. She is great at accessing the situation as it relates to children and how both parties need to joint parent and be fair. She has renewed my faith in the system.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 09/06/16

    David helped me with 3 cases and am very pleased with the outcome. He fought for me and my children to get a fair judgement. I will recommend David to my family and frien... Read more

    David helped me with 3 cases and am very pleased with the outcome. He fought for me and my children to get a fair judgement. I will recommend David to my family and friends if they are ever in need of a lawyer.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

    4.5/5.0 submitted on 03/08/11

    They were very professional. They kept me informed throughout the petition. Read more

    They were very professional. They kept me informed throughout the petition.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

    1.3/5.0 submitted on 04/12/12

    botched my case, took my case to the wrong court. over charged, incompetent. Read more

    botched my case, took my case to the wrong court. over charged, incompetent.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 19 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1985
      Firm Size
      12
      Payment Information
        Credit cards accepted
        Fixed hourly rates
        Fixed fees available
      Accepted Insurance Plans
      Workplace Benefits (WPB)
      Languages
      English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese.

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 602-870-9700

      Fax: 602-870-9783

      Website:

      Firm Address:
      Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb 7319 North 16th Street,
      Phoenix, AZ 85020-5262
      U.S.A.

      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Saturday By appointment
      • Sunday By appointment
      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
      • Saturday By appointment
      • Sunday By appointment

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