Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb (Phoenix, Arizona)

Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb

Law Firm in Phoenix, AZ
Five Practice Areas - Exceptional Representation
Credit Cards Accepted

About This Firm

About This Firm
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.

Areas of Law

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
  • 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
  • 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

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law, Contracts and Labor and Employment
3.8 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 36 reviews
  • Recommended by 24 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/07/15
Posted by a Consumer on 02/23/15
1.0 out of 5.0
Firm advertises as Family Law Experts.They did NOT know of "Emergency Motion to Stay an Adoption," Refused to perform even basic functions,we learned were MINIMUM:
1.Inform us of "En loco parentis," & file this motion! We later learned this may have won the case.
2.File"Amicus Curae" brief(s) Gillespie told ME to do it-.
3.Gillespie came to court UNPREPARED,intimidated,lacking documents.
4.Key Witnesses not called
6.Key trial questions NOT asked, tho printed in advance.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/02/14
1.0 out of 5.0
Mark Shields advised me to take an absolutely ridiculously low settlement for alimony during my divorce proceedings. The offer was for $1000 per month for twelve months. He and Anna (his paralegal at the time) strongly advised me to take it as this was the best deal I was going to get. That is a paraphrase of a note attached to the offer from my ex-husband. My case was very strong for more money and for a longer period of time. I hired a new attorney who got me $2000 per month INDEFINITELY.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/10/14
4.5 out of 5.0
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.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/12/12
1.3 out of 5.0
botched my case, took my case to the wrong court. over charged, incompetent.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/08/11
4.5 out of 5.0
They were very professional. They kept me informed throughout the petition.

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Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb
7319 North 16th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85020-5262
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Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb
7319 North 16th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85020-5262

Office Hours
Office Hours
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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By appointment
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Mesa Office
1630 South Stapley Drive, Mesa , Arizona
Mesa, Arizona Office: Stapley Center, 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite #212 Mesa AZ 85204. Telephone: 480-985-4000. Fax: 480-985-2552.