Legal Resources

Resources and agencies that provide services for families with Autism.
Unfortunately, many families are faced with the challenges they cannot overcome without some outside help. We have provided a list below of professionals who may be able to help. The following listings should not, however, be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors.

Below is A Special Needs Timeline of Legal Issues, Rights and Best Practices. It was created by a group of volunteer lawyers and may be helpful to our families.  Please feel free to download and to share.


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Attorney List

AHCCCS, Behavioral Health, DDD and IEP
John Dacey, Esq.
PHONE: (602) 256-0566


Criminal, Family and Dependency Law
Carmen A. Chenal
Chenal Law Firm, PLLC
7272 E. Indian School Rd.
Suite 566
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(C) +1 (480) 612-1452
(O) +1 (480) 207-5180

Nicholas Wooldridge, Esq
LV Criminal Defense
520 S 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Civil Rights and Criminal
Joy Bertrand

Brian Borrelli, Esq.
PHONE: (480) 464-2020

Civil Rights, Education and Health Care
Anne Ronan
Arizona Center For Law In The Public Interest
514 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003  602-258-8850


Dependency and Civil Rights Law
DeeAn Gillespie Strub
Phoenix Law Office
7319 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
T: (602) 870-9700
Mesa Law Office
1630 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 212
Mesa, AZ 85204
T: (480) 985-4000


Tara Kilby
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Tara Kilby, PLLC
The Bank of America Financial Plaza
1201 South Alma School Rd
Suite 11550
Mesa, Az. 85210
PHONE: 480-634-8001

Nicole Dawn Marie Siqueiros-Stoutner
Rader Sheldon & Stoutner PLLC
11260 N Tatum Blvd Ste 143
Phoenix, AZ 85028-6071
Maricopa County

Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC
1747 E Morten Ave #205
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 449-7980

Michelle N. Ogborne
Ogborne Law, PLC
5110 North 44th Street, Suite L200
Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
Main: +1 602 343 1435 | Direct: +1 602 343 1433

Pamela J P Donison
Donison Law Firm PLLC
5040 E Shea Blvd Suite 270
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-0001



Family Law & Dependency

Stephanie Stromfors

2150 South Country Club Drive
Suite 13
Mesa, Arizona 85210
(480) 237-1276


Tom Alongi

10265 W Camelback Road | Camelback Office Park, Suite 125 | Phoenix, AZ 85037  Phone: 480-751-1610

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
LOCATION: 3101 N Central Avenue Suite 1600 Phoenix AZ 85012-2615
PHONE: (602) 277-2010
FAX: (602) 277-2595

Insurance Law
Jodi F. Bouer, LLC
LOCATION: 84 Hardy Dr. Princeton, New Jersey 08540
PHONE: 609-924-3990
FAX: 609-964-1776

Surrano Law Offices
Insurance law
(602) 264-1077

Medical Malpractice
Thomas M. Ryan
2340 W. Ray Rd.  Suite 1 Chandler, AZ 85224
480-963-3333 (Main)


Personal Injury
Law Offices of William D. Black
Personal injury and business litigation
(602) 265-2600


Special Education
Hope and Lori Kirsch, Esq.
LOCATION: 8900 East Pinnacle Peak Road Suite D-250 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
PHONE: (480) 585-0600
TOLL FREE: (888) 352-4916
FAX: (480) 585-0622

Kile Law Firm, P.C.
8727 E. Via de Commercio
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Phone: 480-348-1590
Fax: 1-866-404-5085

Knapp & Roberts
Personal Injury
(480) 991-7677

Amy Langerman, Esq. – Special Education
PHONE: 619 437 4579

Rachel S. Zaslow, Esq.
Bivens & Associates, PLLC
Estate Planning, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Elder Law, Probate
Office: 480-922-1010
Fax: 480-907-3323

Office Address:
5020 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Susan Marks & Advocates, PLLC
3260 N. Hayden Road, Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ   85251
Phone: (480) 459-2403
Fax: (480) 567-0226

Richard J. Murphy, PLC
LOCATION: 1928 E Highland Ave, Suite F104-278 Phoenix, AZ 85016
PHONE: 602-296-4962

Ober & Pekas
3030 North 3rd St., Suite 1230
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(602) 277-1745

Special Needs Alliance – Special Ed. and DD lawyers
LOCATION: 6341 E. Brian Kent Dr. Tucson, AZ 85710
PHONE: (520) 546-1005
TOLL FREE: (877) 572-8472

Advocates for the Disabled, Inc.
LOCATION: 5060 N 19th Ave Ste 306 Phoenix, Arizona 85015
PHONE: (602) 212-2600
TOLL FREE: 800-875-2272
FAX: (602) 212-2606
TTY: (602) 212-2702

DECKER & WOODS Attorneys at Law
LOCATION: 601 North Alma School Road Chandler, Arizona 85224-3659
PHONE: (480) 821-1012
FAX: (480) 821-1510

Trusts, Estates and Guardianships
Karen Richman, Esq.
PHONE: 602.796.0882

Liaisons for the Jail
A Clinical Liaison message phone line is available. Members of the public may leave messages about health care concerns of someone currently incarcerated. For example, if a loved one is arrested and placed in Maricopa County jail and you are concerned that no one knows the patient is diabetic, the Clinical Liaison phone line would be the place to call. That number is 602-876-7110.  This message line is monitored M-F 8am – 5pm. Clinical staff where the patient is housed will receive the information promptly. Also, as noted on the greeting, someone may return the call if additional information is needed.  CHS Legal Liaison provides direction to attorneys, mental health court and those in need of medical records. To reach the legal liaison, please call 602-506-2831.Leave a message and make sure the leave name of individual, booking number, your name, phone number, dietary conditions, medical status and all other pertainent information.

Other Numbers

For questions regarding Self Surrender or future incarceration in Maricopa County jails, call the Self Surrender line at 602-876-6884.

For questions regarding inmate diet, housing, visitation, or inmate funds, please call the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at 602-876-0322.

For questions regarding inmate medical records, please call the CHS Medical Records office at 602-876-9168 or fax at 602-253-4931.

Looking for an expert to testify in court?  There are limited number of experts who are willing to testify.  Here is one resource. John Scilli-Psychiatrist who does a lot of forensic work and testifying in court.  Here is his contact info:  4647 N 32nd St # 260, Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 224-9888