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.

A SPECIAL NEEDS TIMELINE
OF LEGAL ISSUES, RIGHTS, AND BEST PRACTICES

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Guardianship Resources

Guardianship Powerpoint

Guardianship Community Brochure

AZ Court Self Service Forms

Guardianship and Power of Attorney Information in Spanish

Attorneys List
The following attorneys have been helpful to ASA members. We do not recommend, endorse, or encourage any members use any of the named below except under their own discretion. We accept no responsibility from the use of any of these lawyers. If you would like to recommend an attorney, please e-mail the information to Susan Sunseri at susan@phxautism.org.

Law Offices of William D. Black
http://www.billblacklawfirm.com/
Personal injury and business litigation
(602) 265-2600

Karen Boehmer, Esq. – Trusts, Estates and Guardianships
PHONE: 602.796.0882

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

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

Community Legal Servicescommunity legal services

John Dacey, Esq. – AHCCCS, Behavioral Health, DDD and IEP
PHONE: (602) 256-0566
WEB: http://www.gblaw.com/attorney.asp?AttorneyID=29

Hope and Lori Kirsch, Esq. – Special Education
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
WEB: http://www.azspecialeducationlawyers.com/Attorneys/

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

Knapp & Roberts
http://www.knappandroberts.com/
Personal Injury
(480) 991-7677

Amy Langerman, Esq. – Special Education
PHONE: 619 437 4579
WEB: http://www.amylangerman.com/

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
E-mail: Rachel@BivensLaw.com
Website: www.BivensLaw.com

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 – Special Education
LOCATION: 1928 E Highland Ave, Suite F104-278 Phoenix, AZ 85016
PHONE: 602-296-4962
WEB: http://www.phoenixspecialedlawyer.com/#!

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

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
WEB: www.specialneedsalliance.com

Surrano Law Offices
http://www.surranoinsurancebadfaith.com/
Insurance law
(602) 264-1077

Nicholas Wooldridge, Esq
LV Criminal Defense
520 S 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-623-6362
info@lvcriminaldefense.com
https://www.lvcriminaldefense.com

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
LOCATION: 3101 N Central Avenue Suite 1600 Phoenix AZ 85012-2615
PHONE: (602) 277-2010
FAX: (602) 277-2595
WEB: http://www.frgalaw.com/

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
Web: http://www.advocatesforthedisabled.org/default.html

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

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

Looking for a divorce attorney?  Here is a couple recommended from families:

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
tara@kilbylaw.com

Nicole Dawn Marie Siqueiros-Stoutner
Rader Sheldon & Stoutner PLLC
11260 N Tatum Blvd Ste 143
Phoenix, AZ 85028-6071
Maricopa County
480.636.1888

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
michelle@ogbornelaw.com
www.ogbornelaw.com

Pamela J P Donison
Donison Law Firm PLLC
5040 E Shea Blvd Suite 270
Scottsdale, AZ 85254-0001
480-951-6599