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Advocacy, Financial & Legal

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify us if any information needs to be updated.


Arizona Center for Disability Law 
The Arizona Center for Disability Law  is a not for profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
Locations: Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff
Phoenix & Flagstaff Phone: (602) 274-6287  
Tucson Phone:  (520) 327-9547

Bivens & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Services: Guardianship, conservatorship, advanced estate planning, probate and trust administration, elder law, special needs
Locations: Scottsdale and Mesa
Phone: (480) 922-1010

Kile Law Firm, P.C.
Services: Estate planning, special needs planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship, elder law, ALTCS
Phone: (480) 348-1590
Address: 8727 East Via de Commercio  Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC
Services: Arizona Education Lawyers: provide legal advice and strategy for you to advocate on your own, or can provide legal representation of both you and your child. They can assist you as much or as little as you want or need. 
Phone: (480) 585-0600
Address: 8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250  Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Maricopa County Public Defenders Office
Services: The Public Defender’s Office is assigned by the Court to represent indigent individuals in Adult Criminal Cases (which includes juveniles transferred to adult court), mental health commitment matters, related Appeals and Post Conviction Relief matters.
Phone: (602) 506-7711
Contact Fredrica Strumpf, Fredrica.Strumpf@Maricopa.Gov

Mazza + Niro 
Services: Estate planning, guardianship, conservatorship, probate and trust administration and probate litigation. 
Locations in: Scottsdale and Peoria
Phone:  (602) 536-7609

State Bar of Arizona
Services: The State Bar of Arizona exists to serve and protect the public with respect to the provision of legal services and access to justice.  Consistent with these goals, the State Bar of Arizona seeks to improve the administration of justice and the competency, ethics, and professionalism of lawyers practicing in Arizona. Assists in finding an attorney in your budget, area, and skill in the type of help you need
Phone: (602) 252-4804
Address: 4201 N. 24th Street Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266

Susan Marks & Advocates, PLLC
Services: Law firm and advocacy group devoted to addressing issues arising from having a disability. Our clients have the benefit of working with an advocate and/or working with an attorney as needed. By keeping these two services within one firm, there is less wasted time when a case transitions from advocacy work to legal work.​ We provide services throughout Arizona. Our advocates are located in Phoenix and Cottonwood.
Phone: (480) 459-2403
Address: 3260 N. Hayden Road, Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Taylor & Lihn, PLLC
Services: Special needs planning, planning for long term care/ Medicaid ALTCS, estate planning, guardianship, conservatorship, probate & trust administration, probate & trust litigation. 
Phone: (602) 900-9860
Address: 1747 East Morten Avenue Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Experts to Testify in Court

There are limited number of experts who are willing to testify.

John Scilli
4647 N 32nd St # 260
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 224-9888

Non-Attorney Advocates

AZ Autistic Advocate, LLC – Services Across the Spectrum
Owner: Tara J. Marshall, BA, SLPA
Services: Assists in identifying environmental sensory triggers for behaviors in their environments
Areas served: Phoenix Metro area only, some Saturdays, most Sundays

Courtney Burnett, SLPA + IEP Coach
Services: IEP coaching and review, 504 plans, Communication club, parent support groups
Phone: (623) 745-0330

Parent Support Arizona: David Jefferson
Services: Direct advocacy services to families with special needs children in most major public systems.  This includes the public education system; foster care system; State developmental disability system, “DDD”, and the behavioral health system. 
Phone:  (480) 382-4020
Address: 625 W. Southern Avenue, Suite E – 173, Mesa, AZ 85210

Financial Planning

MassMutual Arizona SpecialCare
Services: Financial professionals with specialized training in helping people with special needs and their life care plan
Contact: Karen Starbowski
Phone: (480) 538-2950

Planning Across the Spectrum
Services: Financial planning, coaching and support, workplace/HR training and benefit counseling.
Location: 74 Batterson Park Road, Floor 1,  Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: (860) 606-7060