When I was 12 my parents decided to divorce. My father suffered from severe mental illness and struggled with substance abuse. This was an incredibly difficult choice that my parents made but it was the right one for our family. I understand personally the impact that mental illness and substance abuse can have on family relationships.
Why Modern Law?
My journey to working as an attorney at Modern Law started about a year and a half ago when I attended the open house at Dana Park. At the open house I learned that Modern Law was a firm that really cared about their clients and helping them move forward with their lives. This resonated with me because I am passionate about helping people communicate when it is really difficult and I knew that I wanted to be a part of this firm. One of the strengths of the firm is the team approach to addressing the complexities that come from the practice of family law. It is refreshing to me that the culture of the firm cares as much about the employees as the clients. I am excited to bring my love of negotiation theory and conflict resolution to the practice.
My wife Heather and I have been residents of Gilbert the last three years. We have one daughter who is the apple of our eyes. We love cooking together, discovering new shows on Netflix, spending time with family, and traveling. I am an avid reader of all things that touch upon conflict resolution.
The Boring, Required, Lawyer Bio
Jeremy received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Jeremy received his JD from the Sandra Day’ Connor College of Law. Jeremy was trained as a mediator in the Mediation Clinic. Jeremy got the lucky experience of setting up the ADR internship program for students with the Superior Court of Maricopa. Jeremy was trained by the judges in legal negotiation and is thrilled to put this knowledge into practice. Jeremy was also able to mediate many divorce and custody disputes within the family court administration. After passing the bar exam Jeremy took a job as an assistant attorney general litigating dependency issues. Jeremy’s favorite places to be are in the courtroom litigating or in a settlement conference working through issues.
Areas of practice
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona December, 2015 J.D.
University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California August 2013-May 2014
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah September 2008-April 2012 B.S. Major: Psychology Minor: Media Arts Studies
Training and Experience
Served a two-year mission in India for my church. 40 hours of mediation skills training as part of the Mediation Clinic offered at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Co-mediated over 45 divorce and custody disputes in the Family Court Administration. Civil Rights Training AG’s Office and mediated charges of discrimination. Approved on the Private Roster of Family Mediators for the Superior Court of Maricopa County. Trial College at the Attorney General’s Office. Made over 100 court appearances in contested and non-contested hearings in Juvenile Court.
Published in the Court Manager, March 2016, Practical Experience and Growth: Investing in Our Future (article in this professional journal about my experience in the ADR program with the Superior Court).
Here are some of the ways we've helped our clients:
We brought in investors to save a house going into foreclosure and protect community property.
We moved the personal property of an abusive husband out of Wife’s home and into a storage unit so that she didn’t need to arrange a time for Husband to come into her home.
We secured third party funding for a client who had been cut off from the funds she needed for her divorce.
We sent in personal property valuators to inventory and value the personal property in a home.
We brought a babysitter to a client who couldn’t find childcare during an all day court event.
We found a foster home for a pet during a transitional phase for a client.
We set up a client with a divorce coach to help her cope with the trauma she was facing.
We brought in a personal budgeting counselor to work with a client transitioning into the workforce and requesting spousal maintenance.