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Philip C. Gerard - Phoenix, AZ

1850 North Central AvenueSuite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Updated: 04/19/2024

Phoenix Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Phil is a Senior Member of The Cavanagh Law Firm, practicing in the area of family law, which includes divorces with substantial assets, property characterization and complex financial issues, as well as preparation of pre- and post-marital agreements. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been listed in Best Lawyers of America since 1987, and is certified by the Arizona State Bar as a Family Law Specialist...

Phil is a Senior Member of The Cavanagh Law Firm, practicing in the area of family law, which includes divorces with substantial assets, property characterization and complex financial issues, as well as preparation of pre- and post-marital agreements. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been listed in Best Lawyers of America since 1987, and is certified by the Arizona State Bar as a Family Law Specialist.

Phil was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but at an early age, his family moved to Iowa. He attend Iowa State University and Coe College, receiving his B.A. from Coe College in 1968 and his J.D. from Drake University in 1973.

Phil's litigation experience in family law matters includes the analysis and trial presentation of separate and community property issues, business valuations, the community or separate property characterization of retirement plans, stock options, restricted stock, and other management level compensation plans, spousal maintenance claims and various tax aspects of these financial issues. These issues frequently involve working with forensic experts, including accountants and valuation experts.

Although Phil's litigation experience has been almost exclusively family law matters since 2000, in the earlier years of his practice, he also had extensive involvement in commercial and/or business litigation, in both federal and Arizona state courts, including anti-trust litigation and securities class actions, as well as other types of business disputes.

In addition to his above-referenced memberships, Phil served as a member of the Arizona Family Law Advisory Commission for Certification of Family Law Specialists, and was a member of the Arizona Revised Jury Instruction Committee, including the original subcommittee on jury instructions in contract cases. He has been a speaker for numerous CLE presentations for the Arizona and Maricopa County CLE programs, as well as Law Education Institute's national seminars, with an emphasis on business, property and tax aspects of family law litigation.

About Philip C. Gerard

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Member

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Specialist Domestic Relations, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973
    J.D.
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1968
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

1850 North Central AvenueSuite 1900 Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fax

  • (602) 322-4104

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Southwest list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southwest Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Philip C. Gerard on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Lawyer of the Year – Family Law - 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 1987 – present (Arizona)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 - present
  • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • PHOENIX Magazine Top Lawyer in Family Law

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