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William D. Bishop - Phoenix, AZ

7210 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85020

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Updated: 11/09/2023

Phoenix Child Support Lawyer

Overview

The founder of the firm, William D. Bishop, has been practicing law for 20 years. Mr. Bishop grew up in Oregon and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Bishop graduated with honors and obtained double majors in both Political Science and Psychology.

While in college, Mr. Bishop received numerous scholarships and was a member of numerous honor societies including Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa...

The founder of the firm, William D. Bishop, has been practicing law for 20 years. Mr. Bishop grew up in Oregon and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Bishop graduated with honors and obtained double majors in both Political Science and Psychology.

While in college, Mr. Bishop received numerous scholarships and was a member of numerous honor societies including Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. Mr. Bishop received All-American and Academic All-American Wrestling honors during college. Mr. Bishop brings this same dedication and competitive nature to the courtroom.

Mr. Bishop graduated from Arizona State University College of Law. During law school, Mr. Bishop graduated in the top portion of his class, and was selected as a member of the National Moot Court Team. Mr. Bishop received the honor of the Order Of Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy.

After law school, Mr. Bishop worked for large downtown law firms and practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and family law. Since then, Mr. Bishop has focused primarily in the area of family law and divorce. Mr. Bishop's background and commercial litigation experience has given him an advantage over many other family law attorneys with regard to complex financial and property issues.

Unlike many attorneys, Mr. Bishop does not shy away from contested custody cases. Mr. Bishop's background as a psychology major and his self-fulfillment from assisting people with regard to custody and visitation issues assist him in dealing with custody issues head on. When necessary, Mr. Bishop often involves mental health experts in the custody process, especially when the other parent has certain psychological issues or is attempting to alienate the children against his client.

Mr. Bishop receives numerous referrals from other family law attorneys and attorneys who practice in other areas. Mr. Bishop receives referrals in numerous complex and high conflict cases as a result of his reputation as a professional, very thorough and assertive trial attorney.

Certified Specialist

William D. Bishop is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and a preeminent rated lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell listings. Mr. Bishop is a former Judge Pro-Tem, Superior Court of Arizona.

Mr. Bishop is named as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers (www.azfinestlawyers.org). This selection is a peer-reviewed nomination based upon "a demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and a well-earned reputation for integrity". As of 2010, only 6% of all Arizona's attorneys (including practicing attorneys, retired attorneys, judges and law professors) have been selected for such distinction.

About William D. Bishop

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • Mortar Board (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section, 2017 - 2018 (Chairperson)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section (Chairperson)
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Executive Council (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Executive Counsel (Chairperson)
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Women’s Fresh Start Resource Center

Past Positions

  • Superior Court of Arizona, Judge Pro-Tem

Education

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, 1989
    J.D.
    Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
    Honors: Order of Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy
  • Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1984
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: All-American and Academic All-American Wrestling
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Psychology

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • A Long And Winding Road

Office Information

Address

7210 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85020

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 5PM

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About William D. Bishop

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
  • 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list

View the profile for William D. Bishop on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell listings
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, American Registry
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Lawyers (AAML)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2018 - Present
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Avvo Superb Rating of 10 out of 10
  • Arizona’s Top Attorneys, American Registry
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • North Valley Magazine Top Lawyer

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