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Monica H. Donaldson Stewart - Chandler, AZ

3100 West Ray RoadSuite 115 Chandler, AZ 85226

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Updated: 12/27/2023

Chandler Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Monica Donaldson Stewart is the managing attorney for the law firm of Donaldson Stewart PC, where she practices in all aspects of family law, including collaborative divorce and family law mediation. She also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court, conducting well over 100 settlement conferences in family law matters since 2007.

Monica received her B.S. degree (summa cum laude, 1993) and her J.D. degree (1997) from Arizona State University...

Monica Donaldson Stewart is the managing attorney for the law firm of Donaldson Stewart PC, where she practices in all aspects of family law, including collaborative divorce and family law mediation. She also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court, conducting well over 100 settlement conferences in family law matters since 2007.

Monica received her B.S. degree (summa cum laude, 1993) and her J.D. degree (1997) from Arizona State University. During law school, Monica participated in a semester-long mediation training clinic and in 2009, she completed her first collaborative training with the Collaborative Divorce Institute. Since that time she has trained extensively in both mediation and collaborative divorce practice. Monica believes that divorcing couples and their children benefit when they are given the opportunity to reach settlements without the court’s intervention, and that mediation and the collaborative divorce process offer that opportunity. Monica’s philosophy is that “litigating to win” is not the only way to divorce.

Monica is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (CPP), currently serving on the Executive Board, as well as the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). She served as the president of the East Valley Bar Association (EVBA) in 2008 and 2009, and served as the Treasurer of that organization from 2010 through 2019 and as the Secretary from 2020 through 2021. Monica also served on the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization from 2009 to 2020 and served as the Secretary of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM) from 2018-2020. In 2012 and 2013, Monica was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”. in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, she was selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer.

About Monica H. Donaldson Stewart

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Legal Decision Making Authority and Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Same Sex Family Law Issues
  • Child Support
  • Modifications/Enforcements
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Grandparent Rights

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (Executive Board Member)
  • Arizona's Finest Attorneys, 2011 - Present
  • Maricopa County Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem)
  • East Valley Bar Association, 2008 - 2009 (President)
  • East Valley Bar Association, 2009 - 2019 (Treasurer)
  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, 2018 - 2020 (Secretary)
  • East Valley Bar Association, 2020 - 2021 (Secretary)

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    J.D.
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 1993
    B.S.
    Major: Political Science

Office Information

Address

3100 West Ray RoadSuite 115 Chandler, AZ 85226

Fax

  • 480-792-9771

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Monica H. Donaldson Stewart

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
  • 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southwest Rising Stars Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Monica H. Donaldson Stewart on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Monica was Selected for Inclusion in SuperLawyers Southwest Rising Stars from 2012-2013
  • Monica was Selected as a 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Southwest Super Lawyer.

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