Alona M Gottfried

Attorney and Mediator

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Contact Information

Simmons & Gottfried PLLC
8160 E Butherus Dr Ste 7, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260-2523




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1995

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 21, 1995

Other Language(s): None


I have been practicing law for almost 24 years and mediating for 17 years.  I practice family law, collaborative divorce law and employment law. I mediate family law, real estate law and all other types of conflict,  I am licensed to practice before both Arizona Courts and Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

I am an Arizona native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a BA in psychology (Phi Beta Kappa) and Cum Laude from Arizona State University College of Law. I have served on the board of the Ronald McDonald house and, most recently, I have chaired the Continuing Legal Education committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Bar. 

As most people know what litigation is, I will use this platform to briefly discuss mediation.  Mediation is a way to resolve conflicts out of Court and without the cost, stress, time, and uncertainty of litigation. Mediation is confidential, and it is very effective, with most mediation participants reaching a full agreement.  I help a lot of people respecfully dissolve their marriages, from start to finish. I am also a mediator for the Arizona Association of Realtors(R).  I offer complimentary consultations about mediation.  I also offer complimentary informational consultations about family law.  You can learn more about mediation and my mediation practice at:  The following is a link to some mediation reviews:

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution International Mediation, International Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Arbitration
Family Law Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Private Adoptions, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Post-Divorce Modification, Paternity, name Changes, Military Divorce, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Surrogacy Law, Orphans Court Practice, Termination of Parental Rights, Uncontested Divorce, Third Party Custody, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptions, Visitation Rights, Marital Property Settlements, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Agreements, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, International Child Custody, International Family Law, International Child Abduction, Assisted Reproductive Technology, International Adoptions, Juvenile Criminal Law, Interstate Support, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Family Mediation, Family Arbitration, Foster Care, Fathers Rights, Grandparents Custody, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Alimony, Annulment, Agency Adoptions, Adoptions, (QDROs), Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Divorce, Day Care, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Child Support, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Custody Mediation, Child Custody, Child Care, Child Advocacy


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • Arizona State

  • Last Updated: January 25, 2021
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  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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