Stephen Roy Smith

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Family Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1994

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 22, 1994

Other Language(s): None


Stephen R. Smith is a partner in the Phoenix law firm of FROMM SMITH & GADOW, P.C. where his practice is limited to complex family law litigation, mediation, and appellate matters.  Mr. Smith has been a Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2000 and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2011 where he serves as President of the Arizona Chapter for 2016-17.  He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2016 (22nd Ed.) in the field of family law and was recognized by said publication as 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix. 

Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1994, Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University in 1991 and his law degree from Whittier College in 1994 where he was a member of the Whittier Law Review.  He has been a member of the Family Law Advisory Commission to the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 2008, and was Chairman of the Commission from 2012-2016.  He was a Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court from 2003 to 2017.  Mr. Smith is a frequent presenter at seminars on all aspects of family law and has served as an adjunct professor for Arizona Summit Law School. 

Areas of Law and Practice

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


  • Arizona (Active)

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  • Whittier

  • Last Updated: December 11, 2018
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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