Hi, I’m Felicia, a seasoned litigator and long time family law attorney.
I decided to teach this course because after litigating hundreds of cases and handling thousands of hearings and trials, I've seen it all in family court. I've seen the tears, the frustration, the fear, and the joy. I've walked alongside hundreds of families in family court, and now I'm sharing my knowledge with you.
I primarily handle cases involving allegations of parental fitness, so I know exactly what the judges look for when making a determination on your case and what evidence you need to present to support your position. Not only do I handle these cases as a lawyer, but I represent children in these cases, and I am appointed by the Court as an investigator or Guardian Ad Litem to investigate allegations and make recommendations to the Court about parenting time and legal decision making.
I received my Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law, and my passion for helping marginalized persons led me to the practice of criminal defense, family law, and juvenile law. As a first year law student, I founded the organization 13-Advocacy against Sex Trafficking. This group assisted in the development of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence training programs, organizing a free legal clinic at local hospitals, and worked with a number of state and non-profit agencies in Arizona.
Throughout my career, I have worked as a prosecutor, a victim advocate, a staff attorney at legal aid, and in private practice focusing on criminal, juvenile, and family law. I studied child abduction and Refugee law, Malta, as well as worked in the Philippines with persons involved with sexual and domestic violence, and child abuse.
I have helped many parents get their children back from the state after struggling with addiction or lack of parenting skills.
I was the 2016 Arizona Pro Bono Attorney of the year, I received the 2020 Kitsap County Young Lawyer's award, and I was listed as a 2021 Super Lawyer's Rising Star.
I have taught numerous seminars and CLEs on sex crimes, domestic violence, abuse and marginalized persons, and children with mental health diagnoses. I have also received national awards for my work with exploited persons and marginalized populations.