William D. Bishop

William D. Bishop

Trusted Phoenix Divorce Attorney for 25+ Years
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Arizona
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Mr. Bishop is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona (i.e. one of only approximately 60 specialists in all of Arizona). Bishop Law Office has obtained an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating possible by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (one of only 30 attorneys in all of Arizona) and has also been selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Such selection is a peer-reviewed nomination based upon “a demonstrated record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and a well-earned reputation for integrity”. Mr. Bishop was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Family Law since 2018, and has been listed as a Southwest Super Lawyer for the last several years.

Mr. Bishop has extensive trial and mediation experience in all areas of family law, including high conflict divorce, child support, custody (legal decision making), parenting time issues, child support, spousal maintenance, interstate jurisdiction issues (UCCJEA and UIFSA), and complex property and financial issues. Mr. Bishop has prepared numerous pre and post marital agreements, and provides excellent tips at the firm’s website.

Mr. Bishop spent his first years in legal practice handling complex commercial litigation cases. Such experience provided him with the background and knowledge in complex financial issues that many other family law attorneys do not possess. Mr. Bishop has an undergraduate degree in psychology and does not shy away from contested custody/parenting cases.

Mr. Bishop served as the chairperson of the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section this last year, and was previously the chairperson of the Maricopa County Family Law Section. Mr. Bishop provides ongoing education classes to many other attorneys yearly regarding the various aspects of complex divorce and family law issues.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lawyer / Managing Partner
Bishop Law Office, P.C.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D. (1990)
Honors: Order of Barristers
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AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
Martindale-Hubble Bar Register
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2015 - 2019
10 Rating
Top Lawyer
North Valley Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona - Family Law Section
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Former Chair - Maricopa County Family Law Section
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Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
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Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys
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Articles & Publications
A Long Winding Road
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Arizona Divorce Alternatives
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Phoenix Divorce Lawyer
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Speaking Engagements
Annual Training, Superior Court of Arizona Annual Judges Training
Certified Specialists, How to Become A Certified Specialist
Child Custody in Arizona, Child Custody in Arizona
Attorneys Fees in Arizona Family Law Cases, State Bar of Arizona Annual Conference
Father's Custody Rights, Father's Matter
Spousal Maintenance, Spousal Maintenance Basics
LItigating the Custody Case, Custody In Arizona
Family Law Issues for Paralegals, Family Law Issues For Paralegals
Custody Evaluations - Attorney Perspective, Mental Health Committee Annual Training
Finalization of Divorce Decrees, Finalization of Divorce
Certified Family Law Specialist
State Bar of Arizona
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Bishop Law Office, P.C.
Phoenix Office
7210 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: (602) 749-8500
Fax: (602) 749-8502
Bishop Law Office, P.C.
Tempe Office
8747 S. Priest Dr
Tempe 85284
Telephone: (480) 893-6280
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