Brittany’s legal experience extends across many areas of practice; she represents persons and families in a variety of different matters including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child support, paternity, parenting time, legal decision-making (formerly “custody”), spousal maintenance, modifications and enforcement of existing orders, relocation, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, Department of Child Safety cases, dependency, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and adoption.
In addition to family law, Brittany helps and assists clients in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, as well as personal injury matters. Brittany began her career as a Deputy Public Defender with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. As a public defender, she represented indigent criminal defendants with charges ranging from drug sales to sexual-related offenses to homicides. She appeared in several hundred criminal court hearings, including trials, evidentiary hearings, and pretrial hearings. As a result, she has extensive courtroom experience. As a criminal defense attorney, Brittany consulted and utilized expert witnesses in the fields of psychology, eyewitness identification, DNA analysis, and forensic pathology. In addition to her litigation experience, she also served as a mentor to several law student externs and taught courses at continuing legal education courses on the topics of eyewitness identification, direct examination, and Fourth Amendment case law.
Brittany obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she also earned a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In law school at Arizona Summit Law School, Brittany received five separate CALI Awards for earning the highest grade in the course, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and ranked 11th in her graduating class.