William D. Bishop
To Whom It May Concern:
I recently retained Bill's services as my divorce attorney. I am pleased to recommend Bill and his staff. He is professional, caring, trustworthy, and has extensive knowledge of the law. Bill is always prepared, always informative, and has the ability to make you feel as if you are his only client. In my opinion, these things, along with his impeccable attention to detail are what make him one of the best attorneys in the Phoenix area. It was a privilege to work with Bill and his staff, and I highly recommend their services.
- J. Clark, Phoenix, Arizona
To Whom It May Concern:
I decided to rely on William D. Bishop to handle my divorce case. Mr. Bishop came highly recommended by one of my best friends, who I have complete faith in. After seeing the way Mr. Bishop handled my divorce case I can understand why this attorney has such an outstanding reputation.
My case did not involve distribution of assets or child support; however, it was complex since it did involve protection orders and abuse. Furthermore, two states had jurisdiction over the case which made things more complicated and stressful. William was very knowledgeable of the different laws that involved both states. He was also extremely skillful and intelligent when advising me the best strategies to follow in order to finalize my divorce here in Arizona (which was my goal). He kept me advised of every risk and alternative. In other words, Bill not only advised me of the advantages, but he was also honest when considering the risks and possible negative consequences.
I would also like to mention the exceptional job Jackie did. She was always there to answer all my questions and she always returned my calls within less than 24 hours. She is very clever and a great asset to rely on.
When we went to court I was extremely nervous; however, I felt that Mr. Bishop was not only my lawyer, but he also acted like I would expect a close friend to behave. He was kind and understanding. His confidence and positive attitude made me feel reassured and secure all the way through the process.
Divorce is a devastating, horrible, time consuming, experience to go through. Nevertheless, for anyone in need of an excellent, aggressive, attorney I would highly recommend Mr. William Bishop.
- T.V.R., Chandler
Divorce Attorney, William D. Bishop
To whom it may concern:
The concept of writing positively about any aspect of a divorce appears counter intuitive...however these comments are written seven years after the fact, which may provide them the added credibility of having withstood the test of time.
My attorney was Bill Bishop and from our very first coffee house meeting he listened to each and every comment I made. He sensed what was core to my position and managed what was anger, frustration and exasperation. When appropriate he coached, when reasonable he allowed me to lead, and when necessary he provided a calming demeanor.
As with many divorces involving significant assets and income, the distance between each side was measured in miles not inches. Yet Bill possessed the ability to move the sides closer without unduly compromising my core objectives. In the midst of irrational and onerous demands he remained focused on the end goal vs engaging in non value added skirmishes...all the while ensuring that my composure was self contained.
Bill kept me informed of every risk, every option, and every advantage. He was a skillful chess master and maneuvered our case through the many bluffs and traps That characterize contentious legal situations.
In retrospect, I find that his guile and professionalism are serving me far better today, then I realized many years back. I would heartily recommend Bill and his team to anyone entering the murky realm of divorce litigation.
Child Custody Attorney
William D. Bishop came highly recommended to me by another attorney that I had complete faith in. We have had two occasions to need an attorney since and have used the services of Bishop & Martin Law Office, P.C. and specifically William D. Bishop both times.
I have found Bill Bishop to be very knowledgeable, competent, dedicated, hard working, trustworthy, patient, kind, helpful and professional.
Mr. Bishop made the client/attorney relationship very comfortable. He was always on top of things and made sure that I understood what needed to be handled, how to handle my part and when to do so.
Our issues were regarding child custody. Mr. Bishop was completely understanding and sensitive to our needs.
There was never a question that I asked that he did not answer in a very respectful and thoughtful way and always got back to me within a very short period of time.
I don't think that anyone could have advised or represented me in any better way than he did. He appears to be very willing to do whatever it takes to take care of a legal problem in the most efficient and cost effective way for his client. He is very hard working - as are his associates. He always goes that extra mile.
I would high recommend Mr. William D. Bishop to anyone needing a bright, young, energetic, caring, knowledgeable, hard working, respectful attorney. If I need legal services regarding family law in the future I will definitely call Bill Bishop and ask him to represent me.
- Marion P. Iles, Arizona
I wanted to write to you and thank you and your staff for an outstanding job you did on my divorce case. While most people hopefully do not need your offices services, you and your staff made the best of a very difficult time in my life.
I started with a different law firm and needless to say I was frustrated as I felt I was going nowhere and that my former attorney thought it was just best to give into my ex-wife's demands because it was easier than responding to her attorney via back and forth conversations and discussions. This is when I knew I needed a change. From the first day I met with you, I got the feeling that you were interested, focused and committed to my case. I had more of a dialog with you in the first one hour session than I did in four months with my previous attorney.
Once I started with you firm, you and your team were focused and committed in my case. Anytime I had an issue, concern or question with my case either you or Jackie were available to answer the question. If Jackie could not answer she would give you a message to call me back and I would speak to you within 24 hours. That's the service someone should receive in matters that have to do with time. You were also available via email which is a plus these days. Quick questions resulted in quick answers back. As we went to trail I could see that you were well prepared for court. One thing I really appreciated was your preparation work before trial. You had an agenda with me to make sure we were on the same page. Once we were in trial, you were focused on the issues at hand and asked the necessary questions to bring out the facts of the case and not the smoke and mirrors some attorneys try and illustrate.
In the end, I was very happy with the courts decision and I wanted to thank you for a job well done. I would also like to thank Jackie for her professionalism through out the process as well. She was a delight to work with. While I hope that I do not need your services again, if I have any issues I will not hesitate to come back to you and your firm for future services.
- Michael Sampson
Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody Attorney
Our experiences with Bill go back over 15 years. He has been the only attorney ever retained for a divorce, child support, child custody and professional matters. Each situation that he has handled for our family has ended with results that have benefited us, we always feel like the winner. We have every confidence in the way he has handled anything that presents itself to our family. Bill has on all occasions handled every situation with great detail and understanding. We consider ourselves thankful that we have him.
Obviously none of us want to deal with legal matters, but if and when they do arise our first phone call is toBishop Law Firm.
- J.K. Gray
Superior Legal Representation
I had the privilege of working with William Bishop on my case in 2009-2010. From the moment I met with Bill, he was able to ease my mind of the case with his knowledge and thoroughness during the initial consultation. After immediately hiring his firm at that point and ending my search for legal representation, he and his team went promptly to work on my case. I was pleased to learn that Bill had surrounded himself with a team of likewise individuals that shared Bill's attentiveness, work ethic, and drive. Throughout the case, Bill made sure I always understood where we were in the process, his recommendations on strategy, and what my options were at every turn. When we entered the court room it was clear that I had the superior legal counsel. Bill was steps ahead of the opposition and it was clear. I recommend Bill Bishop to anyone in need of legal help in a family matter and I will continue to do so.
- Matthew Thomas
I have used Bill Bishop as my attorney for the past couple of years, including a difficult and complex divorce. Bill has always been thorough, timely, insightful, wonderful to work with, and very effective. I have always been especially impressed with how Bill listens and gives credence to my views, while interjecting his own expertise when appropriate. I would highly recommend Bill's services to anyone.
- Eric D. Morris
Phoenix Custody Dispute
I would like to sincerely thank you and all the members of your firm in representing me with my recent custody dispute with my former spouse. As a Father, I walked into your office dejected by the thought that I would be relegated to the role of weekend Daddy. I was even more distraught by the dark and ominous path by which my case was proceeding. This was until; Mr. Bishop, you sat me down in your office, rolled up your sleeves, looked me dead in the eyes and said the words; "Tell me everything!"
Hope and strength had returned into my soul. You listened and you got to work immediately. By the conclusion of our first meeting you had already spoke to opposing counsel and were ready for action. You gave me a clear and logical path to take.
By the conclusion of my custody dispute not only had I gained what was most important to me; which was more time with my Son, but also the understanding that sometimes in order to, win you must play ball.
- SGO, Phoenix, AZ
Experienced Attorney in Family Law
I had the distinct advantage of consulting with William Bishop and then working directly with Angela Peacock pertaining to my divorce case. Angela gave me the confidence I was working with a highly experienced attorney in family law. Throughout this process, Angela was very prompt in addressing my questions and she provide a strategic approach to minimizing the unreasonable claims made by the other party. Angela also served as a communication conduit between both parties at my request. I felt this move was the biggest benefit to me working with Angela. As an intermediary, Angela provided a safe buffer for me as a client preventing the other party from clouding and distorting the correct interpretation of the law. In my opinion, Angela Peacock's greatest strength is her ability to remove the emotional aspect of divorce which allowed me to focus on the facts and available options. In the end, the settlement reached with the other party along with the conclusion of my divorce process exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Angela to anyone who needs an exceptional and incredibly talented Family Law Attorney.
Angela, I really appreciate the effort you put forth in my case making me feel as if I was your most important client. Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future.
- Rod Bascon , 10/08/09
I do not want to take much of your time but wanted to send a quick thank you to you and Teresa for your assistance in my case in only the first month. Both you and Teresa have been very responsive to my emails, concerns and have done more in a month than my previous lawyer did in three. Your strategy so far has made me feel comfortable in the direction we are headed and confident we can get full legal and sole custody of my son which is the most important thing to me.
Teresa has been very responsive, pleasant and friendly to deal with whether it is by email and/or in person. Teresa greets you with a smile and listens to what you have to say or documents to drop off. I really appreciate the effort so far from my legal team.
Again just a quick note but I wanted to send a quick thank you to shown my gratitude.
- M.S. , 9/30/09
Attorney William Bishop
Having been involved in a complicated "Home State" jurisdictional issue concerning the relocation of my son, I hired Attorney William Bishop as legal counsel. The case was extremely complex as it involved two states (Arizona and Ohio), each, which claimed that they had jurisdiction over my son. This inevitably led to conferences between the states as well as an Evidentiary Hearing to determine what state would assume jurisdiction.
During the Evidentiary Trial to determine consent of my relocation to Ohio, and state jurisdiction, Attorney Bishop was thorough, dogmatic, and aggressive in obtaining the truth. His talent in case preparation and in the courtroom was critical to my success in winning the Evidentiary Trial.
Without Attorney Bishop's skillful handling of my case the outcome may have been very different. His persistence in obtaining the facts and evidence were a major factor in winning the case.
I highly recommend Attorney Bishop and I appreciate all he did for my son and me. He is an extraordinary trial attorney with demonstrated success in the courtroom, and he was extremely organized, dedicated, positive, professional, and most importantly, looked out for the best interest of my son and me.
Parenting Plan Attorney
I am using Bill Bishop's services to file a change in the parenting plan for my children. I just want to say that I was so amazed as to how quickly he was able to size up the situation, understand the key facts to the case and articulate it so quickly in a petition to the court. I have worked with many other large attorney firms for various cases for my business as well as personal situations and I have never had the pleasure to meet an attorney, such as Bill Bishop, who was so concise and who understood the urgency of my situation. Normally, I have had to go through many iterations of documents from our previous attorney's to get the message across for our cases. In this case, Bill was able to prepare the petition within a few days with all the important points. I feel a lot better going into the long battle that I will have with the courts knowing that I have Bill Bishop on my side. Thank you!
Child Custody Case
Mr. William D. Bishop represented me in my divorce; I could not have felt more comfortable than I did with Mr. Bishop as my Attorney.
1. The quality of representation I received was of the highest anyone could expect.
2. I always know Mr. Bishop was looking out for MY interest and MY rights! along with those of my children.
3. Mr. Bishop, and his total staff treated not only myself, but everyone involved with my case, with the most professional attuned that you should expect from a law firm.
- Anthony F. Leavy
Bill and his team did a great job handling my divorce case in 2008. I was the Respondent, facing another side that was well-prepared. Bill's effectiveness, deep expertise and pragmatism quickly re-established my confidence. Despite our several attempts to settle, we were working with a litigious party. The case eventually went to trial for custody issues, where I received pretty much the parenting time I had requested. Bill and his team represented me with utmost professionalism and attention, never missing a deadline. I highly recommend Bill and his team to handle anybody's Family Law needs, particularly any case that is complex or where there is potential for litigation.
- Will E.
Child Custody Attorney
To Whom It May Concern,
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Mr. Bill Bishop, Attorney At Law. I have been privileged to recently be represented by Mr. Bishop in a child custody matter. He was very involved in my case and actively assisted me whenever he was needed. He worked very hard on my behalf. He was assertive and was aggressive when he needed to be while disputing the untruths from the opposing counsel. He carefully explained the entire process to me so I was aware at all times what was going to happen next.
It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Mr. Bishop to others that were seeking an excellent attorney. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the aforementioned address, phone number, or e-mail.
To whom it may concern:
We recently retained the Bishop Law Office to represent us in a severance matter. We choose the Bishop Law Office because of their years of experience, attention to details and responsiveness. Bill Bishop handled our case with professionalism and a sense of urgency. We also had the pleasure of working with Barbara during a mediation hearing; every facet of their firm exceeded our expectations, from the attorneys and paralegals to the billing department.
When the opposing party was not agreeable to our petition we were forced to go to trial. Mr. Bishop prepared our case with complete thoroughness and extreme attention to every detail. We were most impressed with his aggressiveness and organization during cross examinations. His talents as a trial lawyer shined through as he picked apart the respondents' evidence.It was a pleasure working with Mr. Bishop and his entire staff throughout this difficult time in our lives. We highly recommend the Bishop Law office to anyone that may need such services.
Brian & Leah Young
Mr.Bill Bishop has been my Divorce Attorney since last March. He has always given me excellent service. I have been very fragile during my ongoing divorce and he has been very compassionate to my needs. I recommend him to anyone who is going or will soon be going through this rough time in your life! His staff is excellent and caring.
- Jayme L. Foulds
Best Divorce Attorney
I personally believe Bill Bishop is the best divorce attorney I know. Bill represented me in my divorce and was extremely professional and so very intelligent. The level of trust and confidence you must have in your attorney as you go through the legal system is a key ingredient for success. He is a master of techniques and understands the importance of all facets of the divorce. He is truly "the one to have on your side"!
Phoenix has scores of divorce attorneys. But very few will measure up to the standards and knowledge of Bill Bishop. He represented me and I never questioned his attention to detail or his expertise in the legal arena. Bill is well known and I believe highly respected by the Phoenix legal community. My attitude was... I wanted to be represented by the best divorce attorney I could have....I was never disappointed, and my settlement reiterated that fact!
Divorce for me was like being in unknown waters! The decisions that are handed down by the legal system will affect you for the rest of your life. There is no value that can be placed on having your interests represented by the best. Bill Bishop is priceless.....but you won't know that until he's representing you.
- Jim Kaiser
Kristen A. Martin
Child Custody & Divorce Attorney
To Whom It May Concern:
From the perspective of a father with a child, resolving custody and getting time to spend with your own kids through a divorce is not an easy battle. If you're a father standing up to the system to demand what's right for your child or you're the new wife of that father, then you know by now, or you're about to find out, how unfair that system can be. To navigate it alone or without the best counsel would be foolish.
The best counsel I have found is Ms. Kristen Martin
I wish I had found Kristen Martin from the beginning of my divorce and though I had reservations about how passionately a female would represent me in a system that I find biased to favor mothers, she quickly put those reservations to rest. She listened to my concerns regarding my ex-wife abusing the system to produce problems for me and favorable outcomes for my ex-wife. Kristen understood through experience and got it.
By the time I found Kristen Martin, my divorce and custody case had been bungled by two previous attorneys from Yavapai county. This left Kristen the difficult job of sorting through several years of their mistakes and asserting my position in a Yavapai court from Maricopa County. This was not an easy task, yet Kristen accepted the challenge and in no time was advising me as if she had known my case from the beginning.
Since I was living in Maryland and working in Washington D.C. (yet another complexity to my case), all of our meetings were by phone. During these phone conferences, it was obvious that Kristen was always prepared and had a thorough knowledge of the law. She explained things to me completely, and whenever I contacted her with a question or concern, she responded quickly. If I became too enthusiastic about the way things should be, Kristen kept me focused and never led me to believe in things that just were not possible. Although I was nearly a broken man by the disaster that had become of my case through previous counsel, Kristen's ability, drive, determination and expertise in her field restored my hope that things could be (and ultimately were) resolved successfully.
Regardless of the fact that Kristen had other clients and pressing matters, she always made me feel like my case was of the utmost importance. Her ability in the courtroom (we attended hearings by phone) was truly impressive. Always respectful and professional, she presented her points strongly, yet without being argumentative.
With the matter finally behind me, I look back with the sincerest of gratitude for all that Kristen did for my daughter and me. I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone requiring assistance in a family law case. She is truly a professional and a model for all to follow in her field
With sincerity, gratitude, and respect,
Divorce & Support Case
I had a particularly complex divorce and support case with my ex-husband. For years he danced his way around courts in New York and Florida due in part to his brothers legal connections. He owed over $7000.00 in back support and would not pay, in addition to this he harassed me and my child constantly. Threats and verbal abuse were common. He brought me to court on every thing he could think of because he had free legal service.
Three lawyers in the past tried to resolve these issues for me, yet failed to get any substantial rulings against him. He continued his visits with threats and abuse. I finally sought help from Bishop Law Office and met Ms. Martin. From our very first meeting she understood the problems I was having and sought to relieve them. We went to court totally prepared and for the only time in the long history of this case I left the courthouse feeling that my side was presented clearly to the judge.
My ex has not changed in any way but because of rulings that Ms. Martin got for me he no longer abuses or threatens me or my child. I now have all the court supported documents to live in peace and quiet and raise my child.
Compassionate Divorce Attorney
I have been a client of Kristen Martin's since approximately February 2006. In an industry where it is near impossible to find someone of intelligence, honesty, and integrity as well as compassion, I have never known Ms. Martin to be a person of anything but. She has represented me every step of the way with the highest knowledge of court processes and workings. While in the courtroom she speaks to facts and data rather than accusations and while cross-examining is quick to catch contradictions. I have never seen Ms. Martin enter any situation being the slightest bit unprepared. I quickly recognized her to be someone of extreme intelligence, while personable at the same time.
Kristen has always been understanding of the situations concerning my case while helping me to address them in a way that gets results. In a time where I was overwhelmed by the court system, my worries were quickly calmed after speaking with Ms. Martin and seeing her ability to bring structure and substance to my case.
There is no one that I would give a higher recommendation than Ms. Kristen Martin; not only for her knowledge and integrity in the courtroom but her compassion and understanding as well.
- Ms. Cara A Bricker
I'm not sure quite how to convey my thanks (and frankly gratitude) for the way you handled my divorce case. At the time I was referred to you, I had been thoroughly manipulated by my estranged wife, her lawyer, and the Court. My situation appeared hopeless.
My previous attorney and his firm certainly must bear some responsibility for the dire state of affairs when I met with you. I was immediately impressed by your honesty and frankness. While it could have been mistaken for abruptness, it was in fact quite the opposite.
Over the additional twelve months it took to get to trial and ultimately to secure a signed divorce decree, we faced many challenges. I say we faced because you were with me every step of the way. What could have been a continued disaster ended about as well as it could have.
You were superb in court. Our arguments seemed to be so much more logical and clear then the rants and empty accusations from the other side. In the end, my now ex-wife got much less than she was expecting, thanks to you, and also your supporting staff.
My thanks extend to your paralegal Michelle as well. There's a lot that needs to get handled behind the scenes, and Michelle was always on top of the case and when you were out defending other clients. You two were obviously a high-performance team.
Once again, thanks. If I can be of help to you in the future (rather than the other way around!), please let me know. Best wishes for continued success!
- Gene Roose
Family Law Lawyer
I have retained the services of Kristen Martin for several years and my single regret is that I did not obtain them earlier. For my divorce, I went with one of those "one size fits all" law firms that handle cases ranging from Family Law to DUI and everything in between. Unfortunately, I suffered the consequences of that decision. When I needed to correct all the legal mistakes that were made during my divorce, I began interviewing lawyers. Armed with my questions and proposed game-plan, I spoke with several firms and even more lawyers. While there are many reasons why I chose Kristen, the moment that sticks with me the most is when she said something the others had not. She told me "no"! I was flabbergasted. She continued to elaborate on why my proposed plan would not work and that if I truly wanted to reach my end goals we would need to create a different plan of attack. While other lawyers were "yessing me to death" in an effort to gain my business, Kristen chose to do what was in my best interest and not simply follow the money.
From a professional perspective, I challenge you to find a better Family Law lawyer. Kristen is extremely intelligent, organized, timely and, most importantly, she involves you in the entire process. She truly gives you the tools you need in order to make informed decisions. During the holiday season a few years ago Kristen gave me her personal cell phone number in case I had any questions even though she was on vacation. While Kristen excels in every Family Law category, she truly shines in the court room. Her preparation, her ability to coach, her ability to question witnesses and her ability to keep you calm and focused during one of the most stressful situations of your life are second to none. Watching Kristen work in the court room and knowing that she is on your side is an absolute confidence builder. In all honesty, there is no one I would rather have by my side during an Evidentiary Hearing than Kristen.
Angela Y. Peacock
Complex Paternity-Relocation-Custody Case
I am writing this testimonial for two reasons. The first is to express mine and my 3yr old daughter’s unending gratitude to Ms. Angela Peacock for her excellent representation, extensive knowledge of Family Law, determination, honesty, integrity, her uncanny ability to remember every fact in my very complex case, and finally her ability to uncover the truth. Secondly, I pray someone else will read this and make the decision to retain her services in the hopes of being granted custody of their child if it’s truly in the child’s best interest as it was for my “Baby Girl”.
The uncontested facts of my case include the Mother absconding our 3 yr old daughter from my primary care; hiding their whereabouts; moving her across the country; Mother making just about every false allegation against me that anyone could (or maybe couldn’t) imagine; and so on. Ms. Peacock not only had to deal with the complexity created by the Mother but also had to deal with my past from over 5 years ago which also complicated matters. Nonetheless, Ms. Peacock had the ability to strategize my case in such a way that during the Deposition with the Mother and in front of the Judge she was able to “clear the smoke” and reveal the truth so the Judge was able to make his final rulings accordingly. Because of Ms. Peacock, my daughter is home again with me where she belongs and where she wants to be.
For anyone reading my testimonial, I pray you and your child will not have to endure what my daughter and I have over this past year. I can’t say enough about the excellent representation Ms. Peacock provided me and I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone going through a custody case.
I have also given Bishop & Martin Law Office permission to release my email address for personal references.
D & D
Family Law Attorney
Angela Peacock is the attorney I chose for my family law matter. She was very helpful in explaining how this process would occur. We worked together very well. She was able to explain things that didn't make any sense to me at all. She explained the law to me in a very professional and knowledgeable fashion, very timely as well. Angela was very prepared, and her strategies and skills really shined through while the hearing was taking place. I highly recommend Angela, and will use her again when and if the time arises.
Bartlett T. Hall
Family Court Case
I was recently represented by Angela Peacock.
During the time she represented me I found that her knowledge of the law was very impressive and she kept me focused on the more important issues that would help me with my case. Angela always responded to me in a very timely manner. Anytime I would email she would respond within minutes, anytime I called she would respond to my messages within minutes. Angela was very good at explaining things to me and helping me through every process. I also feel that Angela developed a very good plan regarding my case, we had a plan and followed through with it. Angela was able to focus in the facts and really emphasize the concerns I had. Angela was very professional during this whole process. She worked very hard especially with all of the documentation I had and asked her to go through. Angela made sure to use all the right stuff and was very honest when it came to stuff that wasn't as crucial to winning my case. I would recommend Angela to anyone going through a family court case. She was very dedicated to making sure my son was safe and helping me to show the courts it was best I have sole custody.
Thank you for everything.
- Anthony S. , 6/6/2011
Excellent Work and Representation
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for Captain B. on the excellent work and representation given by Angela Peacock. Angela gave very good advice and explanations of the Arizona process and handled everything on a very timely basis. Captain B. was very pleased with the result. Now we push on in the Texas case.
- Cynthia , 6/8/2011
Family Law Case
I retained Angela as part of a divorce proceeding and was extremely satisfied with her work on my case. She did an outstanding job from the first appointment explaining the entire unfamiliar process to me in a clear and concise way. She was straight-forward and showed a no-nonsense approach to her work. I felt like she valued my time and resources and worked to be expedient accordingly. She was responsive to my often lengthy inquiries and I never doubted that she always had my best interests 100% in mind.
She was able to help me increase my custody arrangement to full joint custody and with an improved parenting plan that was fair and reasonable. She was also able to guide and counsel me in several other areas and saved me from unnecessary risk years into the future - without her significant experience and input, I would have otherwise needlessly agreed on several of those aspects of my case to my own detriment.
I would certainly recommend Angela for a family law case, and I wouldn't hesitate to contact her to seek her input on any other legal matter. Her professionalism, legal knowledge and overall approach put the opposing counsel to shame.
You can't go wrong with her in your corner.
- J.O. , 1/7/2011
Family Law Attorney
Letter of Recommendation
Dear prospective client:
I go on record in referencing my recent & positive experience with Bishop and Martin Law Office and in particular my Attorney of record Angela Y. Peacock.
Being a woman from India, I had no idea of family law in the United States. When I was served with court notices from my husband (while I was away visiting my parents in India) I didn't know what to do or whom to approach. I travelled to USA in a confused and terrified state with no idea of where I would be or how I would approach this. Some of my acquaintances recommended I engage Bishop and Martin Law office and in hindsight I say that it has been a delight and relief to have Bishop and Martin Law Office and Angela Y. Peacock represent me.
Angela explained family law in detail and highlighted all issues and positions regarding my case. The notices from my husband requested annulment of my marriage with me receiving absolutely no benefit or monetary support. Angela devised a sound strategy in helping me understand all aspects of my case and prepared a settlement. She executed the settlement and this helped restore my benefits along with dignity and respect. The entire proceedings came to a closure in 6 months and she has successfully helped close out all aspects of my case. She has been very professional in responding to me and to the opposing counsel in a timely manner and upheld my best interests at all times.
I strongly recommend Angela for her knowledge and ability along with her negotiation skills to any one in my family seeking advice. I also rate Bishop and Martin Law Office nothing less than stellar in their approach and transparency regarding personal and financial interests of its clients.
Thanks & regards,
- S.P. , Dec 17, 2010
Family Law Firm in Phoenix
I am forwarding this correspondence in reference to my recent experience with Bishop and Martin Law Office and in particular Angela Y. Peacock who was my Attorney of record.
As background, I had attempted to initiate divorce proceedings in early 2009 with a well know Family Law firm in Phoenix and had an unacceptable experience. I was treated in a condescending manner and was given the impression that my family law issues were a burden to them and not a business opportunity. It was with some reluctance after this first experience that I approached Bishop and Martin requesting an initial consultation.
Ms. Angela Peacock hosted my initial consultation and she explained the process and outlined the basic strategy in a totally professional manner. As she explained the process and outlined my responsibilities in the process her knowledge of the law was obviously excellent. This initial consultation set the stage for skilled and successful matriculation of my case by Ms. Peacock.
Throughout the process she was always meticulously prepared and handled settlement negotiations and the detailed documentation preparation in a manner consistent with the highest business standards.
Please note that Ms Peacock is a diligent, knowledgeable, worker who was directly responsible for the successful conclusion of my divorce proceedings.
Without reservation I recommend the Bishop and Martin law firm and in particular Angela Peacock to all who require superlative representation in Family Law proceedings
Thank you and regards,
- Michael Ferverda
I retained Angela Peacock for an extremely sensitive and difficult custody/relocation case. At first I was apprehensive because she didn't tell me everything that I wanted to hear! She told me that my case was difficult.
She explained to me where I was wrong. She provided me with realistic expectations so I would hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
She was very knowledgeable and confident. I was nervous putting something so sensitive in someone else's hands but Angela turned out to be amazing! She held my hand through the entire thing. I would have done things differently, which would have been detrimental on my part, but I trusted that she knew what she was doing and followed her lead. She always had answers whenever I felt lost. Angela knows the law! She knows what is relevant and what is not.
She was always very timely and very sensitive to my feelings and emotions.
During the trial, she really took the kids best interest into consideration while presenting the facts. She was extremely professional, stuck to the law, and her questioning and re-direct were revealing and to the point. I was granted the relocation and child support! Angela was exceptional throughout my entire representation. If I ever need to hire an attorney again, I will definitely retain Angela!
- Shirley Rushton
Family law case
Thank you for all that you have done for me and my situation. Your Patience and understanding are well complimented with your Professionalism and rapid response time. You attention to details and facts allowed me to cope with all the changes occurring at a fast pace in my home life within myself and my child. Your willingness to be understanding when I was overwhelmed with emotion is by far the biggest asset you have in my opinion. You took the time to help me gather my thoughts and proceed without doubt or confusion. Your knowledge of the laws and realistic attitude made me feel assured and confident in the way things were heading. You took everything off my shoulders and handled everything from start to finish. I am forever grateful to your team and especially Angela. You're the best.
- A.C. , 11/25/09
Tough Divorce Lawyer
I had the privilege of working with Angela Peacock during my divorce proceedings. She managed to make an unpleasant situation bearable by offering clear advice and practical solutions to the challenges that arose in my situation.
She's a tough negotiator who understands not only what is fair, but also what is doable in any given situation. She was extremely responsive to my questions and concerns and managed to guide me through the proceedings smoothly and efficiently. She not only managed to keep me on track throughout the proceedings, but also kept the opposing counsel on topic as well. I'd highly recommend her services to anyone going through this process.
- M.M.S. , 11/3/09
Family law attorney
Recently I retained Bishop Law / Angela Peacock to represent me in my dissolution of marriage case. I was very apprehensive about retaining an attorney in the matter in the first place since I had never retained an attorney before but I soon realized I had made the right decision in hiring Bishop Law and was very fortunate to have Angela on my case. Angela was on top of every matter on my case and was very knowledgeable of all aspects of my case. One thing that I was very impressed with was her response time to any e mails or phone messages I left her. My case went to trial due to the other party and her counsel. Angela was completely prepared when we to trial and was able to coach me through the process. Angela and the rest of the Bishop Law Firm team was very professional and understanding / accommodating to my needs during the entire process and I would recommend them to anyone who was in need of a family law attorney.
- M.B. , 10/01/09
Divorce and child custody lawyer
Recently Angela represented me in a divorce that was complicated as a result of ownership in a small business, property and child custody. There were many legal and emotional issues involved and Angela's professionalism and thorough understanding of the law made a very difficult situation easier. Understanding that she is experienced, I followed all of her advice and the end result was a quick resolution to what could have been a long, expensive battle. I cannot adequately articulate how impressed I am with her competence and ability to handle a very difficult adversary who continuously created situations which made for a consistency of unpleasantness that was at times almost impossible to deal with. During a very difficult time Angela offered advice and was caring and supportive, she is an excellent attorney. I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal counsel.
- K.W. , 9/24/09
Difficult divorce case
Angela handled a very difficult divorce for me a couple of years ago, one which was difficult going through emotionally and which was filled with threats and abuse by my now ex-wife. There are several things I appreciated Angela regarding the services she provided me, they were:
1. She maintained professional representation throughout the proceedings even during the most stressful times, and focused on the facts and ensuring that all necessary details were covered. In addition, when my ex-wife and her attorney began to engage her name in frivolous matters, she handled it with respect and integrity without incurring a large expense.
2. She worked with me in establishing ground rules on how we would interact with my ex-wife her attorney and she respected those ground rules throughout the proceedings.
3. She represented and advised me on what 'My' rights were, along with what was in the best interest for both parties in coming up with a fair and equitable settlement and always had my and my children's interest in mind.
4. She listened to my concerns and questions as we were going through the process and was able to be firm and flexible when needed.
Overall, Angela made the process easy, however, I did not necessarily follow her advice, which I know frustrated her, and which I never saw her frustration come out. Had I followed her advice as she had recommended, I would have saved myself a lot of pain, aggravation and financial impact. Despite that, she still made sure to represent me and ensure that what I wanted was adhered to the letter of the law. I would highly recommend, and have, Angela to handle anyone's needs when going through a difficult process of a divorce or separation.
- Ante Cajic
On or about April 2007 I was put in a position to retain a divorce attorney and Angela Peacock was referred to me by a family member. Divorce is a somewhat unpleasant situation for anyone, but Angela put me somewhat at ease on my very first visit. From that first meeting to the very last part of the divorce, something that was very important to me was that she listened to what I had to say, and from that information she explained to me in detail my options. Her explanation of the way things were to proceed were very concise and right on the mark. Some aspects of a divorce are not pretty, and somethings she had to explain I didn't like, but nonetheless she did, in a very honest and fair manner. I have seen and heard in conference calls with the other party and her attorney, the way she handles herself in the negotiating process, her persistence and the extreme attention to detail, nothing gets by Angela Peacock. She always had my best interest in front and made herself and her staff available to me anytime I had a question or concern. I hope that I never have to use a family law attorney again, but if I do she will be my only choice.
- David Lucchesi
Skilled family law attorney
To whom it my concern.
I am writing this letter about Angela Peacock and her professional skill as a family law attorney.
Angela handled my divorce case ( Alley vs. Alley ) with great skills and a wonderful attitude. Angela on my case was very honest and very up front with legal info pertaining to my case.
If all attorney's are like Angela, cases would be over in one day.
- Lawyer Skills. Very professional and knowledgeable.
- Impression. Over all, very impressed
- Service Provided. Very pleased and satisfied.
- Ronnie Alley
Angela has high professional standards and she worked my case with tenacity and determination. Always giving an ear to my circumstances she reassured me throughout the process. Standing with Angela in court made me feel relaxed and confident. During the court process Angela was strong, wise and I felt well represented. Provided I need professional services again I would look forward to working with Angela in the future.
- Tamara Warlick
Pursuing a tax exemption change in divorce
Angela Peacock recently represented me in pursuing a tax exemption change in my divorce. She was diligent in keeping me informed with what she needed from me and when, what she would be pursuing and how it would be done. She was patient in explaining legal procedure. I was very impressed with her professional demeanor, knowledge of IRS guidelines, and her focus on the task at hand. I never had the impression that she had an overwhelming case load. When I called she always knew who I was, what we were pursuing, and where we were in the process (as if my case was her top priority!).
The unpleasant process of dealing with one's X turned out to be not so bad at all. Thanks Angela!
- Anne L.
Right legal advisor
Dear Prospective Client:
The past couple of years from 2007 through 2008 were undoubtedly the most difficult years of my life due to the ramifications of divorce. I learned that every divorce case is different and will develop a path of it's own. No matter what the circumstances are, it can be made much easier with constructive education and the right legal advisor by your side.
I can assure you that Angela Peacock was the right fit for me. I can recall many aspects of my divorce becoming a nightmare with an overwhelming amount of paperwork and a battle of emotions, stress and so on so forth. Angela was able to help me focus and put all the distortion into perspective. I admit that I was not the easiest person to listen to with my stubborn attitude during that difficult time. Consequently, she was keenly sensible to start by educating me first and then helping me become organized for the sake of myself. I assure it was no easy task for her either. She is a professional advisor in that arena and her expertise made all the difference on the outcome of my case. She had the ability to analyze my case so as to help me see what was reasonable while also predicting the various results depending on my actions. I also think Angela was at times more aware and concerned about my legal fees than me.
Divorce is not easy for anyone including the attorney that is trying to help you. Angela gained my trust by treating me with respect while staying firm to what was necessary for getting the job done. I found her to be very mature in her approach and she demanded what was required for the most successful outcome. I had to remind myself that age is not a requisite for knowledge. Angela has the legal experience by dealing with these issues every day. Since divorce has no winners, I feel that my case was resolved in a manner that was very positive and agreeable to me based on the advice I received. I recommend Angela's services to anyone seeking competence with getting through the paperwork, legalese and emotional grind of the law. It was a blessing to have her on my side.
- Oswaldo Bermudez
Mr. FRED RUOTOLO was referred to us from a Family friend to handle a divorce for my elderly Father. FRED is unlike any Attorney that I have ever worked with and have no hesitation to recommend him as a FINE ATTORNEY. EVERY TIME I called Fred's office, I talked to him on the phone. He also took the time and had the patience to work with my elderly Father and helped him through a very difficult situation in his life. Fred made sure everything was done in a timely manner and kept the cost down to a minimum.
- David L
I want to sincerely thank and recognize Fred Ruotolo for his understanding and compassion for my difficult and frustrating situation that had developed with my former spouse since our divorce. Fred was instrumental in providing legal counsel and submitting all necessary documentation to the courts. I chose to have full representation which allowed me to focus on managing the day to day issues and the assurance that all legal formalities would be followed up on by Fred. It was the perfect decision for me and when the need came to act quickly and complete our agreed upon resolution. Fred got the job done in short order and made the process simple for me. I now have a lawyer to consult with should there ever be a future need and my gratitude to Fred and his staff is sincerely deserved. THANK YOU!
- DES, Phoenix, AZ
Living Will and Power of Attorney
To Mr Ruotolo,
I want to thank Mr Mcgreavy who handled my living will and power of attorney for recommending you to me. You were a pleasure to work with from day one. Your knowledge of Arizona law which was a lot different from the Illinois law which is where I'm from regarding divorce paperwork and procedures was a great learning experience for me. Mr Ruotolo explained and answered all my questions and boy did I have some. His strategy in handling my case was great and I learned a lot including everything takes time and not everything is done in one day. I feel Mr Ruotolo worked hard on my case and I would recommend him to others, he was very professional in representing me and I thank him for that.
Family law case
When I was faced with making the tough decision of filing for a divorce, I was looking for a law firm that would be able to guide me through this emotionally difficult situation. I was in a long term marriage with young children and I needed to protect my interests and yet still wanted to have the most amicable divorce possible.
I had interviewed two firms prior to meeting with Fred and once I met Fred, I knew I had found the firm and attorney that would work with me in this matter.
Fred demonstrated the compassion required in these cases but also had in-depth knowledge of the law and was able to answer my questions and provide me with solutions and options to difficult questions regarding custody and spousal maintenance. All of my questions (and there were many) were answered in a timely manner and Fred maintained correspondence with me on weekends and after hours with emails and phone calls when needed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Fred and the Bishop & Martin Law Office, P.C firm to any of my family, friends and acquaintances who were in involved with a family law case.
Legal Battles in Family Law
To Whom It May Concern:
I went through a nasty divorce about 6 years ago and since then my ex-wife and I have been to court numerous times over everything and anything. It always seemed that I always came out on the bottom. I recently contacted Bishop Law Firm and had the pleasure of working with Fred Ruotolo. For the first time in six years I finally felt that I had an attorney that was going to work for me! Fred was very patient and always took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. Fred was very knowledgeable about the law and made me understand why or how we were going to approach things. And for the first time in the 6 years I have been in court battles, I finally came out on top for once, all thanks to Fred! I will definitely be using Fred for my legal battles in family law from now on. Thank You Fred for being understanding, patient, down-to-earth and for being a great attorney!
To whom it may concern:
Our working with Fred Ruotolo was not only a learning experience but a pleasure. He opened our eyes to both sides of the situations which can be very frustrating but he tries to make it painless as possible. Fred took the time to explain the what and whys and if we should or should not do something. However, he also listened to everything we had to say and why we said it and how it could be beneficial to our case.
Fred was the most down to earth yet professional lawyer we have encountered. And that made us extremely comfortable at a very stressful time. We will continue to us Fred and Bishop Law as long as necessary. We take extreme comfort in that if anything arises we can contact Fred and he will give us the help we need.
As a family that "spreads the word"--we will definitely recommend Fred and Bishop Law to any and everyone we run across that needs an "Awesome Lawyer".
- BW & DM
Fred: Here are my answers to your firm questionnaire regarding your services:
1. My knowledge of the law.
A: I know to be the best that I have ever seen
2. Whether I responded to your inquiries in a timely manner.
A: You were very professional
3. How well I explained things to you.
A: Throughout our legal process, each step of the way was explained thoroughly and clearly. We felt completely comfortable.
4. Our strategy regarding your case issues
A: Fred was two steps ahead, all the time. Fred made sure to lay it all out there for us, so we could anticipate the next move with a strong knowledge base. With his help and honesty, we were able to make the best decisions regarding our case.
5. How well prepared I was and the skills presented in settlement letters and settlement negotiations.
A: Fred was very well prepared and realistic.
6. How well I presented your facts and issues during hearings and/or at trial.
A: Fred presented our case so well, we never had to go to a hearing! lol
7. If you felt that I worked hard on your case, knew your facts, and fought hard for you
A: Fred was the best that we've seen, in a long time. We felt very confident that Fred had our best interests at heart every time we had a meeting. Fred was honest with us, as well as realistic, so our expectations were exactly where they needed to be in order to get through this case with strength.
8. Whether you would recommend me to others who are involved in a family law case
- Jason Bateman
Family Law attorney
I am very grateful for having met and chosen Mr. Ruotolo to represent me in my family law case. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and helped explain it to me in a way that I could easily understand. He was very responsive to all of my requests, including times over the holiday's when urgent issues came up. Mr. Ruotolo helped create a solid strategy which allowed our case to proceed in a timely manor and avoided any long drawn out and potentially expensive battles. His ability to present our case and word communications with the opposing council in a fair and compromising way was instrumental in minimizing any unnecessary emotional battles. He was also very good at setting expectations with me and fighting hard on my behalf to achieve a very satisfactory outcome to my case.
Finally I want to say that I feel like I have gained a friend in the process, he really took the extra time to listen to me and provided emotional guidance as well through this difficult time. I would recommend Fred without hesitation to anyone who may need assistance with a family law case.
Family law and custody issues
Although one would hope that you wouldn't have to access the knowledge and expertise of your family law attorney for a lengthy period of time, I was incredibly fortunate in an unfortunate situation, to have had the opportunity of working with Fred Ruotolo.
Fred has represented me over the course of six years with regard to a myriad of family law and custody issues throughout my divorce. Not only was Fred approachable and sensitive to the issues at hand - given the emotions that surface during these types of proceedings, his thorough knowledge of family law and every issue we encountered, were handled in a timely fashion, a sincere interest and always a positive ruling in my behalf.
Fred was adept at clearly explaining a potential outcome and what avenues and strategies he planned on litigating that would not only be in my best interest, but in the best interest of my children. He never left one stone unturned in terms of understanding and dissecting every detailed aspect of my case, and it showed during trial.
In court, Fred is respectful and professional, even when opposing attorneys aren't mindful of courtroom etiquette and conduct. He conducts himself in the utmost professional sense and has the gift of putting his clients at ease during a trial with his laid back confidence. He was also instrumental to my case when I was pro bono and I hired him to handle a myriad of issues including settlement negotiations.
I would recommend Fred to anyone who is seeking a family law attorney who is approachable, personable, knowledgeable, available, sincere and truly passionate about what he does. He took a sincere interest in my case and pursuing a positive outcome for all parties involved.
- Craig McClellan
Phoenix divorce attorney
My daughter and her young daughter were living in Phoenix when she realized that it would be necessary to leave her husband. She had initial conversations with several attorneys and fortunately chose to let Fred represent her. From the beginning he was always accessible and very good in responding to Emails or messages that were left. He was also conscientious in looking out for my daughter's best interests and well-being.
When she needed to move out of their apartment, I was unable to help from almost 2000 miles away. Fred was able to set us up with an off-duty sheriff to be present on the morning she left to make sure the husband did not cause any physical problems for her or the baby. It gave us all a much better comfort level about the situation.
There were times when it felt like the process wasn't moving very quickly towards a conclusion, but Fred certainly kept us informed and was looking for ways to speed it up. It was made more difficult by a reassignment of judges, the holiday season, and the very considerable delay tactics of her husband. Had we reached an agreement with her husband early on in the process, it would have been a much less desirable outcome than what she ultimately obtained. By allowing Fred the time for the process to work through to a conclusion, we ended up with an outcome far beyond our expectations.
We found Fred to be a knowledgeable and compassionate man, and it was a pleasure to work with him.
- Randy Smith
Re: Fred Ruotolo
To: Whom it may concern and the Bishop Law Office
Our gratitude is immense for the work Mr. Fred Ruotolo have done in our case. He has specific knowledge of the laws that pertain to our case, Fred responded to our inquiries in a timely manner and explained it very well.
He was not afraid to inform us when necessary, research it and he is very straight forward. When it came to strategy for our issues and case, Fred took the time to be well prepared. His skills and abilities showed in settlement letters during negotiations in court and certainly during the hearings, the facts and issues were very well presented explained and the Judge knew his information was clear, concise and trusted, to the point. Fred worked very hard for our case all the way to the end. Fred was also very fair with the fees and very accommodating to our needs.
We sincerely want to recommend Fred's services to anyone who needs the representation of an experience and very qualify attorney that will fight hard for their case the same way he did for us, we feel very blessed having Fred as our representing attorney. Certainly Fred also has an awesome team his staff including Michelle his legal aide, were courteous, helpful and very professional.
- George and Yolanda Aguirre.
Jeffery Leyton is a brilliant attorney who is also considered a family friend. He was able to finalize my divorce swiftly, securely and professionally.
I have never met Jeffery in person! I had to flee Arizona from an abusive relationship and now live where I have the support of my family. Through 2,200 miles Jeffery made me feel like he was right next door. He had things completed in the first week that my previous attorney had yet to get to.
When I call, I feel I have his undivided attention. Jeffery goes above and beyond the 'attorney' title. He's incredibly knowledgeable, professional, empathetic and I've never felt less than his first priority.
I am so fortunate I became his client, which was through a friends referral. Jeffery has gotten to know my family, my mom primarily, when I asked her to step in through some tough times. He was able to secure court hearings so that I can be phoned in, instead of incurring the expense of traveling. His communication is excellent and thorough, whether it's to discuss the 'what ifs?', issues at hand, or just some long distance hand holding.
- Sarah O. , single mom of 2 children, 11/19/09
Thanks for the info. I just spoke with a DES representative and it looks like the system was "slow" and they will get back with me within the week. I will keep you and Steve in mind just in case something comes up and I need assistance. I appreciate all you have done for me in the past and would happily recommend your services to any potential client.
Tempe, AZ, 85284