Attorney Profile: Bill Bishop


Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • District Court of Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    • Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Willamette University – Salem, OR
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Awards & Accolades

Memberships & Associations

  • National Moot Court Team, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona – Family Law Section
  • Former Chair – Maricopa County Family Law Section


  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys

We have used the services of William Bishop, Attorney and his staff during a child custody case (we are the grandparents). We found them to be very professional, responsive, courteous. We felt respected, informed and on top of things during the need for Mr. Bishop’s services. We were awarded custody of our grandchild…

MarionChild Custody Client - Avvo

We have worked with Bill on multiple cases over the past 18 years. Bill has helped our family with a divorce case, custody case, and back child support issue. He is always spot on with his recommendations and his approach. We trust Bill without question! He is the only call we make if we have any legal questions.

J&KChild Support Client - Avvo

Bill Bishop is an excellent attorney. I have used Bill for my premarital agreement, divorce and ongoing custody issues. I can always count on Bill to give me an honest answer, even if it is not what I want to hear. Bill has vast knowledge of family law in Arizona. He is extremely attentive and has always been available to me…

Jesse S. Child Custody Client - Google+

I would highly recommend Bill Bishop for any divorce case. Bill did an amazing job handling my situation when other attorneys could not find a way. He was very understanding and thorough and did an excellent job following up on the details so that I did not have to. He was very concise and knowledgeable and resolved my case in record time!

Lata PallDivorce Client - Google+


The founder of Bishop Law Office, P.C., William D. (Bill) Bishop, has been practicing law for more than 25 years. He grew up in Oregon and attended Willamette University in Salem as a double major – graduating with honors in both Political Science and Psychology. While in college, Bill received numerous scholarships and was a member of numerous honor societies, including Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa. He also received All-American and Academic All-American Wrestling honors during college. Mr. Bishop brings this same dedication and competitive nature to the courtroom.

Mr. Bishop graduated from Arizona State University College of Law. During law school, Bill graduated in the top portion of his class, and was selected as a member of the National Moot Court Team. Mr. Bishop received the honor of the Order of Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy. After law school, Mr. Bishop worked for large downtown law firms, practicing both commercial litigation and family law. Soon thereafter, he began to focus primarily in the area of family law and divorce. His diverse background and commercial litigation experience have given him an advantage over many other family law attorneys, especially with regard to complex property and financial matters.

Bill is extremely qualified in complex divorce property issues, and recently wrote a very highly regarded law review article discussing business valuations and community claims concerning sole and separate business interests. To read the article, click here.

Unlike many attorneys, Bill doesn’t shy away from contested custody cases. Thanks to his background in psychology and his devotion to assisting people with their child custody and parenting time issues, he is known to deal with custody issues head on. When necessary, Mr. Bishop involves mental health experts in the custody process, especially when the other parent suffers from certain psychological issues or is attempting to alienate the children against his client. As a result of his reputation as a professional, thorough and assertive trial attorney, Mr. Bishop receives numerous referrals from family law attorneys, as well as colleagues from other practice areas.


Bill Bishop is a certified family law specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of only 65 attorneys throughout the state have attained this distinction by demonstrating substantial experience, effectiveness and knowledge significantly higher than that possessed by a general practitioner who regularly handles family law matters.

He has been featured in “Attorney at Law Magazine,” as Attorney of the Month. For his legal knowledge, experience and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, attorney Bill Bishop has also received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and an Avvo Superb Rating of 10 out of 10. Mr. Bishop has also been selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and one of Arizona’s Top Attorneys by the American Registry. Further, he is honored by the numerous referrals from other attorneys practicing in family law and in a variety of other areas.

A firm believer in making the legal system better and in serving the community, Arizona family law attorney Bill Bishop was previously an attorney liaison for the Superior Court Mental Health Committee. He has also served as the chairperson of the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section. Mr. Bishop was selected as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section Executive Council. Through his involvement with the State Bar Family Law Executive Council, Mr. Bishop is involved with providing continuing education to other family law attorneys, working on statewide family law legislation and summarizing family law cases which have statewide importance. Mr. Bishop volunteers at the Women’s Fresh Start Resource Center and regularly chairs and speaks at a number of family law seminars for attorneys and for the public.