nearly twenty years as an attorney, Suzette Pintard began the
practice of mediation and study of psychology in January of 2001.
She is an experienced trial lawyer, child advocate, and Justice
Court Mediator. She combines her life experiences, including
divorce, with her professional background to help people resolve
disputes quickly, inexpensively, and smoothly in terms of
emotional stress and strain.
Suzette is dedicated to
promoting the best interests of children. She began advocating for
children when she worked as a physical therapist in a school for
children with disabilities.
Her decision to
become a lawyer resulted from seeing the lives of the children
transformed by a federal law mandating their public education.
As a Maricopa County
Deputy Public Defender, Suzette represented the interests of
children (as well as adults). In Juvenile Court, Suzette advocated
and mediated numerous disputes involving the rights and interests
of children. She has been appointed by the Superior Court to serve
as the guardian ad litem for children in divorce and custody
Suzette has been a
speaker at guardian ad litem seminars sponsored by the State Bar
of Arizona and the Maricopa County Juvenile Court. She is a member
of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, the
Arizona Dispute Resolution Association, the Association for
Conflict Resolution, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution
section of the State Bar of Arizona.