Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Arizona, 2014

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2014

Memberships

Horace Rumpole Inn of Court, 2015 to present.

Maricopa County Bar Association, 2014 to present.

State Bar of Arizona, 2014 to present.

Education

Arizona Summit Law School, J.D., December 2014

  • Teaching Assistant for Professional Responsibility, 2013 and 2014, Lawyering Process, 2012, and Contracts, 2011. CALI Award for Juvenile Law. Merit Scholarship and Governor Raul Castro Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Student Bar Association Representative serving on the Arizona Summit Law School Curriculum Committee.

Grand Canyon University, M.Ed. in Secondary Education, May 1997

  • Graduate Fellow for the Dean of College of Education, Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society, Secondary Teacher Certification, Arizona, K-12 Library Media Specialist and Structured English Immersion Endorsements.

Grand Canyon University, B.A. in Communications and Journalism, May 1989

  • Magna cum laude, Pulliam Fellow and National Award for Excellence in Journalism, The Arizona Republic. Editor of student newspaper. Intern at the Phoenix Gazette.

Shelley Rosas is an associate for the firm. Ms. Rosas focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic relations and family law, juvenile law, education law issues for children and students.

While Ms. Rosas assists most clients in resolving family law issues through collaborative methods such as mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and successful settlement negotiation, at times, a more firm stance must be taken for a client. Ms. Rosas has trial court experience advocating for child custody and the best interests of children, complex financial issues resulting in an equitable division of property and debts, third parties with rights regarding children, victims of domestic violence, voluntary and involuntary guardianships, and clients whose cases include Court Appointed Advisors or a Guardian Ad Litem, business financial experts, mental health experts, Arizona Department of Children’s Services social workers, law enforcement agents, forensic interviewers and forensic psychologists, counsellors, teachers, and administrators.

Ms. Rosas earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Journalism, and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix (Go Lopes!), graduating magna cum laude. She taught English and Journalism at Greenway High School, Curriculum Design and Assessment in Medical Education at Midwestern University, and multiple teacher-preparation courses in the College of Education at Grand Canyon University.

Ms. Rosas received her J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. During law school, Ms. Rosas clerked and worked as a Rule 38 Limited Practice Student at the trial court level for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Felony Fraud and Special Prosecutions for State Felony Prosecutor Todd Lawson, Assistant Attorney General. She also clerked and worked as a Rule 38 Limited Practice Student for the City of Prescott Prosecutor’s Office handling a caseload of misdemeanor prosecution as well as some appeals.

Awards

  • Pulliam Graduate Fellowship for National Excellence in Journalism, 1989 (The Arizona Republic).
  • Top Community Service Award for Excelling in Pro Bono and Community Service by Serving Our Community’s Underserved, 2013, Arizona Summit Law School.
  • Order of the Quill, Top 10% of graduating class, 2013, Arizona Summit Law School.