DeShon L. Pullen

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Managing Partner
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone:
602-626-9552
800-409-0262
Fax:
602-252-1970
Email:

DeShon Pullen is the owner and founder of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC. DeShon is a skilled attorney with a solid litigation background in family and civil law. Prior to establishing her own boutique law office, she worked for Snell & Wilmer, Arizona's largest law firm.

DeShon is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and has extensive training in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has completed extensive mediation training through Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and advanced training in the field of Collaborative Divorce including Full Time Protocol for Collabrative Divorce Practice. 

DeShon has received several community awards and recognition.  In 2011 she was recognized as the Family Law Litigator of the Year by the Volunteer Lawyers Program.  In 2007 the Volunteer Lawyers Program awarded DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, the Small Firm of the Year award. In 2002, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program named her, Sole Practitioner of the Year. In 2001 she was also named Volunteer Lawyer of the Year by the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program.

DeShon is admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal District Court in Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Arizona.

DeShon graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1998 and completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Arizona State University
    • Master's Degree - 1993
    • Major: Public Administration
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1990
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Stand Up Lawyers, Arizona State Bar Magazine , 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Full Team Protocols for Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation Training, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Trial Advocacy, CLE: Family Law Trial Advocacy, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Litigator of the Year , Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2011
  • Small Firm of the Year, Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2007
  • Sole Practitioner of the Year, Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2002
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Scottsdale Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Arizona Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Member
  • Arizona Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Snell & Wilmer, 1998 - 2002