September – National Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month:

Please contact our office on how to waive the associate attorney initial consult $200 fee by donating $50 to LLS Gwyn’s Foundation.  Gwyn personally knows the Firm. She is going through the diagnosis herself, we are supporting Gwyn by raising funds for LLS or we are offering a free ½ hr. telephone initial consults with an associate attorney.


Attorney Dana B. Michaels

Family Law Attorney


Scottsdale, Arizona
(602) 626-9552
(800) 409-0262 (Toll-Free)

Dana Michaels has a deep compassion for her clients.  She graduated with honors, and served on  Law Review, from Pace University School of Law in 1990.  Her civil litigation experience, coupled with her desire to help families through the divorce process makes her a strong advocate. Dana is admitted to practice law in Arizona (2015), New York (1991) and Connecticut (1990).  She is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She volunteers for My Sister’s Place, FreshStart for Women Arizona Foundation and the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Her passion focuses on children and making sure their best interests are represented.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2015
  • United States District Court 1992
  • State Bar of New York, 1991
  • State Bar of Connecticut, 1990


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York J.D. – 1990, Honors Law Review
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont B.A. – 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association


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

Past Employment Positions

  • LexisNexis, Legal Research & Contract Attorney, 2010-2016
  • Epstein, Newman & Lubitz, Senior Attorney, 1991-1995
  • Kanterman, Taub & Breitner, Associate, 1990-1991

Pro Bono Activity

  • Law Day for Women; Fresh Start Women’s Foundation 2019

Awards & Accolades

DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC and founding attorney DeShon Laraye Pullen received many prestigious honors, including: Small Firm of the Year, Best Law Firms in Arizona, Family Law Litigator of the Year, selection to Arizona Super Lawyers and a Superb, 10.0 Avvo rating.