DeShon L. Pullen

Family Law Specialist

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

Biography

DeShon is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and has 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 Team Protocol for Collabrative Divorce Practice.

DeShon has received several community awards and recognition. For consecutive years 2013-2019 DeShon received Arizona Super Lawyers Award. In 2019 Best Law Firms in Arizona. In 2015 she received Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona. 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, Arizona District, the Supreme Court of Arizona, the U.S. Federal District Court in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998.

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of Arizona

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1998
  • American Bar Association, 1998
  • U.S. Federal 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

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

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO Superb Rating
  • Southwest Super Lawyers “Excellence in Practice”
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Family Law Ten Best Female Attorneys for Arizona
  • Nation’s Top 1% National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 25th Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Family Law
  • Best Arbitrators & Mediators in Phoenix, Expertise Magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona “Selected by Peer Recognition”, Phoenix Magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona “Rising Star”, Phoenix Magazine
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona
  • North Valley Top Lawyers
  • Family Law Litigator of The Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program – Small Firm of the Year
  • One of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys, Arizona State Bar
  • One of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys, Arizona State Bar
  • Sole Practitioner of the Year, Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Maricopa County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program – Sole Practitioner of the Year
  • Maricopa County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyers Program – Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
  • 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

Past Employment Positions

  • Snell & Wilmer, 1998 – 2002

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