Norma C. Izzo

Chair, Family Law and Domestic Relations

Overview

Ms. Izzo concentrates her practice in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including complex litigation and asset division, business dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, child custody and child support, and spousal maintenance.

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Areas of Focus
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Parent Coordination
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Asset Division
  • Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements and Domestic Partnerships
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Business Dissolution
  • Complex Litigation
Education

Trained, Collaborative Divorce

J.D., Arizona State University College of Law (2005)

  • Recipient, Pro Bono Merit Award

Certified Mediator (2004)

B.A., Northern Arizona University, Spanish (1999)

Biography

Ms. Izzo concentrates her practice in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including complex litigation and asset division, business dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, child custody and child support, and spousal maintenance. She perceives practicing in the area of family law as a three-dimensional experience: legal, financial and emotional.

Ms. Izzo serves as Immediate Past President of the Maricopa County Bar Association and Chapter Council Representative and President-Elect of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Arizona Chapter.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Media and Presentations

Articles

Blogs

Interviews

Videos

Presentations

  • “Improving Outcomes for Family Law Cases,” Court Leadership Conference (October 2018)
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques for Family Law Matters,” Spanish Association of Family Law Attorneys (March 2014)
  • “Collaborative Divorce – The Peaceful Power of a Team,” Scottsdale Public Library ‘Ask a Lawyer Series’ (August and October 2013)
  • “Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level,” Halfmoon Seminars (March 2013)
  • “Legal Decision-making and Parenting Time: Big Deal or Hyperbole?,” Maricopa County Bar Association (January 2013)
  • “Sense and Sensibility – The Critical Interplay of Lawyers & Coaches in Collaboration,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (October 2012)
  • “The Culture of Divorce is Changing,” Maricopa County Bar Association (June 2011 and September 2012)
  • “ADR and Collaborative Law in the Family Law Context,” Phoenix College of Law (May 2012)
  • “Updates in Family Law,” State Bar of Arizona, Advanced Family Law (April 2010)
  • “Assisting with Child Custody Issues,” National Business Institute, Arizona
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in All Areas of Law,” NALS of Phoenix (July 2009)

Memberships

Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County

  • Judge Pro Tempore

Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA)

  • Board of Directors (2017)
    • Past President (2018)
    • President (2017)
    • President-Elect (2016)
    • Treasurer (2015)
    • Secretary (2014)
    • Member (2012 – present)
  • Director, Executive Committee, Family Law Section (2007 – present)

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Family Law Section
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Member, CLE Committee

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Member, Leadership Development Committee

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona

  • Member (2007 – present)
  • President (2013-2014)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • President-Elect (2016 – 2018)
  • Chapter Council Representative
  • Board of Directors, Arizona Chapter

Association of Conflict Resolution

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America© Phoenix “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Arbitration (2019)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Family Law Arbitration (2018-2019)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in the categories of Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2014-2017)
  • Listed, Most Influential Women in Arizona 2018, AZ Big Media (July 2018)
  • Voted, Best Divorce AttorneyArizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 (April 2017)
  • Listed, Who’s Who in Business, Az Business Magazine (2016)
  • Listed, Arizona’s Top Mediators, Az Business Magazine (2015)
  • Listed, “2014 Arizona Business Top Lawyers: Family Law,” Az Business Magazine (April 26, 2014)
  • U.S. Attorney General Honors Program (2005 – 2006)

Community Involvment

Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC)

Family Lawyer’s Assistance Project

  • Volunteer Attorney

Maricopa County

  • Justice Court Mediator (2003-2005)

Arizona State University, Lodestar Mediation Clinic

  • Volunteer Attorney (2006 – present)
  • Teaching Assistant (20042005)

Phoenix School of Law

  • Adjunct Professor

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)