BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 2000

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Christopher Houk

Partner

“Aiming to deliver just results in every case builds a better society.”

Since 2005, Chris has focused his practice primarily on employment cases. He handles a wide variety of employment cases ranging from discrimination and harassment to cases involving accommodations for individuals with disabilities, retaliation, and wage and hour cases. Chris is experienced in handling cases from their initial phases through jury verdicts.

Chris’s personal philosophy of practicing law is that he firmly believes his cases can change the world, one case at a time. Because each case is very important to him, he works to bring about a just resolution as swiftly as he can. Chris strongly believes in representing his clients ethically and with integrity.

After graduating with honors Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, Chris went to law school at Arizona State University where he graduated in 2000. Following graduation, he clerked for a Superior Court judge in New Jersey. He later worked for the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for over four years and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for more than six years.

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EDUCATION

Arizona State College of Law, J.D., 2000
University of Arizona – B.A., Magna Cum Laude with Honors, 1996
Political Science – Major
Spanish – Minor

Christopher Houk

Partner

BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1983

AWARDS

  • BEST AZ LAWYER 2017

SUCCESSES

  • 2001 – CASE VS CASE
  • 2013 – CASE VS CASE
  • 1999 – CASE VS CASE
  • 2005 – CASE VS CASE
  • 2018 – CASE VS CASE

Those who know DeeAn Gillespie Strub can describe her in three words: caring, courageous, and competent. Growing up as the oldest of nine children, DeeAn quickly learned leadership and resourcefulness. With both parents as educators, she also acquired a love of learning, and from her mathematician, father learned to think analytically. Following in her parents’ footsteps, her first career step was to become a teacher. It was not long before she determined she could use her teaching skills most effectively in a different arena: the law. She wanted to make a difference for people.

Graduating from Brigham Young University Law School in 1984, DeeAn set up shop in Arizona and founded the firm now known as Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb, which currently boasts eleven top-flight attorneys. With characteristic determination, DeeAn has risen to the top of her profession, having received several awards, including the prestigious Jesse Udall Distinguished Service Award. She has also served as both an instructor and guest lecturer for many seminars on a wide variety of family law topics. This multi-talented attorney is also the co-owner of a premier art gallery, The Marshall, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Nothing excites DeeAn more than helping people and families, especially those who unfairly find themselves in a challenging legal situation. Known for her compassion and her dogged determination on behalf of her clients, DeeAn is that rare breed of attorney who cares deeply and has the courage and competence to do something about it.

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, 1984
Honors: Member, J. Reuben Clark School of Law Association
Honors: Member, Marriott School of Management Association

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