U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997
Partner and Family Law Attorney
“Family law should be handled by someone who cares.”
Mark Shields began with Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb back when it was Gillespie & Associates in 1996, prior to his last year of law school. Since that time, Mark has practiced heavily in the area of family law and appeals and has also had extensive experience in civil litigation, juvenile law, and other related fields. Mark is happy to report that his approach to practicing law has changed remarkably little during the recessions that have been endured over the course of his career because he has always sought to deliver true value to his clients. Whether the case involves millions of dollars or no dollars, Mark has consistently sought to provide his clients the best service for the most accessible price.
Mark has been married for twenty-five years and is the proud father of five daughters. He is a native of Arizona and has deep Arizona roots, going back four generations. He is also a third-generation Arizona lawyer. Mark graduated from Washington High School in Phoenix and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1993 with a degree in sociology. Before earning his bachelor’s degree, Mark also spent two years in Portugal as a missionary for his church and working with people of varied backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. After working for a year or two while his wife finished up her degree, Mark entered the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he graduated in 1997. Mark’s law school class was ranked seventh in the nation for average GPA and LSAT scores, so he was immediately initiated into a highly competitive environment.
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Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, J.D., 1997
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, B.S., Sociology, 1993
Partner and Family Law Attorney
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- 2001 – CASE VS CASE
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- 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.
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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