Mr. Bishop is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of Arizona (only approximately 60 attorneys in the entire state have such credentials). Mr. Bishop is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (one of approximately 30 attorneys in the state of Arizona). Mr. Bishop has been selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell Registrar of Preeminent Attorneys, Southwest Super Lawyers, Top 50 Arizona Attorneys (all legal practice areas combined) and other top recognitions for his legal expertise over many years. Mr. Bishop is a member of the State Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Council. He is a former chairperson of both the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section and the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section. Mr. Bishop regularly presents continuing legal education programs to other attorneys through the State Bar Association and the Arizona chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Mr. Bishop completed the prestigious mediation training program through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law in 2016. He presented a continuing legal education program regarding mediation to attorneys with an emphasis on how attorneys can facilitate the mediation process as opposed to acting as a barrier to good faith negotiations. To view Mr. Bishop’s continuing education materials for attorneys, click here.
After many years of divorce and family law litigation, Mr. Bishop decided to make divorce and family law mediation his primary emphasis. Mr. Bishop believes that husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers, can more easily move on with their lives and reach reasonable and mutually beneficial agreements without the stress, anger and increasing costs of traditional litigation. Mr. Bishop achieves a great deal of personal pride and satisfaction by helping parties reach compromises in a professional and amicable environment, and by keeping parties out of the Court system to the extent possible with minimal expense.
Mr. Bishop also continues to be the managing partner of the divorce and family law firm, Bishop Del Vecchio & Beeks Law Office, P.C. You can obtain very valuable information regarding divorce and family law issues and procedures from his law firm website www.bdblawfirm.com.
[Remember that if you and the other party retain Mr. Bishop provide you with mediation services both of you will be unable to retain his law firm if agreements are not reached and litigation is necessary. This would be a conflict of interest.]