Our Practice Areas

Our years of experience, our fair-minded approach to family law and employment law, our thoughtful demeanor and our conviction that every client is entitled to representation according to Arizona law are all valid reasons to contact a lawyer at Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb.

Your Experienced Arizona Law Firm

At Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb, our attorneys take the time to listen to your needs and formulate a strategy that works for your unique situation. We respect the complex lives of our clients and are earnest in the belief that every life is important. Our clients stay involved throughout the legal process, so you and our team of attorneys can work together for the best possible outcome.

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Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb also have an office in Mesa. We understand the complicated nuances of Arizona law and want to navigate our clients through these often tempestuous waters. We always maintain open lines of communication while representing you with vigorous advocacy.

Our law firm has been in practice since 1985, and our attorneys are highly skilled across multiple specialties. We focus in five areas of practice: Business law and litigation, probate law/estate planning, family law, serious injuries/wrongful death, and employment law.

Business Law and Litigation

In certain business litigation cases, making sure your voice is heard can be challenging. Civil courts are often congested and suits tend to involve a lot of money and disputing personalities. If you're pursuing a civil case, the law offices of Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb will represent you aggressively. We have experience in both common and uncommon civil cases and have worked in such areas as intellectual property rights, labor laws, and intra-company disputes, among many others. Additionally, we offer transactional business representation and assist in business planning and contract laws.

Professional · Responsive · Effective Representation Since 1985.

At Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb, we pride ourselves on being a family law firm. Many of our clients refer friends and family to us because of our effective and responsive representation. We treat all of our clients with a personal, individualized approach. We offer collaborative experience over a broad spectrum of law practices, and our experienced attorneys fight for your rights with passion and grit. If you are in need of exceptional representation in any of our five practice areas, contact our firm today.

Probate Law and Estate Planning

Probate laws and estate planning can mean oceans of complex paperwork and confusing Arizona laws. Our attorneys are thoroughly experienced in matters of estate, and we will personally take care of your probate needs and provide ongoing counsel. We provide legal assistance in all matters of estate planning to reduce taxes, maximize value, and resolve legal uncertainties.

Family Law

At Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb, we are family focused. As Phoenix family law lawyers, we understand the emotional toll these cases can take and we work with you to keep stress to a minimum. We know that Phoenix divorces can be complicated, and we take the time to handle your case with respect and care. One of our aims is to ensure you understand the complexities and ramifications of your case. We practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody laws, child support, and adoption.

Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death

If you or someone you loved has suffered a life-altering injury or death because of a negligent act, the attorneys at Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb are prepared to get you the compensation that's warranted for your situation. We fight aggressively, and we know how to handle pressure from insurance companies looking for an early settlement. Let our experienced attorneys find you and your family peace of mind.

Employment Law

Most employees in Phoenix, AZ are "at-will" employees, meaning that their employment is not bound by contract. Therefore, employee/employer disputes can be tough to negotiate, including worker's compensation, wrongful termination, discrimination, and a host of other cases. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, discriminated against or wrongfully terminated, our attorneys can help you prove your case. Let our experienced attorneys speak on your behalf.

Why Clients Like Us

We would be happy to discuss your needs as it relates to you and your case. Call us at our Phoenix office at 602.870.9700, or at our Mesa office at 480.985.4000.


We have locations in Mesa and Phoenix


We are easily accessible, even early, late and on weekends.


Our lawyers use a truly effective approach in having the client remain involved as part of the team.


We understand the law and the legal system.


We care about our clients and our clients' children and their best interests.


We give effective and tenacious service to our clients.

Meet Our Partners

Led by DeeAn Gillespie Strub, founder of the firm and a State Bar-Certified Family Specialist, the experienced and friendly attorneys at Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb have over 80 years combined experience in the practice of law.

What Our Clients Say About Us

“I hired Deean after I felt I was getting nowhere with my first attorney. I am so thankful for all her hard work. Her staff is very friendly and knowledgeable also and they always let me know what was happening as thing can be overwhelming at times in the court system. I would highly recommend her and her law firm to all.

Gerry, Family Law Client

"I want to thank David Goldfarb and his staff, for doing a excellent job on my family case and the firm too. I highly recommended them to everyone. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and will never stop fighting for you. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for a great job and my kids are very grateful for your guys' willingness to work for us and being a great family firm."

Brian, Family Law Client

“Exceptional character, intelligence and effectiveness! I was angry. My previous employer owed me thousands in back wages and then let me go. This firm counseled me, negotiated the best settlement I could expect, saved me time and was very frugal with my money. Honest attorneys -- what a surprise! Now I know where to return if I need any kind of legal assistance.

Ken, Employment Law Client

"I found David and Greg to be professional, understanding, responsive and caring. I knew I could count on them for sound advice and competent casework. I interacted with multiple people at the firm over the phone and in person for various reasons, and found every one of them to be pleasant and helpful. I am thankful for the services I was provided."

Cameron, Business Law Client