Client Testimonials

I am extremely grateful to Gillespie, Shields, Durrant & Goldfarb for all of the hard work their entire staff put in to help me through my divorce. I had what I believe to be a complicated divorce & felt the first lawyer that represented me was not aggressive enough or truly cared about the outcome. After meeting with DeeAn I knew she genuinely believed in me, cared about me, & I never doubted I was receiving the best representation possible. Her paralegal Cynthia Swift was simply incredible. Cynthia was compassionate and sympathetic to my position, she was always on top of everything. I found this very helpful & comforting throughout the entire process as more email & daily contact is made with the paralegal. I can honestly say that because of DeeAn & Cynthia the path of the rest of my life was changed. I get my see my kids as much as I possibly can & It would not have been possible without them & all their hard work and compassion. Thank you so much for going above and beyond, believing in me & being there for me throughout one of the toughest times in my life. It is appreciated more than you know, thank you.

Justin Garrett

DeeAn is a tireless advocate for her clients. DeeAn goes above and beyond for her clients compared to what I have seen other domestic relations attorneys do. I am a lawyer with 20+ years experience in trial work, and I observed in great detail DeeaAn's work for a mutual client. She helped the client beyond measure. DeeAn is very experienced and knowledgeable about the law and procedure, and she fights for her clients. And she prevails for her clients. DeeAn is a credit to the profession and anyone who hires her will be well served.

Dan T.

My experience working with Gillespie, Shields, Durant & Goldfarb has been nothing but POSITIVE. I had a very difficult child custody case to say the least, in which I went through three lawyers, before finally choosing G.S&D. Once I was in the hands of David Goldfarb I knew everything would work out in my favor- and sure enough, I was treated with the utmost respect through out the entire process.

David Goldfarb is THE BEST lawyer I have ever hired. He is a great lawyer who wont settle for anything less than perfection. Most lawyers I have hired were either too busy to keep me updated on my case, or were busy trying to "beat around the bush" and charge me for unnecessary things. This type of thing never happened here. If anyone wants a personable, dedicated, motivated, and knowledgeable lawyer, look no further. Make the right choice and ask choose David Goldfarb,

Ben B.

Deanne and her team were very understanding to my child custody issue. She is a wonderful representative of what is right and wrong! She handled my case with a fair assessment of the ex-husbands situation and my own. She was not swayed or faltered when it came to a good look at the laws regarding joint parenting. I see that there is a conduct issue but honestly Deanne is an honest and fair individual and attorney. She would not do something to break the law with intent to harm anyone especially her client. She helped me through the difficult times for 2 years and having to deal with an unstable and chaotic relationship to raise a child in. Deanne, Deborah, and team are a testament to what Justice represents not a failure of it. I have not lost Faith in her it has only been renewed by her knowledge of the law!

Christine T.

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 willing to work for us and being a great family firm...

Brian H.

I just want to say "THANK YOU" to Linda Dittemore and Dan Durrant for their hard work. They were very patient with me and my case. They both worked hard to reach a settlement and I am VERY pleased with the end result. I am glad to have met them and recommend them 100%.

John V.

Mark Shields and his team represented me in a contract matter and won. Very competent and on task!

Chris T.

DeeAn is an excellent attorney. DeeAn helped me immensely post divorce. She responds quickly when you reach out to her. She's so knowledgeable and experienced. I felt comfortable and confident that my issues would get resolved with her as my advocate and they did. I would absolutely hire her again without hesitation.

Annonymous 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.


David Goldfarb is the epitome of a professional family attorney. Concise, detail oriented, forward thinking and a courtroom demeanor that a judge will acknowledge and understand. Along with Selena Hinton, my case is in the best care a father could possibly find.
The creme de la creme.

Don M.

DeAnn Gillespie was wonderful! she helped me through one of the hardest parts of my life. I'm so glad I found her.

Becky L.

I was very happy with my results with this firm. More importantly I would like to thank Jeff McCombs for getting me through a very nasty custody case. As a single man in the state of AZ trying to gain custody of children is hard enough. This man had a plan, great strategy, he spoke directly to the courts and he was very prepared. In short the man did his job perfectly. He was very honest with me up front and he put my mind at ease in a stressful situation. In my case I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I know in the future i will encounter more obstacles with the custody of my children. When that time comes I will be requesting [them] by name.

Bradley H.

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 would definitely refer G,S & D to anyone else in need. 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 R.

Deean Gillespie is the BEST! Thank you for getting my boys back to me. No other lawyer in AZ could do what Deean has done for my family. For court she is always prepared and ready to get started.Deean and her staff keep me informed and help me understand whats going on (that helps me to keep positive). Deean is a force to reckon with in the court room! I love the fact if I have a question or concern i get a call back even if its after hours. I thank GOD everyday for my family and for putting Deean in my path. Thank you Deean and GOD BLESS.


Very Knowledgeable and a Great Advocate, She is a Fighter for What’s Right and Fair!

I hired Deean after I felt I was getting nowhere with my first attorney. I had spent a lot of money with my first attorney and felt the only people getting any satisfaction was the attorneys and my soon to be ex-husband. When I hired Deean she understood my situation and I felt she truly cared. She got things headed in the right direction and got me a very generous ruling from the court. I am so thankful for all her hard work. Even though I know I was not the most easy client to work with at times she always seemed to get me back in focus and did a great job. 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.


I had a very complicated custody case and not much money. I researched and met five other attorneys prior to meeting with David Goldfarb with this firm. The first thing I noticed that set David and this firm aside from the others was that David was very upfront with me. He wanted to know my concerns and the details of my situation. The other attorneys (different firms) were giving a sales pitch and only inquired about my sources of funding. From the start David began to plan a strategy. He asked me what I wanted and gave me his professional opinion. I will say that after meeting with the other attorney previous to David, I was still very apprehensive. My experience with David and his staff has changed my perception. You see, I am a single father, full time student , and don't make much money. David was more than willing to work with me on payments.

His staff is courteous and professional, above all they care about their clients and those involved. As of today, my case is 95% complete. The opposing party did not get what they asked for, I did. David's hard work and expertise have given me the ability to spend the time that I deserved and wanted with my daughter. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to David or this firm. Given the situation I was in, these professionals helped make it easier for me in every way. Thanks David, Greg, and Adam!