Divorce Attorneys at Sampair Group
Patrick Sampair, Attorney at Law
Patrick Sampair has over 31 years of legal experience and has helped thousands of Arizonans with their family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, child relocation and alimony (or spousal maintenance) disputes. Mr. Sampair has expertise resolving complex financial matters that arise in a family law dispute, drawn in part from his experience litigating civil and criminal tax cases during his early years of law practice. Mr. Sampair is committed to providing his clients with effective and affordable legal representation; he is dedicated to minimizing the negative effects divorce proceedings and related disputes can have on children.
Education & Experience:
Mr. Sampair received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University Law School in Nebraska in 1981, and a BA from Creighton University in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona and Minnesota, and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Sampair is also admitted to practice before Arizona state and federal courts, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Arizona.
Mr. Sampair is a former Judge Pro Tem in the Maricopa County Superior Courts, and a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1992, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court of Arizona to represent indigent defendants pursuant to the federal Criminal Justice Act.
Mr. Poston has practiced the full spectrum of family law, encompassing divorce, legal separation, child custody and support, parenting time/visitation, post-decree litigation, retirement benefits, with an appreciation for the unique nuances of military members in these matters, adoptions, guardianships, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Education & Experience:
Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in 1998, Mr. Poston was Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Air Force, where he served six years as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, leading over 300 people in the wake of the 9/11/01 Terrorist Attacks. While in the Air Force, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University in 2003. After being Honorably Discharged from the Air Force, Neil matriculated at The Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, and graduated in May 2009. He has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 2009, and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association. In 2009, Mr.Poston was also admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.
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