Norma C. Izzo with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys at Law in Phoenix, Arizona

Norma C. Izzo Member

P: 602-495-2748
F: 602-495-2782
L: Phoenix

Ms. Izzo is Chair of the firm's Family Law and Domestic Relations Department. She concentrates her practice in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, custody and child support. She perceives practicing in the area of family law as a three dimensional experience: legal, financial and emotional.

Ms. Izzo serves as President of the Maricopa County Bar Association and President-Elect of the Association of Family Court and Conciliation Services.

Areas of Focus

  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Parent Coordination
  • Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements/Domestic Partnerships
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Litigation

Articles and Publications

  • Author, "From my perspective," Maricopa Lawyer (February 2017)


     

  • Featured, Maricopa Lawyer (2016)

  • Featured, "Meet 5 Women Who are Shaping AZ's Economic Future," The Arizona Republic (2016)

  • Featured, "2016 Who's Who in Business Class of Arizona Women Shows that You Can't Leave Greatness to Chance," The Arizona Republic (2016)

  • Author, “The Sex Appeal of Prenuptial Agreements,” Arizona Weddings (April 2014)

  • Contributor, “Ethics in Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Guiding Clients Through Domestic Disputes in a Principled Manner,” Inside the Minds (2014)

  • Contributor, "Gay Marriage Rights in Arizona," Gay Arizona (July 2013)

  • Contributor, "Hide Your Husbands: How to Handle Living In the City with the Highest Chance of Infidelity," Scottsdale Living Magazine (July 2013)

  • Author, "In 2013, New Statute Declares 'Custody' Out, 'Decision-making' In," Maricopa Lawyer (January 2013)

  • Author, "Visitation: When the Kids Don't Want to Go - One View," Maricopa County Bar Newsletter (December 2010)


Presentations

  • Presenter, “Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques for Family Law Matters," Spanish Association of Family Law Attorneys (March 2014)

  • Presenter, "Collaborative Divorce - The Peaceful Power of a Team," Scottsdale Public Library 'Ask a Lawyer Series' (August and October 2013)

  • Presenter, “Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level,” Halfmoon Seminars (March 2013)

  • Presenter, “Legal Decision-making and Parenting Time: Big Deal or Hyperbole?,” Maricopa County Bar Association (January 2013)

  • Presenter, "Sense and Sensibility - The Critical Interplay of Lawyers & Coaches in Collaboration," International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (October 2012)

  • Presenter, "The Culture of Divorce is Changing," Maricopa County Bar Association (June 2011 and September 2012)

  • Presenter, "ADR and Collaborative Law in the Family Law Context," Phoenix College of Law (May 2012)

  • Presenter, "Updates in Family Law," State Bar of Arizona, Advanced Family Law (April 2010)

  • Presenter, "Assisting with Child Custody Issues," National Business Institute, Arizona

  • Presenter, "Alternative Dispute Resolution in All Areas of Law," NALS of Phoenix (July 2009)


Digital Media


Honors and Recognition

  • Listed, Who's Who in Business, AZ Business Magazine (2016)

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

  • Listed, Arizona’s Top Mediators, AZ Business Magazine (2015)

  • Listed, Rising Stars, Southwest Super Lawyers (2014-2016) in the categories of Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Listed, Top Lawyers List (2014) in the category of Family Law, Arizona Business Magazine

  • U.S. Attorney General Honors Program (2005 - 2006)


Foreign Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)


Professional Affiliations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    Board of Directors, President, (2017)
    Board of Directors, President-Elect, (2016)
    Board of Directors, Secretary, (2014)
    Board of Directors, Member, (2012 - Present)
    Executive Committee, Family Law Section, Director, (2007-Present)
    Member
  • Judge Pro Tempore for the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County
  • Member, Women's Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC)
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    Family Law Section, Member
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member
    Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee, Member
    CLE Committee, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    Leadership Development Committee, Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
    President, 2013-2014
    Member, (2007-Present)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    President-Elect, (2016)
    Arizona Chapter, Board of Directors
    Member
  • Member, Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Volunteer Attorney, Family Lawyer's Assistance Project
  • Justice Court Mediator, Maricopa County (2003-2005)
  • Arizona State University Lodestar Mediation Clinic
    Teaching Assistant, (2004-2005)
    Volunteer Attorney, (2006-Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Phoenix School of Law
  • Trained, Collaborative Divorce
  • Certified Mediator (2004)

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 2005
    Recipient, Pro Bono Merit Award
  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, Spanish, 1999