Adoption & Immigration Law in Arizona

I am dedicated to the responsible and affordable representation of birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, and other guardians in adoption and Juvenile Court and Immigration matters.

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I represent birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents,  grandparents, and adoption agencies in adoption, dependency, guardianship, and termination of parental rights, and immigration cases. I have 14 years of experience working as  a private-practice attorney, an Assistant Attorney General, a Guardian Ad Litem for children, and as in-house counsel for a non-profit adoption agency.  I also have significant experience in civil litigation and appeals.

I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.  The Academy is an organization of nearly 500 highly vetted attorneys dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption law. Membership to the Academy is offered only after meeting their extensive experience criteria and rigorous screening process. 


I earned my B.A. degree from Georgetown University and my J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law.

In addition to English, I speak Spanish and French.

After graduating from law school, I worked for a judge who taught me to always remain focused on the children and the families we serve. I have taken her philosophy into my legal practice and have represented hundreds of children, parents, relatives, and others who seek to care for and protect children through adoption, dependency, probate, and family law matters.


Early in my career, I had the honor of spending five years at a law firm that encouraged the ethical and scholarly practice of family law. The attorneys at that firm instilled in me the belief that I have a responsibility to ensure the families I serve, and the community as a whole, benefit from my counsel.  As a scholar of the law, I lecture both locally and nationally on the subject of adoption law and contested adoptions.

I was named one of the top 50 pro bono attorneys in Arizona in 2015 for volunteering to assist 218 clients in family law matters.  I am also proud to be a member of the Arizona State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the local Bar Associations, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  I have served as a trustee on several non-profit boards in the field of child welfare. It is my sincere hope that through my life's work, I will contribute to making Arizona a better place for our children and families.

Patrick Lacroix Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys


1601 7th St.., Suite 300

Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 935-7841

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