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Who We Are

GillespieShields was founded in 1985 by attorney DeeAn Gillespie Strub. In the 33 years since, the firm has grown to seven practice areas and two locations.

Our firm is comprised of an exceptional team of Phoenix and Mesa attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. We are prepared to work for you with determination, honesty, and integrity.

We know that each of our clients face unique challenges and we strive to minimize the time and cost to you while advocating for your best interests.

We are dedicated to being the legal team you need.

We are GillespieShields.

Your Legal Team.

Meet Our Legal Team

The attorneys at GillespieShields are well-versed in a variety of different legal fields, ranging from family law to civil suits, employment disputes and probate cases. Our Phoenix and Mesa lawyers have the knowledge and experience required to help our clients navigate the complex legal system. Above all, we believe in advocating for our clients with honesty and integrity. We work diligently to help resolve our clients’ legal matters.

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DeeAn Gillespie Strub

Founder & Owner

Nothing excites DeeAn more than helping people and families, especially those who unfairly find themselves in a challenging legal situation. Known for her compassion and determination, DeeAn cares deeply about her clients and has the courage and competence to help them.

Consult With DeeAn

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Mark Shields


Because a family law issue is so important and so personal, it should be handled by someone who cares. Mark believes that being down to earth and an honest, approachable guy is just as important in the practice of law as it is in life in general.

Consult With Mark

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David L. Goldfarb


David believes his role as a legal counselor is to help people understand their legal rights and how the legal system works. A veteran litigator, David helps his clients through every step of the legal process, which can often be traumatic and complex.

Consult With David

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Wayne H. Taylor


Wayne is a personable, experienced, down-to-earth attorney, who listens carefully to his clients’ needs and works tirelessly with them towards the achievement of their reasonable legal goals. As he sees it, Wayne’s duty as an attorney is to use his legal knowledge to make life a little fairer for his clients.

Consult With Wayne

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Jeffrey McCombs


Jeffrey has a pragmatic and realistic approach towards the practice of law and is dedicated to helping people in their time of need. He strives earnestly to help the parties cooperate to achieve a better outcome than they would have otherwise achieved through conflict alone.

Consult With Jeffrey

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Robert O. Newell


Robert believes in weighing every option and exploring every potential solution to his clients’ legal troubles. He does everything in his power to give them the best options to choose from, and advises his clients as they make the final decisions on how to proceed.

Consult With Robert

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Amanda S. Chua


Amanda believes that the practice of law empowers her to help her clients exercise their rights which have been wronged by others, or defend their actions and achieve satisfactory resolution. Amanda fights hard to advocate for her clients but also dedicates her time to giving back to the community.

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Misbah Rashid


Misbah believes that immigration is the civil rights issue of her time. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their dream of living and working in the United States, without fear. She believes that each case has the potential to change lives and she takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and stories to be their best advocate.

Consult With Misbah

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David Nowakowski


An experienced employment and labor lawyer, David believes an attorney’s best asset is his time. He therefore dedicates his time to meet directly with the firm’s clients, understand their unique circumstances, scrupulously research applicable laws and regulations, and present their cases in a streamlined, professional, and persuasive manner.

Consult With David

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Kristina Reeves


Kristina spent three years with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Capital Litigation Section. In this position, Kristina handled all stages of capital appellate litigation, including direct appeals, post-conviction relief proceedings, and habeas petitions.

Consult With Kristina

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Carol Carter


For over 30 years, Carol has represented persons in matters involving the child welfare system. She is a seasoned litigator (courtroom attorney) who advocates zealously on behalf of her clients. Carol is also trained in mediation and, if appropriate, will explore whether mediation or other negotiated settlement may be helpful.  She believes that every client deserves to be treated with fairness, honesty, and respect.

Consult With Carol

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George Samara

Executive Director

George has over fifteen years of professional management experience, including managing three law firms. As the Executive Director of GillespieShields, he ensures everything runs smoothly at both the Phoenix and Mesa offices. His business acumen and leadership skills include maintaining checks & balances, managing profit v. loss, forecasting, and setting goals and achievements, all of which help maintain a strong support system for our eleven attorneys and seven practice areas. George’s focus is to promote a culture of high standards in our firm in order to provide all of our clients with exceptional customer service.


Contact Us


7319 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020 | 602-870-9700


1630 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 212, Mesa, AZ 85204 | 480-985-4000