Throughout her varied experiences through the years, Wendy also held strong ties to her community, and it was this passion that led her to enroll in law school. Her law career started in earnest prosecuting misdemeanors in the Flagstaff city attorney’s office. Wendy specialized in DUI cases and then later accepted a position as a felony prosecutor in La Paz County. While there, Wendy was offered a job as a Worker’s Compensation litigator for the former State Compensation Fund. She spent almost six years litigating worker’s comp cases in Mohave, Yuma and La Paz Counties.
When the opportunity presented itself, Wendy returned to one of her first interests – children’s issues. She accepted a job with the Arizona Attorney General’s office representing Child Protective Services in dependency actions, primarily in Mohave County. Wendy’s training took her to courts all over the state, and her caseload included the dependency component of a number of high profile cases.
Wendy has significant litigation experience, which includes approximately 16 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and administrative hearings. She now specializes in dependency cases and also covers a criminal calendar. One of her favorite activities is analyzing complicated legal issues for briefs and motions.