Built from the ground up by our founding attorney, the morse law group offers arizona families the option to resolve family law conflicts through collaborative means as well as through traditional adversarial and litigation-based methods.
Judith A. Morse has both a proven track record as an effective negotiator that has allowed previous clients to accelerate resolution of conflicts and improve the case outcome as well as decades of trial and courtroom experience when negotiation and collaboration aren’t an option.
Our office is focused on the needs of clients, creating options and backing up advice with concrete experience. We understand that the best representation is made from applying both experience and an individualized catered approach to each client.
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The founder of Judith A. Morse, P.C., now known as Morse Law Group, Judith A. Morse has been practicing law for more than 29 years. Judy graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a degree in Psychology. After working as an Adult Probation Officer in Maricopa County, Arizona, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. During law school, she earned several honors, including being named as a Kiley Fellow and being selected for the Notre Dame Law Review.
After law school, Judy worked for Gallagher & Kennedy, a large Phoenix law firm, specializing in insurance defense, highway design litigation, Indian Gaming law, and general commercial litigation. The partners at Gallagher & Kennedy recognized her skills and dedication by electing her partner/shareholder only five years after she joined the firm, making her the first elected female partner of the firm. The extensive training provided at Gallagher & Kennedy, along with the emphasis on strong writing skills and courtroom experience prepared Judy well to branch out and start her own firm.
In 1996, Judy formed Judith A. Morse, P.C., a small boutique firm specializing in collaborative divorce, mediation, general family law litigation, complex divorce property issues, adoption, and guardianships. Over the past twenty years, Judy has represented her clients in a variety of cases with issues such as grandparents’ rights, in loco parentis rights, child support modifications, spousal maintenance, business valuations, property valuations, custody valuations, parenting time issues, step parent adoptions, open adoptions, dependency cases with the Department of Child Safety, termination of parental rights, enforcement of divorce decree, and relocation cases.
Judy’s background and work experience in the field of psychology and mental health gives her an advantage in complex child custody and parenting time cases. She often involves mental health professionals in the process, especially when children are showing signs of being negatively impacted by the divorce, when one parent is alienating the other parent, or when the level of conflict has become so high that intervention is necessary.
For her legal knowledge, experience and strong adherence to the Arizona Supreme Court professional standards of conduct and ethics, Judy has earned the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and an Avvo rating of 8.2. She is also recognized by her peers for the quality of her work by the numerous referrals from prior clients, parties against whom she has litigated, and attorneys practicing in family law as well as other areas.
In order to serve the legal community, Judy serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. She volunteers her time conducting ADR Settlement Conferences for parties wanting to resolve their disputes out of the courtroom. She is a member of the Arizona State Bar and its family law section, the Maricopa County Bar and its family law section. As part of her ongoing commitment to making the divorce process better for families, she is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and member as well as former president of Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona. Judy is a also a member of Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys and both the National and Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Arizona, 1986
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D. magna cum laude – 1986
Northampton, Massachusetts A.B. – 1980
Treble Damages Under RICO: Characterization and Computation 61 Notre Dame Law Review 526, 1986
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
Rachael is an Arizona native, born and raised in central Phoenix. She graduated from Xavier College Prep in 2006 and went on to graduate from the Barrett Honors College at ASU with a BS in Justice Studies, emphasis in English, minor in Family and Human Development, and certificate in Public Administration and Management. Rachael’s honors thesis concerned the DREAM Act; Consistent DREAM; Inconsistent Support.
Rachael earned the honor of being a Fenmore Craig Scholarship Recipient. She attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and graduated in 2013. Shortly thereafter, in October 2013, she was admitted to practice in Arizona. Rachael then did a fellowship for the city of Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office before joining Morse Law Group in 2014.
Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
Sandra day o’connor college of law, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ – 2013
Meagghi has worked in the Family Law field since 2007, beginning as an intern at a law firm in downtown Phoenix, and working her way up to paralegal. Meagghi began working as a paralegal at Morse Law Group in 2009. In 2015, Meagghi added Office Manager to her responsibilities at the firm. Meagghi is a strong writer, a great communicator, and genuinely enjoys assisting clients, always taking a very hands on, personal approach to each case.
An Arizona native, Meagghi attended high school at Xavier College Preparatory, and college at the University of Arizona where she earned a double major bachelor degree in Psychology and Communication.
Meagghi participated in many activities and organizations while in college, including Delta Delta Delta sorority where she held several elected positions, and was a member of the National Honors Society.
When she’s not at the office, Meagghi enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.