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Patrick Lacroix

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I am the founder and co-owner of Arizona Child & Family Law.  I represent parents, grandparents, children, and adoption agencies in adoption, dependency, severance, and guardianship matters.  In addition to English, I speak Spanish and French. 

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.

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.  I was also awarded the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month in April 2015 for volunteering to assist 218 clients in Pima County during the last ten years of my legal practice.  I am also proud to be a member of the Arizona State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Pima County Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  I have served as a trustee on several non-profit boards in the Tucson area. 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.

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  • An angel while I walked through hell

    I hired Patrick to represent me on two cases simultaneously, one in family law court and the other in juvenile court. He did a wonderful job focusing on each one individually while also coordinating between the two when they overlapped. As complex as things became Patrick always remembered the pr...
  • Telephone conversation

    Mr. Lacroix was recommended not only in this site but by another attorney in the Tucson valley, too, a Mr. Scott Myers who handled the adoption of my granddaughter in 2011. I very much appreciated that Mr. Lacroix returned my call. From my discussion it appears that he has reached out to others ...
  • The Best By Far

    Patrick has been a joy to work with and has the highest level of knowledge I have experienced in this field, if you need help with family law issues there is no other choice, I would recommend Patrick to my family members and friends he is the best.
  • One of the Best

    We were blessed to have Patrick as our attorney during a recent placement issue. He worked diligently on our case and was ALWAYS available when we contacted him. Patrick discussed the issues with us, accepted our input and requests, and patiently answered all of our questions. We trusted his judg...
  • Understanding, TRULY for the CHILDREN

    Very compassionate. Very informative and helpful. He helped my family for over three years. We still rely on his expertise. Kept the children involved at all times.”
  • Excellent AND Creative!

    Patrick represented my wife and I in a very unusual case where our son was in DCS custody. What made it unusual was that all three parties—us, our son and the caseworker (i.e. the State of Arizona) were all in agreement that it was in our son's best interest to remain in DCS custody, BUT there we...

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