Rowley Chapman & Barney, Ltd.

Combating Financial Abuse of Elderly in Mesa

Over the course of the last century, the number of U.S. residents over the age of 65 has increased 11-fold, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of our population is expected to continue to rise…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Avoiding Holiday Parenting Time Disputes

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together as a family and make lasting memories for children. Unfortunately, without fail, every holiday season I have clients call me with some sort of urgent parenting time issue. …more

| Family Law

Arizona Criminal Cases Subject to Forensic Error

Three months ago, a man was released from a Phoenix prison after serving 42 years for the murders of 29 people – murders we now know he did not commit. In fact, he may have actually been a hero, with witnesses saying they…more

| Criminal Law

Arizona Bankruptcy or Divorce – Which Comes First?

The number one stress factor cited in a majority of marriages is money. So it should come as no surprise that many divorces are either preceded by a bankruptcy or that one follows soon thereafter…more

| Bankruptcy, Family Law

Can you "stand your ground" in Arizona?

As an Arizona criminal defense attorney in Mesa, I have found it interesting how the George Zimmerman trial has created a national debate about the wisdom of so-called "stand your ground" laws. Many states have enacted such…more

| Criminal Law

Arizona Commercial Vehicles Deemed Unsafe By State

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has sidelined 140 commercial vehicles after finding their safety standards lacking, following a three-day enforcement effort along Interstate 40 last month…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Transportation

Military Issues in Divorce and Custody Matters

I am incredibly grateful for our armed forces service members, and it has been my privilege, as an Arizona family law attorney, to represent a number of them in family law matters…more

| Family Law, Military Law

The Employment Relationship: A Weighty Matter. #EmploymentLaw

Recently the United States was surpassed by Mexico as the most obese nation. Of course this doesn’t change the fact that many people in the United States are overweight. While reasonable minds may disagree as to the severity of…more

| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Lessons from the George Zimmerman Case

For nearly a month, the trial was held against George Zimmerman. The state charged him with second degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman asserted self defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground “ law, and…more

| Criminal Law

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