I am attorney Riisa Petersen Mandel, founder of Petersen Law Firm, PLLC in Tucson, Arizona. Family law is about personal issues and I believe you deserve a lawyer who will give you personal service.
When you come to my office to discuss your concerns, you will meet with me personally. I have more than a decade of experience, both as a former prosecutor and as a criminal defense and family law attorney in private practice. Your important family issue won’t be passed off to a less experienced “associate” attorney. I will handle your case from beginning to end.
I have dedicated my legal career to protecting the rights of my fellow Arizonans. The justice system can be difficult to navigate alone. I have built a reputation as an advocate based on my experience, determination, grit and an unwavering dedication to YOU, my client.
I attended law school at Tucson’s own James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. After graduation, I was immediately hired as a prosecutor in the Pima County Attorney’s office, where I handled DUI and domestic abuse cases. It was there I learned the “prosecutor’s playbook.”
In time, I decided that my true desire was to represent people. I took my knowledge of the “prosecutor’s playbook” and was hired by a prominent Tucson law firm. There I defended the accused using my firsthand knowledge of prosecutorial tactics. I successfully built and managed the family law wing of the firm.
Today, I operate my own law practice based on the respect, experience and reputation that I have earned in Tucson’s legal community. My law office is a small Barrio house near the Pima County courthouse. My philosophy is simple: YOU are my priority. Protecting your best interests is my duty and your right.
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