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Laurie Kalivas


2375 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone:  602-922-9989

Fax:  602-381-8187

Email:  laurie@famlawaz.com

Laurie Kalivas holds a law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona.  Laurie has been licensed to practice law in Arizona for over 20 years. Laurie is a compassionate listener and a fierce advocate with an approachable and straightforward personality.  Laurie believes in the power of collaboration and the power of preparedness.

Prior to joining Frank Amar Matura, Laurie worked as staff attorney for the non-profit organization, Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS).  At ALWAYS, Laurie helped provide access to the legal system for survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse by assisting them with family court and criminal history repair matters.

Laurie has worked as an attorney for the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), working in both their Children’s and Adult Courts on juvenile dependency, juvenile delinquency, and adult criminal prosecution matters. Laurie was responsible for developing GRIC’s in-house Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) program and appeared frequently in the Superior Courts of Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties for those cases.

Laurie has worked as an Arizona Assistant Attorney General in Mesa, Arizona handling juvenile dependency matters.  Laurie has served on the Board of Directors for DNA People’s Legal Services since 2021.  Additionally, Laurie volunteered at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in multiple leadership and advocacy roles from late 2019-December 2023. Laurie is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association.

In law school, Laurie held an externship with the Center for Law in the Public Interest, an internship with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Division of the Superior Court of Maricopa County, worked for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in Phoenix, and served as Vice-President of the Women Law Students Association at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Ratings and Reviews

Client Reviews

Very honest

November 2009 I retained Mr. Frank almost two years to represent me in a visitation modification filed by my ex-husband. Mr. Frank quickly and efficiently became familiar with my case and was very honest about all the potential results that could occur. I truly feel that Mr. Frank had my children’s best interests in mind…

– Judy K