Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC


Norma C. Izzo


Phoenix
Office Phone: 602.495.2748
Email: norma@jsslaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Other Areas
Ms. Izzo concentrates her practice in the area of family law and domestic relations matters, including complex litigation and asset division, business dissolution, collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, parent coordination, child custody and child support, and spousal maintenance. She perceives practicing in the area of family law as a three-dimensional experience: legal, financial and emotional. Ms. Izzo serves as Immediate Past President of the Maricopa County Bar Association and Chapter Council Representative and President-Elect of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Arizona Chapter.

Martindale Rating

AV Preeminent®

Education

  • Trained, Collaborative Divorce
  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law (2005)
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Merit Award
  • Certified Mediator (2004)
  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, Spanish (1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Practice
  • Arizona
  • Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Awards And Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Family Law Arbitration (2018-2019)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in the categories of Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2014-2017)
  • Listed, Most Influential Women in Arizona 2018, AZ Big Media (July 2018)
  • Voted, Best Divorce Attorney, Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 (April 2017)
  • Listed, Who’s Who in Business, Az Business Magazine (2016)
  • Listed, Arizona’s Top Mediators, Az Business Magazine (2015)
  • Listed, “2014 Arizona Business Top Lawyers: Family Law,” Az Business Magazine (April 26, 2014)
  • U.S. Attorney General Honors Program (2005 – 2006)

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA)
  • Board of Directors (2017)
  • Past President (2018)
  • President (2017)
  • President-Elect (2016)
  • Treasurer (2015)
  • Secretary (2014)
  • Member (2012 – present)
  • Director, Executive Committee, Family Law Section (2007 – present)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Family Law Section
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Member, CLE Committee
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Leadership Development Committee
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
  • Member (2007 – present)
  • President (2013-2014)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • President-Elect (2016 – 2018)
  • Chapter Council Representative
  • Board of Directors, Arizona Chapter
  • Association of Conflict Resolution

Industries

  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Parent Coordination
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Asset Division
  • Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements and Domestic Partnerships
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • Business Dissolution
  • Complex Litigation

Presentations And Publications

  • Author, “Don’t worry – none of us feel like we know what we’re doing,” Maricopa Lawyer (April 2017)
  • Author, “From my perspective,” Maricopa Lawyer (February 2017)
  • Featured, Maricopa Lawyer (2016)
  • Featured, “Meet 5 Women Who are Shaping AZ’s Economic Future,” The Arizona Republic (2016)
  • Featured, “2016 Who’s Who in Business Class of Arizona Women Shows that You Can’t Leave Greatness to Chance,” The Arizona Republic (2016)
  • Author, “The Sex Appeal of Prenuptial Agreements,” Arizona Weddings (April 2014)
  • Contributor, “Ethics in Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Guiding Clients Through Domestic Disputes in a Principled Manner,” Inside the Minds (2014)
  • Contributor, “Gay Marriage Rights in Arizona,” Gay Arizona (July 2013)
  • Contributor, “Hide Your Husbands: How to Handle Living In the City with the Highest Chance of Infidelity,” Scottsdale Living Magazine (July 2013)
  • Author, “In 2013, New Statute Declares ‘Custody’ Out, ‘Decision-making’ In,” Maricopa Lawyer (January 2013)
  • Author, “Visitation: When the Kids Don’t Want to Go – One View,” Maricopa County Bar Newsletter (December 2010)
  • Blogs
  • “The Psychology of Settlement,” Jennings Strouss Blog (December 28, 2015)
  • “Happy Holidays for Children of Divorce,” Jennings Strouss Blog (December 18, 2014)
  • Interviews
  • “Changes with Arizona Custody Law,” KTVK-TV (Feb. 5, 2013)
  • Videos
  • “Prenuptial Agreements Can Be Romantic!” (May 23, 2013)
  • “How a Mediator Helps Through the Divorce Process” (May 23, 2013)
  • “The Benefits of Having a Prenuptial Agreement” (May 23, 2013)
  • “Prenuptial Agreement for Later Life Marriage” (May 7, 2013)
  • “How Collaborative Divorce Works” (Feb. 3, 2013)
  • Presentations
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques for Family Law Matters,” Spanish Association of Family Law Attorneys (March 2014)
  • “Collaborative Divorce – The Peaceful Power of a Team,” Scottsdale Public Library ‘Ask a Lawyer Series’ (August and October 2013)
  • “Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level,” Halfmoon Seminars (March 2013)
  • “Legal Decision-making and Parenting Time: Big Deal or Hyperbole?,” Maricopa County Bar Association (January 2013)
  • “Sense and Sensibility – The Critical Interplay of Lawyers & Coaches in Collaboration,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (October 2012)
  • “The Culture of Divorce is Changing,” Maricopa County Bar Association (June 2011 and September 2012)
  • “ADR and Collaborative Law in the Family Law Context,” Phoenix College of Law (May 2012)
  • “Updates in Family Law,” State Bar of Arizona, Advanced Family Law (April 2010)
  • “Assisting with Child Custody Issues,” National Business Institute, Arizona
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in All Areas of Law,” NALS of Phoenix (July 2009)
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