Featured In Network Attorney: Monica Donaldson Stewart
Ms. Monica Donaldson Stewart is one of LegalEASE in-network attorneys who provides excellent service to our members. Monica Donaldson Stewart is the managing attorney for Donaldson Stewart PC, a boutique family law and estate planning firm in Chandler, Arizona. Monica received her law degree in 1997 from the Arizona State University College of Law. During law school, Monica participated in a semester-long mediation training clinic and in 2009, she completed her first collaborative training with the Collaborative Divorce Institute. Since that time she has trained and practiced extensively in both mediation and collaborative divorce. Monica believes that divorcing couples and their children benefit when they are given have the opportunity to reach settlements without the court’s intervention, and that mediation and the collaborative divorce process offer that opportunity. Monica’s philosophy is that “litigating to win” is not the only way to divorce.
Monica is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (CPP), currently serving on the Executive Board, as well as the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). She served as the president of the East Valley Bar Association (EVBA) in 2008 and 2009 and served as the Treasurer of that organization from 2010 through 2019. She currently serves as EVBA Secretary. Monica also served on the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization from 2009 to 2020 and served as the Secretary of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM) from 2018-2020. In 2013, Monica was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and in 2019 and 2020, she was selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer. She is also a participating attorney and contributing author for Best Legal Choices, a directory of Collaborative professionals and resources.