History of The Firm

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Ellsworth Family Law, P.C. was established in 2003 by Mr. Ellsworth, a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, as a specialty law firm providing legal representation in all Family Law Matters. Since that time the firm has grown to include three additional attorneys, Glenn D. Halterman, who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist, Spencer T. Schiefer, who handles family law matters as well as personal injury litigation, and F. Taylor Larson, who also handles family law and personal injury matters. We also have 3 highly trained paralegals and several legal assistants as well as support staff working as a team to ensure that all matters are handled professionally and as efficiently as possible. The services provided by the firm have been expanded to also include mediation, arbitration, and personal injury. Mr. Ellsworth and Mr. Halterman are Certified Family Law Specialists by the State Bar of Arizona.

Mr. EllsworthSteven M. Ellsworth, Managing & Founding Partner

Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in Family Law, Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

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Mr. HaltermanGlenn D. Halterman, Partner

Arizona State Bar Certified Specialist in Family Law, a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Halterman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Southern Utah University graduating summa cum laude.

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Mr. SchieferSpencer T. Schiefer, Partner

Mr. Schiefer practices in all types of family law and personal injury claims including motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death. Mr. Schiefer utilizes his work experience at a large insurance defense firm to assist clients with their personal injury claims. Mr. Schiefer also performs QDROs for divorced couples who are splitting up their retirement accounts.

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Mr. Larson
F. Taylor Larson, Associate

Mr. Larson practices in all types of personal injury and family law matters. Mr. Larson was educated at Arizona State University, where he studied political science and communications, and Arizona Summit Law School.

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Ms. HarringLori L. Harring, Paralegal

Ms. Harring joined Ellsworth Family Law as a paralegal in 2004.  Ms. Harring assists the attorneys in all family law matters including adoption and paternity.


Ms. PortonovaStacy L. Portonova, Paralegal

Ms. Portonova has been a part of Ellsworth Family Law for over 4 years.  Ms. Portonova brings over 20 years of paralegal experience to the firm in many different types of law including family and personal injury litigation.