Steven M. Ellsworth

  • Mr. EllsworthManaging and 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

Mr. Ellsworth founded Ellsworth Family Law, P.C. in 2003 and has been practicing law in Arizona for more than twenty-seven years, specializing in family law related matters. His practice is solely dedicated to handling family law matters including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, adoption, grandparents’ rights, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, termination of parental rights and step parent adoption, domestic partners custody and visitation, spousal maintenance, and a host of other family law related areas of practice.  Mr. Ellsworth is a frequent presenter at advanced level continuing legal education courses in the area of family law. Mr. Ellsworth has represented hundreds of clients over his many years of practice and is prepared to handle any aspect of family law, including hearings, alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeals.


Juris Doctorate, April 1989
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, cum laude
Bachelor of Arts, April 1986
Brigham Young University

Related Employment

Scoresby & Ellsworth, PLC
Mesa, AZ
Partner, 1997-2003

Roberts, Ellsworth & Rowley, Ltd.
Mesa, AZ
Attorney, 1990-1997

Gallagher & Kennedy, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Attorney, 1989-1990


  • State Bar of Arizona, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona


  • Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyer for Family Law in Arizona for 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Recently featured in Attorney At Law Magazine.
  • Member of the Inn of Court.
  • Callaghan & Company Outstanding Law Student Award in 1989.
  • First Place honors at the William B. Spong National Moot Court Tournament, College of William & Mary, 1989.
  • Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
  • Licensed Private Pilot


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • International Legal Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi
  • AOPA (Airline Owners and Pilots Association)
  • American Taekwondo Association


Lawyer Steven Ellsworth