John Schill has been working to protect the interests of clients for over 20 years. Mr. Schill is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and started along the road to a successful legal career. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Schill received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University.
After Law School, Mr. Schill joined the United States Army as a Judge Advocate and was assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his tour of duty Mr. Schill was deployed to Somalia from 1993-94 for Operation Restore Hope.
Mr. Schill went on to practice in South Carolina after leaving the Army, but eventually settled in Arizona where he was admitted to practice in 1998.
Prior to forming the Schill Law Group, Mr. Schill was the Supervising Attorney for one of the largest consumer law firms in Arizona, where he was responsible for overseeing the representation of thousands of clients in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal law and personal injury.
Mr. Schill is licensed to practice law in the States of Arizona, Nebraska and South Carolina. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
Keith is a former prosecutor who has tried numerous felony cases. Keith prosecuted everything from juvenile cases, adult misdemeanors cases (DUIs; theft cases; assaults) up to felony matters, including an attempted first degree murder case. Keith has been exclusively involved in family law cases since leaving government work. In that capacity, Keith now handles divorce matters, child custody issues; spousal maintenance; modifications and complex business divisions. When Keith is not practicing law, he serves in the United States Navy Reserve and is an Iraq War Veteran (2006-2007) and member of the VFW.
David has been in practice for the last 16 years, initially in New Jersey, and now exclusively in the State of Arizona. David graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Finance in 1996. Immediately after, he attended Seton Hall School of Law and graduated in 1999.
Initially, David worked as a law clerk for a the family law bench in Burlington County, New Jersey. While employed for the Court, he learned first hand the elements of a trial and the thought process which a Judge engages in when making decisions in cases. After the clerkship ended, David went to work in private practice, focusing on probate, family law, real estate, collection and corporate matters.
Since moving to Phoenix in 2002, David has practiced with several small firms in the area, focusing on family law, probate and civil cases. He has worked exclusively in family law since 2006. David’s cases are given significant care and time is spent on explaining the process to clients, as well as working out the strategy for each matter with them. Clients are truly active participants in their matters and David helps make decisions and determinations on how to proceed and what focus to take in their cases.
Debora Levine is an Arizona native. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English. Debora continued her post-baccalaureate education with Rio Salado Community College and completed the necessary coursework to receive her teaching certification. Prior to entering law school, Debora was a seventh grade language arts teacher in Central Phoenix. Debora graduated from Phoenix School of Law. Debora subsequently obtained her Master’s in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Psychology and Legal Systems. Since Debora was admitted to the Arizona State Bar, she has practiced primarily in the area of family law where she is client focused and solution driven.
Jacie Cotterell specializes in criminal defense with experience handling homicide, weapons offenses, sex crimes, domestic violence, drugs, kidnapping, fraud, white collar, and alcohol related offenses. As a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Jacie is familiar with, and able to deal with, the policies and procedures that govern so much of what the government does. As both a defense attorney and a prosecutor, Jacie has taken multiple cases to trial and is no stranger to the courtroom. Jacie also has experience handling high profile and media driven cases. Jacie is passionate about using her experience to dig to the bottom of cases and uses that information to get the very best results for her clients.
Jacie is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Law, where she interned with the Cole County Prosecutor’s Office and participated in prosecutions with the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office. Jacie graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Jacie enjoys hiking with her husband, daughter, four dogs, and three parrots, competitive martial arts, and building race cars.
Tyler Marsh was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Arizona since 2007.
Tyler is a litigation attorney that is well versed in courtroom procedure. He has worked as a Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix and also has a diverse practice background in Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Real Estate matters. Tyler is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, Scottsdale Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona.
Tyler graduated from Lafayette Senior High School in Wildwood, Missouri in 1999. He studied Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering at Purdue University and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Tyler received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006.
While in school Tyler played on several semi-professional baseball teams until 2003.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Tyler worked as a Director of Mortgages and Credit at Quicken Loans for eight years while attending law school in the evenings. He also started a family in 2011 with his wife Lindsi and currently has two young boys aged 4 and 2.
Peter C. Rosales
Peter C. Rosales is an accomplished and compassionate attorney with almost 30 years of criminal defense. He has fought for clients and negotiated favorable results in countless cases ranging from criminal speeding and misdemeanor DUI to Capital Murder. He was won jury trials in such cases as those involving Second Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Through dogged research and creativity, he has authored and argued pretrial motions supporting such complex defenses as Serotonin Toxicity and DNA contamination, as well as those demanding suppression of evidence gathered by unconstitutional police conduct. He has also written successful appellate briefs filed in the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as legal practice guides and seminar materials for other practicing attorneys, including the well-respected “Trial Matters”, and “The Myth of the Dog: Trying the Impossible Case”. Dedicated to the continuing education of his fellow members of the criminal defense bar, he has taught at numerous seminars sponsored by various legal organizations such as the Arizona Public Defender’s Association, the Arizona State Bar, and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, in addition to lecturing on the trial process at the Conference of the Western Attorneys General. Mr. Rosales was also fortunate enough to have proudly served as a judge in the City of Tempe Municipal Court. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, the Loyola Law School, and National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute.
Rita E. Roberts
Rita E Roberts is originally from the Buffalo, New York area and moved to Arizona in 1986. She completed degrees in Chemistry and Materials Science engineering at Arizona State University. She worked as an Environmental Engineer following graduation.
She left her dogs and house in the care of Stefan, her significant other, and attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey starting in 2009. While there, she interned at the chambers of Chief Justice Greg Sleet of Delaware’s Federal Court. Additionally, she researched maritime law and wrote findings for Professor Steven Friedell’s amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court case, Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach.
Rita returned to Arizona and clerked in attorneys’ offices learning family, juvenile and business law. Rita had a solo practice in adoptions, immigration and Veteran’s benefits as well as the above practices.
Rita is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the State of Arizona.
Derek Zazueta has been practicing in Arizona since 1995. Mr. Zazueta is a graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate in Law. Mr. Zazueta was named a “Val Cordova Scholar” and awarded a Board of Regents scholarship during his tenure in law school. Prior to entering law school worked in the United States Senate as a Special Assistant to Senator Dennis DeConcini.
Upon graduating from law school Derek worked in the area of sports and entertainment law before eventually joining the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. Derek worked as a Public Defender for a number of years taking numerous felony and misdemeanor matters to trial. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office Derek went into private practice where he represented hundreds of clients in criminal law, and family law matters.
Prior to going to law school Derek attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship. During his career as a NCAA athlete Derek was awarded the “Clyde B. Smith Award” his junior and senior year as the student athlete with the highest grade point average. Prior to college Derek attended St. May’s High School in Phoenix. He played football, basketball, and baseball for the Knights. During his senior year the Knights won the state championship in football and Derek received All-State honors as a defensive end. It was during Derek’s football career he earned the nickname the Terminator, which still follows him into the courtroom today.
In his free time Derek enjoys volunteering on the Fiesta Bowl Committee as a “Yellow Jacket.” He also enjoys spending time with his family and going to ASU and Arizona Cardinals football games.