Meet Our Team

John Schill

Family Law, Defense & DUI Lawyer John SchillDefense Attorney 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 Evans

Attorney Keith EvansKeith 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 support & 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Matthew Jefferson

Attorney Matthew JeffersonMatthew was born and raised in Alaska.  He went to the University of Oregon from 2001-2005 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He received a TEFL Certificate in Seville, Spain and then spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina teaching English.

Upon returning in 2008, he spent some time working in Washington State before attending Florida Coastal School of Law from 2009-2012.  Upon completion of a J.D., He moved to Salt Lake City and sat for the Summer ’12 Utah State Bar and was admitted in the Fall of 2012.

After spending several years running his own criminal defense and family law firm, he was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and relocated to Phoenix in 2016 to continue criminal defense work. Matthew understands the high stakes involved in criminal defense and works hard to incorporate the defendant into the process to get them the best result. Understanding that every case is different, Matthew looks beyond the government’s case and gets the full story from the accused so that the court can be presented with the whole truth.

Matthew enjoys living in the Southwest. When not spending time in the sun with his wife and dogs, he enjoys barbecuing and cooking.

 

 

 


Emily Kirsop

Emily Kirsop was raised in Connecticut and attended Sacred Heart University where she earned a Batchelor of Arts in Social Work. She then attended law school at Pace University School of Law graduating in 2003. Emily worked for Child Protective Services after graduating from law school utilizing her background in social services for a number of years before entering into the practice of law on a full time basis. Emily has extensive experience in family law, having worked for a firm in Connecticut during law school as a legal assistant. She joined Schill Law Group in September and concentrates her practice on family law matters.

 


Andrew Spillman

Andrew Spillman was born and raised here in Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. Immediately thereafter he attended and received his J.D. from the University of Denver. After completing law school Andrew worked with in-house counsel at a Colorado hospitality company for a year while studying for and ultimately passing the bar exam.

Mr. Spillman began his legal career working as a public defender at the Colorado State Public Defender Denver Trial Office. There he handled a wide variety of cases, from first appearances all the way through trial. During his time as a public defender he had a heavy emphasis on DUI cases. Since returning to Arizona and joining Schill Law Group Andrew has a commitment and focus on getting the best possible result for his clients while treating them with compassion and empathy. When not in the courtroom Andrew enjoys playing golf, rock climbing, and fly fishing.

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David Yuhas

Attorney David YuhasDavid 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.

 

 


 

Tyler Marsh

Tyler is a 2003 graduate of Perdue University where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He then received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Geography in 2006. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Marsh attended the Arizona Summit Law School where he received his J.D. in 2015.

After receiving his law degree Tyler Marsh began his legal career working for the City of Phoenix as an Assistant City Prosecutor, where he spent 4 months as a first chair prosecutor. Mr. Marsh then left to focus his practice on family law, joining The Schill Law Group in 2018 after working for a small firm the prior year. Tyler has successfully represented clients in all areas associated with family law practice including divorce, parenting time (child custody), spousal support (alimony), legal decision making, and asset and estate issues.

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Richard Nedlin

Richard Nedlin is a New York native and received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in 1999. Mr. Nedlin then attending New York Law School where he received his Law Degree (J.D) in 2002.

After graduating from law school Richard moved to Colorado where he began his legal career working as the Deputy District Attorney for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Aspen. In 2013 Richard went into private practice forming Richard P. Nedlin, LLC  in Aspen, Colorado. There he focused his practice on criminal defense and family law, successfully representing clients in Colorado family, misdemeanor and felony courts until 2022, when he moved to Arizona.

Mr. Nedlin has joined Schill Law Group since moving to Arizona and will practice in the areas of family law and criminal defense. Richard believes his years of experience as a Deputy District Attorney gives him an insiders perspective and allows him to better negotiate with prosecutors. Having worked as a prosecutor, he understands how they approach a case, and what is needed to build the strongest possible defense for his clients.

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Joy Parker

Joy Parker is a native New Yorker who started her career prosecuting cases in New York City. Thereafter, Joy moved to Arizona in 2008, and has experience working in the government and private practice, and has developed a diverse legal background while practicing in all areas of family, juvenile law and criminal law.
Joy will shine through beginning with your initial meeting and carry through to the courtroom. Joy’s experience comes from her numerous of courtroom appearances, and trials. Joy is unafraid of taking on contentious family law cases, or battling with any of the numerous governmental agencies in Arizona. She thrives under pressure and takes on any type of case with enthusiasm. If you are dealing with tough allegations, don’t worry, Joy will not be afraid to take them on.
When not practicing law, Joy enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Joy is licensed to practice law in the States of Arizona, New York and New Jersey. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the District Court of New Jersey.