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.


Darlene Gonzalez

Darlene received her Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School in 2016. She fast-tracked her program in two years while maintaining her scholarship award and making the deans list. She is proud to be a graduate of Glendale Community College and Arizona State University. As a student she was recognized for her scholarly achievements and was selected for the Deans List at both undergraduate schools. She was certified as a Mediator while in law school for Civics Education during her attainment of her Bachelors of Science in Political Science.

As an attorney her experience gained from prosecuting bench trials, analyzing and organizing legal discovery, and serving as an appearance attorney for settlements, mediations and conferences has prepared her to manage cases for the best result. Her experience dealing with various ares of the law ensures each case she takes on is handled with the utmost importance it deserves. Darlene takes the time to communicate with clients about the case details and to be there to answer questions and ensure there are no concerns. When away from work Darlene enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 


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.


Debora Levine

Attorney Deborah LevineDebora 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.

 

 

 


Daniel Tapetillo

Attorney Daniel TapetilloDaniel Tapetillo is from Tempe, Arizona. He earned his degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Daniel continued his education at the University of Notre Dame and earned his law degree in 2010. Prior to moving back to the Phoenix area, Daniel served as a Deputy Public Defender in both Mohave and Yuma County, representing clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters.

Being a native of Arizona, Daniel is both highly knowledgeable and familiar with Arizona laws and its court room procedures. What Daniel finds most rewarding in being a criminal defense attorney is getting to personally know the clients.

When not practicing, Daniel enjoys spending time at the gym and walking his 8 year-old yellow lab Niko.


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.