Annette Cox Sandoval
Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Cox Sandoval Law, PLLC
60 E Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 900
Tempe, AZ 85281
Annette's law practice remains devoted to all matters family. She is committed to providing competent services to clients going through difficult times such as divorce, custody disputes, severance and termination battles as well as dependencies - challenging DCS for the return of children to safe homes. She herself understands divorce, co-parenting dilemmas, child support issues and even severance and adoption concerns.
Her practice - while established in Tempe - has returned to her hometown. In December 2017, Annette opened a permanent office in Chandler, near its quaint downtown and across from her alma mater high school. Chandler is a thriving and growing technology town, where she hopes to grow her practice, Cox Sandoval Law, PLLC. Annette renamed the Firm to reflect the positive change and growth of the Firm.
Annette began her practice in the criminal defense and juvenile law areas, acting as both defense counsel and Guardian ad Litem. She served as court-appointed counsel on numerous delinquency and dependency actions, by holding the Special Advocacy and Dependency contracts with Pinal County (2005-2007) and Maricopa County (2006-2009). Annette has served as Court Advisor and Best Interest Attorney in contested custody matters. She has also served as Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court; on the Board of Directors, for the Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, 2010 - 2016 and is a member of the Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys.
Annette attended Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications and earned her Bachelor's in Broadcasting. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at KNXV-TV and CNN in Washington, DC. Annette graduated Summa cum Laude in 1998. After working in the TV news field as a producer, she returned to ASU to study law, where she was a member of the Women's Law Student Association, the Diversity Committee of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and externed for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office - Appellate Division and the Hon. John Gemmill, Division One Appellate Court. Annette graduated from ASU law school in 2004. Annette has three children from a prior marriage; two stepdaughters and welcomed a new daughter with her husband to what is now a large, busy but very loving, blended family.