Marlene Anne Pontrelli

Adjunct Professor of Law

Marlene A. Pontrelli is a certified specialist in family law at Dickinson Wright PLLC. Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including dissolution, post-dissolution, paternity, child custody and child support matters. She was admitted to practice in California in 1982 and admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1996. From 1990-1994 she was an instructor at UCLA School of Law. She is a frequent lecturer in the area of family law and has conducted numerous seminars throughout the country. She is a member of the State Bar’s Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee and is a judge pro tem for the Superior Court of Maricopa County in family law.
She was trained as a nullity of marriage case minister through the Diocese of Phoenix in 2002, and obtained her life coaching certificate through the Professional Coaching Institute in 2005.  She has extensive trial and appellate experience including appearing before the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Assistant: Leanna Walker

A.B. University of Southern California (1979)

J.D. University of California, Davis (1982)