Helen Davis

Adjunct Professor of Law

Helen Davis is a Senior Member of The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where she practices exclusively in the area of family law. Helen received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude, and juris doctorate degree, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Arizona State University. Helen is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, is a Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2007, is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Arizona (since 2013), is a Southwest SuperLawyer (since 2015), and is named as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Helen is also a volunteer Best Interests Attorney/Court Advisor/Parenting Coordinator. She is a member of the American, Arizona, and Maricopa County Bar Associations (and the Family Law Sections of each); is a two-time past Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Arizona State Bar (and a current member of the Council); is a past-President of the Arizona Women Lawyer's Association (2005); is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; was a member of the Marriage and Family Communications Committee of the Arizona legislature; is a former member of the CLE Committee of the Arizona State Bar; was a member of the Economic Workgroup subcommittee of the Arizona Child Support Guidelines Committee and was a member of the Quadrennial Child Support Guidelines Review Committee (2008-2010); is a member of the Community Board of Chandler Regional Hospital and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (October 2012 to present) and is the liaison between the Community Board of the East Valley hospitals to the Community Board of St. Joseph’s Hospital; is a former board member and President (2012) of the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona; and is a past board member of the Arizona Family and Conciliation Courts Association (AFCC) (2008 to 2012). Helen is also a member of Order of the Barristers and the Daughters of Penelope. Helen has presented topics and chaired programs at multiple seminars to judges, lawyers and accountants, including at Arizona State Bar Conventions, on a variety of family law topics over the years, including without limit, ethics, spousal maintenance, settlement documents, uniform acts, custody, sexual abuse allegations in the custody context, jurisdiction, business valuation, depositions, evolving family configurations, children in the courtroom, bankruptcy and taxes in divorce. Ms. Davis authored "Offers of Judgment: Should Rule 68 Apply to Family Law Cases?," January, 2002 (also reprinted in 2009), The Family Law News; "I'm Not Tolerant," January 2006, The Family Law News; "Judicial Interviews of Children: A.R.S. § 25-405 May Be Unconstitutional as Applied," 2012, The Family Law News; and Helen writes a regularly appearing column for The Family Law News devoted to balancing leisure and business obligations and commitments. Ms. Davis also co-authored the Note: "Recent Legislation on Genetics and Insurance", Jurimetrics Journal of Law Science and Technology, Vol. 37, No. 1, Fall 1996 (republished in Family Futures).



Assistant: Lindsay Stephens

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