Philomena S. Patiño (Mena) is an Arizona native, born and raised in the Valley of the Sun. Mena received received her Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and Sociology from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!). During her time in law school, Mena gained experience from the Arizona Court of Appeals, the ASU Office of General Counsel, a local commercial litigation firm, and working as a research assistant. Mena participated in the Lodestar Mediation Clinic where she served as a mediator between disputing parties in the Maricopa County Justice Courts. Prior to joining the team at Best Law Firm, Mena was an attorney for the ASU Law Group, a non-profit organization, where her interest and passion for the practice of family law began to grow.
Outside of her legal career, Mena enjoys spending time with her family and friends, binge watching her favorite shows, and catching an occasional movie.
When I needed legal help the most, I contacted Best Law Firm. I was a mess and had absolutely zero idea of how what needed to be done worked. My initial free consultation with Philomena & Ankita was such a relief! I know that sounds strange, why not “wonderful” or “great”? Well, it WAS actually both wonderful and great, but with how clear and helpful the entire proceedings (truncated, of course) would be if I hired Best Law Firm was explained, I left that meeting with actual hope for my future. Philomena was working with me for a while, sending emails and keeping me up to date with things. Honestly, between both women, I was always confident about what was going on and what was going to happen next. And sure, there were things I was nervous about, such as the actual court date and whether or not everything proposed would be accepted, but I was never nervous about my lawyers. Despite my difficulty to comprehend even simple things (either written or spoken, I do have a disability), I always had anything I was having difficulty with reframed until I could understand, and I never once felt embarrassed because I was treated with the upmost respect and understanding. Let’s face it, custody issues are messy and emotional, but in the end, I got everything my children need and I couldn’t be happier. I would highly recommend Philomena @ Best Law Firm; she really helped save my kids (emotionally & physically), truly.
Bryce is a true professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. My custody battle was an experience that can best be described as every parent’s worst nightmare. Bryce, co-counsel David, and their entire staff were fantastic. Bryce was empathetic, and took time to explain my options so we could make the best choice. I really appreciate how dedicated Bryce was to my case, knowing every detail inside and out. Bryce spent many hours making sure we got every detail right as we prepared for our final trial. Bryce’s hard work and dedication paid off. In comparison, we went into our final trial with a 53 page pretrial statement, over 1000 pages of evidence, and supporting testimony and documentation from the Court Appointed Advisor charged with investigating our case. The opposing counsel prepared a 7 page pretrial statement, barely over 100 pages of evidence, with the CAA recommending strong sanctions for mother’s negligent actions. There are many different attorneys to choose from, but when your family’s future is on the line having the peace of mind of an attorney like Bryce in your corner is a blessing. I would highly recommend Bryce Johnson for any family court issue you’re faced with.
In my experience, Best Law Firm is the clear first choice for those seeking legal help with family law issues in the greater Scottsdale area. Their team of attorneys and staff are highly experienced, and they get results. If your divorce has a lot at stake, you want the best. If you want an attorney who is aggressive and who does not sleep until the work is done, but who can walk you through complex legal issues so that you stay on the same page- this is your firm. In particular, Mr. Hendricks and Mr. Vincent are fantastic. Going forward, I’ll trust this firm without reservation.
The team and Best Law Firm are such great people and even better attorneys. They are easy to work with and very professional.
Mena was a part of the legal team from Best Law that worked on my case. I found Mena to be very thorough and she had a great eye for the details within the documents that were drafted and the many communications that were processed between parties during the proceedings.
Our experienced team at Best Law Firm has helped thousands of clients. See what some of them have to say about working with us.
“Ms. Best resolved my spousal maintenance issue with my husband and his attorney in two hours. She accomplished what the lawyers could not do in 9 months of litigation. I am very grateful for her help.”
“We hired this law firm to represent our son in trying to get joint custody. They did a fabulous job keeping us informed as to their plan each week. I have to say I do not think my son would be enjoying his daughter right now with his 50/50 custody if it was not for this law firm.”
“You are the Best, before I retained counsel, I was not able to see my children and did not know what rights a father had in Arizona. I now have joint legal and physical custody. Thank you for all that you have done for my family.”
“Thank You! Thank you! Thank You! Thank you for getting my son what he deserves! Thank you for finally ending this 9 year chaos…I slept like a little baby last night! You are all GREAT!”
I’ve used Best Law Firm twice now. Excellent communication skills, rapid responses, and they know EXACTLY what they are doing. They look out for you.like one of their own and do everything they can to keep your case cost effective. Highly recommend!
“The service provided at ‘Best’ was beyond exceptional. The staff at ‘Best’ were professional, going above and beyond their normal duties to help me. I would sincerely recommend ‘Best’ for anyone looking for help with their families legal matters.”
“I have worked with Best Law Firm on two issues in the past 12 months. Their service is exceptional and the quality of their attorneys is second to none! So, their name (Best) is truly appropriate! I would recommend their legal services to anyone!”
Thank you for the excellence in your craft and communication each and every step of the way, for the care, for helping me to be brave and strong in holding someone accountable for their wrongdoings, for helping my sons and me to receive the best possible scenario out of the worst situation of my life.
“Alan was very professional and quick, he had our paperwork done the same day. When I called him to follow up I was able to speak with him then. Highly recommend Alan, he’s very easy to talk to, he’s very knowledgeable, and he means business.”
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