Andi has been practicing family law since 1998. Before joining Arizona Mediation Institute, she practiced litigation and Collaborative Divorce in addition to conducting mediations.

As a mediator, Andi’s passion is peacemaking. Through her litigation practice, she has learned that ’winning’ by going to court hurts families and children as they move into the future and puts a significant strain on the family finances. Problem solving while mediating allows for long term agreements to be put into place.

A native of the Midwest, Andi went to law school at Creighton University School of Law in Nebraska and practiced in Kansas for five years. She is the mother of two.

Accolades & Accreditations

  • Past Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona
  • Member and Presenter, Association of Family Conciliation Courts
  • Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Family Law Mediation Training
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell*, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
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Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland

Assistant to Andi Paus

Donna has been in the legal field since 1997. Donna is an Arizona native. During her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her two children, hiking, traveling, and reading.