Andrea J. Banks


Andrea J. Banks - Family Law Attorney - RJ Peters

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Andrea J. Banks is a proud Native Arizonan, who spent her childhood in the cool mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona. After obtaining Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 4 years at Arizona Universities, she headed to law school near Washington D.C. and was sworn into practice in Arizona 2009. Majority of her legal work has been advocating for children and families, however, she has experience in unemployment appeals, where she worked as an Administrative Judge.

After her time in administrative law, Andrea became an Assistant Attorney General, and then a child advocate for the Maricopa County Office of Legal Advocate, both which gave her in-depth knowledge of child welfare cases (dependency, termination, guardianship, etc.). All this experience has given Andrea extensive experience in the courtroom, where she firmly believes in reasonable and high-quality advocacy.

Andrea has a wonderful husband (who she met online!) and they have a sweet dog named Penny. She loves to travel, and though she has already been to Bella Italia twice already, she plans to go again with her husband soon. Andrea has a tight knit family who all live nearby, and she enjoys reading, playing the piano and spoiling her three nieces and nephews.

Areas of Practice:
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Custody / Visitation
  • Property and Debt Division
  • Temporary Orders
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Modifications / Enforcement
  • Non-Parent Custody
  • Adoption / Guardianship
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Child Support
Bar Admissions:

Arizona, 2009

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia May 2009, Juris Doctor
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona August 2006 Master of Arts in English- Emphasis in Education
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Division
Past Employment Positions:
  • State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security, Office of Appeals, Phoenix, Arizona- November 2021- August 2022
  • Maricopa County, Office of the Legal Advocate, Phoenix, Arizona- June 2015- November 2021
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Child/Family Protective Division, Phoenix, Arizona- August 2013- June 2015
  • State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security, Office of Appeals, Phoenix, Arizona- November 2009- August 2013