Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2008
Tonya graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 and Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2005, with the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award and Pro Bono Service Award. During law school she won the regional American Bar Association’s Representation in Mediation Competition, placing second in the national and twice winning the Western Region competition. Tonya took first place in the Client Counseling Competition and was a two-year member of the ASU Trial Advocacy Team. While a student attorney in the Civil Justice Clinic, she had the privilege of successfully representing her client at the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Prior to law school, Tonya had a career as an advocate for Arizona’s Seriously Mentally Ill population. She also contracted with the Arizona Department of Health Services to conduct physical abuse, sexual abuse, and mortality investigations.
Tonya is admitted to practice law in Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Arizona and New Mexico. Tonya is a litigation attorney; prepared to resolve cases through mediation or take the case to trial. Her practice focuses on Family Law.
Honors & Awards
Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2022
Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Mediation, 2021
Most Influential Women in Business honoree, Arizona Business Magazine, 2019
Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2015
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of New Mexico
Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, Family Law Section
Maricopa County Bar Association
Arizona Association of Family and Concilliation Courts, Member
J.D., Arizona State University, 2005
B.A., University of Arizona, 1991
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Going through a lengthy contentious divorce can be overwhelming especially when children are involved. Tonya MacBeth was great in guiding me through the process which seemed never ending and was always concerned about our best interest. She was fair yet aggressive, and in the end I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Thank you Tonya!
Presentations and Publications
Founder, Burch & Cracchiolo Professional Clothing Drive. Leads the Firm’s seasonal business-clothing drive at the firm in support of the Phoenix Affiliate of Dress for Success, an international organization that provides business-interview appropriate clothing for women and emplolyment support services.
Chairman, Advisory Board, C.H.E.E.E.R.S, 2010 - present. C.H.E.E.E.R.S. is a member-run mental health support center that provides GED classes, job-skill training, socialization, meals, mental health support groups and counseling services to the Seriously Mentally Ill community, emphasizing empowerment and recovery through peer-support.
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