About Arizona Family Law & Divorce Law Firm - Barreda Law
Joshua Barreda - Founder & Attorney
Joshua Barreda is a family and juvenile law attorney practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, and surrounding areas. He began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Attorney General's Office representing the Department of Child Safety in abuse and neglect cases. In this position, he appeared in several hundred juvenile court hearings, mediations, and trials. As a result, divorce attorney Joshua Barreda has extensive experience in Juvenile court matters including guardianship, dependency, grandparent's intervention rights, and adoption.
Upon resigning from the Attorney General's Office, he started as an associate attorney with a law firm in downtown Phoenix and thereafter founded Barreda Law, PLLC. Our practice areas include dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child support, paternity, parenting time, legal decision-making (formerly "custody"), spousal maintenance (formerly "alimony"), modifications and enforcement of existing orders, relocation, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, DCS cases, dependency, termination of parental rights, guardianships, and adoption.
Here at Barreda Law, we put the client's interest first and we don't stop fighting until the job is complete!
Michael Alvarez - Managing Attorney
My name is Michael Alvarez and I look forward to helping you and your family through this difficult time in your lives. First things first, you will get through it and I will be there to help you along the way.
Now a little bit about myself. I am an attorney practicing in the areas of family and juvenile law in Arizona. I represent persons and families in a variety of different legal matters including dissolution of marriage (fancy term for divorce), legal separation, child support, paternity (establishing parental rights), parenting time (where the child/children will live on a day-day or week/week schedule), legal decision-making (which parent gets to make major life decisions for the child, mainly educational and non-emergency medical decisions), spousal maintenance (aka alimony), modifications and enforcement of existing orders, relocation, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, Department of Child Safety (DCS) cases, dependency, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and adoption.
I’m currently happily stationed at Barreda Law, PLLC with an amazing team of attorneys and paralegals. Prior to my current position, I worked in one of Arizona’s largest family law firms in Downtown Phoenix. In this role, I represented hundreds of Clients in over 9 counties throughout Arizona. Prior to entering private practice, I was an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where I represented the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) in dependency, guardianship, severance, and adoption matters. While with that office, I appeared in several hundred court hearings, including trials, evidentiary hearings, and mediations. As a result of these diverse experiences, I have extensive in-court experience as well as settlement and mediation skills.
I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Erin Walters - Associate Attorney
Erin Walters joined the Arizona Bar in 2019 and is an experienced advocate. Erin attended the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis after graduating Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame. While in law school, Erin served on the board of the Washington University Law Review, acted as the Public Service Chair of the Criminal Law Society, and was named as the Stuart L. Oelbaum Public Service Fellow upon graduation.
Prior to joining Barreda Law, Erin represented indigent clients at the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender. In her role as a deputy public defender, Erin appeared in court on a daily basis. She advocated for her clients both in and out of the courtroom by successfully negotiating plea agreements with opposing counsel and representing clients in preliminary hearings.
Erin now happily practices family law along with the rest of the amazing team at Barreda Law and is passionate about her clients and believes in fighting for their best interests.
Amy Lundy - Senior Paralegal
Amy Lundy is a senior family law paralegal with Barreda Law, PLLC. Amy is an Arizona native and grew up right here in the Valley. She graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Socio-Legal Studies. She has extensive experience in this field, having handled hundreds of cases in the areas of family and juvenile law in Arizona since 2015.
Amy enjoys working with clients and is dedicated to helping people through their most challenging personal experiences.
Karen Silva - Managing Paralegal
Karen Silva is a family law paralegal employed with Barreda Law, PLLC. She attended Arizona State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government with a minor in Justice Studies.
Since Karen was a little girl she has always had a passion for law and decided to pursue a career as a paralegal to help navigate individuals through the most difficult and stressful times in their life.
Thankfully, Karen is able to do that with her extensive experience in family law as well as her commitment to each individual client and their matter.
Mariela Jaramillo - Paralegal
Mariela Jaramillo is a family law Paralegal with Barreda Law, PLLC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, a minor in Spanish, and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in health and human services.
Mariela’s professional background includes a Clerk position with the Santa Cruz County Justice of the Peace Precinct #1, an internship with the Pima County Legal Defender’s Office, a Research Assistant position with the University of Arizona’s Conflict of Interest Department, a Management Analyst position with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, a Law Clerkship with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, a Legal Assistant position with a private family law firm and an Executive Assistant position with the Arizona Department of Economic Securities’ Division of Developmental Disabilities’ Corporate Compliance Unit.
Mariela’s comprehensive legal background, passion for law and human services as well as extensive legal research and writing experience provide her with the expertise to best assist our clients, their families, and amazing attorneys through all family law matters.
Why Choose Barreda Law for Family Law & Divorce
- Free Initial Consultation
- Conveniently Located in the East Valley
- Absolute Dedication
- Appointment Flexibility
- Speak Directly with an Attorney for All Questions
- Constant Communication