Meet Our Team

John SchillJohn Schill

John Schill has been working to protect the interests of clients for over 20 years. Mr. Schill is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and started along the road to a successful legal career. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Schill received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University.

After Law School, Mr. Schill joined the United States Army as a Judge Advocate and was assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his tour of duty Mr. Schill was deployed to Somalia from 1993-94 for Operation Restore Hope.

Mr. Schill went on to practice in South Carolina after leaving the Army, but eventually settled in Arizona where he was admitted to practice in 1998.

Prior to forming the Schill Law Group, Mr. Schill was the Supervising Attorney for one of the largest consumer law firms in Arizona, where he was responsible for overseeing the representation of thousands of clients in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal law and personal injury.

Mr. Schill is licensed to practice law in the States of Arizona, Nebraska and South Carolina. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Keith EvensKeith Evans

Keith is a former prosecutor who has tried numerous felony cases.  Keith prosecuted everything from juvenile cases, adult misdemeanors cases (DUIs; theft cases; assaults) up to felony matters, including an attempted first degree murder case.   Keith has been exclusively involved in family law cases since leaving government work.  In that capacity Keith now handles divorce matters, child custody issues; spousal maintenance; modifications and complex business divisions.  When Keith is not practicing law he serves in the United States Navy Reserve and is an Iraq War Veteran (2006-2007) and member of the VFW.

Derek OliversonDerek Oliverson

Derek is a criminal attorney in Phoenix, Arizona.  He grew up in Cedar City, Utah, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University.  Derek then continued his studies at Creighton University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate with a Certificate of Concentration in Litigation. During law school, Derek participated in both advanced mediation and trial teams, and upon graduation was honored with recognition as a top graduating student who excelled in trial and appellate advocacy.

Prior to moving to Phoenix with his family, Derek was a police officer in Henderson, Nevada.  Upon being admitted to the Arizona Bar in 2009, he worked as a criminal prosecutor in Mohave County, Arizona.  Derek was then appointed presiding judge for the Page Magistrate Court in Page, Arizona, where he oversaw the adjudication of over 3,000 cases annually.  He then served for two years as a judge for the Glendale City Court in Glendale, Arizona, that oversees the adjudication of over 40,000 cases annually.  Derek’s experience and knowledge of criminal law and procedure gained as a police officer, prosecutor and judge, serves as a valuable asset to his clients charged with a criminal offense.

Michelle CarltonMichelle Carlton

Michelle graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and earned her law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.  She is a member of both the Arizona and Oklahoma bar as well as the Federal District Court of Arizona and the Western District Court of Oklahoma.

Michelle understands that dealing with the stress and complications of the judicial system can be one of the most difficult and confusing situations an individual will ever encounter.  Her experience within the legal field has included work within both the civil and criminal realms and has included trial experience in the Logan County District Attorney’s office.  This experience in the District Attorney’s office and as a defense attorney provides her with an extensive understanding of how to engineer the best possible results for her clients.

For over eight years Michelle has also focused on handling a wide range of family law matters, including, divorce, custody, child support, guardianships and adoptions.

Michelle’s goals are to provide each client with the very best customer service, to make each client feel like her only client, and to safeguard her client’s rights as guaranteed by the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions.

David YuhasDavid Yuhas

David has been in practice for the last 16 years, initially in New Jersey, and now exclusively in the State of Arizona. David graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Finance in 1996. Immediately after, he attended Seton Hall School of Law and graduated in 1999.

Initially, David worked as a law clerk for a the family law bench in Burlington County, New Jersey. While employed for the Court, he learned first hand the elements of a trial and the thought process which a Judge engages in when making decisions in cases. After the clerkship ended, David went to work in private practice, focusing on probate, family law, real estate, collection and corporate matters.

Since moving to Phoenix in 2002, David has practiced with several small firms in the area, focusing on family law, probate and civil cases. He has worked exclusively in family law since 2006. David’s cases are given significant care and time is spent on explaining the process to clients, as well as working out the strategy for each matter with them. Clients are truly active participants in their matters and must make decisions and determinations on how to proceed and what focus to take in their cases.

Jeremy HussJeremy L. Huss

Jeremy L. Huss was a criminal prosecutor for nearly 13 years, where he tried many different types of cases ranging from multiple homicides and other serious felonies to misdemeanor DUI’s and domestic violence offenses. During his career as a prosecutor, Jeremy was nominated for misdemeanor prosecutor of the year in 2004 and then nominated for felony prosecutor of the year in 2013. Throughout the years, Jeremy worked very closely with law enforcement, responding to multiple homicide scenes and advising on criminal procedure issues.

Jeremy has extensive experience dealing with all different types of scientific evidence, including DNA, fingerprint and ballistics. After his career as a prosecutor, Jeremy did a short stint practicing in the area of medical malpractice defense at a firm in downtown Phoenix where he gained further experience dealing with expert witness and medical evidence. However, he missed criminal litigation, and could not wait to get back into the courtroom. Jeremy is a seasoned trial lawyer who’s experience in both criminal and civil litigation has made him very well-rounded.

 

David SiscelDavid Siscel

David Siscel’s practice focuses on issues relating to divorce, custody, child support, paternity, modifications, adoptions, prenuptial agreements, and other family law matters. Along with representing husbands, wives, fathers and mothers, David has represented hundreds of children in custody and protective order matters. David relocated to the Phoenix area from St. Louis, Missouri several years ago where he was a sole practitioner with a very similar law practice for 17 years. David and his wife, Becky, enjoy any outdoor activities and travel.
 

Gordon Thompson

Mr. Thompson has been trying DUI cases since 1979. During this time period Mr. Thompson has represented in excess of 5,000 individuals charged with a crime. Mr. Thompson was a Maricopa County Deputy Public Defender, a contract public defender with the City of Phoenix and La Paz County, and an Associate General Counsel with the New York City Department of Probation. For the past 19 years Mr. Thompson has been representing DUI and misdemeanor clients in Maricopa County as a private attorney. Mr. Thompson admitted to the New York Bar in 1979 and the Arizona Bar in 1982.

Tiffany Ann Fina, Esq.

Tiffany Ann Fina grew up in Texas. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997 and was awarded the Top Graduating Senior Recognition from Dr. Michael Polokowski. Ms. Fina attended the School of Law at the University of Arizona. She has experience in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law cases. She has served the State of Arizona and its families by serving as Guardian ad Litem, Best Interest Attorney and Attorney for Children before Superior Court Family Law Bench, Criminal Bench, and Probate Bench for over ten years. Ms. Fina has an extensive amount of trial experience in litigating complex issues as it pertains to domestic violence, Father’s Rights, Mother’s Rights, Children’s Rights as well as the unique challenges that many women face while navigating the legal system. Ms. Fina has litigated well over a thousand cases. Ms. Fina takes pride in ensuring that every legal issue is raised on behalf of her clients and takes extraordinary pride in giving a voice to those who are the most vulnerable.

Debra Levine

Debora Levine is an Arizona native. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English. Debora continued her post-baccalaureate education with Rio Salado Community College and completed the necessary coursework to receive her teaching certification. Prior to entering law school, Debora was a seventh grade language arts teacher in Central Phoenix. Debora graduated from Phoenix School of Law. Debora subsequently obtained her Master’s in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Psychology and Legal Systems. Since Debora was admitted to the Arizona State Bar, she has practiced primarily in the area of family law where she is client focused and solution driven.

Chris Culbert

Chris joined the Navy after High School. During his military service he was deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Storm. Upon leaving the Navy, Chris embarked on a career in law enforcement during which Chris eventually joined the Scottsdale Police Department. While with the Scottsdale Police Department Chris handled thousands of DUI cases, and other criminal matters.
After retiring from the Scottsdale Police Department, Chris attended law school. Upon graduation, Chris joined the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office where he handled 100’s of felony and misdemeanor matters, taking a number of these cases all the way to trial.
Chris has now joined the Schill Law Group where he is now able to combine his law enforcement background with his knowledge of the law to aggressively represent the clients of the Schill Law Group.