Victor A. Garnice
Founding Attorney

Attorney Victor A. Garnice is a native New Yorker, he worked his way through Brooklyn Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He fulfilled his military commitment in the Air Force during the Vietnam War years. After passing the Arizona bar examination in 1976, he first served as a staff attorney for a major corporation. But he harbored a deep desire to help individuals and families. In 1979, he prevailed in hotly contested child custody litigation against overwhelming odds. Since then, he has handled family law matters almost exclusively. It is his passion, and he brings that passion to every case, whether in court filings, in the courtroom, or in negotiation.

One of his greatest strengths lies in his familiarity with the statutes and complex and changing rules of procedure which control family law litigation. He has dealt extensively in the complex area of multi-state and multi-national family law litigation. He is an involved and passionate advocate for his clients, both at the trial level and the appellate level. He is well-known for engaging in a creative approach to solving legal situations that are potential quagmires for many other family law attorneys.

Mr. Garnice is admitted to practice in both Arizona and New York, as well as in six Federal court jurisdictions. He has served two terms as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore and as an arbitrator. A veteran attorney and litigator, his experience with matters regarding real estate, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation provides additional insight into the complex aspects of family law issues his clients may face.

Finally, he engages with his clients as people, communicating with them in a down to earth way, one on one, not as an attorney talking down to them in legal jargon. He knows that for many, the situation they are faced with may well be the first and only time they have dealt with a legal system that can seem very foreign and confusing.

Most of all, he cares.



  • State University of New York, B.S.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Numerous Federal Courts

Civic & Professional Admissions

  • Member of State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section

Career Highlights

  • Former Judge Pro Tem in the Maricopa County Superior Court

Awards & Recognition

  • Victor was named Phoenix Magazine’s 2018 Best of the Valley Family Law Attorney, a reader’s choice award.