At The Sampair Group
Patrick Sampair has over 40 years of legal experience and has helped thousands of Arizonans with their family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, child relocation and spousal maintenance disputes.
Mr. Sampair has expertise resolving complex financial matters that arise in a family law dispute, drawn in part from his experience litigating civil and criminal tax cases during his early years of law practice. Mr. Sampair is committed to providing his clients with effective and affordable legal representation; he is dedicated to minimizing the negative effects divorce proceedings and related disputes can have on children.
Mr. Sampair is a former Judge Pro Tem in the Maricopa County Superior Courts, and a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the William Mitchell School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1992, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court of Arizona to represent indigent defendants pursuant to the federal Criminal Justice Act.
Patrick Sampair is one of a handful of Arizona attorneys who represent clients in family law appeals. He has argued and won several important appeals cases in his career. These appeals cases included both father’s custody action and subsequent appeal, mother’s custody action including mother’s relocation to Mexico with the parties’ minor child and subsequent appeal and several other important cases.
Mr. Sampair received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University Law School in Nebraska in 1981, and a BA from Creighton University in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona and Minnesota and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Sampair is also admitted to practice before Arizona state and federal courts, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Arizona.
Quick Word From Our Clients
Patrick & Michele were such great help for me to go through a relocation trial. I have to admit that this was one of the most emotional times of my life. The Sampair Group was able to simplify the process for me so I could focus more of my time with parenting and my job. Initially, I was thinking of not hiring an attorney but after spending some time discussing my case with Patrick, I realized very quickly that I needed help. Patrick and Michele always made themselves available to me and help walk me through all the legal processes along the way. Most importantly, they stayed focussed on what was important and won my case for my son and I. I don’t believe I would have ever been able to handle this alone. When it comes to relocation cases, I would definitely recommend The Sampair Group to anyone. Thanks again for your service!
Perfect.. before I was getting represented by “The Sampair Group” I wasn’t able to see my daughter as I almost lost custody due to a divorce with a high conflict personality. Having seen both ends of the spectrum – from the usual separation anguish that dissipates in months to a full blown obsessive fixation, I was very stressed out and didn’t know what to do. As soon as I got in contact with Patrick Sampair, he did proceed carefully and thoughtfully, looking out for me and my daughter’s best interests each step of the way and responding appropriately to the level of dysfunction I was forced to endure. From the time that I sat down and talked with him a big weight lifted off my shoulders. Patrick and Michelle made this case go as smooth as it could be, and bottom line is now I am able to have 50/50 custody rights to my daughter. I would highly recommend this law group to anyone who wants results hassle free, I feel that they really cared about my situation and took care of everything for me. Thank you so much Patrick and Michelle! I will be referring all of my family and friends to you.
Patrick Sampair is a very talented and knowledgeable lawyer, but beyond that he is a great person. I walked into his FREE consultation an absolute emotional mess. From the get go Patrick helped me to focus on myself and not what my ex was doing. I needed this to be able to move forward. Never once did he make me feel like the accusations that were being made against me were valid, and that alone built my trust in this man. He helped me get through this process and made me a stronger person by helping me to gain my confidence. My case honestly was excruciating for all of us, but I know I LITERALLY could not have been able to keep custody of my kids and protect myself from a bully without not only Patrick but the entire firm. I can’t thank you enough.