Joseph Mendoza



Joseph and his team did an excellent job in handling my case. Their hard work, skills and perseverance are second to none. A first class performance that is greatly appreciated. I highly recommend using them for all legal matters.

Keith G.

Good guy willing to help all.


Very easy to work with.


Always outstanding work.

John J.

When it comes to family law Joseph Mendoza intelligent, confident, knowledgeable, and calculated. I have had the pleasure of working with him and his paralegal Briana. They have been really easy to work with and get ahold of. I have had constant contact with them throughout my preceedings and they respond right away. I couldnt have picked a better law firm and lawyer to represent me. In the first 10 minutes Joseph Mendoza reviewed my claims and said we have a case we can win. I trusted him from there and he delivered when it counted. Integrity is what this law firm and there lawyers hold true.

Tyler Six

West, Longenbaugh & Zickerman is an outstanding law firm where they provide a variety of services. From my experience, I had to work with two (2) attorneys, Marco Costa (immigration attorney) and Joseph Mendoza (family law attorney). Both attorneys were very experienced and knowledgeable. They both addressed my problem in innovative ways.
In an environment where immigration law is constantly changing, Marco Costa always demonstrated that he is up to date with the latest immigration laws and regulations. His approach to solving problems is very clever and innovative.
All attorneys made themselves available whenever I had any questions. They definely go beyond the extra mile to help their clients.
I definitely recommend West, Longenbaugh & Zickerman Law firm.

Joseph Mendoza


Joseph Mendoza


Mr. Mendoza has been practicing in Arizona for twelve years in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Law, Civil Litigation, Immigration Law, Landlord/Tenant, Property Law, Employment Law, and Criminal Defense. His main area of practice is Family Law.

Prior to practicing in Arizona, Mr. Mendoza was a hearing officer for the city and county of Sacramento where he heard issues on civil violations of the city and county code.

In 2008, Mr. Mendoza was recognized by VLA as Family Law Attorney of the Year. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.

Mr. Mendoza has extensive family law and civil litigation experience in a wide variety of areas of the law. Mr. Mendoza is committed to his clients and believes in providing small firm attention in a large firm setting.

Mr. Mendoza has close ties to southern Arizona and is active in the community with his wife and two boys.

What Happens to Trust Assets in a Divorce?

By Joseph Mendoza | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

A trust is a legal agreement between one or more settlors creating the trust, one or more trustees who are responsible for managing the trust, and one or more trust beneficiaries. When a trust is created, the settlor transfers ownership of certain assets to the trustee, who manages that property for the immediate or future […]

Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Common law marriage, also known as “sui juris” or informal marriage, is a legally binding marriage established when two people cohabitate for a set amount of time and hold themselves out to others as a married couple. This couple will not have gone through a formal ceremony or have a valid marriage license. People entering […]

Legal Separation in Arizona: Everything You Need to Know

By Joseph Mendoza | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost half of marriages today end in divorce. Divorce is an increasingly common and popular topic. Legal separation, on the other hand, isn’t as openly discussed or well-known but is just as important. When marriages experience difficulties each party should know the options that are available and what those options entail. Legal separation in Arizona […]

7 Legal Steps for Dispute Resolution in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | September 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

People facing disputes in Arizona can choose Alternate Dispute Resolution or ADR instead of a traditional trial. These options are often chosen because they can sometimes result in settlements that are faster or less expensive. Also, they are often desired because the proceedings are private. When preparing for the process, both sides can improve their […]

Possible Property Disputes in Arizona

By Joseph Mendoza | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arizona is no longer the land of the wild, wild west. According to the Arizona Republic, more than 80,000 people move into Arizona each year, that’s 223 each day. Many seek our wonderful climate and one of the most popular assets: land to build new homes. Unfortunately, property disputes often arise after folks purchase property […]