Nicholas D. Boca

Top rated Family Law attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Cantor Law Group
Nicholas D. Boca
Cantor Law Group

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2013

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024
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Cantor Law Group

40 N. Central Ave
Suite 2310
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Visit website

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About Nicholas Boca:

  • Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of Arizona
  • Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Child Safety
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020 recipient of the James Waite Mahoney Award for meritorious service to the Arizona Juvenile Law Section
  • 2019-2020, Judge Pro Tempore
  • 2019 and 2022 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Interviewed and quoted by the Arizona Republic
  • Interviewed by Inside Edition
  • Quoted by CNN and The Washington Post
  • Chair Elect: Arizona State Bar, Juvenile Law Section
  • Chair of the Arizona State Bar Convention: Arizona State Bar, Juvenile Law Section
  • Maricopa County Bar, Family Law Section: Board Member
  • Maricopa County Family Law Initiatives Committee Member
  • Member of the Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member of the Arizona State Bar
  • Member of the American Bar Association

Nicholas Boca is here to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. Nicholas confidently provides aggressive and effective representation as a result of his extensive courtroom experience. He thrives under the pressure of contentious family law cases, while lending a patient and empathetic ear to his clients, easing their worries during these difficult cases. Taking pride in reaching agreements, Nicholas’ courtroom experience, informs his advice in reaching settlements. His knowledge of how issues are dealt with in a courtroom setting leads to successful negotiation and settlement of family cases.

A Phoenix, AZ native, Nicholas graduated from Arizona State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of San Diego. During law school, Nicholas interned at Viacom—believing he wanted to practice entertainment law—writing and reviewing contracts for MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central. Through this experience, he learned that transactional law was not for him, and instead pursued a career as a trial attorney.

Nicholas began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, representing the Department of Child Safety. In this position, he appeared in several hundred juvenile court hearings, mediations, and trials.

Upon leaving the Attorney General's Office, Nicholas started as an attorney with Cantor Law Group, where he now is the Managing Family Law Attorney. With Cantor Law Group, Nicholas’ trial experience continues to build, handling extremely contentious custody matters, along with high-net worth, complex, and high-profile cases, including representing athletes and celebrities.

Nicholas’ practice includes, dissolution of marriage, legal separation, high net worth/complex divorces, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, child support, paternity, parenting time, legal decision-making (formerly "custody"), spousal maintenance, modifications and enforcement of existing orders, relocation, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, grandparent rights, DCS cases, dependency, guardianship, termination of parental rights, and adoption. He represents people in all walks of life throughout Arizona and Nationwide.

Nicholas is involved in the Arizona legal community, conducting Continuing Legal Education Events for other Arizona family law attorneys, through the State Bar of Arizona and Maricopa County Bar Association. For example, chairing the Juvenile Law Section Arizona State Bar Convention for 2020, along with moderating Judge panels for the Arizona Family Law Bar. Additionally, he is involved in his community having sat on the Board of Director for seven years for Skate After School a local non-profit origination partnering with school to provide skateboard instruction to underserved youth.

Personally, Nicholas spends his free time with his Wife and two Children, and has been playing the drums and guitar in bands for over twenty years.

Cantor Law Group enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the legal community because of our aggressiveness, integrity, honesty, and professionalism. Many attorneys claim to be aggressive, yet they fail to follow through. Cantor Law Group truly is Beyond Aggressive!!!

Contact Nicholas today at Cantor Law Group by calling 602.254.8880 to learn more about your case. You can also schedule a free, confidential consultation at https://cantorlawgroup.com/#request_form.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2013, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://cantorlawgroup.com/firm-overview/nicholas-boca

Educational Background:
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science. , 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Skate After School Board of Directors, 2015
  • J.J.'s Fund Board of Directors, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Juvenile Law Section, Speaker, Visitation and Suspending Visitation in Dependency Cases, Arizona State Bar, 2018
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Speaker, Family Law Series Session 3: Direct and Cross-Examination of Experts, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2023
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Speaker, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Child Pornography Allegations in Family Law Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2023
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Speaker, Family Law Game Night, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2023
  • Family Law Section Newsletter, Maricopa County Bar Association, Fall 2023, Author, Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses in Family Court, Family Law Section Newsletter, Maricopa County Bar Association, Fall 2023, Family Law, 2023
  • Representing a parent in a dependency or severance proceeding that is being criminally investigated or has been criminally charged., Speaker, Representing a parent in a dependency or severance proceeding that is being criminally investigated or has been criminally charged, State Bar of Arizona, Juvenile Law Section, Legal, 2019
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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section Board Member, 2019
  • Family Court Initiatives Committee, 2019
  • Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee, Committee Member, 2023
  • Maricopa County Judge Pro Tempore , 2019
  • State Bar of Arizona Juvenile Law Section, 2017
  • Juvenile Law Section Executive Council Member, 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona Communications Advisory Committee Member, 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section, 2015 - Present, 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • James Waite Mahoney Award for meritorious service to the Arizona Juvenile Law Section, 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • Family Law Mediation , Best Lawyers in America, https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/nicholas-boca/266547, 2022
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine, 2023
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine, 2022
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Client Champion Award Platinum, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2023
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Client Champion Award Platinum, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2022
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Client Champion Award Platinum, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/mr-nicholas-david-boca-169055298/, 2021
  • Family Law and Family Law Mediation, Best Lawyers in America, https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/nicholas-boca/266547, 2024
  • Family Law Mediation , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Client Champion Award Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2019
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Client Champion Award Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2019
  • Arizona Business Magazine, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine, 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Client's Choice, AVVO, 2018
  • Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Client Champion Award Platinum, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Client's Choice, AVVO, 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Client's Choice, AVVO, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 2022
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Child returned to parent from the Department of Child Safety, while ensuring client was not criminally charged. , 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Contentious Custody.
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • High-Net-Worth Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
  • Spousal Maintenance

Office location for Nicholas D. Boca

40 N. Central Ave
Suite 2310
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-857-9440

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

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