Sarah Barrios Cool
Top rated Family Law attorney in Phoenix, ArizonaFranks Cool Houser & McVey, P.C.
Practice Areas: Family Law; view more
Licensed in Arizona since: 2011
Education: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Franks Cool Houser & McVey, P.C.2111 E. Highland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016 Visit website
Sarah Barrios Cool is an efficient attorney who serves clients in Phoenix, Arizona, from the law firm of Franks Cool Houser & McVey, P.C. She develops a strong, personal bond with the families she works with and provides customized strategies to resolve their legal issues. Focusing almost exclusively on family law, she handles matters related to:
· Parenting time and child custody
· Spousal and child support
· Grandparents’ rights
· Legal separation and marital agreements
· Co-habitation of unmarried people
· Post-decree modifications and negotiations
With a reputation for excellence across Arizona, Ms. Barrios Cool is committed to being upfront with her clients and remaining readily available to them throughout the legal process. Time and again, her family law clients attest to the attention and compassion they receive from her.
Ms. Barrios Cool completed her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 2004. She then obtained her master’s degree in education leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2009. She earned her doctorate in law from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law the following year. During law school, she served as the Symposium Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal, and was recognized as both a Berch Scholar and Pedrick Scholar. She became licensed to practice law in all the state courts of Arizona in 2011.
When it comes to giving back, Ms. Barrios Cool actively contributes her time and efforts to the community. She is a past member of the Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation, and she participated in the Legal Assistance to Women in Shelters (LAWS) program to help the victims of domestic violence. As a law student, she was awarded the Carey Armstrong Prize for Achievement in Public Service for contributing the highest number of pro bono hours.
As a result of her accomplishments, Ms. Barrios Cool was listed in the “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and the “Ten Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She was also selected for inclusion in the Who's Who In the Latino Professional Community in 2014.
Ms. Barrios Cool is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona.
She is an author of the most recent Arizona Attorneys' Fees Manual (7th edition), published by the State Bar of Arizona.
Practice areasFamily Law
Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements
- 100% Family Law
First Admitted: 2011, Arizona
Professional Webpage: https://azfamlaw.com/s/
- Divorce Requires Prep, in Paradise Valley Life Magazine (October 2013). Can You Hear Me Now? Tips for Communicating with Counsel, in DW's Women in the Law Blog (September 2013). Guest, Legalese Radio Show, KFNX (May 24, 2013). Violence Against Women Act Renewed, inDW's Women in the Law Blog (May 2013). Beyond LaPrade: Incorporation Versus Merger, in State Bar Family Law Newsletter (2012)., Author
- Maricopa County Bar Association, Los Abogados and Family Law Sections State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section, Newsletter Editor / Newsletter Committee Member State Bar of Arizona, Family Law and Trial Litigation Sections Federal Bar Association Member
- First Place Winner, Jenckes Cup Closing Argument, judged by the members of the American College of Trial Lawyers., 2007
- W.P. Carey / Armstrong Prize for Achievement in Public Service, 2010
- One of two Arizona Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholarship Recipients, 2008
- Sarah Barrios Cool holds a Masters in Educational Leadership conferred by Northern Arizona University. She graduated with distinction, 2009
- Sarah Barrios Cool holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and a Master's from Northern Arizona University. She attended Arizona State's Sandra Day College of Law, during which time she participated in an externship with the Community Legal Service's Family Law Division in Mesa, Arizona.
- Published in the Arizona State Sandra Day O' Conner College of Law's Journal, at 42 Ariz. St. L. J. 381 (2010), the paper presents and discusses an area of first impression in Arizona. Due to Arizona's approach towards commercial general liability policies and insureds, the paper discusses what approach an Arizona Court may take with respect to reconciling policy language and the insurer's "reasonable expectations.", Meeting Expectations: Arizona's Approach to the "Potential Responsible Party" Notification and Coverage Under Commercial General Liability Policies, 2010
- Coach, National Criminal Justice Competition Team, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Volunteer, Legal Assistance to Women in Shelters ("LAWS") Volunteer, Arizona Disabled Veterans Foundation, 2013
- Nationally Ranked Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2020
- Nationally Ranked Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
- Selected as one of the ten best attorneys in Arizona in the area of family law, Ten Best Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
- Nationally Ranked Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
- Nationally ranked and selected as one of the top 10 family attorneys under 40 in the State of Arizona (2014). The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a nomination process to identify the best family attorneys in each state. http://www.nafla.net/attorneys/attorneys-arizona40.htm, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
- Latino Who's Who in the Professional Community recognizes and raises awareness of the accomplishments of those of Latino and Hispanic backgrounds working within executive and professional communities., Who's Who In the Latino Professional Community, Latino Who's Who, 2014
- The Order of Barristers encourages oral advocacy and the development of brief writing skills through effective oral advocacy programs. The Order of Barristers seeks to improve such programs through interscholastic sharing of ideas, information, and resources. The Order also provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools of law., The Order of the Barristers, Member, The National Order of the Barristers
- Nationally ranked and selected as one of the top 10 family attorneys under 40 in the State of Arizona (2014). The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a nomination process to identify the best family attorneys in each state. http://www.nafla.net/attorneys/attorneys-arizona40.htm, Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in Family Law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
Office location for Sarah Barrios Cool
2111 E. Highland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
- Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021