Gracie Allen

IMG_4516Title: Legal Assistant

Responsibilities: A wide range of support services to assure the adoptions keep moving, whether it is document preparation, ordering documents, filing documents with the court, and answering questions for our clients, adoption agencies, the courts and other attorneys.

Awards: Pima County Attorney’s Office Employee of the Month

How did you get into adoption law?

In 1991, the Adoption Support position became available while I was working in the Pima County Attorneys Office, Juvenile Division. The Adoptions Specialist was on a leave of absence and I volunteered to “help”. She never returned and since then I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of learning about adoptions and being a part of creating many happy families through the adoption process. In 2007 I retired from Pima County and was thrilled when Scott asked me to join the practice as his assistant!

What is your favorite part about your job?

Knowing that what I do really makes a difference in the lives of children and families. I love the interaction with the many entities that are part of the process, the courts, adoption agencies, other attorneys, adoptive families, birth parents and my co-workers.

What is one thing you’d most want people to know about MyersStrickland?

Both of the attorneys in our office, Scott and Heather, bring not only the highest level of integrity and knowledge of adoption law, they are also very compassionate with our clients, whether they are the adoptive parents or the birth parents.

Anything else people should know about you?

I am a first-generation Tucsonan. I am married, my children are 39 and 37. I have two grandchildren ages 19 and 16. My first career was banking and I am much happier working in the adoption world!