For over 30 years, MyersStrickland, PLLC, has been the name Arizonans trust in helping them grow their families through adoption and assisted reproduction.
Scott Myers (retired) became licensed to practice law in Arizona in 1975. He worked on his first adoption case in the mid-1980s and was hooked. By 1992, he devoted his entire practice to adoptions. In 1993, Mr. Myers was invited to become a Fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), a national organization comprised of only 340 attorneys specializing in adoption. The AAAA standards make certain that only those attorneys demonstrating expertise in adoptions and commitment to ethical practices are offered Fellowship. There are only two AAAA members in Tucson, Mr. Myers and Heather M. Strickland.
In 2006, Mr. Myers ventured into the growing area of assisted reproductive technology. In 2009, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys was formed. Due to his extensive work in assisted reproduction law, Mr. Myers was invited to become a Fellow in AAARTA.
Ms. Strickland began her legal career in 2005 focused on family law, developing a litigation practice in the areas of divorce, paternity actions, child custody and child support. Mr. Myers and Ms. Strickland worked on their first adoption together in 2007. This collaboration led to several more adoption and assisted reproduction cases together until they finally became partners in 2013. Ms. Strickland was invited to join AAAA in 2014.
In 2015, after 40 years of practice, of which he devoted 30 years specializing in adoptions and almost 10 years in assisted reproductive technology, Mr. Myers decided to retire to enjoy a life filled with photography, grandchildren, and traveling. It is estimated that he helped build nearly 9,000 families.
The Firm continues to specialize in newborn adoptions, private adoptions, foster care adoptions, relative and step-parent adoptions, readoptions, interstate adoptions, adult adoptions, LGBTQ family formation and the many ever changing facets of assisted reproductive technology law – egg, sperm and embryo donation agreements, gestational carrier agreements and parentage orders. The Firm works with both agencies and independent parties.