Mediator's Profile

Annette Cox Sandoval

Business Name: Cox Sandoval Family Law
Phone: 480 405 2416

Annette’s law practice is devoted to all matters family. She is committed to providing competent services to clients going through difficult times such as divorce, custody disputes, severance battles and even dependencies.

Annette began her practice in the criminal defense and juvenile law areas, acting as both defense counsel and Guardian ad Litem. She served as court-appointed counsel on numerous delinquency and dependency actions, by holding the Special Advocacy and Dependency contracts with Pinal County (2005-2007) and Maricopa County (2006-2009).

Annette has served as Court Advisor and Best Interest Attorney in contested custody matters. She has also served as Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court; on the Board of Directors, for the Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, 2010 – 2016 and is a member of the Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys and Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services, and if she herself cannot assist a potential client, she is able to refer and provide information about accessing community resources.

Annette was named as one of the top 50 Pro Bono attorneys in the state by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education for 2020.  This is an honor she previously received in 2016.  The Firm was also named 3rd out of all law firms in the East Valley Tribune’s Best of Chandler survey.

Annette attended Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications and earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcasting. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at KNXV-TV and CNN in Washington, DC. Annette graduated Summa cum Laude in 1998. After working in the TV news field as a producer, she returned to ASU to study law, where she was a member of the Women’s Law Student Association, the Diversity Committee of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and externed for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office – Appellate Division and the Hon. John Gemmill, Division One Appellate Court. Annette graduated from ASU law school in 2004.


  •     Arizona State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2004
  •     Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Broadcasting, 1998

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