Monica H. Donaldson Stewart


"Monica Donaldson Stewart is the managing attorney for the Chandler, Arizona law firm of Donaldson Stewart PC, where she practices in all aspects of family law, including Collaborative Divorce and family law mediation. She has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court, conducting settlement conferences in family law matters since 2007. Ms. Donaldson Stewart received her B.S. degree (1993), summa cum laude, and her J.D. degree (1997) from Arizona State University. During law school, she participated in a semester-long mediation training clinic and in 2009, she completed training with the Collaborative Divorce Institute. Ms. Donaldson Stewart is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona and is on the Executive Board of the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (CPP). She currently serves as the Secretary of the East Valley Bar Association (2020) and previously served as the President (2008, 2009) and Treasurer (2010-2019) of that organization. She also currently serves as the Secretary of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM). In 2013, Ms. Donaldson Stewart was selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and in 2019, she was selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer. She is also a participating attorney and contributing author for Best Legal Choices, a directory of Collaborative professionals and resources."

Avvo Profile

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D.
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997


  • Monica was Selected for Inclusion in SuperLawyers Southwest Rising Stars
  • Monica was Selected as a 2019 Southwest Super Lawyer.

Professional Associations

  • Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix, Executive Board Member, Present
  • Arizona's Finest Attorneys, 2011 to Present
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, Present
  • East Valley Bar Association, President, 2008 to 2009
  • East Valley Bar Association, Treasurer, 2009 to 2019
  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, Secretary, 2018 to Present
  • East Valley Bar Association , Secretary , 2020 to Present