Carol A. Soderquist earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona State University College of Law and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1998. In 2000, she was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and in 2013, she was admitted to practice in New York State.
Her practice strengths are negotiating and rapidly solving complex cases. She participated in the Maricopa County Superior Court probate court mediation project in 1999, and continued her mediation education at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
She is a Collaborative Divorce practitioner, an out-of-court method in which the parties with the assistance of experts, agree upon terms of their decree of dissolution, which is then submitted to the court. The core of the collaborative divorce method is cooperative resolution that strives to keep family relationships intact.
Ms. Soderquist serves as a probate judge pro tem and as a Parent Coordinator/Special Master for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
In addition to being a lawyer, she is licensed as a private fiduciary by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Soderquist was a past Chair (2003-2004) of the Arizona State Bar's Mental Health & Elder Law Executive Council.
She has presented numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on mediation, probate, mental health and family law. She participated in a presentation for the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), on the controversy surrounding the term "Parental Alienation" and whether "Parental Alienation Syndrome" should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM), 5th edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association.
In September of 2021, Ms. Soderquist presented for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, "Working with Blended Families: ALTCS, Estate Planning & Family Law."