AAMLSandra Tedlock is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). In the entire state of Arizona, only 31 lawyers are members of AAML. In Tucson, only 13 practicing lawyers are members.

The AAML website gives the following Qualifications for Membership:

  • Be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as an expert practitioner in matrimonial law.
  • Admitted to bar 10 years, 75 percent specialization in matrimonial law, but subject to exception in certain geographic areas and other exceptional circumstances.
  • Have state family law certification if it exists. Click here for information about Arizona Family Law Certification.
  • Pass oral and/or written examination on wide-ranging issues pertaining to matrimonial and family law.
  • Be interviewed by a state board of examiners as well as be passed upon by other matrimonial law practitioners in the state.
  • Aspire to the ethical standards set forth in the "Bounds of Advocacy" as well as state bar rules of professional conduct.
  • Demonstrate involvement in study or improvement of matrimonial law, such as publishing articles or continuing education presentations.

The AAML website states:

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The more than 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

More information about AAML is available here.