Allyssa B. Birnley

Associate Attorney

Scottsdale divorce attorney Allyssa B. BirnleyScottsdale divorce attorney Allyssa B. Birnley is passionate about practicing family law because she feels strongly that fathers should play a key role in their children’s lives.

“Focusing on men’s rights in family law matters, especially when there are children involved, is so important,” Ms. Birnley said. “I feel very strongly that fathers should have the same opportunity as mothers to have consistent, happy, and healthy relationships with their children.”

Ms. Birnley is committed to working closely with her clients to understand what they hope to accomplish in their case and doing whatever she can to get them the results they hope for, even when that means taking an unorthodox approach.

“I love to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems,” she said. “Thinking outside of the box usually results in better resolutions for all parties.”

Ms. Birnley can’t guarantee that she’ll get her clients the outcome they most desire. Divorce and family law is too unpredictable for that. But her clients can trust that she’ll always be looking out for their best interests through each step of the process.

“The process is definitely a difficult and emotional one at times,” she said, “but I am on their side and will do everything within my power to get them the most positive outcome possible.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Birnley is licensed to practice in Arizona.


Ms. Birnley received her bachelor degree in hotel and restaurant management from Northern Arizona University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Arizona Summit Law School.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Birnley practiced landlord/tenant, real estate, and domestic relations.


  • Arizona State Bar Association



“Allyssa has been wonderful. We’ve had good conversations, and [she] has strategized well with me. I have no complaints.”


“We’ve only really been active for a few weeks, but so far she always gets back to me right away whenever I have questions.  She’s very knowledgeable and very helpful. I know she’s busy, but she makes sure to answer all my questions.”