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Today’s spotlight: Tonya MacBeth
Title: Shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo
MacBeth is a family law attorney whose practice focuses on divorce, adoption, child support, child custody and paternity. She is a litigation attorney, but often uses mediation to affect a positive outcome for her clients. MacBeth has practiced at Burch & Cracchiolo since 2008. Prior to law school, MacBeth had a career as an advocate for Arizona’s seriously mentally ill population. She is still a fervent mental health advocate and serves as board chair for CHEEERS, a non-profit, peer-run recovery program focused on individuals and families affected by behavioral health conditions. In addition, Tonya serves as a board member of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and a is a member of the Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Source of pride: “Being selected as a shareholder at Burch & Cracchiolo! B&C is a top-notch law firm that celebrates community engagement. I am proud be part of an organization that encourages my work with CHEEERS and ACLPI, while providing the professional support necessary to maintain a quality legal practice.”
The personality trait that helped you succeed: “Being able to identify the true goal of a project and maintain focus. At every turn, there can be a chorus of naysayers and well-meaning participants whose attention is drawn to less-important issues. Keeping focused allows me to step past distractions and reach success.”
The personality trait that got you into trouble: “I’m the one who speaks up. I’ll ask questions that everyone was thinking but afraid to ask, and the questions that expose the flaw in the logic. If you stick your neck out often enough, sometimes you land on the chopping block.”
Best childhood memory: “The unhurried freedom experienced while wandering and exploring — climbing the mulberry trees in on my grandparent’s farm, hiking in the forest with my dog, roaming my childhood neighborhood with my friends — was a source of great joy for me as a child.”