Robert A. Jensen *retired

Robert Jensen is the senior partner at Jensen Schmidt McElwee & Gordon, PLLC, a Phoenix law firm concentrating on divorce and family law practice in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Mr. Jensen is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. He handles a variety of cases and specializes in complex domestic relations cases.

Mr. Jensen chaired the committee that drafted Arizona’s current no-fault divorce law. He tried several of Arizona’s landmark family law cases which helped to shape the law. He has lectured over seventy times to professional groups on family law topics.

Mr. Jensen has been designated among the Best Lawyers in America every year since the inception of this listing in 1980 and was named as the “Phoenix Best Lawyers, Family Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2009. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and is one of only two Arizona family lawyers currently admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former president and current member of the Arizona Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2012 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona.


  • University of Chicago, J.D.
  • Oberlin College, B.A. (Economics)


  • Arizona State Courts
  • Minnesota State Courts

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • State Bar of Arizona (Chairman, Committee for Re-Drafting the Divorce Code, 1972-1973)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee, 1972-1993)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers