Audra E. Petrolle is an associate within the firm’s Litigation and Family Law division. She handles complex litigation as well as domestic relations/family law matters, including, divorce, legal separation, complex spousal maintenance and business valuation matters, paternity, child custody, parenting time, child support, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements, modifications and grandparents’ rights. Since the inception of her professional legal career, Ms. Petrolle has been involved in civil litigation. Before entering private practice, Ms. Petrolle served as federal judicial clerk to the Honorable Dennis M. Cavanaugh, U.S.D.J. (retired) during the 2009-2010 clerkship term.
Ms. Petrolle is passionate about constitutional rights which has served her well in various litigation. She is also committed to equality and, therefore, gears a portion of her family law practice towards the needs and concerns faced by same sex couples. While same sex couples are entitled enjoy the same rights, benefits, and privileges of marriage as heterosexual couples enjoy, we are sensitive to the fact that same sex couples may continue to face certain challenges. And, we are here to assist same sex couples in navigating both their family law needs and concerns.
As a member of the Estate and Business Succession Planning team, Ms. Petrolle assists both individuals and businesses with asset protection, business succession, trusts and will creation among others.
Ms. Petrolle completed her Juris Doctor at Seton Hall University School of Law in 2008 and, later, acquired a graduate certificate in FDA regulation in 2013. Ms. Petrolle completed a Masters of Law in Biotechnology and Genomics from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2014. Before matriculating into law school, Ms. Petrolle received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from New York University in 2005.
Ms. Petrolle is admitted to practice before the State Bar of Arizona, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the State Bar of New York, the State Bar of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Petrolle is a member of the American Bar Association and is on the Board of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She has previously served as a mentor to youth in the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project, a volunteer English teacher to Iraqi refugees while studying abroad in Egypt, and as a Co-Vice President of the St. Thomas More Society during law school.
In The News
Mesa prepares novel domestic violence court; ‘reflection of cultural shift,’ says Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Audra Petrolle
By Scott Shumaker | The Mesa Tribune Though it currently enjoys a relatively low crime rate, Mesa is not immune to the scourge of domestic violence. It’s a serious problem in the city: Mesa had eight domestic violence-related homicides in 2020 – a significant increase from the city’s four domestic violence homicides the previous year. The harm domestic violence does
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are divorced — FINALLY! Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Audra Petrolle on why it took so long
By Reuters LOS ANGELES, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have officially finalized their divorce, more than 10 years after proceedings began. Court documents filed on Tuesday showed that a final settlement had been reached between the “Terminator” star and the U.S. journalist, formally ending their 35 year marriage. READ ON: “Divorce can be a long and taxing
Everything you need to know about prenups and postnups — with Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family law attorney
By Madelaine Braggs | Rose Law Group Reporter Pre/postnuptial agreements can be awkward to discuss with your partner, maybe even considered taboo, but Rose Law Group family law attorney Audra Petrolle is here to guide you through it. Petrolle says these documents can be customized for your needs and provide extra security in the case of a divorce. Remember, “security is sexy.”