Case Results

$50,000 Spousal Maintenance Award vacated

Successfully moved to vacate a judgment for spousal maintenance arrears totaling more than $50,000, based on the grounds that more than three years had passed between the termination of the Award and the filing of the action to enforce it.  The motion was granted by the Court and the Judgment vacated, thus extinguishing the arrears in its entirety.

Practice area(s): Family


Eric J. Petrie, Of Counsel

Mr. Petrie has been actively involved in the construction industry since 1995. He is professionally trained in all facets of construction including project management, estimating, and scheduling. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Petrie worked on several multi-million dollar projects, acted as an owner's representative, and provided estimating and consulting services to private owners. In the past ten years, he has successfully managed and/or constructed a municipal park, including several ball fields and a concession area, and custom residential homes in Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, and Paradise Valley. To this day, Mr. Petrie continues to provide construction management services. As a lawyer, Mr. Petrie has worked on many high profile projects here in Arizona and across the country. He previously provided general counsel services for the Light Rail Project and he has represented a number of owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors on projects ranging from complex mixed use designs to the construction of a fast food restaurant. Mr. Petrie recently represented a general contractor through a jury trial, which resulted in a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the general contractor, including the foreclosure of a mechanic's and materialmen's lien. He has also successfully represented clients in arbitration. He prides himself on providing a diverse range of legal advice and practical construction knowledge to each of his clients. This includes the development of a dispute resolution process unique to construction that allows parties to resolve their differences at the field level. Areas of Practice Construction Law Transactional / Contracts for construction (including architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors), real estate, and commercial transactions Alternative Project Delivery Methods Federal / Government Contracts Mechanic's Liens Project Management Registrar of Contractors, Administrative Hearings & Appeals General Counsel Business Formation Landlord Tenant Commercial Litigation Insurance Real Estate Jurisdictions Admitted Arizona, 2003 Education Bachelor of Science, Construction Management & EngineeringDel E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State UniversityMagna Cum Laude Recipient of Internship Award for successfully completing project management internship in the Department of Administration, Construction Division, State of Arizona. College of Law, Arizona State UniversityCum Laude Engagements: Faculty Associate, Del E. Webb School of ConstructionCON 496, Construction Law2003 to present Guest Speaker, Pima County Procurement DepartmentThe Business of Construction Courses Legal Considerations in Construction2008 & 2009 Guest Speaker, Construction Specification Institute2006