Leonnesia “Nisa” Herd, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Nisa is a progressive and a forward-thinking attorney and she approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy and understanding. Nisa handles divorce, paternity, child support, modification, enforcement, and grandparents’ rights actions. Nisa is dedicated to finding long-term, practical and cost-effective solutions for her clients. Nisa has extensive experience with diverse clients including those with blended, non-traditional, military, and multigenerational families.
Nisa graduated from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Architecture. Before attending law school, she was a property and casualty claims representative for some of the largest and most well-known insurance companies in the country for more than 10 years. Nisa graduated from Phoenix School of Law in 2012 and was recognized for completing more than 700 hours of community service.
Nisa maintained her own law firm since 2013; and although she has always focused on family law, Nisa has experience in other areas of law (including personal injury, criminal defense and debt collection). Nisa also has training as a Mediator and she currently conducts Family Law Settlement Conferences with Maricopa County Superior Court.
Nisa received mentored support from many people in her community while growing up in the foster care system and she is dedicated to mentoring and advocating for foster youth. Nisa now proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and is a facilitator for the Keys to Success financial literacy program for current and transitioning foster youth.
Nisa is a former participant and speaker for the Court Orientation for Dependent Youth Program – a program designed to teach dependent youth about the basic court process and how to advocate on their own behalf. Nisa is also a former Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth.
Nisa co-parents her two teenage boys and when not practicing law, Nisa enjoys competing in recreational tennis leagues, hiking, and kayaking.