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Meet the Team

Meet McCarthy Family Law Team

The family law attorneys you will work with at McCarthy Family Law provide a broad range of legal services to guide you through the process of divorce or legal separation. You will have the benefit of our full team’s diversity, depth and specialized knowledge at your disposal. This allows us to handle a broad range of issues from the most simple to highly complex assets. Since the founding partner, Kathleen McCarthy, began her Tucson family law practice in 1976, her focus has been on the needs of her clients. Every team member participates in a rigorous, ongoing training program with Kathleen.

We are highly skilled and resourceful, compassionate and specially trained. We are your family law legal team.

Kathleen A. McCarthy (Founder)


Kathleen earned her Law Degree with Honors from the University of Arizona in 1976. She immediately waded headlong into the risky yet exciting process of opening her own practice which today is called McCarthy Family Law.


Early in her career, Kathleen learned legal services were only part of what her clients needed. They also desperately needed a process to help them heal from the deeply personal and disruptive emotional turmoil that led them to divorce. Seeing this, she examined how lawyers could help facilitate this healing by maintaining a laser focus on their client’s needs, showing a willingness to truly listen and inform without judgment, and being responsive to these needs.


Today, the firm maintains this objective and Kathleen’s legacy under the guidance of the firm’s managing attorney, Scott Simonson.

Alison Crane

Alison Crane

Attorney at Law

Throughout her legal career, which started in 2006, Alison has focused on assisting children and families in crisis. Her undergraduate degree in psychology, 15 years at the Attorney General’s office, and numerous hours of continuing education allows her to understand the unique issues faced by people during times of extreme stress. Alison is committed to compassionately guiding those in her care through some of the most difficult experiences in their lives. This includes obtaining an optimal outcome for her client and their family while simultaneously preserving their dignity.

Holly Edwards

Attorney at Law

From her very first legal internship, Holly knew that she wanted to help families affected by divorce. Since receiving her Juris Doctor in 2004, she has practiced extensively in all areas of law affecting families. While Holly prefer to see cases settle, she is fully prepared to litigate if settlement is not possible. Holly has successfully completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy program. In addition, she has extensive domestic violence advocacy training.

Alejandra Gerardo

Legal Paraprofessional

Alejandra’s (Ale) rich experience in family law, business oversight, finance and development, fluency in Spanish and her unbridled commitment to the Tucson community makes for a powerful combination of talent and ability to effectively serve our clients.


Ale’s career began with a BA degree in psychology giving her a unique ability to carefully listen and help solve difficult problems. She then worked for 17 years in the legal field as a law clerk, paralegal and office manager for multiple Tucson law firms.

Scott Simonson

Attorney at Law

Scott has been with McCarthy Family Law since 2016. Before joining McCarthy Family Law, he worked as a commercial litigator, handling business and real estate matters. He’s been voted one of the top pro bono attorneys in Arizona, 2014 and Southern Arizona Legal Aid co-volunteer lawyer of the year, 2018. 

Edina Strum

Attorney at Law

Tucson native Edina Strum has been with McCarthy Family Law since 2009 and is a Certified Family Law Specialist. She’s known since childhood that she would be an attorney, and her care and concern for children and families led her to specialize in Family Law.