Get To Know Us


Arizona Advocates is an association of professional advocates who each have their individual practices, styles, and experiences.  Each advocate has a successful history of assisting families assure that their children receive needed services. Our differences are in our individual personalities, backgrounds, and approach.  We do not provide legal opinions nor represent you in this manner. At any time that there are issues of a legal nature, we encourage you to consult with an attorney.


ELAINE BERKLEY has decades of experience building respected relationships with professionals and families across the state of Arizona to solve the most complicated of special education issues.

JILL PEARNS  is a confident, informed, and dynamic advocate who sees the potential in every child and helps families to reach it.

KIM YAMAMOTO is well known in the Phoenix special needs community as a strong advocate who has shared her skills and knowledge with thousands of families helping them to realize their own success.