Zoe joined Joyce Law Firm in May 2015 after working with Don Balla practicing immigration law at Balla & Naylor Law Firm. Since joining, Zoe has shifted her focus from immigration law to working on criminal and civil law, focusing particularly on family law.
Practicing a wide variety of law since graduating law school, Zoe has experience in family law, particularly custody and divorce cases; civil litigation, with a focus on contract disputes; business transactions, including creating entities and asset/sale agreements; and criminal law, focusing on Arkansas misdemeanors and federal felonies. Zoe has appeared in local district, circuit, and federal courts in the Northwest Arkansas region, for basic hearings and contentious trials.
Prior to attending law school, Zoe attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy and Religion. In May 2013, Zoe received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school, Zoe participated in a dual degree program and earned her Master of Arts in Political Science alongside her J.D. During this time, Zoe began teaching American Government classes for the Political Science Department, and she continues teaching those classes at the University of Arkansas today.
Zoe is licensed to practice law in Arkansas. In 2015, Zoe was admitted to the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas District Courts. Shortly after, Zoe was accepted to be a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Attorney, where she serves indigent defendants in federal court. Zoe is an active member of the Washington County Bar Association, having served previously as the Treasurer and Secretary, and currently serving as the Vice President of the Association.
Zoe is an active member of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville serving on its Board for the past two years, and elected for the next term. Zoe enjoys actively engaging with Rotary activities and serving the city of Fayetteville in this capacity. Zoe is actively engaged with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for Rotary, and attends meetings for the Government Relations Chamber Committee.
Originally from Australia, Zoe moved to the United States with her family to the Kansas City area, before moving around the country for her undergraduate degree in Iowa, to settling in Arkansas for graduate school. Outside of the office, she enjoys walking and biking the city with her husband and children.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Custody disputes
- Child Support
- Arkansas Misdemeanors
- Federal Felonies and Misdemeanors
- Contract Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Corporation Formation
- LLC Formation
- Asset Purchase/Sale Agreements
- U.S. District Courts:
- Eastern & Western Districts of Arkansas
- University of Arkansas School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2013
- University of Arkansas, Master of Arts, May 2013
- Graceland University, Bachelor of Arts (Honors), May 2010
- Author, Supreme Court Decides RLUIPA Case From Eighth Circuit, Eighth Circuit Bar Association Newsletter, Winter 2015
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