Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC

Family Law Attorney

Russell F. Wenk, Family Law Attorney



Russell F. Wenk is one of only 75 Certified Family Law Specialists in the State of Arizona, a distinction attained by demonstrating substantial experience, effectiveness and knowledge significantly higher than that possessed by a general practitioner that handles family law matters.  Russell F. Wenk is also an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability and 2019 selectee for “Superlawyers”.

Russell began his legal career in 2005. Since then, Russell has focused his practice almost exclusively on family law, divorce and child custody. Russell has extensive knowledge of family law and many years of courtroom experience. He is a well-known and well-respected member of the family law legal community and has previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Courts. He also served on the Executive Committee for the Family Law section of the Arizona State Bar; is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys, Arizona Association for Justice, Maricopa County Bar Association and Arizona State Bar.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony/Spousal Maintenance

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Arizona Certified Family Law Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2005


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. – 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.S. – 2001
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List (1999 – 2001)
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of AZ – 2017 – present
  • Super Lawyers – 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated – Martindale-Hubbell 2016 – present
  • Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers – LexisNexis 2013 – present
  • Lead Counsel – Thomson Reuters 2016
  • Client Distinction Award – Martindale-Hubbell 2013, 2016
  • Client Champion – Martindale-Hubbell 2018
  • Rising Star – SuperLawyers 2015
  • Avvo rating – 10/10

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, 2007 to Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 2007 to Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys

Pro Bono Activities

  • Family Lawyers Assistance Program