Meet Chelsea Woodworth

Chelsea was born and raised in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York.  She graduated from Buffalo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  After graduation, Chelsea worked as a Crime Victim Advocate and an Undercover Private Investigator. Chelsea’s work as an Undercover Private Investigator provided her with the opportunity to live in various places inside and outside of the United States.

In 2007, Chelsea vacationed in Arizona and quickly fell in love with the area.  Shortly after her visit, she moved to the area and began working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she performed on-the-spot behavioral analysis and threat assessments of large crowds.  During her time at DHS, Chelsea received the City of Phoenix’s award for Excellence in Customer Service, and she was a medal winner in a job knowledge competition.  

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In 2013, Chelsea earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Phoenix College, an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program, with an overall GPA of 4.0.  After graduation, she earned the distinction of Certified Paralegal (CP) from NALA, The Paralegal Association. Chelsea began working in the legal field shortly after graduation.  In 2016, Chelsea earned the distinction of Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) from NALA. 

In January 2022, Chelsea received her Legal Paraprofessional (LP) license in Family Law.  She was one of the first ten people to receive an LP License in Arizona.  Later that month, she received her LP endorsement in Civil Law, making her the first LP to receive a Civil endorsement and the first LP to have a dual endorsement (in civil and family law) in Arizona.  

In 2022, Chelsea was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court to serve as one of the first two LPs board members on the Board of Nonlawyers Legal Service Providers.  The Board is responsible for making decisions regarding code changes, certification, and disciplinary matters involving Arizona Legal Document Preparers (AZCLDP) and LPs. 

In January 2023, Chelsea sat on the steering committee for the inaugural University of Arizona LP Summit.  In February 2024, Chelsea spoke on a panel with some of her fellow LPs at the Second Annual LP Summit.  The Summit aimed to raise awareness about the LP profession among the legal community and the general public. 

Currently, Chelsea is in the process of earning a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Arizona, which should be completed in August of 2024.

Education & Training:

  • Buffalo State University |  Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

    Dean’s List

  • Phoenix College |  Paralegal Certificate

    President’s List & 4.0 Overall GPA

  • University of Arizona |  Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate

    Anticipated Completion in August of 2024

  • AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV)

    Lay Legal Advocacy Training |  Pending Completion

  • Darkness to Light


  • Arizona Legal Paraprofessional (LP) |  Admitted in 2022

    Endorsements in Limited Jurisdiction Civil & Family Law

  • Arizona Certified Legal Documents Preparer (AZCLDP)

    Since in 2022

Certifications & Commissions:

  • Certified Paralegal (CP) |  Since 2013

    NALA, The Paralegal Association

  • Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) | Since 2016  

    NALA, The Paralegal Association

  • Arizona Notary Public |  Since 2013


  • Arizona State Bar | Family Law Section

  • Maricopa County Bar Association | Family Law & LP Sections

  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators

  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Volunteer Experience:

  • LP Board Member | Board of Nonlawyer Legal Service Providers

    Arizona Supreme Court | Since 2022

  • University of Arizona’s 2nd Annual LP Summit |  Panel Speaker

  • University of Arizona’s 1st Annual LP Summit

    Steering Committee Member

  • Arizona Small Dog Rescue | Adoption Event Volunteer

    2016 to Present

Learn More About How Chelsea Helps Our Arizona Community

Chelsea's dedication to advocating for individuals dealing with difficult situations is realized through her practice in family law. Empowered by her extensive legal background and compassionate approach, she is determined to help clients navigate the complexities of the legal system, providing the guidance and support they need to achieve in order to navigate their delicate legal matters.

“Chelsea was very helpful, professional, and time-efficient in helping me with my situation. I would definitely recommend her and use her services again in the future, should I ever need to.”

A Happy Client

“Chelsea was friendly and very professional.  She explained everything in a way that I could understand and was prompt in getting all the paperwork done in a timely manner.  :) “

Another Happy Client

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Chelsea Legal PLC

  • 2266 South Dobson Road, #200, Mesa, Arizona 85202, United States

  • Phone -  (602) 200-4501

  • (Call or Text)

  • Fax - (480) 795-7779

  • Email -

Hours - By Appointment Only

  • Mon - 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

  • Tue - 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

  • Wed - 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

  • Thu - 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

  • Fri - Appointments Only

  • Sat - Closed

  • Sun - Closed

Hiring a Legal Paraprofessional (LP) is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of an LP/client relationship.  An LP is not an attorney.  For more information regarding the scope of an LP's license and its limitations please see: ACJA § 7-210.  Our staff is only licensed in Arizona.  We cannot assist you with any matters outside of the State of Arizona.

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