Beth Mulcahy is the Founding Attorney and Senior Partner of the MULCAHY LAW FIRM, P.C. The firm’s legal practice has focused on the representation of hundreds of community associations throughout the State of Arizona since 1996.
Beth graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1992. While at Marquette, Beth played number one doubles for the varsity women's tennis team for four consecutive years and was the team captain. Beth earned her Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School in 1995 where she was on the Dean’s List and a member of the Marquette University Law Review. Beth is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin, the State of Arizona and the State of California.
Beth is passionate about education and actively speaks, writes and publishes for the Arizona community association industry. Beth authored a popular and informative weekly question and answer column for three years in Arizona’s daily newspaper, The Arizona Republic. She has also published articles in Community Association Institute's (CAI) national publications, Journal of Community Association Law and Common Ground magazine. Under Beth’s tutelage, Mulcahy Law Firm publishes a newsletter entitled “Answers” and a monthly electronic update entitled “Mulcahy Memos”, both of which focus on timely and relevant community association issues. Beth’s popular “Mulcahy Cheat Sheets©” provide the basics of community association information and are heralded by boards as the best resource in the industry. Beth regularly speaks on the topic of community associations at seminars, conferences and workshops on state and national levels.
Beth is an active member of the National and Central Arizona Chapter of CAI. Beth is a member of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, fewer than 150 have been granted membership in the College. CCAL attorneys commit themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct and work to create a community of experienced legal professionals to advance community association law for the betterment of the communities they serve. Additionally, Mulcahy Law Firm is a Platinum Partner of the Arizona Association of Community Managers (“AACM”) where Beth regularly teaches manager continuing education classes.
On a personal note, Beth is married to John Elardo, Esq. and they have two young children. She enjoys playing tennis and running half-marathons in her spare time. Beth also volunteers her time as a lifetime board member for Esperanca, an organization committed to improving the health of families in the poorest communities of the world by providing education and medical treatment.