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John R Fitzpatrick

Practice areas:

Trusts, Probate, Litigation, Appeals, Elder Law… more 

About Me

I strive to  provide exceptional legal representation to clients throughout Arizona in connection with a variety of matters, including probate, estate and trust disputes, guardianship and conservatorship matters, probate, trust and intestate administration, and financial exploitation and elder abuse cases. 


 


I have more than 22 years of legal experience, during which I have successfully assisted individuals, family groups and corporate fiduciaries with even the most complex and contentious disputes in wills and probate matters.  In my continued efforts to remain at the forefront of the field, I am committed to keeping abreast of the complex and dynamic laws that govern estate matters in Arizona, including the recently enacted Arizona Trust Code, the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure and recently amended Financial Exploitation Statutes.  I enjoy a long-standing "AV Preeminent" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating attainable, signifying preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.


 


Inheritance disputes and probate administration can prove to be some of the most difficult and stressful legal matters an individual may ever confront.  For this reason, you need more than just an attorney – you need a trusted advisor.  Combining the sophisticated capabilities of a very highly regarded law firm with close personal attention, I am dedicated to providing the individualized, responsive client service you deserve.


 


If you are or a loved one is being financially exploited, or need assistance with a probate or trust matter, an inheritance dispute, or a guardianship or conservatorship matter, please contact me at (602) 277-2010 or jfitzpatrick@frgalaw.com.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Trusts: 35%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    27 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    19 years
  4. Guardianship: 1%
    19 years
  5. Other: 4%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is smart, efficient and proffessional. I regularly recomend him to lawyers and clients for complex probate and related matters. He is completely trustworthy and I am confident that anyone I send to him will be well taken care of. He has earned my trust and respect in a very difficult matter.

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    Jerald Chesler Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shawn K Aiken

    John is one of our city's fine lawyers (and good friend).

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    Shawn Aiken Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold, L.L.P.

3101 North Central Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 198702/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated Attorney, Trusts & EstatesMartindale Hubbell and American Lawyer Media2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Trust and EstatesAZFINESTLAWYERS.ORG2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerFrazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold, LLP1990 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Executive Council, Probate and Trust Section, State Bar of ArizonaCouncil Member2014 - Present
NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys)Member2009 - Present
Superior Court of ArizonaJudge Pro Tempore2004 - 2005
Justice Courts of ArizonaJustice of the Peace, Pro Tempore1995 - 1997
State Bar of ArizonaMember1987 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Probate and Estate SectionMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re The Esther Caplan TrustAffirmed as modified; Published Decision: 228 Ariz. 182, 265 P.3d 364 (Ariz. App. 2011).
In the Matter of the Estate and Trust of Kenneth PetrineReversed; Unpublished decision: http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/89/memod/PB/1CA-CV07-0701.pdf
In the Matter of the Estate and Trust of Kenneth PetrineReversed; Unpublished decision: http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/89/memod/PB/1CA-CV07-0701.pdf

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Maricopa County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section and Family Law SectionDivorce with Dead People--CLE Materials2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Arizona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Upcoming Seminar 10-7-2014Probate Issues Confronting Trustees, Beneficiaries & Attorney-Client Privilege2014
CLE by the Sea, Trust and Probate TrackProbate: A Practical Approach2014
2014-2015 Kickoff MeetingThe Trustee's Attorney-Client Privilege2014
Joint Session of the Family Law and Probate and Trust Sections of the Maricopa County Bar AssociationThe Intersection of Family Law and Probate2011
Contuning Legal Education SeminarElder Law: Basics of Elder Law from A-ZN/A