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Lisa Kurtz Keylon

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Power Of Attorney, Probate, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

About Me

I am an Arizona native and grew up with my five siblings near Camelback Mountain after my parents settled in Phoenix in 1959 to establish my father's urology practice, Urology Associates, Ltd.


I attended Kiva Elementary School and Xavier College Preparatory in Arizona. I then went to Evanston, Illinois to attend Northwestern University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech, having majored in Theater and Speech Education. I returned to Phoenix and coached debaters, taught theatre and began coaching lawyers. With a desire to practice locally, attending ASU's College of Law in Tempe, Arizona was a logical choice for where to earn my juris doctorate. While there, I served as Moot Court Chairman, co-taught "Courtroom as Theatre" and received upon graduation both the Excellence in Advocacy Award and Matheson Service Award.

I started practicing law as a prosecutor in the Vehicular Crimes Division at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Begam, Lewis, Marks & Wolfe then hired me to handle the day to day workings of the Multidistrict Breast Implant Ligitation, for which the firm was the state liaison. In addition to those responsibilities, I was a trial advocate in a successful plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death practice. During the next decade, I represented plaintiff victims in a multitude of areas: juvenile prison release cases, auto wreck cases, slip and fall cases, burn cases, insurance bad faith cases, nursing home elder abuse cases and the list goes on. I have been published in The Arizona Attorney, The Advocate, and the ATLA Section Newsletter. I have served in leadership roles with the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Arizona Women's Lawyers Association.

After taking a hiatus to begin a family, I returned to the practice of law in 2009 when I was invited to serve as lead counsel in a probate dispute. While working through the issues, it was clear to me that many of the problems arose because of poor estate planning and poor communication within that family. I became passionate about helping families avoid this kind of problem by improving their estate plans and by helping them improve family dynamics with better communication strategies.


I try to balance my practice with my family life, which includes my husband, Jim, and two sons, Luke and Sam. My 83 year old mother lives with me part of the year too. I am deeply committed to voluntarism and work with the Cub Scouts, in my sons' school, at Valley Presbyterian Church and serve on the Board of Directors for The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. and on the Executive Council for the Elder Law and Mental Health Law Section for the State Bar of Arizona.


I love people. I love to help. I hope I can be of some service to you.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Power Of Attorney: 30%
    5 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    5 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 30%
    5 years
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 5%
    4 years
  5. Probate: 5%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($85-300/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Ilene L McCauley

    I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is a fine attorney with great expertise in wills and trust and estate administration. She has many years of experience in working with clients in this area of law. She is thorough, effective and her clients love to work with her. I strongly recommend her.

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    Ilene McCauley Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Holly R Gieszl

    I endorse this lawyer. Experienced; Talented; Committed to clients.

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    Holly Gieszl Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lisa Kurtz Keylon, PLC

3411 N. 5th Avenue, Suite 309
Phoenix, AZ, 85013

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199202/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Alan P. Matheson Service AwardArizona State University College of Law1992
Outstanding Senior in Speech EducationNorthwestern University1987
Outstanding Written OrationFreedoms Foundation at Valley Forge1984
DePaoli - Kurtz Forensic AwardXavier College Preparatory1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLisa Kurtz Keylon, PLC2010 - 2015
Associate AttorneyCure Law Firm2000 - 2000
AttorneyKeylon Law Firm2000 - 2010
Associate AttorneyBegam Lewis Marks & Wolfe1993 - 1999
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Ofc1992 - 1993
Summer AssociateJones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC1991 - 1991
Summer AssociateLangerman, Begam, Lewis & Marks1990 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaExecutive Council for Elder and Mental Health Law Section2010 - 2012
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc.President2004 - 2005
Presbyterian Church USAElder2001 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationPremises, Highway and MVA Section, Vice Chair1999 - 2000
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationConsumer Action Auto Research Task Force, Member1998 - 2000
Arizona Womens Lawyers AssociationSteering Committee for Maricopa Chapter, Member1998 - 1999
American Trial Lawyers AssociationWomen Lawyers Committee, Arizona Liaison1995 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Clients and Cases Confidential and PrivilegedN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterOffers of Judgment1999
AdvocateNon Parties at Fault1997
Arizona AttorneyVoire Dire1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityN/AJuris Doctorate1992
Northwestern UniversityTheater / Speech EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Xavier College PreparatoryN/ADiploma1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Gun Trusts 101- Maricopa Mounted Sherriff's PosseGun Trusts2013
TrustsTrusts 1012012
Gun Trust SeminarRio Salado Gun Trust Seminar - July2012
Gun Trust SeminarRio Salado Gun Trusts - October2012
Estate Planning and Gun Trust Seminar in GreerEstate Planning and Gun Trusts2012