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John B. Even

John B. Even

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Business

About Me

As an Arizona probate, estate planning, and business attorney, I focus my practice on all areas of probate and trust administration (both contested and uncontested), estate planning (estate and gift tax planning, wills, trusts, etc.), and business planning (formation of business entities, sales and acquisitions, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, contracts, etc.) for my clients.


I utilize my 20+ years of experience practicing law in Arizona to provide top quality, cost effective, results-driven legal expertise to my clients. I also provide the best possible value to my clients by consistently resolving their legal issues quickly and efficiently.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Probate: 34%
    18 years
  2. Business: 33%
    23 years
  3. Estate Planning: 33%
    18 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    John Even is a professional, diligent attorney who deeply cares about his clients.


    Patricia Premeau Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael E Gerity

    John really knows his stuff. He is bright, conscientious and diligent. He is my go to guy for probate and estate planning issues.


    Michael Gerity Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schmitt Schneck Smyth Casey & Even, P.C.

1221 East Osborn Rd., Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ, 85014-5540



AZActive 199106/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Legacy AwardCatholic Community Foundation2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder/AttorneySchmitt Schneck Smyth Casey & Even, P.C.2002 - Present
Shareholder/AttorneyJohn B. Even, P.C.1997 - 2002
AssociateMariscal Weeks McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.1992 - 1997
Law ClerkArizona Court Of Appeals, Division One1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Valley Estate PlannersMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1997 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Business Law SectionMember1992 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
John Even's BlogUnderstanding Estate Taxes2014
John Even's BlogFunding Your Trust2014
John Even's BlogSo You're Named as the Personal Representative . . .2014
John Even's BlogLLC's vs. Corporations?2014
John Even's BlogHelping Those Who Can't Help Themselves2014
John Even's BlogMom's Jewels, Dad's Tools, and the Toddler Creed!2013
John Even's BlogDoes My Will Avoid Probate?2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityLawN/A1991
Stanford UniversityIndustrial EngineeringN/A1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing EducationEstate Planning and Probate Basics2013
Continuing EducationEstate Planning Workshop2012
CLE LuncheonOverview of Arizona Probate Law2012
State Bar of ArizonaPhilanthropy: A Catholic Lawyer's Perspective2010
Continuing EducationEstate Planning Workshop2009
CLE LuncheonHighlights of the Arizona Trust Code2008
Continuing EducationEstate Planning and Probate Workshop2006