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Christopher D Graham

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, Business, Elder Law

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About Me

Chris moved to Arizona at a young age and has called Arizona home ever since. After graduating from Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Chris attended the University of Arizona where he majored in Political Science. Before attending law school, Chris worked as a manager in a drug store where he was responsible for personnel decisions. 


 


Due to his desire to be close to his family, Chris enrolled in the Arizona State University College of Law. In law school, Chris was recognized for his scholastic achievement with an invitation to serve on the Arizona State University Law Journal and Honors grade in the first-year writing course. While on the Law Journal, Chris served as a Note, Comment, and Legislative Review Editor and his article H.B. 2274 – Encouraging Employment References was selected for publication in Issue 30. Upon graduation, Chris was awarded pro bono recognition for his charitable legal work, primarily with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) program.


 


Chris continues to serve the community supporting several educational, animal rescue, and children’s charities. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Council on Economic Education, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving economic and financial literacy in Arizona. Chris is also a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish of Arizona and serves as a Volunteer Docent and Mentor for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. He also volunteers his legal knowledge to the Military Legal Assistance clinics and has served as a judge for the Arizona High School Mock Trial State Tournament. Chris is also an avid supporter of the fine arts. 

In his free time, Chris enjoys hiking with his dog, Luna, and entertaining his two cats, Callie and Nala. He also enjoys attending concerts and playing friendly games of golf and poker with his friends. Chris regularly attends Phoenix Coyotes games and hopes to one day see them lift the Stanley Cup.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Tax: 15%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 10%
  5. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • John H. Cline

    Chris is a very professional attorney who is highly skilled and understands the complexities of estate planning. He is well respected in the legal community, and I am pleased to endorse his services.

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    John Cline General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Christopher D. Graham, P.L.L.C.

1820 East Ray Road
Chandler, AZ, 85225

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199805/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lead Counsel Rated in Estate PlanningLead Counsel2015
Board of DirectorsEast Valley Estate Planning Council2015
Pro Bono DistinctionArizona State University College of Law1998
Law Journal- Note, Comment, and Legislative Review EditorArizona State University College of Law1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP2011 - 2012
AttorneyKoeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck2005 - 2011
AssociateDyer & Butler2004 - 2005
AttorneyKoeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck2000 - 2004
AttorneyJonathan Olcott, Attorneys, PLLC1998 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wills for HerosVolunteer Attorney2015 - Present
East Valley Estate Planning CouncilBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Veterans' Legal Assistance ProjectVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
WealthCounselMember2013 - Present
East Valley Estate Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
Arizona Counsel of Economic EducationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Rincon v. City of TucsonReversed and remanded for new trial
Highland Village Partners, LLC v. Bradbury & Stamm Const. Co., Inc., 219 Ariz. 147, 195 P.3d 184 (App. 2008)Summary judgment reversed; defense verdict at trial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Community Managment AssociationAssociation Law Book, An Authoritative Source On Homeowners' Association Law1999
Arizona State Law JournalH.B. 2274: Encouraging Employment References1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AlabamaTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2015
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of ArizonaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Weekly MeetingTop 10 Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes (and What We Can Learn From Them)2015
Lawyers on CallEstate Planning- Wills and Trusts2014
East Valley Business BuildersWhat to Do After The Death of a Loved One2014
Networking ArizonaEstate Planning2013
Arizona Law of Construction Defects and FailuresDefining Construction Defects and Failures2010