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Becky L. Cholewka

About me

I realized the importance of estate planning when my dad died when I was 19. Through the years I have seen the benefits of great planning, and the nightmare of poor planning. I am passionate about being an advocate —and a voice — for my clients and their families during a time of crisis.


 


I grew up in a small town and I have always loved being part of a community. My mother always told me to "Give a Good Day" and I enjoy doing that here in the southeast valley. I serve as Becky President of the Small Business Alliance, am on the Mercy Gilbert Hospital Patient Advisory Council, and I am the WealthCounsel Arizona Forum Facilitator where I am responsible for the mentoring and continuing education of 150+ estate planning attorneys in Arizona. My law firm also supports veterans through Operation Welcome Home, AZ Wall Project, and the Honor Flight program. We also sponsor the 2015-2016 Higley Center for the Performing Arts season and display works of our from the Gilbert Visual Art League in our office.


 


I have been married to my better half, Rick, for more than 20 years and have lived in California, Ohio, and Arizona and have called Gilbert "home" since 2004. I love riding bikes with my 6-year old son, William. I also enjoy traveling (especially to any beach or federal park), rooting for Cleveland sports teams that sadly never win, and I am a bit obsessed with action movies (which makes the office appropriately located in suite #007!) 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 80%
    7 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • David I. Karp

    I have known Becky as a colleague for five years and wholehearted endorse her. I am really impressed by her constant efforts to find new and better ways to help her clients. And I appreciate her practical approach to estate planning.

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    David Karp Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Libby Hougland Banks

    I've known Becky through a state estate planning group she currently heads to provide education and mutual support for estate planning attorneys. Through this group I have come to know that Becky is an excellent estate planning attorney. She is thorough, caring and extremely knowledgeable.

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    Libby Banks Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

207 N. Gilbert Road
Suite 007
Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200905/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boutique Law Firm of the MonthAttorney At Law Magazine2013
Top 10 Solo Practitioners of 2012Attorney At Law Magazine2012
Best of Gilbert- Bankruptcy AttorneyGilbert Award Program2012
Regional Semi-FinalistABA Moot Court2008
2nd Place Brief in RegionNational Moot Court2008
Regional Semi-FinalistNational Moot Court2008
1st Place BarristerPhoenix School of Law2007
Best Appellate BriefPhoenix School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyCholewka Law2010 - Present
PartnerCholewka Guymon2009 - 2010
Summer Law ClerkArizona Attorney General's Office2008 - 2008
Legal Research AssistantArizona Summit Law Clerk2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
US Dept. of Veteran's AffairsAccredited Attorney2013 - Present
ElderCounselMember2013 - Present
WealthCounsel- Arizona State ForumForum Facilitator2011 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm SectionMember2010 - 2014
Small Business Alliance ArizonaPresident2010 - Present
Mercy Gilbert HospitalPatient Advisory Committee2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
United States District of ArizonaFederally Admitted Member2009 - Present
Phoenix Law Alumni AssociationVice-President2009 - 2010
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
State Bar of ArizonaMember2009 - Present
Phoenix Law ReviewEditor-in-Chief2008 - 2008
Student Bar AssociationVice-President2007 - 2008
Phoenix Law ReviewArticles Editor2007 - 2008
Phoenix Law Federalist SocietyVice President2007 - 2008
Phoenix Law Women's AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brett McFadden v. Alexander Mariconda AZ-11-1076Trial and Appellate Decision- won
In re the Marriage of Chan v. Tan 1 CA-CV-13-0431Trial and Appellate Decision- won
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Healthy Cells MagazineWill Your Heart Outlast You?2016
Val Vista Lakes MagazineSpecial Planning for Special Needs2015
Seville Living MagazineTragic Lessons frm Bobbi Kristina Brown2015
Seville Living MagazineAvoid the HIPAA Headache2014
Seville Living MagazineSpringing Powers (Not Spring Flowers)2014
Seville Living MagazineFunding Your Trust2013
Seville Living MagazineTo Tell or Not to Tell: Shedding Some Light on Your Estate Plan2013
Seville Living MagazineThe Fall of DOMA = The Rise of Confusion2013
Seville Living MagazineTend to Your Estate Plan with a Green Thumb2013
Seville Living MagazineWill your child become Little Orphan Annie?2013
Seville Living MagazineEstate Planning is Like Baking2012
Seville Living MagazineResolve to Make a Resolute Resolution!2012
Seville Living MagazineAre you playing Russian Roulette with your family?2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Phoenix School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Cleveland State UniversityManagementMPA -Masters of Public Administration1996
Biola UniversityPolitical Science/ HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women & WealthPreparing for Life Changing Events2015
WealthCounsel Prescott CLELong Term Care and Medicaid Planning Overview2015
Trust and Estates Boot Camp CLEEstate Planning Basics for Lawyers2015
Senior Appreciation MonthHow to Choose an Effective Healthcare Advocate2015
Heatlhy Living SeriesYou're Sharp as A Tack- Are Your Documents?2015
Healthy Living SeriesA Prescription for a Positive Legacy2015
Healthy Living SeriesMaintaining a Healthy Estate Plan2015
WealthCounsel Fall CLETrust Funding 1012014