David Thomas Eastman was born in Provo, Utah. Mr. Eastman began his college education at BYU- Hawaii where he learned a great appreciation for many different cultures from all over the world. He then spent two years in England doing volunteer work where he continued to cultivate his appreciation for diversity and culture, as well as gain a profound understanding of the importance of families. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
He attended California Western School of Law where he received the Wiley Manual Award for his pro bono services in 2003 for the San Diego Volunteer Program. He then transferred to Arizona State University College of Law where he focused on Estate Planning and earned his Juris Doctorate degree.
David worked in the Phoenix Public Defender’s Office during the last semester of law school where he had the opportunity to participate in misdemeanor trials. He was also given honors for his trial advocacy skills while performing a mock trial before the Honorable Raymond Lee of the Maricopa County Superior Court.
In 2005, David joined the team at Morris Hall as a legal assistant and then as an attorney in the Estate Administration Department. It is here that he has learned the importance of having a well-drafted estate plan and the complications that can arise by not having one.
Mr. Eastman is married with 4 children.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley Manual Award||San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program||2003|
|Attorney||Morris, Hall & Kinghorn, P.L.L.C.||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|VA Accredited||N/A||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||N/A||2007 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Phoenix Business Journal||How can I protect my assets and reduce estate taxes?||2008|
|Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook||West Law Probate Handbook for Arizona Attorney's||2008|
|Phoenix Business Journal||Should my living trust be the beneficiary of my retirment account?||2007|
|Phoenix Business Journal||How can I protect my children's inheritance from divorce or their creditors?||2007|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Brigham Young University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Asset Protection||How to protect your assets||2009|
|Arizona Probate Procedures||What is Probate and how we can avoid it.||2009|
|The Basics of Estate Planning||Estate Planning with Wills and Trusts||2008|
|Medicaid/VA Benefits Planning||How to qualify for Medicaid and VA benefits||2008|