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Lawrence L Deason

Lawrence L Deason

also known as Larry, Deason

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Corporate & Incorporation, Wills & Living Wills

Lawrence Deason

About Me

Larry Deason is a Yuma native. His family includes his wife, Harolyn, six
children and 6 grandchildren. He is an avid sports fan, who enjoys playing golf
on the weekends with his sons-in-law.


In 1991, after practicing law for about 20 years, I went through one of those
self-evaluation times in which I wanted to figure out "what to do with the rest
of my life." Until that time, my practice included a variety of what are known
as "transactional" matters. My emphasis had always been in the areas of the
Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and similar matters. I also did work in
the areas of Contracts, Corporations, Partnerships, Leases and the like.


As I reflected on my past legal experiences, I came to the realization that
Estate Planning was, and is the area that I found to be the most rewarding. I
value helping people avoid the emotional and financial headaches and problems
that arise from no planning, or poor planning.


I've seen my clients live with the results of bad planning. Death and
disability are difficult enough to deal with. When you add the financial and
legal implications of incomplete or no estate planning, it can be devastating to
the surviving spouse and family members.


So, in light of this reflection and self-examination, I decided to focus my
business totally on the area of Estate Planning. I want to do my part to "get
the word out" about the problems and pitfalls in the Estate Planning area. I
started writing a monthly Estate Planning column in The Sun and conducting
monthly, educational estate planning seminars - free to the public. My goal and
desire is to help people through this very important and real process. "Estate
Planning, it's what we do!"


Larry Deason


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    44 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    44 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    44 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    36 years
  5. Elder Law: 10%
    31 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Dennis Daniel Duffy

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the opportunity to work with Larry many times in my 20 years as an attorney. He does great work every time. He is also a very nice person and anyone would be comfortable with him.


    Dennis Duffy Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Charles Bernard Pyke

    I first meet Larry as part of our membership with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. This organization helps educate attorneys in the field of estate planning, elder law and tax planning by keeping attorneys up to date with yearly conferences and vigorous continuing legal education requirements. Larry’s choice to join this membership shows his responsibility to better educate himself on these issues and is committed to better serve his clients. He makes client service a top priority by formulating a wonderful team to meet all of his clients needs. I would recommend anyone in the Yuma, Arizona area for estate planning and elder law advice.


    Charles Pyke Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Deason Garner Law Firm

Estate Planning... it's What We Do!
242 West 28th Street Suite A
Yuma, AZ, 85364


AZActive 197103/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Yuma's Best 2010 - Law FirmYuma Residents2011
Fellows DesignationAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyIndustrial Development1990 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Yuma Regional Medical CenterBoard Member2008 - Present
US Department of Veterans AffairsLicensed Attorney2008 - Present
Yuma Community BankBoard Member2003 - 2008
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysFounding Member1996 - Present
United States Court of ClaimsMember1977 - Present
Securities Exchange Commission and FINRASeries 7, and SERIES 66 Combined State Law LicenseN/A
Arizona Department of InsuranceLicensed as Life and Health Insurance agentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jesus Manuel Zarabia, et al, Petitioners v. Hon. H. Stewart Bradshaw, Respondent and Real Party in InterestAppointments offended effective assistance

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityN/AJuris Doctor1971
Arizona State UniversityBusinessBachelor of Science1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legacy Wealth PlanningLegacy Wealth Planning2010
Legacy Wealth PlanningEstate Planning2010
6 Common Myths of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2010