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Lawrence L Deason

Lawrence L Deason

also known as Larry, Deason

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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.


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


  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 

  • Raymond J German

    I have worked with Larry and his office on a number of occasions. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in the area of Estate Planning. you will be well served by working with Larry and his Team.


    Raymond German Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard B Schneider

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Larry through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Larry is a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse him as an exceptional estate planning attorney.


    Richard Schneider Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Yuma's Best Law Firm 2014Yuma Sun2014
Yuma's Best Law Firm 2013Yuma Sun2013
Yuma's Best Law Firm 2010Yuma Residents2011
Fellows DesignationAmerican Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDeason Garner Law Firm1995 - Present
AttorneyIndustrial Development1990 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Yuma Regional Medical CenterBoard Member2008 - Present
US Department of Veterans AffairsLicensed Attorney2008 - 2014
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