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Robert Michael Way

Robert Michael Way

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Litigation, Trusts

About Me

I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson in 2004.


Being married and having seven children, I don't find much time for many things except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing.  Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law ---  and I truly enjoy it.  It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily.


  


My background also includes the study of Chinese martial arts brought to the United States by the Chin family and taught to Da Shifu Al Moore, Sr. which I continue to teach today as a 6th degree black belt (Master's level degree). I am certified Red Dragon Martial Arts as a 6th degree black belt with the title Shigong by Dashifu Jim Clark.


 


In addition to the martial arts, my musical endeavors have included playing the violin since I was four years old.  After highschool, I studied music at Tanglewood Institute of Music the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the University of San Diego, and the Orvieto Musica Festival in the Umbria region of Italy.  From a different perspective, my work as a composer and producer includes the recordings of Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra in 1998 with Jamaican arranger Carlos Malcolm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Malcolm


In six days, Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra recorded 24 tracks for two full length albums later mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. Other musical sideman work has included Boitovision which featured the vocal talent of Greg Lee from Hepcat


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Hungarian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Valarie A McNeice

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an honest, experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He is also a great person and family man. You can trust him to protect your interest.

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    Valarie McNeice Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Joseph W Watkins

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert is honest and hard-working. He provides value to his clients. I would recommend Robert anyone in Arizona seeking estate planning or probate advice.

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    Joseph Watkins Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Thompson Krone PLC

4601 East Fort Lowell Road, Ste. 109
Tucson, AZ, 85715

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200505/24/2015
AZActive 200407/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Deans List Honor RollUniversity of San Diego1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Allied AttorneyAlliance Defending Freedom2014 - Present
PartnerThompson Krone PLC2013 - Present
Adjuct Professor of Paralegal and Criminal JusticeBrown Mackie College, Tucson (EDMC)2012 - 2013
OwnerThe Way Law Firm, P.C.2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyThe Deason Law Firm2007 - 2010
Deputy District AttorneyYuma County Attorneys Office - Civil Division2007 - 2007
Deputy County Attorney - Criminal DivisionYuma County Attorney's Office2005 - 2007
Attorney at Law (Tucson, AZ)Robert Michael Way, Esquire2004 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tucson Breakfast LionsMember2013 - Present
Ninth (9th) Circuit Court of AppealsAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneyspast-president2012 - 2013
Fatima Women's Center (Tucson, Arizona)Board of Director2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona Chapter)President2011 - 2012
Supreme Court of Arizona Disciplinary PanelHearing Panel Member2011 - Present
Red Dragon Martial Arts - Shou Shu Kung FuMaster's Level Instructor2010 - Present
Arizona Department of InsuranceLife and Health Licensed2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)President-Elect2010 - 2010
Yuma Endowment ProjectBoard Member2009 - 2010
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)Board Member2009 - 2010
United States Department of Veteran AffairsN/A2008 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaN/A2007 - Present
Yuma County Bar Association, Yuma, AZPresident2007 - 2008
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysAssociate attorney member2007 - 2010
Knights of Columbus, St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, Yuma, AZMember2003 - 2010
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic ChurchDirector of Schola Cantorum Chant Choir2001 - 2002
Orvieto Musica Festival, Orvieto, ItalyViolinist/Chamber ensembles and orchestra1997 - 1997
University of San Diego Chamber EnsembleFirst Chair Violinist1995 - 1997
University of San Diego SymphonyConcertmaster1995 - 1997
Moores Chinese Martial Arts, Yuma, AZMaster Teacher (Shigung)1985 - 2010

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Arizona vs. Todd West ReederResulted in a statutory change to ARS 13-907

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Linacre Quarterly 80 (4) 2013, 363–375Engaging the culture of death with the Gospel of Life: “Integrating the Catholic faith in the practice of law and medicine”2013
The New Vision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of TucsonYour Faith is Part of Your Legacy2011
Finding your Way through the LawFinding your Way through the Law2010
WordpressFollowing the Way2010
100 Estate Planning Insights100 Estate Planning Insights2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of San DiegoPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Boston University - Tanglewood Institute of MusicMusic Theory/Chamber MusicNone1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Program SpeakerGuardianship: The Role of the Investigator2014
St. Killian's Cafe open forum for studentsIntegrating your Catholic Faith into your Career2012
Convocation of Clergy and BishopsCatholic Estate Planning2012
Tucson Catholic Physicians Guild, November 2011 meetingBioethics of End of Life Decisions2011
Protecting your WealthEstate Planning and Elder Law2011
Legal Educational SeminarWhy a Trust might not be the best Estate Planning strategy2011
Criminal Justice college courseVictim Rights under Arizona Law2011
Arizona Non-Medical Home Care Association (AzNHA)Avoiding Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse2011
Yuma Area Elder Abuse Task ForceEstate Planning Scams and dealing with Funeral Homes2010
Estate Planning Educational SeminarEffect of the Arizona Trust Code on Estate Planning2010
Criminal Law presentation1983 Civil Rights Actions in Criminal Law2010
6-Myths of Estate PlanningProbate and Estate Planning2010
Program SpeakerGuardianship: Emotion and Physical Effects on FamiliesN/A