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Lauren L Garner

Probate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 24 years
    Florida - FL 41 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Lauren Garner is an experienced litigator and mediator whose practice emphasizes probate, trusts and guardian/conservatorships. Lauren’s clients rely on that experience and her sensitivity in matters that touch families, trusts, and estates.

Dedication and personal involvement are a critical part of Lauren’s practice. She feels a deep sense of accomplishment in her 1998 move to Phoenix, after nearly a lifetime of business and personal contacts in Miami, Florida. Here, she has developed a flourishing practice in the field of probate, trust and guardianship/conservatorship litigation and mediation.

Lauren enjoys dual bar membership – in both Arizona and Florida. She is active in probate and trust organizations and committees on both the Arizona State Bar and the Maricopa County Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”) where she is a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee. Lauren is currently the State Chair of the Arizona ACTEC Fellows. Lauren has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers by AZ Business Leaders since 2020. She has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2015 and has been repeatedly recognized in editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estate Litigation since 2016. She also was named as one of the 2017 Women of Influence by Best Lawyers. Lauren was named as a 2019 top 25 Arizona Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers.

An advocate of mediation and other non-traditional dispute resolution services, Lauren underwent a lengthy training and certification process to become a Circuit Court Mediator in Florida. She was been part of a small committee that developed and presented a two day Probate Mediation Training program. Lauren uses her experiences to work with clients and professionals and is a frequent speaker on ways to avoid probate and trust litigation. Lauren has volunteered her time and experience to her professional community. She is a Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court in the Probate and Mental Health Division. In that capacity she serves as a Settlement Judge to mediate probate litigation cases. She volunteers for the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project offering pro bono assistance in probate and trust matters to low income individuals. She was been a member of the Executive Council of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona from 2006 to 2019 (serving as Chair for one year) and of the Executive Council of the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Trust Section from 2011 to 2014, and was on the Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association from 2004-2007.


Jaburg & Wilk PC
1850 North Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

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Posted by Janice | April 24, 2012
Highest ethical standards
Lauren Garner protected me against assaults on a family trust by exploitative relatives and unscrupulous attorneys. She fought admirably and ethically for six years. It was long and arduous because the opposing, unscrupulous attorneys (one of whom has been reported to the bar multiple times) tied things up in the court with numerous expensive tricks, threats, and maneuverings-- all of which ultimately failed. She always maintained the highest standard of ethics and fought with intelligence. Eventually she was able to negotiate a settlement that was as fair to me as possible given the fraud perpetrated by the other side and bring an end to a battle that had been abusive of me and the memory of my father who had established the trust. Had she not been there for me, nothing would have been left of a trust established by my own father. She is sympathetic, well organized, knowledgeable. I can not speak too highly of her.
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Posted by Pam | May 26, 2010
I can't say enough good things about Lauren Garner as an expert in probate law. My family came to her at a very emotional time to evaluate a very dramatic situation and the advice and counsel she provided in an initial consult brought both legal and emotional clarity and understanding of our situation. This helped us to resolve the issues and move on. I recommend her sound advice and counsel to anyone. I was very impressed with her integrity and her groundedness in dealing with very difficult emotional terrain concerning two deaths.
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Smith College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
  • U of Florida
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  • Arizona State Bar Probate and Trust Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2006 - Present
  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Advisory Board, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona State Bar Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, 2014-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America
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  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer 2015 - 2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top 25 Arizona Women Attorneys, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Leader 200, 2021, 2022
  • AZ Business Leaders
  • N/A
  • ELEANOR ter HORST Distinguished Service, 2022
  • Arizona State Bar Probate and Trust Section
  • N/A
  • Top Lawyer, Elder Law, 2022
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Lawyers- Probate and Trust Litigation, 2020
  • AZ Big Media
  • N/A
  • Arizona Business Leader- ADR, 2019, 2020
  • AZ Big Media
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  • Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Women in the Law, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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  • While developing a business succession plan is essential for every business, it is often lost in the day to day focus of business operations.
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (14)
Endorse Lauren
Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lauren is an excellent attorney for probate and trust litigation matters. She is well-respected, intelligent and a great advocate for her clients."
Probate Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is not only an excellent attorney, but a great person that honestly listens to her clients. She is great to work with in any case."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is a superior advocate and adviser in probate litigation matters."
Probate Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Probate Lawyer Lauren L Garner
Lauren L Garner
Probate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 41 years