I strive to provide exceptional legal representation to clients throughout Arizona in connection with a variety of matters, including probate, estate and trust disputes, guardianship and conservatorship matters, probate, trust and intestate administration, and financial exploitation and elder abuse cases.
I have more than 22 years of legal experience, during which I have successfully assisted individuals, family groups and corporate fiduciaries with even the most complex and contentious disputes in wills and probate matters. In my continued efforts to remain at the forefront of the field, I am committed to keeping abreast of the complex and dynamic laws that govern estate matters in Arizona, including the recently enacted Arizona Trust Code, the Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure and recently amended Financial Exploitation Statutes. I enjoy a long-standing "AV Preeminent" Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating attainable, signifying preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.
Inheritance disputes and probate administration can prove to be some of the most difficult and stressful legal matters an individual may ever confront. For this reason, you need more than just an attorney – you need a trusted advisor. Combining the sophisticated capabilities of a very highly regarded law firm with close personal attention, I am dedicated to providing the individualized, responsive client service you deserve.
If you are or a loved one is being financially exploited, or need assistance with a probate or trust matter, an inheritance dispute, or a guardianship or conservatorship matter, please contact me at (602) 277-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Rated Attorney, Trusts & Estates||Martindale Hubbell and American Lawyer Media||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Trust and Estates||AZFINESTLAWYERS.ORG||2011|
|Senior Partner||Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold, LLP||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Executive Council, Probate and Trust Section, State Bar of Arizona||Council Member||2014 - Present|
|NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys)||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||1987 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|Superior Court of Arizona||Judge Pro Tempore||2004 - 2005|
|Justice Courts of Arizona||Justice of the Peace, Pro Tempore||1995 - 1997|
|In re The Esther Caplan Trust||Affirmed as modified; Published Decision: 228 Ariz. 182, 265 P.3d 364 (Ariz. App. 2011).|
|In re Perry C. Redden Family Trust||Affirmed; Unpublished Decision|
|In the Matter of the Estate and Trust of Kenneth Petrine||Reversed; Unpublished decision: http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/89/memod/PB/1CA-CV07-0701.pdf|
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|Maricopa County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section and Family Law Section||Divorce with Dead People--CLE Materials||2011|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Arizona State University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Upcoming Seminar 10-7-2014||Probate Issues Confronting Trustees, Beneficiaries & Attorney-Client Privilege||2014|
|CLE by the Sea, Trust and Probate Track||Probate: A Practical Approach||2014|
|2014-2015 Kickoff Meeting||The Trustee's Attorney-Client Privilege||2014|
|Joint Session of the Family Law and Probate and Trust Sections of the Maricopa County Bar Association||The Intersection of Family Law and Probate||2011|
|Contuning Legal Education Seminar||Elder Law: Basics of Elder Law from A-Z||N/A|