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Peter H Westby

Real estate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Platt & Westby, P.C., Peter Westby

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  • Licensed for 50 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Mr. Westby is skilled in finding solutions to personal and business challenges and believes that he can serve clients best by researching and identifying options that are creative, cost effective and that minimize conflict and litigation. His 40+ years of experience in law and real estate investment enable him to quickly zero in on critical issues, provide a clear analysis of options and give recommendations that make sense. 

Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, wills, estates, probates and trusts. In addition, the firm has expertise in Bankruptcy law, Estate litigation, Business formation, Formation of General Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, Business contracts and litigation, Adoption and child custody matters, guardianships and conservatorships, estate and trust administration.

Mr. Westby and his firm have earned a Martindale-Hubble AV rating, the highest rating awarded for ethics and professional competence. 

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Platt & Westby, P.C., view of building heading north on 7th Avenue just past Thomas Road.
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Platt & Westby, P.C.
Platt & Westby PC
12725 West Indian School
Suite E-101
Avondale, AZ, 85393
Platt & Westby PC
20325 North 51st Avenue
Building 5, Suite 134
Glendale, AZ, 85308
Platt & Westby PC
1425 West Elliot Road
Suite 201
Gilbert, AZ, 85233
Platt & Westby PC
6424 East Greenway Parkway
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good one, in the end
I had some arguments with him, but it turned out that he was right in the end. He sincerely discusses questions about billing and tells you that lawsuit is sometimes not a good solution.
Posted by Judith | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney for Elder
While my Mother was in the end of her life, she wanted to be sure she had "her ducks in a row" for me. There were many legalities that needed attention that she had already attempted to address and plan. During the last week of her life she insisted her will and be reviewed by a local attorney to assure it would be recognized in Arizona, as it had been written when I was still a minor in another state. I was able to contact Platt & Westby through their website, able to speak with Mr. Westby over the phone, and schedule a free consultation with their firm. The time Mr. Rahtz took to answer more questions than just "is this will ok for Arizona?", and the patience and compassion shown was so genuine. The firm never asked nor expected me to pay for the consultation. The experience of tending to all the legalities up to that point had been overwhelming. Mr. Rahtz was able to set MY mind, and my Mother's at ease. We will be using Platt & Westby to prepare my wife's and my wills, DPOAs, living wills, MPOAHCs, all due to the prompt reply and compassion shown me during a very difficult time in our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Honest and genuine
Peter Westby understood my situation and provided me with carefully crafted and useful advice - true to his profile on his website, he is very honest. would recommend him to anyone
Posted by Ben | November 4, 2013
Good Probate and Real Estate Lawyer
Peter Westby assisted me with a real estate transaction and related litigation and an estate plan. He was very aggressive and knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The real estate matter was part of a probate with family members and the problem required a lawyer with good people skills. He did an excellent job in all of the matters that I have asked him to handle for me
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
Helpful, Assertive & Trustworthy
Mr. Westby spent over 45 minutes with me in my free consultation answering questions, discussing my options and reviewing my history (which was important in my matter). I now have created a relationship with Mr. Westby that I feel I have a go-to attorney. He impressed me with his high ethical standards and his level of professionalism. I trust him completely, and am very thankful I was able to find him.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Platt & Westby PC
  • 1974 - Present
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 1973 - 1974


  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970


  • Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA
  • Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prince of Peace Luthern Church
  • President
  • 2011 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Matindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Named One Of Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Bankruptcy Law Firm 2013
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Peter
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter for many years. He is the consummate professional and places his client's interests first."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete was and still is a mentor to me. He is very knowledgeable and experienced."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an exceptional attorney who delivers real, practical solutions for his clients. The breadth of his legal experience gives him a multi-disciplinary perspective that is simply invaluable. I give him my unqualified endorsement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an exceptional attorney and an even better person."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the best lawyers in America"
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