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John B. Even

Probate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   70 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 32 years
    Colorado - CO 29 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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JOHN EVEN, AN EXPERIENCED AND DEDICATED PROBATE, ESTATE PLANNING, AND BUSINESS ATTORNEY. CALL TODAY.

As an Arizona probate, estate planning, and business attorney, I focus my practice on all areas of probate and trust administration (both contested and uncontested), estate planning (estate and gift tax planning, wills, trusts, etc.), and business planning (formation of business entities, sales and acquisitions, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, contracts, etc.) for my clients.

 

I utilize my 20+ years of experience practicing law in Arizona to provide top quality, cost effective, results-driven legal expertise to my clients. I also provide the best possible value to my clients by consistently resolving their legal issues quickly and efficiently.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 6 ...

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Location

Schmitt Schneck Smyth Casey & Even, P.C.
1221 East Osborn Rd., Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ, 85014-5540

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christine | May 14, 2014
The Best Attorney Client Experience
John enjoys his work and it shows in the way he responds, the information he provides, and the professionalism he displays. He listens and understands your needs and develops a plan to fit those needs. I highly recommend John.
Posted by Greg | May 21, 2014
Expert estate planning and settlement
I met John Even 13 years ago when he constructed my mother's estate plan and we reconnected recently after her passing. John has been an expert guide through the process of settling the estate that included residences and vehicles in two states. This required coordinated interactions with an attorney in another state, a tax professional, two financial institutions and the Departments of Transportation in two states. John was always supportive and responsive by phone or in more detail by email to both simple and complex questions. Settling an estate is often a once in a lifetime task but John made the process logical, sequential and completable. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Mirelle | April 18, 2024
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John is a Gem!
I came to John B. Even to prepare an Estate Plan. I enjoyed working with him and his team in their cozy office - everybody was delightful and they made the process very easy. John is warm and friendly, impressively knowledgeable and explained all the details in simple terms for me to understand. I now have peace of mind about how my assets will be distributed and wishes will be carried out and also know that my loved ones won't be burdened by debate, hassle or financial hardship if I ever end up incapacitated or when I go off to meet my maker.
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Posted by Tom | January 28, 2024
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Trust and estate planning
John did an excellent job of setting up our trust and helping us through the process. After gathering all our information he guided us on the best things to do within the trust. He answered all our questions and inquiries. You get a good feeling from John that he is competent and sincere and knows his stuff. That was important to us. We are happy we finally set up a trust and knowing it was done right.
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Posted by Larry | January 24, 2024
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A Superb Estate Planning Attorney
Attorney Even and his staff are professional, personable, responsive, and clearly expert in the estate planning world. The time and care spent gathering our information allowed Mr. Even to produce thoughtful, custom documentation that will serve us well. The print and electronic versions of our records that were provided will make maintaining them, and sharing them as appropriate, very easy...a real plus.
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Posted by Lu | December 17, 2023
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Estate planning
We were very happy with John’s work updating our revocable trust documents. He was very patient and thorough throughout the process. John is a very friendly and kind man who is interested in doing the best job for his clients, and we are very comfortable with the outcome.
Posted by Rob and Terri | September 25, 2023
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Estate Planning - Five Star Experience!
Our Estate Planning journey with John B. Even and his team was a “5 Star” experience! John’s character, values, and knowledge were evident throughout the entire process. John and his team listened carefully to our wishes, and yet, asked great questions to help us collaborate together on exactly the right Estate Plan. We would highly recommend John and his team!
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Posted by Kimberly | February 10, 2023
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Customer of John
John helped my parents and me put together an estate plan. He was thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable about how we should structure the estate. John was competitively priced and completed the estate plan in a reasonable amount of time. We highly recommend him for your estate planning.
Posted by tim | December 15, 2022
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John Even, J.D. review by Tim Dunne
John was recommended to me by my trusted accountant of many years. John and his staff were absolutely first-rate from start to finish in handling my needs. John is kind, calm, easy to talk to and absolutely professional. He earns my highest recommendation, which I rarely give.
Posted by Alan | December 3, 2022
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Estate planning
Mr Even guided us through a thorough estate planning event. He was understanding as to our needs and desires, and advised as what we should do, and what we could not do. further, he was patient with us as we changed our minds on several different issues.
Posted by Brad | August 2, 2022
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John Even is fantastic in Estate Planning!
Working with John and his team on my estate planning matters was easy, clear and effecient. John explained everything I needed to know and was very helpful making solid recommendations around how I plan for my future. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy. Highly recommend!
Posted by Aleetha | February 16, 2022
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Top Notch!
I can't thank John, Lacy or the rest of his staff enough for everything they did to get our case settled. The time spent not only on the leg work but the time John took to discuss the process and possible outcomes was just what we needed to get through this ordeal. Top Rate, Would recommend 100% !
Posted by Paula | February 16, 2022
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Issues Resolved
John Even, my Trust attorney, represented me in a very stressful, complicated, messy situation. John kept on top of the case, keeping me informed. His methods are very straight forward, professional, strong and caring. The whole staff was amazing. The case was resolved thanks to John Even. I was in good hands.
Posted by David | February 3, 2022
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we were referred to John to assist us with our trusts, wills and family law issues. he is very organized and helpful. he drafted wills, trusts, directives and other documents to assist us with our needs and those of my mothers estate.
Posted by Kathleen | November 3, 2021
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I found John after a 15 year search for an attorney who was knowledgeable, experienced, ethical and focused on aligning my estate plan with my pro-life values and catholic beliefs. Having used two other legal firms originally to develop, and subsequently revise, my estate plan in the prior 15 years, I discovered the stark difference between other attorneys out there and John. Working with John on my revised estate plan was both educational and painless and resulted in a plan that finally matched my values. I recommend him highly and give him a 10 out of 10 rating with 10 being the best!
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Posted by Ray | October 27, 2021
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Raymond Klodt
We found attorney John Even to be highly qualified and easy to talk to and understand. He is an excellent attorney who answered all our questions. We found him to be honest and trustworthy and highly competent. We would rate John with five stars.
Posted by Dale | September 10, 2021
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Estate Plan
John was very courteous, respectful and patient as we walked through the Estate Planning documents process. I highly recommend John and will return to him for my future needs.
Posted by Betsy | July 20, 2021
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Estate Planning
John did a wonderful job in assessing my needs and offering the perfect solution for them. He offered good advice, and answered all my questions with ease. John is professional, knowledgeable and easygoing. I would highly recommend him for your estate planning.
Posted by John | July 17, 2021
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Estate Plan
John did a nice job creating our trust and wills. Everything was very well organized and professional.
Posted by Barbara | July 8, 2021
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Brilliant Estate Planning Attorney
I am a retired woman here in Arizona with my adult daughter and her family living in Florida. I needed to set up a revocable living trust with my daughter as the beneficiary along with the accompanying estate planning documents. In reviewing the draft copies Mr. Even had prepared I was deeply impressed with how thorough he is, how insightful and wise in his recognition of the needs of our family. He is a brilliant attorney and a warm, personable man. I have spoken to him in one phone conversation, and on signing the estate planning documents I met him in person. He made me feel at ease. I know he has my family’s best interest at heart. I also found my email correspondence and phone conversations with Julie Garman, paralegal, to be cordial and professional. I enjoyed working with Julie as well.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2018
  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • John B. Even, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Mariscal Weeks McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Arizona Court Of Appeals, Division One
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Stanford University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Legacy Award
  • Catholic Community Foundation
  • 2005

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminar
  • Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • 2017
  • CLE Seminar
  • Advanced Estate and Trust Adminstration
  • 2017
  • CLE Seminar
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • 2016
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning and Probate Basics
  • 2013
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • 2012
  • CLE Luncheon
  • Overview of Arizona Probate Law
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Philanthropy: A Catholic Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2010
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • 2009
  • CLE Luncheon
  • Highlights of the Arizona Trust Code
  • 2008
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning and Probate Workshop
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John since the late 1980's, and since that time have referred him clients on business/commercial and estate planning matters, with nothing but glowing reviews. He is a terrific attorney as well as a kind and sincere individual. I highly endorse John!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Even is a professional, diligent attorney who deeply cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John really knows his stuff. He is bright, conscientious and diligent. He is my go to guy for probate and estate planning issues."
Probate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John since law school at ASU. We have since referred work to each other and are part of a CLE lunch group. John is extremely bright and capable. He keeps himself updated and informed on the law. He writes a great blog on estate planning matters that provides good information to our community. I highly recommend John."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Even well for more than 10 years. I have referred numerous clients to him and will continue to do so for one very simple reason: John takes great care of them and their legal matters with excellent advice and personal attention. I endorse John Even wholeheartedly!"
Probate Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for several years and I have found him to be very knowledgeable with probate and estate matters. Recently I referred a complex probate matter to him due to a conflict that I had and John handled the matter efficiently and effectively. John is great resource for all matters related to probate and estate planning. I highly recommend John Even."
Probate Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John Even. John is a very knowledgeable probate attorney who is capable of addressing even the most complex probate matters. He is committed to quality and compassionate representation. I have referred clients to him and will continue to do so."
Business Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is smart, experienced, and ethical. Call John about your business legal issues."
Business Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and I consulted with a business owner. John is knowledgeable, ethical and cares about his clients."
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Phoenix Probate Lawyer John B. Even
John B. Even
Probate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 32 years
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