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James C. Abood

Probate Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 14 years
    Michigan - MI 27 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate Estate Administration, including Formal, Informal, testate, intestate, summary administration, and estate settlement negotiations.

    27 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Living wills.

    27 years

  3. Guardianship
    Guardianship and Conservatorship.

    27 years

  4. Business
    Assisting business owners with commercial leases, contract review, drafting and negotiation, and licensing.

  5. DUI and DWI
    The Abood Law Firm has a solid track record of representing numerous clients and obtaining great results.

    27 years

Jim Abood is originally from Michigan where he obtained his B.A. from Michigan State University and Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School. Jim’s father, Fredric S. Abood, established the Abood Law Firm in Lansing, Michigan over 60 years ago. He was a shining example of a great lawyer who always said it was the highest honor to represent those who were unable to represent themselves.  Jim and several of his siblings followed in his footsteps and joined him in practice at the Abood Law Firm. During that time, Jim developed his practice in the areas of domestic relations, juvenile law, criminal defense, probate, and estate planning.

In 2006, Jim relocated to Phoenix where he spent the first 8 years in-house with a local private commercial real estate lender. In that role, he was heavily involved in real estate transactions and corporate law and served as secretary of the board. Thereafter, Jim returned to private practice where he leverages his broad legal experience to provide excellent legal counsel to business owners and families with probate and estate planning needs.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time to several worthy organizations including St. Mary’s Food Bank, Community Legal Services, Inc., and the Arizona Chapter of Wills for Heros, a program that provides free estate planning legal services to first responder personnel in Arizona.

Jim maintains active licenses in Michigan and Arizona and is a member of the following professional legal associations:  Business Law, Real Estate & Real Property, and the Probate and Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and Wealth Counsel.


Abood Law Firm, PLLC
2415 E. Camelback Road
Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

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Posted by deborah | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
so professional, but so kind
Jim Abood was very kind and patient and highly knowledgeable with my probate case. I was pretty clueless about the hows and whys, but he made me feel comfortable and assuring me as the progression of my case moved forward. Whenever I had questions, he was so calm in his explanations. I chose him because of a consultation I had and he didn't let me down. Thank you sooo much Jim. I'm forever grateful for your calm during such a hurtful and sad time in my life.
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Posted by Nada | April 27, 2018
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Professional Services
I’d like to start off by saying how thankful I am for his gracious service. He took such great care of me and gave my case such great focus. He was loyal and at all times very professional. He took no time to make sure my questions and concerns were answered, and that is what made this dramatic change in my life so much easier I would surly recommend Mr Jim C. Abood law firm to anyone in my life that is in need of a fantastic lawyer!
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Posted by Dr. Katherine | April 25, 2018
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Dr. Katherine Verhoeven
James Abood handled our case with excellence and efficiency. Every email was given a prompt reply. All court documents were filed immediately upon receipt. He communicated clearly regarding details and expectations. His fees were reasonable. I was pleased that he acted quickly, with little or no delay, so that our case was completed in less than five months.
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Response from James Abood April 26, 2018
Thank you for your kind words and for trusting in me to handle your probate matter. It has been a pleasure to work with you!
Posted by Joe | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Sold my business
Jim was absolutely fantastic in helping with the sale of my business. I had never done this before and his communication was outstanding! I needed a little hand holding as to the terms and conditions of the contract etc. Jim was very helpful in advising to having my best interests at heart, but also making sure the new owners of my company had piece of mind and very clearly worded terms. The piece of mind going through this life changing event would not be what it is without Jim’s help and expertise! I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable and just all around great guy for an attorney to use Jim Abood. Couldn’t have done it without him, money WELL spent.
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Response from James Abood April 25, 2018
Thank you Joe for placing your trust in me to handle this matter for you. It was a pleasure serving you!


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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Abood Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Course Instructor - Ethical & Legal Issues in Business
  • Grand Canyon University
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Legal Services
  • IMH Financial Corporation
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Compliance Manager
  • Home Mortgage Source
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Director of Operations
  • Abood Properties, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lansing Community College
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Abood Law Firm, PA
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas Cooley Law School
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Wills for Heros
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association - Ingham County Bar Association
  • Committee Leader - Clothing Drive
  • 1996 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Phoenix Probate Lawyer James C. Abood
James C. Abood
Probate Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 27 years
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