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Trent D. Woods

Estate planning Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   8 reviews

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About Trent

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Professional and Philosophy

Attorney Trent D. Woods is the managing partner at Woods Law Group, PLLC.  His practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and firearms law.  He has worked extensively in matters involving estate planning and probate proceedings, particularly for large, valuable, or unique firearms collections, contested and uncontested probate proceedings, ATF compliance, Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) management and operations, unregistered or questionable status firearms, and general firearms law.  He represents individuals, couples, and families planning their estates, decedents estates, individuals being investigated by the ATF, licensed gun dealers and manufacturers (FFLs), as well gun-related businesses, such as accessory or barrel manufacturers.

Trent has written and lectured on numerous legal topics, in particular estate planning and firearms law. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, WealthCounsel, and many other groups.

Trent believes in partnering with his clients by truly understanding their business, their families, and their needs, concerns, and goals.  He takes a sincere interest in his clients and strives to understand what is truly important to them.  This philosophy comes from his experience sitting on the opposite side of the desk from attorneys, as a client.  As an operations manager of a multi-million dollar construction company, Trent worked closely with numerous attorneys for nearly ten years.  He knows what it is like to sit in the client’s chair, and as a result, he strives to be the attorney he wished he always had.

 Personal

Trent knows what is most important in his life: his wife and four children.  He loves spending time with them and strives to be a good husband and father.  Trent loves the outdoors and enjoys scuba diving, camping, sports, and shooting (but not hunting).  Trent maintains an informative website, , which is dedicated to Arizona firearms law, the National Firearms Act (NFA) and gun trusts.  He also maintains , which is dedicated to estate planning and probate law.

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Licensed for 9 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Trent

Trent D. Woods
4140 E. Baseline Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85206

Reviews

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Posted by Michelle | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!
I needed help with my estate planning and living trust. I am so glad that I came to Trent Woods. He was very knowledgeable and thorough taking the time to answer all my questions. I highly recommend Trent Woods to others.
Posted by Alan | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Trent with Woods Law group is among the most professional people I've ever had the pleasure to deal with. He has the heart of a teacher and made every step of estate planning clear and understandable. Using any other law firm for your estate planning needs would be be a mistake. I give Woods Law Group my highest recommendation!
Posted by Rick | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
I went to Trent Woods with a case that I was told was hopeless by several other attorneys. I wanted to get my firearms rights restored. Trent stayed solid on my case with almost weekly updates on the case status and never quit on me when the court denied my first two attempts. He fought hard for me and saw the case through! He’s a professional at the highest level and he wins!!! Since I have hired Trent to represent me in non gun related cases and he was absolutely amazing! I can’t say enough good stuff about him!
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Posted by Janice | June 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I contacted Mr. Woods for legal advice with regard to my father's estate. He responded promptly and was very much to the point while being sensitive to the personal family issues. He seemed to be a kind person as well as a knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Brian | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AZGUNLAW
Trent Woods did a superlative job establishing my gun trust. The speed and accuracy of the finished trust documents was astonishing. We successfully completed the process in 48 hours so I could submit to BATFE before new regulatory requirements. He has a well established network if you have NFA requirements. Excellent work by Trent Woods.
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Posted by Barrett | June 18, 2015
Very happy
very pleased with the service ... Been waiting and waiting to get trust setup... It was painless, fast, priced right, very simple. Thank you so much for your help. See you again soon sir
Posted by Gary | August 1, 2014
Very patient and knowledgeable lawyer
I used Mr Woods for a NFA Trust and the experience was great. Mr Woods was very patient with all my questions and lack of knowledge with the law. Mr Woods responded very quickly to all my concerns and questions involving my trust. I would defiantly use Mr Woods again for any of my legal concerns. Mr Woods is very knowledgeable in Law and gives you all the information without being pushy to make a buck. I would recommend Mr Woods to any of my friends needing legal services. Thank you Mr Woods.
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Posted by Bill Johnson | January 29, 2014
Gun Trust and more
I met Trent Last year just before he took his bar. Super great guy. When he told me what he was going to do as a Lawyer I told him that I would be his first client for the gun trust. So when he called me and told me where he was now working I was please to have him do my Trust. I am Very happy with Trent and will be using his services as I need them. I would Highly recommend him and his Law Firm .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • Woods Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Rule 38 Limited Practice Attorney
  • Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Operations Manager
  • Woods Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Project Manager / Estimator
  • Woods Construction Company, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2007
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Advocacy Fellow
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2013
  • Law, Science and Technology Certificate
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2013
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2011
  • Hall of Fame
  • Boy Scouts of America - Picacho Peak district
  • 2007
  • Spark Plug Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2007
  • Spark Plug Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2006
  • Spark Plug Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2005
  • Masonry Building of the Year
  • Arizona Masonry Guild
  • 2004
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1996
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Encanterra Country Club Veterans and Shooting Club: Guns in Arizona
  • Guns in Arizona
  • 2016
  • Gun Trusts: The Best Way to Own, Use, and Share Machine Guns, Silencers, and ALL of Your Guns
  • NFA Gun Trusts
  • 2014
  • Gun Trust Seminar
  • Gun Trusts
  • 2014
  • Gun Trust Seminar
  • Gun Trusts
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (24)
Endorse Trent
Probate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Woods is a great resource to have for probate matters and estate planning matters. He is very knowledgeable and takes care of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very happy to provide an endorsement for Mr. Woods. Trent is an intelligent, experienced, and hard-working advocate who truly cares about his clients, and always makes himself accessible to them. He is well-respected in the estate planning community for his solid advice and extensive knowledge in the area of NFA Gun Trusts. He is genuinely devoted to the best interests of his clients and a great selection in an attorney."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent is an excellent attorney. He is very passionate about the areas he practices in which clearly shows in his outstanding work product."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Being familiar with Trent though his excellent Avvo answers, it is clear that he is a knowledgeable and caring attorney. I endorse his without reservation."
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is respected by his peers and clients alike. His analysis of construction issues is well respected. His compassion and concern for his clients is well reflected in what they have to say about him. I do not hesitate to recommend Trent as an attorney who not only achieves result, but also cares about his clients."
Business Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trent has shown an extraordinary ability to analyze business and construction related cases. He is a passionate advocate for his clients who freely shares his expertise on legal matters with his colleagues and the general public here on Avvo. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Trent is an excellent attorney. He works hard, cares about his clients, and wants to do well. You will do well be choosing Trent as your attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is always a pleasure to colaborate and work with Trent on complex cases and to see first hand his depth of experience and knowlege that he brings to his practice."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I stronly recommend anyone needing construction law or fire arms law to hire Trent. He has experience in running a large construction company prior to becoming an attorney. He is an avid gun guy. Essentially, he has first hand experience in both of these areas of law. I send all my clients needing gun trusts or construction agreements or litigation to Trent. Most of all, he really cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"With regards to gun trusts, Trent is the most knowledgeable Arizona attorney that I know. He works very hard and cares for his clients. I recommend him without reservation."
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Mesa Estate planning Lawyer Trent D. Woods
Trent D. Woods
Estate planning Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 9 years
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