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Rilus Mathew Dana

Estate planning Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Rilus M. Dana, Rilus Dana

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About Rilus

Learn Rilus’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning, Trust Administration, Medicaid Planning, VA Planning

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate

    14 years

I am passionate about providing quality legal plans so families can protect their legacies. My law practice is limited to Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration.  I am licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, and Arizona and am the managing partner for Dana and Associates, LLC in Arizona and Southern Califonia. My goal is to provide families with personalized legal plans with a focus on paperless planning, service and education, and comprehensive care. 

Paperless planning includes giving you digital access to your estate planning documents so you and your family can access them at any time from anywhere. However, this also includes making sure your digital assets are protected. I am particularly interested in digital asset planning, for example how to leave cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to your kids. 

Service and education are also really important to me. I want to ensure you are making informed decisions about your planning and the process. This is particularly true when it comes to the lengthy and complicated process of probate. At Dana and Associates, LLC and EDS Firm we know that the legal issues after the loss of a loved one can be really challenging and we want to support you through the process. 

Lastly, we want to offer comprehensive care. We offer complimentary one-hour sessions to meet with an attorney and assess what you need. At the end of that meeting, the attorney will quote you a flat fee for engagement so you know how much the process will cost from the beginning. After you have engaged and meet with an attorney, the goal is to make sure your plan is followed through so your heirs avoid probate and harsh tax burdens. I want to make sure that my client's trusts are funded correctly and our firm offers a complimentary Trust-Asset Coordination session to make sure all the time and energy you put into your estate plan is done correctly.  


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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/01/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/17/2023
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 03/11/2023

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

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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Very honest
Our case was much more trouble than it was worth. We flew in to Arizona from Kentucky after my uncle passed away. We had no idea what to do. Rilus pointed us in the right direction, gave us some helpful tips, and sent us on our way. We would have lost money if we pursued anything. He was honest with us. I thank him for not taking advantage of our situation. Rilus is a man you can trust.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2013
A+ Rating By Any Standard
We have retained many law firms over the last 40 years. The Dana Firm and R. M. Dana were tops in every way. Business was discussed. Plans were made. Documents were emailed and signed within two weeks. That is a job well done.
Posted by Daniel | July 17, 2013
The lawyer was on time, handled himself well, appears knowledgeable and trustworthy. We felt comfortable and secure that our Trust will be done professionally.
Posted by John | April 10, 2013
Rilus Mathew Dana
A very efficient and knowledgeable young man who does his work thru to completion. It was a pleasure having Rilus handle our case. Highly recommend this gentleman as a efficient and trustworthy attorney.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Embry Dana Sattro, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Dana and Associates, LLC
  • 2016 - Present


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Probate Attorney in Phoenix
  • Expertize
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning your Legacy
  • Planning Your Legacy
  • 2016
  • East Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Incentive Trusts and Education
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very happy to endorse Rilus Dana as an attorney. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable and a true professional in the legal arena. His expertise and solid advice inspire confidence in his clients, and he is devoted to their best interests. He is conscientious to detail and values hard work and integrity. He is thorough in his preparation and has a great mix of talents, able to effectively communicate with his clients so they understand their options and have a positive experience."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rilus is an excellent attorney who really cares for his clients and his practice. Although he has a wealth of knowledge he never stops learning and is always trying to find new ways to bring client value."
Estate planning Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rilus is a very likable, friendly person, but he is also a great attorney. Clients will enjoy dealing with him as he capably handles their estate planning."
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Mesa Estate planning Lawyer Rilus Mathew Dana
Rilus Mathew Dana
Estate planning Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 13 years
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