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Christopher D Graham

Estate planning Attorney at Chandler, AZ

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About Christopher

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Chris moved to Arizona at a young age and has called Arizona home ever since. After graduating from Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Chris attended the University of Arizona where he majored in Political Science. Before attending law school, Chris worked as a manager in a drug store where he was responsible for personnel decisions. 

 

Due to his desire to be close to his family, Chris enrolled in the Arizona State University College of Law. In law school, Chris was recognized for his scholastic achievement with an invitation to serve on the Arizona State University Law Journal and Honors grade in the first-year writing course. While on the Law Journal, Chris served as a Note, Comment, and Legislative Review Editor and his article H.B. 2274 – Encouraging Employment References was selected for publication in Issue 30. Upon graduation, Chris was awarded pro bono recognition for his charitable legal work, primarily with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) program.

 

Chris continues to serve the community supporting several educational, animal rescue, and children’s charities. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Council on Economic Education, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving economic and financial literacy in Arizona. Chris is also a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish of Arizona and serves as a Volunteer Docent and Mentor for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. He also volunteers his legal knowledge to the Military Legal Assistance clinics and has served as a judge for the Arizona High School Mock Trial State Tournament. Chris is also an avid supporter of the fine arts. 

In his free time, Chris enjoys hiking with his dog, Luna, and entertaining his two cats, Callie and Nala. He also enjoys attending concerts and playing friendly games of golf and poker with his friends. Chris regularly attends Phoenix Coyotes games and hopes to one day see them lift the Stanley Cup.

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Location

Christopher D. Graham, P.L.L.C.
1820 East Ray Road
Chandler, AZ, 85225

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 3.8 (Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2022
updated on 06/27/2023

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Dyer & Butler
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Jonathan Olcott, Attorneys, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Alabama
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rincon v. City of Tucson
  • Reversed and remanded for new trial
  • Highland Village Partners, LLC v. Bradbury & Stamm Const. Co., Inc., 219 Ariz. 147, 195 P.3d 184 (App. 2008)
  • Summary judgment reversed; defense verdict at trial

Associations

  • Wills for Heros
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • East Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Veterans' Legal Assistance Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • East Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Counsel of Economic Education
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated in Estate Planning
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Distinction
  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • 1998
  • Law Journal- Note, Comment, and Legislative Review Editor
  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • 1997

Publications

  • Community Managment Association
  • Association Law Book, An Authoritative Source On Homeowners' Association Law
  • 1999
  • Arizona State Law Journal
  • H.B. 2274: Encouraging Employment References
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Meeting
  • Top 10 Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes (and What We Can Learn From Them)
  • 2015
  • East Valley Business Builders
  • What to Do After The Death of a Loved One
  • 2014
  • Arizona Law of Construction Defects and Failures
  • Defining Construction Defects and Failures
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Christopher
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Graham is highly experienced in all aspects of estate planning and probate preparation and litigation. His advanced legal degree in Taxation gives him additional expertise in estate and probate management and planning. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very professional attorney who is highly skilled and understands the complexities of estate planning. He is well respected in the legal community, and I am pleased to endorse his services."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris brings his considerable knowledge & experience to bear in serving his Estate Planning clients. He guides them with Integrity & sensitivity to the challenges they face. He is a credit to the legal profession and as a colleague in the field I am proud to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris on both a personal and professional level since our time together in law school more than a decade ago. Chris is a sharp thinking, thorough, and dedicated lawyer who strives to do his very best for each client. Whether the matter involves estate planning, probate, business or civil litigation, I readily endorse Chris as a top-notch attorney and recommend him to anyone who may be in need of his services."
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