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Carol Soderquist

Probate Attorney at Chandler, AZ

5.0   19 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 10 years
    Arizona - AZ 25 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    All facets of probate and related practice and appeals.

    26 years

  2. Elder law
    Handles all elder law related matters, including conservatorships, guardianships, vulnerable adult exploitation, etc.

    26 years

  3. Family

    26 years

  4. Mediation

    26 years


Carol A. Soderquist devotes her practice to representing clients in family law matters, with an emphasis on guardianship / conservatorship related issues, juvenile court litigation, adoption, mental health and elder law, including the protection of vulnerable or incapacitated adults and the representation of persons with disabilities in family law matters.


Ms. Soderquist also represents private fiduciaries in various capacities, including contested litigation, and was past Chair (2003-2004) of the State Bar of Arizona's Mental Health & Elder Law Executive Council. Ms. Soderquist is certified as a Private Fiduciary through the Arizona Supreme Court, fiduciary certification number 20604. This training provides her with extraordinary insight as to particular needs of the certified fiduciary and the certification standards.

Ms. Soderquist's interest in children's welfare stems from her work with children with developmental delays at the Central Arizona Child Evaluation Center and her tenure with the Gila River Indian Community where she developed a "parent-infant" special needs program.


In addition, for 13 years Ms. Soderquist completed background screenings and home studies of potential foster/adoptive parents to ensure Arizona children were placed in safe homes. She has also served on the Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) Advisory Council and recommended revisions and changes to the Department of Economic Security foster care licensing rules.


A former foster parent herself who was recognized as an exceptional Foster Parent in Arizona, Ms. Soderquist has been actively involved with the Social Action Committee at her church where she directed a volunteer program to benefit Habitat for Humanity.


Ms. Soderquist serves as a Parent Coordinator/Special Master for the Maricopa County Superior Court.


She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona State University's College of Law and was admitted to practice in 1998 in Arizona, was admitted by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in 2000. Ms. Soderquist has participated in the pilot probate mediation project and has received advanced mediation training at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Her practice strengths are in negotiating and rapidly solving complex cases and in all areas with mental health components.


Whether a guardian or conservator is needed to protect a loved or a family matter involving mental health components is at issue, Ms. Soderquist's training and history make her uniquely qualified to litigate complex family matters.

If you would like to discuss your matter with Carol Soderquist in detail, please contact her at or e-mail her


9375 E. Shea Blvd.
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ, 85226
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  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Chas | June 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
Carol has been invaluable to me and my family in helping us deal with a very difficult family situation. Carol was readily available almost any hour of the day to help with the multiple issues that came up. I would highly recommend Carol as someone who is compassionate, professional, and very knowledgeable.
Posted by Erin | June 22, 2020
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Responsive and professional.
Thank you Carol for being so responsive and professional throughout my case. I appreciate how you were on top of things and I never had to follow up to make sure you were doing what you said you were going to do. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.
Posted by Anna | June 18, 2020
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Efficient and compassionate
Carol has co-ordinated our process of resolving an intestate will for us when our parents passed away. It was a difficult situation . Carol handled each part of the process with expertise and communicated it all to us really well. Our family live in several different countries and she was able to co-ordinate all 16 heirs in a smooth process to settle the estate. I highly recommend her .
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Posted by Dan | June 16, 2020
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True Professional
My father died without a will, and my mother had dementia. When she died, also without a will, I had siblings literally wrapped around the globe, and a mentally ill brother fighting the process, Ms. Soderquist was a Godsend. She is brilliant, and was the perfect mix of patience and compassion (for the mentally ill brother), yet professional and firm. She led us through a complicated process masterfully, and was easy to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone in a similar position.
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Posted by Mike & Michelle | June 25, 2018
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The very BEST !!!!!
Carol is the very best at her profession. Attention-to-detail oriented, friendly and kind. The whole guardianship process was thoroughly and professional completed with no issues at all. We could not have asked for a better experience. And couldn't have done this without her. Communication was very important and Carol was right there each and every time we needed assistance. If you are in need of legal counsel in her specialty legal services, please contact Carol. Thank you again Carol. She is the very best !!!!!
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Posted by Mr&Mr Eldon French | August 14, 2017
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Trustworthy And Sincere
Carol is one sweet Lady, She is kind hearted and compassionate. We hired her a year ago 2016, after going threw two bad attorneys for 3 1/2, year's regarding our probate case. Carol is very thorough, professional and sharp regarding every detail of our case. She performed with great care and completeness knowing her job well. We were very satisfied with the knowledge she had on our case. We are thankful for her outstanding excellent work and appreciate all she has done for us. Her communication with us alway was right on top with our case. So if I were to pick out a gemstone symbolizing her it would be a Diamond. Carol Soderquist is one special Lady who is genuine. Thank you Sincerely Mr&Mrs French
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Posted by Richard Dickson | July 13, 2016
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Well Pleased!
This was my first time with having anything to do with Probate and was intimidated with the thoughts. After meeting with Carol, I left with a significantly better feeling about the process that lay ahead along with knowing that she would be carefully guiding me through this. Her knowledge and professionalism impressed me from the beginning and I truly appreciated what she was doing to care for the outcome of these proceedings. There was one small area where my opinion differed from hers, but she was quick to accept my decision and continued with our best interests in mind. I would hope that I would not have to go through this process again, but if I do, then Carol will be the first call I make.
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Posted by Linda | November 28, 2015
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Provides clear and concise information
After handling my divorce case over 2 years ago, Ms. Soderquist was more than willing to consult on additional family estate issues. She provided clear and concise information and direction.
Posted by Deborah | November 8, 2015
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Compassionate and skilled
In a very unfortunate time, Ms Sod requist was helpful and understanding. I don't think we could have found anyone else to help us untangle our jumbled lives and allow us to retain some semblance of dignity. Thank you Carol!
Posted by Carol | November 5, 2015
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Would recommend
Excellent Lawyer. Very professional went over all the steps our case would involve Kept us informed so we know what to expect And when Would use her services Again
Posted by Jenny | October 31, 2015
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Divorce Nightmare
Carol is very compassionate, attentive, and quick to get back to you always! i can't even imagine getting through my divorce without her. You can be sure she will always have your back! Nothing will get by this lawyer! I felt her devotion to my case and I never felt like just another client. Each case is different and I believe she gives everyone the individual attention required! I highly recommend her to everyone!
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Posted by Jesse Torrez | October 31, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Carol is everything you want in an attorney. She made a very difficult situation much easier with her knowledge, professionalism and compassion. My family can't thank her enough and can't say enough good things about her! We highly recommend her.
Posted by Jennifer | October 31, 2015
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Simply top notch
I hired Carol for a family court matter. I can not say enough good things about her. She is calm, cool and collected, yet very empathetic and compassionate. She is very knowledgeable of the law, and how it would likely be applied. Even during the most stressful times, a phone call with her would leave me feeling reassured - she has a gift for putting things into perspective. I am confident that I received the best possible advice and result from my case, due to Carol's expertise. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Pat | October 30, 2015
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Family insurance trust
Carol was very professional. She accomplished exactly what I hired her to do in a timely fashion. I would hire her again if the need arose. She was able to handle a trust problem with one of the big banks to my satisfaction.
Posted by Julia | October 30, 2015
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Highly Recommend!
Carol represented me in an Elder Law case involving my mother. She was very responsive and knowledgeable in all aspects of the case. I would highly recommend Carol to anyone needing this type of legal representation.
Posted by Doug | October 29, 2015
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I was very pleased with the legal services and advice I received from Carol Soderquist as I went through divorce. Ms. Soderquist was prompt and professional, experienced and knowledgeable. I am happy to recommend her to others.
Posted by Karina | October 29, 2015
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Outstanding Lawyer & A Huge Asset To Our Practice
While Ms. Soderquist is an independent contractor, she feels like a member of our psychiatric practice and has played a significant role in our growth and success. Not only is Ms. Soderquist an expert in the legalities of healthcare, she is reliable, prompt, professional, and very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Ms. Soderquist to any medical practice owner and would be happy to share specifics on my experience working with her if desired.
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Posted by Kristine | October 29, 2015
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An incredible hard working lawyer
Carol, has worked relentlessly on my never ending case and has done it with the utmost professionalism and wonderful attitude. She found the needles in the haystack in Statues of law when no one else could. If you need a true warrior to fight was is right and just, you need to hire Carol Soderquist.
Posted by Mark A. Kuhse | October 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
This was a involved case of guardianship for my adult special needs sister. The experience was excellent and I would immediately without reservation recommend Carol to anyone needing this legal service.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Nirenstein Garnice Soderquist PLC
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Associate
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Of Counsel
  • Michael Hintze & Associates
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Arizona State University's College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • N/A


  • AZ Woman Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder Law
  • Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Pilot Probate Court Mediation Project
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2001 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Fiduciary
  • Licensed Fiduciary
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Weill Cornell Medical School
  • Professional Witness Cross Examination
  • 2013
  • AAPL Annual Conference
  • Parent Alienation Syndrome--A New Disorder for DSM-V?
  • 2010
  • AZ Family Law Practice
  • Mediation in Family Law Cases
  • 2007
  • Probate Practice
  • The Incapacitated Client
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Carol as opposing counsel on several occasions. She is very professional and knowledgeable, advocates effectively and aggressively on behalf of her clients, while still being a reasonable to work with as opposing counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carol is my go-to attorney when I encounter a vulnerable adult case with family law issues. It is difficult to coordinate between both Family Court and Probate Court. Carol has both bases covered. I find her very knowledgeable, approachable, professional, and careful. I would highly recommend her for any family law case where capacity may be an issue."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carol was sensitive the needs of the divorce case which preserved the rights of both parties, as the clients directed. Carol was very responsive and caring and always advocated appropriately for her client."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carol for over ten years and have been lucky to have worked with her. She is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable in Elder Law and Probate Law. She is very compassionate to her clients and their unique needs in the very emotional and stressful areas of law that she practices in. I have referred clients to her and will continue to refer clients to her."

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Chandler Probate Lawyer Carol Soderquist
Carol Soderquist
Probate Attorney
Chandler, AZ
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available