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Richard D Elley

Real estate Attorney at Gilbert, AZ

5.0   79 reviews

also known as Rich Elley

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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Practice areas

Elley Law PLC maintains a general practice with an emphasis on civil litigation, real estate, and business law.  Rich is a licensed member of the State Bar of Arizona and is admitted to practice in all state courts in Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rich began his career in law with the Northrop Grumman Corporation where he gained hands-on experience with multi-billion dollar contracts and contract negotiation. After leaving Northrop, he completed an internship at Maxey Law Office in Spokane, Washington, focusing on litigation in family, criminal, and personal injury law.

Rich received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Gonzaga University School of Law where he was awarded the Excellence in Business Anti-Trust CALI award and graduated with the honor of Cum Laude. Additionally, Rich was a long-time multi-state licensed loan originator and has over two decades of experience in real estate finance and lending.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 5 ...

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Location

Elley Law PLC
3323 E. Baseline Rd.
Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Pamela | May 7, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative free consultation
Richard D Elley was very helpful and informative while I asked questions about an eviction from a 55+ mobile home park that's been bullying me for two years. I know I was scattered and repetitive, but I've never dealt with anything like this and it's scary and stressful and it's taken a significant toll on my household. Thank you for your information and suggestions. I feel more prepared to present my side.
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Posted by Deborah | March 13, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So Happy I Made The Call
After reading all his wonderful online reviews, I called Richard regarding a Landlord/Tenant issue I am experiencing. He promptly returned my call within a few hours and after some questions, he listed what he thought would be my best options going forward. Richard was very patient in answering my questions, and with his very honest advice I believe I now have a better understanding of how I need to proceed. Not once did I ever feel rushed, and I believe he was truly happy to help. A very nice gentleman. Thank you, Richard!
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Posted by Susie | December 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excecellent Representation
Mr. Elley took on our case with a major bank and did an excellent job. He was able to have the case dismissed with prejudice! We would absolutely recommend Rich Elley to anyone. He kept us updated and billed fairly.
Posted by Cami | November 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great experience
I was referred to Mr. Elley for his professionalism and impeccable knowledge and I could not be more pleased from my experience. Although my case was a bit complex and outside the norm, he handled it with great care and I never felt like just another case. He was incredibly accessible, and very mindful of both his and my time to conclude our case. I could not have been more pleased working with him.
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Posted by Nichol | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Competent and Personable Attorney
I hired Mr. Elley to help defend me against a renters frivolous lawsuit. Facing a lawsuit based on false accusatioms was very unnerving, but Mr. Elley's knowledge, confidence and caring demeanor helped calm nerves. Mr. Ellen was very responsive and was always there with a clear and thorough answer. We went to trial and Mr. Elley helped me power through the process and did a great job of highlighting the issues in the renters side of the story. I won the case and was awarded all my attorneys fees back. I highly recommend Mr. Elley!
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Posted by Vicky and Bob | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord/Tenant dispute - need HELP!
We contacted Rich at a very low part of a landlord/tenant "relationship." One of the BEST decisions we made was hiring Rich to help. He talked us through and explained the process every step of the way. He answered so many questions we had and listened when we were frustrated. As the case came to a close, it was clear to see, he had our best interest in mind. Also I'd like to add, his staff is outstanding!! Super helpful and kind. These folks are genuine!
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ Satisfied Client
To start off this review, My Family lost my dad earlier in the year unexpectedly. Unfortunately, dad didn't have A Will and My mom later found out that certain documents weren't worded correctly for Real Estate Property. I did some research on the internet and inquired with 5 different Attorneys. Even though it was after 6PM Richard responded to my inquiry and requested to call me that same night to give him more details on what I needed help with. Once we spoke and I gave him the situation we set up an appt. He was very caring and understanding and showed a lot of empathy that mom needed. He answered all our questions and explainex everything to us in detail. When I spoke to other Attorneys they were really pushy. Richard, didn't give me that feeling and was very genuine. His price wasn't the most expensive and wasn't the least- His Price for the services he provided Definitely fair. I would definitely recommend him for any Real Estate, issues. Bottom line here is that Rich provided his services to our 110% satisfaction! Thank you very much! You and your Office Team are Awesome! Keep up the good work!
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Posted by Kevin | August 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I needed a great lawyer who would protect my rights. I contacted several law firms, and they all wanted an initial consult fee of 350 or 400 up front and who knows what you'd get after that. I contacted Elley Law and Rich Elley, the Principal in the Firm, offered me a free phone consult. After the free phone consult, I hired him. He did a demand letter that day. Rich is incredibly knowledgeable about the law, my rights, and the rights of the opposing party. He is fearless and gets right on the case. Rich spelled out the consequences of breaking a legally binding contract to the opposing party both in writing and on the phone. They knew exactly what would happen to them and how costly it would be if they did not fulfill their legal responsibilities under the law. The problem was resolved within a week. Elley Law is professional, they know the law and they work expeditiously for the legal remedy you desire. Their prices are very fair and the legal services you will receive are second to none.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Rich worked hard to get me the settlement I deserved, he keep me up to date and included everything I needed to make the best decision in my interest. Thank you!
Posted by RL | March 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Lien
I had a real estate issue with the sale of my home. It was discovered that I had a “clouded” title. An old second lien from 15 years ago was discovered upon running a title search, which had not been properly discharged. Through a long-drawn-out process Rich’s knowledge, experience, sharp thinking, and ideas helped me receive a favorable court judgement to have the lien removed. Thus, satisfying all the title company requirements to issue a clear title and proceed with the sale. Rich was very honest, professional, dependable, and organized. He always was available and responsive when needed. Laid out a strategy and explained the details, outcomes and options that could arise at each step of the process. Rich takes a true interest in his clients with reasonable costs to quickly resolve the issue at hand. I’m glad I chose him, enjoyed working with him and would highly recommend him to my family, friends or anyone looking for legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help!
Rich was a referral and we are so happy we called him. Prompt, professional responses and the outcome we hoped for!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patient, kind, to the point, easy to understand.
Rich Elly gave me a feeling of confidence immediately upon speaking with him. He took the time to explain things, often more than once which I really appreciated when I was feeling overwhelmed with facts. He had good ideas and backup plans that were very reassuring to me in moving forward with my case.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, knowledgeable and thorough
Rich worked with us to review documents pertaining to a home purchase and was able to identify something we had missed that helped us tremendously. As with most real estate transactions, time is of the essence and Rich prioritized our request and got back to us with a thorough analysis and recommendations in a very short time period.
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Posted by Jack | September 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
client
What can I say, a smart, personable and a fun guy. My wife and I were blessed to find a caring and highly talented attorney. We will always consider Rich a friend.
Posted by Nicole | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Mr. Elley is a fantastic litigator! He is well-prepared and communicates well with clients! He will do an excellent job litigating your case and obtaining a favorable outcome!
Posted by Thom | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation for Personal Injury
Mr. Elley was our Counsel for a Personal Injury Lawsuit. Mr. Elley was prepared from the beginning to the end of the case. His preparation prior to the "Depositions", "Jury Selections" and the "Trial" were beyond my expectations. His preparation reminded me of my High School football coach putting together a scouting report for the big game. No stone was left unturned before going into the courtroom. His Courtroom presentations were beyond the opposing attorney's comprehension. Mr. Elley used the most advance computer technology when presenting the case. Mr. Elley is "Major League" Counsel. He had us come in to his office on a holiday because it was difficult for us to take off work and drive 200 miles to meet during the week. Mr. Elley and his office staff are very flexible when contacting you as well. I give Mr. Elley a 5 star review because his a first class Lawyer and his is a genuine person with integrity. I would and will definitely recommend Mr. Elley to anyone in need of an attorney. Thank you Rich holding people accountable. A Job Well Done!!!
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Posted by Kathy | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I have used Rich twice. He is extremely responsive and very knowledgeable. His prices are more than fair while still getting top notch service and results.
Posted by Michael | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Professional & An Outstanding Attorney for the situation at hand!
Mr. Elley was Alert and Knowledgeable of our situation and kept us informed of our status as our case progressed through out the Year and a half it took to come to an agreement in which our case was triumphantly successful!!! Mr, Elley without a doubt should definitely be considered for your legal business matters!!!
Posted by Ray | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Trustworthy Lawyer
I was very impressed with Richards ability to ask all the right questions getting the information he needed to make sound decisions leading to Victory.
Posted by Brockton Somsen | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Elley Reivew
Richard is a knowledgeable, passionate and reasonable attorney. He is highly competent and gets the job done.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elley Law PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • NationsChoice Mortgage
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Gonzaga
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Landeen v. FF Group Inc.
  • Dismissed in favor of client

Associations

  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2009

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Fair Housing and Fair Lending
  • 2016
  • Corporate Training Conference
  • HUD's New Origination Handbook
  • 2015
  • Corporate Training Conference
  • TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Implementation
  • 2015
  • Corporate Training Conference
  • Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2014
  • Corporate Training Conference
  • FTC Online and Cell Phone Disclosures, Overview of New Rules
  • 2013
  • Corporate Training Conference
  • Nuts and Bolts of an AML Program for Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (20)
Endorse Richard
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an extremely focused, intelligent, and dedicated lawyer. I have known him for several years and have asked him for his trusted advice on multiple occasions. I highly recommend Richard to anyone who is need of an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Elley is a thoughtful and intelligent attorney and I know that he is a hard worker. I have always been impressed by his professionalism and I would recommend consulting with him for legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard's business acumen is unique among attorneys in Arizona. Most attorneys know the law fairly well and some of them are personable. Richard, though, has nearly a decade of experience in the mortgage industry, he knows the law, AND he is personable. I know he will be the first person I call when I organize my business. I strongly suggest you call Richard for a consult, you will not regret it."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Richard for several years and know him to be a top notch attorney."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Elley is an excellent choice for an attorney, no matter what your legal needs, but especially when dealing in areas of business, real estate, landlord/tenant issues, and/or litigation. I've known Richard for many years now and would encourage anyone needing legal assistance in AZ to get in touch with him prior to settling for another attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Other
"I've known Richard since law school. Calm and collected with a wealth of experience before and after school, Richard is someone you can count on. He's a good man and a great professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Richard Elley. Richard was a former colleague of mine and always demonstrated a great deal of professionalism, preparation, and knowledge in the task at hand."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Friend
"I have referred several individuals to Richard who were in need of legal help surrounding various legal matters touching on property. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from those individuals I have referred to him."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Richard for the past four years, and in that time have come to rely on him to assist me with my real estate work. He is very knowledgeable in many facets of real estate, including mortgages, title issues, undisclosed defects and liens. He is also my go-to guy for residential and commercial evictions. He is always looking for a good solution for his clients, whether that be litigation, mediation, or some other way to resolve disputes. I like that he is always focused on the best result for the client, and getting to that result as quickly and efficiently as possible."
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Gilbert Real estate Lawyer Richard D Elley
Richard D Elley
Real estate Attorney
Gilbert, AZ
Licensed for 13 years
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