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Megan Elizabeth Selvey

Guardianship Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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About Megan

Learn Megan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Long Term Care and Medicaid (ALTCS) planning for single individuals and married couples; Income-Only Trusts ("Miller Trusts"); Irrevocable Trusts

    9 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Special Needs Planning; Revocable Trusts; Wills; Power of Attorney; Amendments; Trust Funding; LLCs

    9 years

  3. Guardianship
    25%
    Contested and Uncontested; Special Needs Child turning 18; Incapacitated Adults

  4. Probate
    25%
    Probate and Trust Administration Post-Death

    9 years

Megan Selvey is an attorney licensed in Arizona and California. Megan's legal practice includes estate planning, probate, special needs planning, long term care planning, and guardianships/conservatorships.  She regularly advises clients on matters related to protecting wealth and providing for loved ones with special needs, or those receiving or anticipating receiving public benefits. 

Megan graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University.  Thereafter, she attended the University of San Diego, School of Law in San Diego, California.  While in law school, Megan was a member of the International Law Journal, the Tax Law Society, and the Women's Law Caucus.   

 Megan volunteers with several non-profit organizations.  She is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee to Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (“SARRC”).  She is a member of the Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council for ValleyLife, a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life.  Megan also supports and volunteers with other incredible organizations providing services and value to the special needs community in Arizona.

 Megan enjoys volunteering in the community and meeting people.  She regularly presents to parents groups and families to provide information related to estate planning, guardianship, and public benefits.

 When Megan is not practicing law or serving the community, she can usually be found hiking and camping with her family and her dogs, Monster and Mabel. 

Licensed for 8 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/21/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Megan

Bivens & Associates
5020 E Shea Blvd Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254-4616

Reviews

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Posted by Brian | December 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Fast
I consulted with Megan on a probate issue regarding my deceased grandmother's home. Megan provided excellent advice, and was very helpful. She was able to help solve the issue so the property could be sold. I would recommend Megan to anyone seeking assistance with probate.
Posted by Kathryn | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personal Service
Megan Selvey was referred to us by our daughter. Upon consulting her for our services, we found her professional and very informative about our legal needs. She was not forceful in her methods and only offered us what we required. In addition, she provided the services we required in a timely fashion. I would and have highly recommended Ms. Selvey to anyone seeking her services!
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Posted by Joan | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Profile for Megan Selvey
My son in law is semi retired lawyer in another firm but referred me to Biven and Associates nearly ten years ago for my mom who needed long term care. I then needed assistance for my significant other with his estate and I then had the pleasure to meet Megan Selvey. She helped me through a difficult time, numerous phone calls and meetings with family members until his recent passing. Megan is smart, caring and professional with genuine concern for her clients welfare. She goes beyond in her duties and is always available to take a call. I have referred friends and family to her and continue a business relationship with BIVENS and Associates. Megan is an asset to the company and I consider her a friend and my go to person for any legal issue.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical and professional
I have nothing but the highest regard for Ms. Selvey and her firm. She is professional, respectful and thorough. She has responded to all of my inquiries quickly, even on short notice. Her knowledge of Elder law is apparent, and I would recommend her and her firm to anyone.
Posted by Jessica | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal experience I've ever had
My mother was diagnosed at a young age with Fronto-Temporal Dementia, and I had to seek out legal counsel to gain custody of her as well as handle all of her medical needs/bills, and housing requirements. I entered a prolonged legal battle with her family, and initially hired another lawyer who failed to show for court hearings, never responded to urgent emails for months on end and ultimately landed me in the hospital due to stress before the judge recommended I obtain new legal counsel. Enter Megan Selvey and the wonderful lawyers/legal assistants/paralegals/EVERYONE at Bivens & Associates!! Megan and Eileen walked me through every step of the process, helping me set up accounts to ensure my mother's health and housing was guaranteed for as long as need be. They helped to clear up the horrific mess my previous 'lawyer' had made of all her funds and assets and even helped me regain most of the funds he had stolen from my mother (yeah, he was a real swell guy). The only reason we did not regain all of the funds was because I determined it was not worth the time and money to regain the remainder, being exhausted from years of battling my former lawyer. I have no doubt that had I chosen to pursue it, Megan would have regained every last penny for me. Everyone at Bivens & Associates was extremely sympathetic to everything I was going through emotionally with my mother's failing health and eventual passing and everything I had gone through with my previous lawyer, and offered me nothing but the most wonderful patience and support, giving me the time and space needed to obtain any necessary paperwork. Whenever possible, Megan would handle the obtaining and/or submission of documents for me so that I did not have to deal with any additional stress. After my mom's passing, she helped me to finalize everything and close everything out, so that I didn't have to worry about anything popping up down the road. I can rest easy knowing that, with the help of Megan Selvey, I did everything in my power to give my mother the best final years of her life, safe and cared for and never in any doubt as to her financial stability. In a nightmarish stage of my life, Megan Selvey and the amazing folks of Bivens & Associates were the ray of light and hope that kept me going, and helped me get through what would have otherwise been a hopeless, impossible situation. I cannot express enough gratitude for the devotion, kindness, support, and legal expertise I received from Megan. She truly changed my view on lawyers and gave me the best legal experience I have ever received in my years of dealing with various lawyers. I would highly, HIGHLY recommend anyone seeking legal help with elder law/estate planning seek out the services of Megan. The stress of helping an elder family member is already enough; working with Megan will alleviate so much of the legal stress, allowing you to devote more of your time and energy to the people you love. Because when you're dealing with a family member at the end of their life, the last thing you want is to spend their remaining time dealing with lawyers, courts, and banks. Megan will help you manage things so that you can have quality time with your loved ones when it is so, so important.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bivens & Associates, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • K.R. Hess Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Elder Law & Advocacy, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • San Diego City Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • City Of San Diego
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
  • Professional Advisory Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Marciopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • SARRC Education Spring Symposium 2017
  • Special Needs Planning and Guardianship for Minor Turning Age 18
  • 2017
  • Down Syndrome and Aging Conference
  • Special Needs Planning & Turning 18
  • 2017
  • CoBiz Bank
  • Preventing Financial Exploitation of Seniors
  • 2017
  • August 2017 Meeting of AZ Assist
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2017
  • SARRC Lunch and Learn
  • Public Benefits
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Elder law Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a wonderful attorney and a compassionate, caring person. Watching her legal career progress, I have always been extremely impressed by Megan's sharp legal mind. But, Megan is truly special not just because she is smart, but because she is also kind and caring. She is top notch in every way."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Friend
"Megan's compassion for her clients, strong legal background, and careful attention to detail make her an exceptional elder law and special needs attorney. It is clear that to Megan, her job is about more than just providing excellent counsel--it is about ensuring her clients feel comfortable, confident, and cared for as they navigate or prepare for potentially difficult circumstances. Megan has been an invaluable resource to my own family with respect to end-of-life planning, and I would not hesitate to entrust her with my own or my loved ones' affairs."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a fantastic attorney and builds wonderful rapport with her clients. She has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, probate and trust administration."
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Scottsdale Guardianship Lawyer Megan Elizabeth Selvey
Megan Elizabeth Selvey
Guardianship Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 8 years
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