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David Thomas Eastman

Trusts Attorney at Surprise, AZ

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also known as Dave Eastman


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Partner, Attorney at Law
David Eastman, born in Provo, Utah has traveled the world gaining an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and a profound understanding of the importance of families. With over 15 years of estate planning experience himself he has had the opportunity to serve thousands of clients and protect their legacies from being depleted due to probate costs, unnecessary taxation and long term care costs. He has had the opportunity to serve clientele such as attorneys, doctors, engineers, farmers, small business owners, athletes, non-profit organizations, as well as what he considers the regular every day family trying their best to protect what they have worked so hard to accumulate during life.

In 2005, David joined the law firm of Morris Hall and by doing so also joined America’s most prestigious estate planning organization, the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA). Through his many years of affiliation with the AAEPA he has been able to rub shoulders with and learn from some of the most distinguished estate planning attorneys in the United States. His membership in the AAEAP required him to have 36 hours of continuing legal education annually, in the field of estate planning.

In July of 2020 David decided it was time to break off on his own and start his own estate planning practice. He appreciated his time working for one of the nation’s largest estate planning firms at Morris Hall, but wanted to serve his clients in a more intimate way that only a smaller firm can. Upon his departure from Morris Hall David became affiliated with the top estate planning organization in the United States- Wealth Counsel. He is proud to be affiliated with such a distinguished group of estate planning attorneys both nationally and locally here in Arizona. This keeps him abreast of the most recent law changes and some of the most groundbreaking planning techniques used in the field of estate planning to date. There are only a handful of attorneys in the entire state of Arizona that belong to this prestigious organization and David is proud to say that he is one of them.

David’s true skill is taking what often times can be a very complex, overwhelming topic for clients like estate planning and making it very easy and comfortable to understand. Indeed, clients and attendees at his numerous estate planning seminars have often said he should have been an educator.

His practice exclusively focuses on the area of estate planning. He has assisted thousands of Arizona residents with setting up trusts, wills, powers of attorney, asset protection vehicles, IRA protection instruments, health care powers of attorney, living wills, mental health care powers of attorney, HIPAA forms, tax minimization structures and many other estate planning tools.

David is a frequent speaker for various public and private organizations. He enjoys educating the public about estate planning and the importance of establishing a personalized plan. He has spoken to veterans groups, non-profit organizations, senior living facilities, financial advisors, , adult learning courses, local clubs for seniors, church groups and has appeared on local news stations to discuss the importance of proper planning. David recently presented a webinar intended for other attorneys, on Guardianships and Conservatorships.

David currently serves on the Board of Trustee’s for the Sun Health Foundation. The Sun Health story began over 50 years ago, when a group of West Valley residents gathered in an effort to improve the overall health and wellbeing of those in their community. Their support through Sun Health Foundation funded, built and opened Boswell Memorial Hospital in 1971, and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in 1988. In 2008, Banner Health acquired both hospitals. Since then, Sun Health has been the exclusive fundraising arm for both hospitals and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Being a part of such a great organization is something David is most proud of. He is a resident of the West Valley and serving this community is something he is very passionate about.

David resides in Goodyear with his wife Kimber, their four children, and two dogs. He loves to play tennis, pickle ball, and to be on the lake in the summer time with his family. He is very involved in his church and enjoys serving. When he is not in the office he loves being outdoors and spending time with those he loves the most- his friends and family.

Education
David started his education at Brigham Young University Hawaii and graduated from BYU Provo with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During that time he spent two years in England doing volunteer work for his church. In 2003, while attending California Western School of Law, David received the Wiley Manual Award for his pro bono services for the San Diego Volunteer Program. David earned his Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University College of Law where he focused on estate planning and tax.

Licensed for 15 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact David

David T. Eastman
15331 West Bell Road Unit 300
Surprise, AZ, 85374
David T. Eastman Law Firm PLLC
11811 North Tatum Blvd., Suite 3031
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
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Posted by Jim & Jeanette | August 26, 2011
Great Job Preparing Trust
David did a very thorough job with our living trust, he told us about options that we weren't even aware of.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Never
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • David T. Eastman Law Firm PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney at Law / Partner
  • Morris Hall PLLC
  • 2005 - 2020

Education

  • ASU
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • Sun Health Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Wiley Manual Award
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2003

Publications

  • Book
  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home
  • 2018
  • Book
  • Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care
  • 2018
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • How can I protect my assets and reduce estate taxes?
  • 2008
  • Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook
  • West Law Probate Handbook for Arizona Attorney's
  • 2008
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • Should my living trust be the beneficiary of my retirment account?
  • 2007
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • How can I protect my children's inheritance from divorce or their creditors?
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Basics
  • What Happens When You Die
  • 2018
  • Arizona Probate Procedures
  • What is Probate and how we can avoid it.
  • 2009
  • Asset Protection
  • How to protect your assets
  • 2009
  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning with Wills and Trusts
  • 2008
  • Medicaid/VA Benefits Planning
  • How to qualify for Medicaid and VA benefits
  • 2008
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
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Elder law Attorney | Aug 04
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Surprise Trusts Lawyer David Thomas Eastman
David Thomas Eastman
Trusts Attorney
Surprise, AZ
Licensed for 15 years
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