West was born in Melbourne, Florida and moved to Phoenix, Arizona during his teen years. West was blessed to be born into a good family who taught him the importance of protecting your loved ones and helping others. These teachings have influenced every aspect of his life and were a motivating factor for joining Morris Hall, PLLC (MH) as an estate planning attorney.
He attained his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Western International University, graduating Cum Laude. He later attended the Phoenix School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree prior to being admitted to the Arizona Bar Association.
Prior to joining Morris Hall, West worked for over 12 years as a Vice President for JPMorgan Chase & Company in New York City. During this time he managed an $8 billion portfolio and served as a representative on an industry-wide team focused on legislative issues affecting banking costumers.
In 2005, West joined MH with the desire to assist families and individuals to protect themselves and their loved ones. Since that time, he has helped MH grow throughout Arizona and into New Mexico while solidifying MH’s position as a premier estate planning law firm in the southwest.
West is President Elect of Carefree Kiwanis Club; co-chairman of Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation and Make-A-Wish Arizona Planned Giving Advisory Committees. He is also on the National Advisory Board for Make-A-Wish.
West is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, American Bar Association and Maricopa Bar Association.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Practioner with Heart Award||Trust & Estates Magazine||2013|
|Partner||Morris Hall, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Vice President||JP Morgan Chase & Co.||1993 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Foothills Community Foundation||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation||Chairman Planned Giving Advisory Council||2015 - Present|
|Make-A-Wish Arizona||Co-Chairman Planned Giving Advisory Council||2014 - Present|
|Make-A-Wish America||National Planned Giving Advisory Council||2013 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Carefree Kiwanis Club||Past President||2015 - 2016|
|Book||Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care||2018|
|Book||Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home||2018|
|Attorney at Law Magazine||What Circumstances Do You Plan For||2013|
|Western International University||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Phoenix School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|2018 Advanced Personal Injury Seminar||Asset Protection||2018|
|Alzheimers Educational Event||Estate Planning and Alzheimers||2017|
|Raymond James Educational Series||Inherited IRAs||2017|
|Joint Conference with Central Arizona Estate Planning Council||Planned Giving||2016|
|Arizona Fiduciary Association Conference||Trust Administration||2015|
|Tax & Asset Protection Planning|
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