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Robert B Fleming

Trusts Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   1 review

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    40%
    Trusts and trust administration, with focus on special needs trusts and planning. Includes third-party special needs trusts (established by family members for a loved one with a disability) and self-settled trusts (established for the benefit of a personal injury plaintiff or inheriting family member with a disability). We draft trusts, represent trustees or beneficiaries, and in some cases act as trustee.

    46 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Tax and estate planning for individuals and couples, including parents and other relatives of individuals with disabilities

    46 years

  3. Guardianship
    30%
    Guardianship (of the person) and conservatorship (of the estate) for minors and those with disabilities. We act as guardian or conservator, or represent family members in seeking guardianship or conservatorship, or represent the ward or proposed ward in such proceedings

    46 years

To my considerable surprise, I see that I have been practicing law for over four decades. I have been a city court judge, and the Public Fiduciary in Tucson -- but I have been in private practice since 1986.

For over 25 years, I practiced with partner Tom Curti. Tom has now retired but the partnership lives on, with two new (and excellent, and younger) partners.

Oh, and we actually like what we do, like our clients, and like our employees and associates. Score.

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Licensed for 46 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 09/18/2022
State MT
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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Robert B Fleming
330 N Granada
Tucson, AZ, 85701-8212

Reviews

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Posted by Rob | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fleming & Curti
Robert and his staff are expert and friendly. They have written wills for my wife and me along with all the ancillary documents. I’ve also referred many friends and clients to Robert including my own parents. Now that’s an endorsement!
Response from Robert Fleming May 22, 2018
Thank you, Rob. We value feedback from our clients, and love it when they feel like they were well served!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Fleming & Curti, PLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Public Fiduciary
  • Pima County, Arizona
  • 1981 - 1986

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1976
  • Utah State University
  • BS
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Johnson
  • Court of Appeals ruled that will provision did not violate the rule against perpetuities.
  • Fleming v. Rasmussen by Mitchell
  • Guardian's authority confirmed

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1984 - Present
  • Arizona Fiduciary Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • President
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • SuperLawyer
  • Arizona SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer
  • Arizona SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • SuperLawyer
  • Arizona SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Arizona SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Fellow
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Aspen Publishers
  • Elder Law Answer Book - 3rd Edition
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning & Community Property Seminar
  • Digital Wills
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (51)
Elder law Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert wrote the "Elder Law Answers" book so that should be pretty good evidence of his knowledge and commitment to the practice area! Robert is an amazing asset to the community, an outstanding attorney and most importantly, a caring and generous person. I refer clients to Robert and his partners, on a regular basis."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"Robert is entirely committed to the field of Elder Law and his passion and enthusiasm benefit his clients and co-workers. I have known Robert for years and would trust him with the most complex matters. He is knowledgeable, efficient and extremely proficient. I have recommended many clients to Robert and will continue to do so with the utmost of confidence."
Estate planning Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is nationally recognized as a premier leader in the estate planning and elder law fields. His expertise as a lawyer and a leading resource in the education and furtherance of the legal community are widely sought. He is an asset to the community and an attorney I would unequivocally recommend."
Trusts Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert's obviously one of the top attorneys in this field in the community. I am most impressed that he is able to work to bring resolutions that are in the best interests of his clients, rather than costly litigation that is in the best interest of the lawyer. He has helped resolve cases both tremendously complex and simply acrimonious in a very effective manner that is in the best interests of those involved."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert Fleming is among the top 1% of lawyers with whom I have worked. Robert's analytical skills, creativity, and persistence repeatedly win the day for his clients. I would rely upon Robert's judgement on any issue arising from estate planning or guardianship in Arizona."
Trusts Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Fleming has an excellent reputation in the community. His practice on behalf of elders is a model for our senior citizen, and any client who has Robert representing him is in the best of hands."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is not only an excellent lawyer but also an asset to our community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robert for over 25 years as a colleague and friend. Often, I need to refer a client to an Arizona attorney. Robert is the first Arizona lawyer who comes to mind. I have worked with him (and his staff) on numerous cases over the years and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for estate planning, elder law or guardianship issues in Arizona. He is insightful and intellectually honest! Give him a call and let him know Baird says hello."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Fleming is one of the leading experts in Arizona for special needs trusts. He cares about his clients and offers flat fees for many different types of trust. I highly recommend him. (I came to know Mr. Fleming during law school)."
Elder law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Friend
"I can add nothing to the statements that have already been made re: Mr. Fleming’s credentials and qualifications. He is recognized nationally as a visionary and leader in the law, and particularly in the areas of elder law and special needs. My interactions with him have only confirmed the fact that he is deserving of all the recognition he has received."
Trusts Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert as one of the top lawyers in Trusts and Elder law. He has the strongest grasp of both local and National laws governing trusts in general and special needs trusts to protect assets for elders and the disabled. The best part is he is able to keep it practical for the client."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. he is hard working, intelligent, and very knowledgeable. he would be able to help you."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Robert Fleming has shaped the field of elder law and is well established as a leader and an expert in the field. I, personally, have learned a great deal from his books, workshops and seminars. We are all fortunate that Robert Fleming so willingly shares his knowledge with members of the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is THE leader in the country for Elder Law. He has written the book referenced by pretty much every elder law attorney in the country. Robert is one of the good guys and is highly revered by all elder law attorneys."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Robert Fleming is the elder law attorney most recognized and respected by the pre-eminent elder law attorneys in the United States. I and many other attorneys owe him a great deal. The public owes him even more as his fanatical devotion to the highest ethical standards sets the bar for all professionals."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a very accomplished elder law attorney yet very approachable and willing to help colleagues. If I had a relative in Arizona who needed elder law assistance, I would call Robert."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Those individuals who practice Elder Law are part of a small, but growing community. Anytime you join a community, you quickly learn who's been there for awhile, for example, who's the Smith that Smithville was named after. If there was such a person for the Elder Law community, then it might be Robert Fleming. Robert is, without a doubt, one of the best elder law attorneys in the United States. I recommend Robert to anyone who is looking for an Elder law attorney or a special needs trust attorney in Arizona."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fleming is an attorney whom others look to for advice. His insights are always valuable. If I have a knotty problem, he is one of the first attorneys I consider referring to."
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