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Timothy M Struse

Probate Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   4 reviews

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*CONTINUING TO REPRESENT CURRENT CLIENTS. NEW CLIENTS BY REFERRAL ONLY. Certified Specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization. Practice areas include complex estate planning, probate litigation, administration of estates and trusts, elder law, guardianship/conservatorship, wealth transfer tax strategies, representation of professional fiduciaries, prenuptial agreements, and other closely-related topics.

Licensed for 20 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/18/2022

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Fletcher Struse Fickbohm & Wagner PLC
6750 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ, 85704

Reviews

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Posted by Dawn | July 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
My ex-husband passed last month, and lived in AZ. Our children live in Hawaii, and they had no idea what do do upon hearing about the passing of their father. We have been told that no Will was left, so we knew we needed to talk to an attorney to help us with this process. On the recommendation of another law firm, I was put in contact with Mr. Struse. We spend an hour long Zoom conference call with Mr. Struse and we all felt confident that he was the correct attorney to speak to about our concerns and helping us navigate our next direction. He answered all our questions, listening patiently, giving us ethical / straight forward advise. We left the conversation with the knowledge of how probate works and knowing how we need / want to move forward. Thank you Mr. Struse so much for helping us, especially with the distance problem (Hawaii - Arizona) and having no Will in place. Mr. Stuse is extremely east to talk to, answers your questions, helps you understand the process explaining in plain English, and was genuinely empathetic to our situation. I also need to add, Andrea, his paralegal, was wonderful to talk to and did a fantastic job setting up our Zoom appointment and doing the intake of information before our appointment. I truly wish I could find a law firm like this in Hawaii.
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Posted by Guy | September 10, 2012
Best trust attorney ever
I've used the services of Slosser Law Firm's, Timothy Struse, in the past when he deftly sorted out my deceased mother's property holdings and got my sister and I on track to transfer the property title. The property had been taken out of the Trust to be refinanced when my mother was still alive, but was mistakenly not put back in the Trust. So when it came time to make sure the remaining properties were in order to sell and sign off on the escrow documents with only one Trustee instead of two, hiring Timothy Struse again was a no-brainer. Timothy made the process easier and saved my sister and I a lot of time and effort. He's affordable, fast, pleasant and knows what he's doing. You can interview other attorneys like I did prior to hiring him the first time, but I guarantee you I am most happy with Timothy and can't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Jim | May 9, 2010
Tim Struse helped us to get our inheritance
Tim Struse handled our case of Trust settlement. My sister and I had been working with another lawyer for 6 months to obtain our rightful inheritance after the death of our father, but the trustee of my father's Trust (his second wife) chose to interpret the documents to give herself all the income from the Trust assets for life even though our father had made it clear in the last amendment he signed before his death that she was to receive a lump sum and his children were to receive the remainder. We were getting nowhere until we hired Tim Struse who promptly drew up a Trust Distribution Agreement which all parties felt was equitable. Throughout the process, Tim kept us informed of progress, answered all our emails (sometimes within minutes) and made us feel like we had a powerful ally. I would highly recommend Tim Struse to anyone with Trust or Estate problems.
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Posted by Susan-Lea | November 8, 2009
Excellent Family and Trust Law Services
Mr. Struse has been extremely helpful in a very difficult process in the caring and passing of my husband, who suffered severe cognitive impairment. His professionalism has been enhanced with his compassion and understanding. He has provided, for four years now, and continues to provide expert guidance. I very highly recommend him and his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fletcher Struse Fickbohm & Wagner PLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bogutz & Gordon, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Jan E. Kearney
  • Pima County Superior Court
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University High School, Tucson
  • 1995

Associations

  • Arizona Probate Practice Manual
  • Co-Editor of Trust section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Judicial Performance Review Team - PCSC
  • Team member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Morris K. Udall Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Estate and Trust
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates
  • Tucson Lifestyle
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012-2014
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2008
  • Most Valuable Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Arizona Chapter
  • 2007
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
  • AZFLSE
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Write-a-Will Month
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2014
  • Write-a-Will Month
  • Probate & Estate Planning Basics
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Affordable Care Act and Special Needs Trusts: What Estate Planners, Elder Law Attorneys and Litigators Need to Know
  • 2013
  • Planned Giving Roundtable
  • Planned Giving Success Stories
  • 2013
  • Write-a-Will Month
  • Probate & Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012
  • NBI seminar
  • Trusts 101
  • 2012
  • Bench & Bar Winter Program
  • New Statewide Probate Rules
  • 2012
  • Write-a-Will Month
  • Probate and Estate Planning Basics
  • 2011
  • Write-a-Will Month
  • Probate and Estate Planning Basics
  • 2011
  • Write-A-Will Month
  • Probate and Estate Planning Basics
  • 2010
  • NAELA Annual Symposium
  • Local Probate Rules
  • 2009
  • NAELA annual symposium
  • Preserving Estate Plan During Incapacity
  • 2008
  • NBI
  • Probate Fundamentals
  • 2007
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
  • 2006
  • NBI
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Guardianship Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is one of the good guys. He is smart, hard-working, and dedicated to his clients' interests. He is also one of the most ethical lawyers I've ever worked with. When I see that Tim is involved in a case that I'm getting into, I know that (a) I'm going to have to work hard to keep up and (b) my client and I will not have to look over our shoulders for unpleasant surprises."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim and I attended law school at the University of Arizona together. While in law school, I was always impressed with Tim's level head and focus. These basic fundamentals of Tim's personality make him a disciplined and skilled advocate and estate planner. His ability to spot issues and focus on the needs of the client are unrivaled. I do not hestitate to send referrals to Tim and appreciate having people like Tim in the Arizona bar."
Probate
Tucson Probate Lawyer Timothy M Struse
Timothy M Struse
Probate Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 20 years