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I help clients TAME THE BEAST known as estate and trust law in Arizona. 

 

As an estate and trust attorney, I use my skills of organization, analysis, and teaching to help people plan for and respond to life's most challenging transitions:

 

-Death
-Incapacity
-Death of a Loved One
-Retirement
-Transfer of Business Control

 

I bring a highly systematic approach to the practice of law, which is critically important when wading through the complex, and often bizarre, legal requirements associated with estate and trust law.

 

There is no doubt that I am - by nature - a very analytical person. I will do what any good lawyer does, and study the issues carefully when providing counsel to a client.

 

However, I think what separates me from other lawyers is my passion for teaching. I enjoy taking complex subject matter and making it understandable.

 

I am a proud member of Wealth Counsel -- the nation's largest organization of estate planning attorneys.  Wealth Counsel provides me with the support system of a large law firm, while allowing me to maintain the highly personalized level of service that only a solo attorney can provide. 

 


Need to Plan your Estate?



Need to Settle an Estate?


Need to Protect your Assets?


 

Bouman Law Firm

7650 E. Broadway Blvd. #108

Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 546-3558

tom@tomboumanlaw.com

 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wills: 25%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 25%
    16 years, 300 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 25%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ben E Connor

    I have known attorney Tom Bouman for many years and we belong to some of the same attorney organizations. Without a doubt Tom is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Arizona. His book “Arizona Estate Administration Answer Book” is the probate and estate settlement book which many attorneys rely upon. I have two offices and I keep a copy in each office. His knowledge is vast and he cares deeply for his clients. Tom not only knows the law but also thinks out of the box to solve problems for clients. He is a pleasure to work with, generous, and very caring. I would not hesitate to refer my family to Tom.

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    Ben Connor Estate planning Attorney
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  • Jonathan A Millet

    Attorney Bouman's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers and explanation on the materials on his firm web, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues involved with estate planning.

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    Jonathan Millet Trusts Attorney
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Contact info

Bouman Law Firm

7650 E. Broadway Blvd.
Suite 108
Tucson, AZ, 85710-3772

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Estate Planning Lawyer in Tucson, AZThree Best Rated2016
Client's Choice (Probate)Avvo2016
Client's Choice (Estate Planning)Avvo2016
Avvo Client's Choice Award - Estate PlanningAvvo2015
Avvo Client's Choice Award - ProbateAvvo2015
Avvo Client's Choice Award - ProbateAvvo2014
Avvo Client's Choice Award - Estate PlanningAvvo2014
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Avvo Client's Choice Award - ProbateAvvo2013
Avvo Client's Choice Award - Estate PlanningAvvo2013
Degree with High HonorsUniversity of MichiganN/A
Passed insurance sales exam (not currently licensed)Department of InsuranceN/A
Passed real estate sales exam (not currently licensed)Department of Real EstateN/A
Dean's ScholarshipUniversity of Arizona College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBouman Law Firm2005 - Present
AttorneyO'Connell & Bouman, PC2004 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorPark University2004 - 2005
Associate AttorneyO'Connell & Associates, PC2000 - 2004
Research AssistantUniversity Of Arizona College Of Law1999 - 2000
Law clerkO'Connell & Associates, PC1999 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wealth Counsel, LLCMember2006 - Present
Wealth Counsel Arizona Forum, LLCMember2006 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
I am not a litigation attorney and thus have projects, not casesN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Published book and e-bookArizona Estate Administration Answer Book (2016 edition)2016
Book published by Lulu, Inc.Arizona Estate Planning Strategies Deskbook: 2013 edition2013
Book published by Lulu, Inc.Arizona Estate Administration Answer Book: 2013 Edition2013
Book published by Lulu IncArizona Estate Planning Strategies Deskbook: 2011 Edition2011
Wealth Counsel Estate Planning BlogThe Case Against Exemption Portability2011
Book published by Lulu, Inc.Arizona Estate Planning Strategies Deskbook: 2010 edition2010
Book published by Thomas J. Bouman, PLLCWhy Estate Planning Matters (5th Ed.)2010
Book published by Lulu, Inc.Arizona Estate Administration Answer Book: Practical Answers to Common Questions For Any Size Estate in Arizona2010
Book published by Thomas J. Bouman, PLLCWhy Estate Planning Matters (4th Ed.)2009
Book published by Thomas J. Bouman, PLLCPlanning for Life's Most Challenging Transitions2007
Article published by Inside Tucson BusinessCorporate Fringe Benefit Offsets Higher Health Care Costs for Small Business2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Michigan, Ann ArborSMCBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarAsset Protection Strategies for Arizona ResidentsN/A
Estate Planning SeminarPotential Benefits of a Living TrustN/A
Estate Planning SeminarIRA Protection TrustsN/A
Estate Planning SeminarEssential Components of an Estate PlanN/A
Estate Planning Seminar5 Excellent Trust IdeasN/A
Estate Planning SeminarPlanning for Life's Most Challenging TransitionsN/A
Estate Planning SeminarPlanned Giving StrategiesN/A
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning StrategiesN/A