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About me

I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson in 2004.

Being married and having eight children, I don't find much time for many things except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing.  Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law ---  and I truly enjoy it.  It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily.


My background also includes the study of Chinese martial arts brought to the United States by the Chin family and taught to Da Shifu Al Moore, Sr. which I continue to teach today as a 7th degree black belt (Master's level degree). I am certified in Red Dragon Shou Shu as a 7th degree black belt by Dashifu Jim Clark, successor to Da Shifu Al Moore.


In addition to the martial arts, my musical endeavors have included playing the violin since I was four years old.  After highschool, I studied music at Tanglewood Institute of Music the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the University of San Diego, and the Orvieto Musica Festival in the Umbria region of Italy.  From a different perspective, my work as a composer and producer includes the recordings of Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra in 1998 with Jamaican arranger Carlos Malcolm.  In six days, Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra recorded 24 tracks for two full length albums later mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. Other musical sideman work has included Boitovision which featured the vocal talent of Greg Lee from Hepcat



Languages spoken: English, Hungarian

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%



Hourly ($275-310/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an honest, experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He is also a great person and family man. You can trust him to protect your interest.


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Contact info

Thompson Krone PLC

4601 East Fort Lowell Road, Ste. 109
Tucson, AZ, 85715


DCActive 200507/05/2016
AZActive 200407/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honor RollThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Deans List Honor RollUniversity of San Diego1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Allied AttorneyAlliance Defending Freedom2014 - Present
PartnerThompson Krone PLC2013 - Present
Adjuct Professor of Paralegal and Criminal JusticeBrown Mackie College, Tucson (EDMC)2012 - 2013
OwnerThe Way Law Firm, P.C.2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyThe Deason Law Firm2007 - 2010
Deputy District AttorneyYuma County Attorneys Office - Civil Division2007 - 2007
Deputy County Attorney - Criminal DivisionYuma County Attorney's Office2005 - 2007
Attorney at Law (Tucson, AZ)Robert Michael Way, Esquire2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern Arizona Estate Planning CouncilMember2015 - Present
Tucson Breakfast LionsMember2013 - Present
Ninth (9th) Circuit Court of AppealsAttorney Member2013 - Present
Arizona Department of InsuranceLife and Health Licensed2010 - Present
Red Dragon Martial Arts - Shou Shu Kung FuMaster's Level Instructor2010 - Present
United States Department of Veteran AffairsN/A2008 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaN/A2007 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneyspast-president2012 - 2013
Fatima Women's Center (Tucson, Arizona)Board of Director2011 - 2015
Supreme Court of Arizona Disciplinary PanelHearing Panel Member2011 - 2014
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona Chapter)President2011 - 2012
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)President-Elect2010 - 2010
Yuma Endowment ProjectBoard Member2009 - 2010
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona chapter)Board Member2009 - 2010
Yuma County Bar Association, Yuma, AZPresident2007 - 2008
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysAssociate attorney member2007 - 2010
Knights of Columbus, St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, Yuma, AZMember2003 - 2010
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic ChurchDirector of Schola Cantorum Chant Choir2001 - 2002
Orvieto Musica Festival, Orvieto, ItalyViolinist/Chamber ensembles and orchestra1997 - 1997
University of San Diego Chamber EnsembleFirst Chair Violinist1995 - 1997
University of San Diego SymphonyConcertmaster1995 - 1997
Moores Chinese Martial Arts, Yuma, AZMaster Teacher (Shigung)1985 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Arizona vs. Todd West ReederResulted in a statutory change to ARS 13-907
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Linacre Quarterly 80 (4) 2013, 363–375Engaging the culture of death with the Gospel of Life: “Integrating the Catholic faith in the practice of law and medicine”2013
The New Vision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of TucsonYour Faith is Part of Your Legacy2011
Finding your Way through the LawFinding your Way through the Law2010
WordpressFollowing the Way2010
100 Estate Planning Insights100 Estate Planning Insights2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of San DiegoPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Boston University - Tanglewood Institute of MusicMusic Theory/Chamber MusicNone1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Phoenix Catholic Medical AssociationStealth Euthanasia in the Medicine2016
Convocation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of TucsonEstate Planning and Elder Law2016
Convocation for ClergyPlanning Faithfully: Catholic Estate Planning2016
Reachout Women's Center (Charity Dinner)Legal Implications of Organ Trafficking2015
Program SpeakerGuardianship: The Role of the Investigator2014
St. Killian's Cafe open forum for studentsIntegrating your Catholic Faith into your Career2012
Convocation of Clergy and BishopsCatholic Estate Planning2012
Tucson Catholic Physicians Guild, November 2011 meetingBioethics of End of Life Decisions2011
Protecting your WealthEstate Planning and Elder Law2011
Legal Educational SeminarWhy a Trust might not be the best Estate Planning strategy2011
Criminal Justice college courseVictim Rights under Arizona Law2011
Arizona Non-Medical Home Care Association (AzNHA)Avoiding Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse2011
Yuma Area Elder Abuse Task ForceEstate Planning Scams and dealing with Funeral Homes2010
Estate Planning Educational SeminarEffect of the Arizona Trust Code on Estate Planning2010
Criminal Law presentation1983 Civil Rights Actions in Criminal Law2010
6-Myths of Estate PlanningProbate and Estate Planning2010
Program SpeakerGuardianship: Emotion and Physical Effects on FamiliesN/A