John practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and business transaction law. He is an experienced attorney who always seeks to provide a top quality, cost-effective, results-driven approach for each one of his clients. In addition, John seeks to provide the best possible value for his clients in reaching a resolution to their legal issues as quickly as possible. John welcomes the opportunity to serve you in solving your legal needs.

10.0John B. Even

Estate Planning


Trust Administration

Guardianships and Conservatorships

Business Planning

Business Succession Planning

Business Transactions

Over the course of his career, John has helped a variety of clients draft their wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. He is able to handle all estate planning matters from smaller estates up to multi-million dollar estates with significant tax issues. He has also assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters, whether contested or uncontested, that they encounter after the death of a loved one. Finally, John has assisted families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator.

Moreover, John has also served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet his clients’ particular needs, and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues. Finally, because John handles estate planning issues for business owners as well, he can assist business owners with their business succession planning to help them develop an exit strategy for their businesses.

John is a frequent speaker on various topics in the areas of his expertise for National Business Institute, the State Bar of Arizona, and other organizations. He also writes a monthly blog on these topics.

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Stanford University, B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1985

Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1991


State Bar of Arizona, Trust and Estates Section and the Business Law Section

State Bar of Colorado

Valley Estate Planners

Founding Chairman of Catholic Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board


Catholic Community Foundation, Board Member and Member of Executive Committee

Order of Malta, Member, Membership Chair for Phoenix Location, and Treasurer for Phoenix Location

John is married to Rebecca and has three wonderful children.  In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, watching his childrens’ activities, hiking, traveling, and spending time at the beach each summer.


Below are some of the client reviews for John over the last few years:

“I hired John to handle my probate case. He was very knowledgeable, explained the case very thoroughly, identified a major glitch in the will and proposed an effective solution. During the probate process, he showed a high level of professionalism and integrity. He was proactive in resolving a conflict between estate creditors that allowed for the timely sale of the real estate. His fees are fair, and his staff is highly efficient and easy to communicate with.”

“John helped us with handling estate matters for our parents. He was instrumental in directing us to establish a family trust. He has helped us with leases and contractual transactions on some real estate holdings. We have been more than pleased with the work John and his staff have done for us. He is prompt in responding to questions or inquiries we have had. We have also referred several others to John. All have been confident and satisfied in their work with him.”

“John Even was highly recommended to do my Trust/Estate Plan, and I was thoroughly pleased. His expertise was evident by his questions and knowledge; however, I was very impressed with his kind and thoughtful recommendations for my needs. Everything was done in a timely manner which helped greatly. I highly recommend John for your legal needs; he is exceptional.”

“I was looking for an attorney on Phoenix who could assist met me in resolving my son’s estate. I found John on AVVO and since I am 2500 miles away on the East Coast I was concerned as we could not immediately have a face to face meeting. John, Abigail Mills (another attorney in his office), and Jacqueline Bartholomew (his paralegal) were attentive, responsive, and shared my sense of urgency and priority in getting through the complex regulations of formal probate, providing a successful outcome.”

“I have worked with John since the inception of my companies. John has been key to the growth and protection of my company and my assets. He has helped to organize a substantial estate and complicated set of assets to consummating a large scale sale of one of my companies and successfully negotiating against a team of Wall Street attorneys.”

“John is a valued professional resource for my company and for my family. His breadth and depth of knowledge within his practice of business law, estate planning, probate, and trust administration is impressive. I recommend him as an experienced attorney who provides top quality, cost-effective service that you can trust.”

“I needed a court order to become Guardian of an elderly aunt due to dementia. As Co-Trustee to her Trust, I needed to take control to protect her assets. John handled setting up the court hearing for the Guardianship. John also helped with various problems throughout the difficult three years . . . He was involved all the way up to and including the paper work and instructions for me to prepare to close the Trust after my aunt died.”

Please see a complete list of client reviews on: Avvo, Linked In, and  View John’s Blog