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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.


Estate Planning | Probate | Trust Administration | Guardianships and Conservatorships | Business Transactions  Business Planning | Business Succession Planning

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 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 client’s 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 the National Business Institute, the State Bar of Arizona, and other organizations. He also writes a monthly blog on these topics.


  • 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, Current Board Chair
  • Order of Malta, Member, Vice President for Phoenix Location

John is married to Rebecca and has three wonderful children. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, traveling, and vacationing at his favorite beach each summer.



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  • Testimonials
    • "Once I made my initial call to Mr. Even‘s office I never looked back – great decision! His staff is courteous, caring and efficient. Mr. Even is professional, highly knowledgeable, good listener and adviser. I highly recommend Mr. Even. It is a privilege to have him on my team!"  -Trusts & Estates May 14, 2018

    • "John is an excellent wordsmith, and did a great job of putting my thoughts, ideas, and issues into a clear legal document. I have known and worked with him for 25 years on business issues, including business purchases, of two companies and then selling them for retirement. He is also a delightful person to work with and has an excellent group of to-workers."  -Estate Planning May 3, 2018

    • "He was willing to spend time explaining things."  -Estate Planning February 24, 2018

    • "We were referred to John by a neighbor and, frankly, couldn’t be happier with the responsiveness and quality of service. The estate planning services we’ve received in the past pale in comparison. Very, very pleased with the process and breadth of estate planning John provided."  -Trust & Estates October 10, 2017

    Office Location
    • Phoenix Office
      1221 East Osborn Road
      Suite 105
      Phoenix, Arizona 85014
      Phone: 602-277-7000
      Fax: 602-277-8663
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