As a faithful champion of his clients' interests in contested estates, John Fitzpatrick is widely known for his candid and thoughtful counsel.
John Fitzpatrick is a senior partner with over 26 years of legal experience, 23 of which have been with the firm. John's practice focuses on assisting people and financial institutions in inheritance disputes, commercial/business litigation and civil appellate advocacy. As an attorney, he enjoys a long-standing AV® Preeminent™ rating — the highest possible rating from his peers for legal ability and ethical standards. John was named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates” for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. In 2011, he was selected by Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
John has a strong track record for achieving results for his clients. He has developed a solid reputation in probate and trust litigation, as well as in commercial litigation, for the high quality of his legal services, his well-considered counsel, his candor, honesty, and respectful demeanor, and his dedication to his clients. He offers a frank analysis of a client's rights, obligations and prospects, as well as a clear understanding of the litigation process and an idea of the potential expense. He regularly encourages an economic analysis of all litigation decisions, including the most significant of those-the engagement of counsel. After all, not all probate disputes justify the often considerable expense of hiring a lawyer.
In his estate, probate and trust litigation practice, John assists clients in resolving a vast array of controversies. Whether the issues relate to probate matters, trust- or fiduciary-related controversies, or contested guardianships and conservatorships, John is able to leverage his decades of trial experience, his broad base of legal knowledge, and the firm's numerous strengths to provide his clients an exceptionally high level of service and sharply honed trial skills.