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John Even is a Shareholder and Director of the law firm of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C. and has practiced law in Arizona since 1992. He focuses his practice in the areas of business law, sales and acquisitions, business succession planning, estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Over the course of his career, John has served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting Arizona business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet each clients’ particular needs, and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues. He has also helped hundreds of families in drafting their wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. In particular, John has the experience you need to handle any business succession planning issues.

From basic wills and trusts to more complicated estate planning and business planning, John has the skill and expertise to handle it. In addition, John has assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters after the death of a loved one. He not only has the experience to help families avoid a probate ahead of time, but he also can help them work through the many nuances of a probate case, including probate litigation, if they are forced to file a probate case.

Next, John has assisted many Arizona families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator. With a larger and larger number of our state’s population facing Altzheimer’s/dimentia issues today, you can count on him to be your advocate in any court proceedings.

Finally, John is an experienced attorney who always seeks to provide a top quality, cost-effective, results-driven approach to legal problems faced by his clients. Moreover, he 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.

Contact & Links
  • 1221 East Osborn Road, Suite 105
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
  • Arizona State University, Juris Doctorate, graduated 1991
  • Stanford University, B.S. Industrial Engineering , graduated 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1991
  • Arizona Community Foundation Tax & Legal 2020 Seminar Committee - Committee Member
  • Catholic Community Foundation - Past Chair
  • Valley Estate Planners - Member
Court Admissions
  • All Arizona Courts
State Clerkships
  • Arizona - Court of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer 2022

  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell (2015-2022)
  • Client Champion Award Martindale-Hubbell (2017-2022)
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award (2014-2022)
  • Selected for Top 100 Attorneys Edition of The Top 100 Magazine (2020)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law


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