John R. Fitzpatrick

John R. Fitzpatrick

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP

Recognized since 2018

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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John Fitzpatrick is a senior partner with nearly three decades of legal experience. John's practice focuses on assisting people and financial institutions in inheritance disputes, commercial/business litigation and civil appellate advocacy.

John's peer recognition includes election as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He also enjoys a long-standing AV® Preeminent™ rating and is a Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" (Phoenix) Litigation - Trusts and Estates for 2023.

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.

Contact & Links
  • 1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1800
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • English
  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., graduated 1987
  • Arizona State University, B.S., graduated 1984
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Fellow
  • Maricopa County Bar Association - Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta - Member
  • State Bar of Arizona - Chair (2018-2019), Probate and Trust Section
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys - Member
  • Horace Rumple American Inn of Court -
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Phoenix (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates
  • "Lawyer of the Year" (Phoenix), Litigation - Trusts and Estates, The Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2015-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Trust and Estate Litigation), 2018-present
  • "Az Business Leaders 2023" (Estate Planning & Probate Law), AZ Big Media
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation


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