Peter M. Williams.

Peter M. Williams has practiced in the areas of fiduciary responsibility and litigation for 20 years. While many people view probate as a question of who gets to be in charge and who gets what, Peter views probate as finding the people who owe a fiduciary duty and seeing that they fulfill that role or are held accountable.

Personal representatives, trustees, guardians, conservators, and agents named in powers of attorney are fiduciaries. In addition, for purposes of exploitation, neglect, and endangerment, the issue of fiduciary responsibility must be determined.

Peter’s primary practice areas include:
• Estate, trust, and fiduciary litigation;
• Exploitation and undue influence;

• estate planning;
• Long term care planning;
• Arizona Long Term Care Planning and Medicaid Planning;
• Fiduciary representation;
• Probate, Trust and estate administration;
• guardianship and conservatorship; and
• business law.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation

Recognition and Designations

Peter is a recognized Advocates by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the nation’s leading provider advocacy skills training. Certified alternative dispute program designer, trainer, and implementation manager. Peter has numerous certifications for mediation, settlement conferences, and arbitration. As the Alternative Dispute Program Manager for the Maricopa County Superior Court, Peter designed and implemented the Probate division’s Mediation program.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona 2000. Trail Practice Section; Probate and Trust Law Section; Elder Law Mental Health, and Special Needs Planning Section.
  • Executive Committee Member, Arizona State Bar Section on Elder Law, Mental Health & Special Needs Planning.
  • U.S. District Court, District Of Arizona, Federal Bar 2001.
  • West Maricopa County Bar Association – Secretary 2001 – 2002, treasurer 2002-2003, Vice-President 2003-2004, and President 2004-2005.
  • National Institute Of Trail Advocacy.
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys 2001. Advocacy/Litigation Section.
  • Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (AZNAELA).

Court and Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2000.
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001.

Education

J.D., University Of California, Hastings College Of The Law, 1993.
B.S., Arizona State University, 2001

Community Involvement

He has been raising four kids in Phoenix since 2002! Peter was the Leader of a Cup Scout Den and assisted a Brownie Trassistant soccer coach. He participated in fundraising for the Kyrene Aprende Middle School Jaguar Players drama program, and the YMCA has recognized his family as the “family of the month.”

Hours

Monday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Location

1615 E. Warner Road Suite 3 Tempe, Arizona 85041