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About David T. Eastman

David T. EastmanPartner, Attorney at Law
David Eastman, born in Provo, Utah has traveled the world gaining an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and a profound understanding of the importance of families. With over 15 years of estate planning experience himself, and being a part of a law firm with over 50 years of estate planning experience, he has had the opportunity to serve thousands of clients and protect their legacies from being depleted due to probate costs, unnecessary taxation and long term care costs. He has had the opportunity to serve clientele such as attorneys, doctors, engineers, farmers, small business owners, athletes, non-profit organizations, as well as what he considers the regular every day family trying their best to protect what they have worked so hard to accumulate during life. 

 

Professional Experience

In 2005, David joined the law firm of Morris Hall and by doing so also joined America’s most prestigious estate planning organization, the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA). Through his many years of affiliation with the AAEPA he has been able to rub shoulders with and learn from some of the most distinguished estate planning attorneys in the United States. His membership in the AAEAP requires him to have 36 hours of continuing legal education annually, in the field of estate planning. This keeps him abreast of the most recent law changes and some of the most groundbreaking planning techniques used in the field of estate planning to date. There are only a handful of attorneys in the entire state of Arizona that belong to this prestigious organization and David is proud to say that he is one of them.

 

David’s true skill is taking what can often times be a very complex, overwhelming topic for clients like estate planning and making it very easy and comfortable to understand. Indeed, clients and attendees at his numerous estate planning seminars have often said he should have been an educator.

 

His practice exclusively focuses on the area of estate planning. He has assisted thousands of Arizona residents with setting up trusts, wills, powers of attorney, asset protection vehicles, IRA protection instruments, health care powers of attorney, living wills, mental health care powers of attorney, HIPAA forms, tax minimization structures and many other estate planning tools.

 

David is a frequent speaker for various public and private organizations. He enjoys educating the public about estate planning and the importance of establishing a personalized plan. He has spoken to veterans groups, non-profit organizations, senior living facilities, financial advisors, CPA.s, adult learning courses, local clubs for seniors, church groups and has appeared on local news stations to discuss the importance of proper planning. David recently presented a webinar intended for other attorneys, on Guardianships and Conservatorships.  https://youtu.be/V5I6PwOOi5M

 

David currently serves on the Board of Trustee’s for the Sun Health Foundation. The Sun Health story began over 50 years ago, when a group of West Valley residents gathered in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of those in their community. Their support through Sun Health Foundation funded, built and opened Boswell Memorial Hospital in 1971, and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in 1988. In 2008, Banner Health acquired both hospitals. Since then, Sun Health has been the exclusive fundraising arm for both hospitals and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Being a part of such a great organization is something David is most proud of. He is a resident of the West Valley and serving this community is something he is very passionate about.

 

David resides in Goodyear with his wife Kimber, their four children, and two dogs. He loves to play tennis, pickle ball, and to be on the lake in the summer time with his family. He is very involved in his church and enjoys serving. When he is not in the office he loves being outdoors and spending time with those he loves the most- his friends and family.

 

Personal

Dave and his wife Kimber, have three daughters and one son.  They enjoy all kinds of sports and you can often find David surfing or skiing.

 

Education

David started his education at Brigham Young University Hawaii and graduated from BYU Provo with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During that time he spent two years in England doing volunteer work for his church. In 2003, while attending California Western School of Law, David received the Wiley Manual Award for his pro bono services for the San Diego Volunteer Program. David earned his Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University College of Law where he focused on estate planning and tax.

 

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Brief Summary

Morris Hall, PLLC

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2007

Education

Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona

  • Juris Doctorate

Brigham Young University

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home, Book, 2018
  • Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care, Book, 2018
  • Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook, Book, 2008
  • West Law Probate Handbook for Arizona Attorneys, Book, 2008
  • How Can I Protect my Assets and Reduce Estate Taxes?, Phoenix Business Journal, 2008
  • Should my Living Trust be the Beneficiary of my Retirement Account?, Phoenix Business Journal, 2007
  • How Can I Protect my Children’s Inheritance from Divorce or their Creditors?, Phoenix Business Journal, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship CLE Class, 2018
  • Basic Estate Planning, 2007 – Present
  • What Happens When You Die? What Your Trust Can Do For You., 2007 – Present
  • Veterans Benefits and How You Could Be Eligible for an Additional $1,949 Monthly., 2009 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley Manual Award, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2003 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2007 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 2007 – Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2007 – Present

David T. Eastman - Attorney with Morris Hall, PLLC

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