After 47 years of outstanding service to our legal community and our charitable community, and helping thousands of individuals and families, Ronald G. Wilson has retired.

Ron came to Morris Hall with worldwide experience and education in estate planning and trust law. He got an Undergraduate Degree from Emporia State University, a law degree from Washburn University and studied at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Cite University in Paris, and the University of London.

Ron still serves on the Planned Giving Committees for the Phoenix Art Museum, the Valley of the Sun Y.M.C.A., the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, and the Board of the First United Methodist Church Foundation.

He helped many families and individuals, as well as the many organizations and clients in matters of charitable gifting.

What an honor to have worked with such a knowledgeable and charismatic person.

Brief Summary

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Health Care Directive
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • HIPAA
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Pet Trusts
  • Private Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Family Charities

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1983
  • Kansas, 1969

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
  • University of London, London, England
  • Emporia State University

Published Works

  • Common Questions About Estate Planning, Book, 2009
  • Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook, Book, 2008
  • How Estate Planning has Failed the Baby Boomer Generation, Arizona Attorney, Article, 2009
  • What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?, Phoenix Business Journal, Article, 2007
  • What amount of Federal Deposit Insurance coverage do I have for my retirement account if it is with a bank?, Phoenix Business Journal, Article, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Long Term Care Planning, 2009 – Present
  • Restatement of your living trust, 2006 – Present
  • Charitable Giving, 2008 – Present
  • Basic Estate Planning, 2007 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • •  BV Peer-Review, Martindale-Hubbell
  • •  Philip S. Magaram Planned Giving Leadership Award, 2005
  • •  Melvin Jones Fellow, 1992
  • •  Alzheimer’s Association Planned Giving Award, 2004
  • •  Cele Kennedy Volunteer of the year, Arthritis Foundation, 1995
  • •  National Society of Fund Raising Executives Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 1996
  • •  Financial Development Award of the year, Arthritis Foundation, 1992
  • •  Top Teke in the United States, 1966
  • •  Dean’s List Emporia State University, 1964 – 1966
  • •  Editor Case & Cane Washburn Law School, 1968 – 1969
  • •  President of the graduating class of National Graduate Trust School Northwestern University
  • •  Valley National Bank Community Volunteer of the Year, 1983
  • •  Recipient of General Motors Scholarship to study in Yugoslavia, Germany, France & England as a part of Law School studies, 1968

Pro Bono Activities

  • •  Board of the First United Methodist Church Foundation
  • •  Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Terraces of Phoenix Retirement Community

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • •  Arizona State Bar, Probate Section, Past President
  • •  Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • •  Arthritis Foundation, Past National Planned Giving Chairman
  • •  The Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for Phoenix, Past Chairman
  • •  American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • •  WealthCounsel
  • •  The Terraces Retirement Community, President
  • •  First United Methodist Church Foundation, President
  • •  Greater Southwest Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, President
  • •  American Institute of Banking, National President
  • •  North Phoenix Lions Club, President
  • •  Young Professionals Club of Phoenix, President
  • •  Arizona State Bar C.L.E. Section, Chairman
  • •  Southwest Conference United Methodist Church Foundation, Chairman
  • •  Men's Arts Council of Phoenix Art Museum, President
  • •  Accredited Estate Planning by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils

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