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Craig H. Wisnom

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Fiduciary Services
  • Public Benefits Planning

Biography

Craig is a Certified Specialist in Estate & Trust Law by the State Bar of Arizona and a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Craig is also President of the Arizona Fiduciaries Association. He is a Tucson native who has practiced law for 16 years in Arizona in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, probate, and trust administration. In 2009, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He is the former Chair of the State Bar Probate & Trust Section, and the Estate and Trust Advisory Committee for specialization.

Craig serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. He is also an erstwhile writer, as evidenced by his award winning humorous combination of law and swords-and-sorcery, which was published in the State Bar's Arizona Attorney magazine and he is also a staff reviewer for metalcdratings.com. Craig has regularly appeared on KVOA's News at 4 as the station's legal contributor.

Craig earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1995. His wife, Patti, is also an attorney, and Craig keeps busy with their young sons, their dogs Stella and Luna, and his painfully rudimentary heavy metal guitar playing.

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1995

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates
  • Lawyer of the year Trusts and Estate, Tucson

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona Probate & Trust Section Executive Council, Past Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona Estate and Trust Advisory Committee, Past Chair
  • Arizona Fiduciaries Association, President

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Legal Specialist in Estates and Trusts, State Bar of Arizona
  • Licensed Fiduciary, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation