Gray & Fassold, Trust and Probate Litigation Attorneys

Gray & Fassold, P.C.

Trust and Probate Litigation | Elder Law | Mediation

Alisa Gray and James Fassold are now
part of Tiffany & Bosco P.A. and have
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Biographical Information

James A. Fassold

602-452-2720

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James A. Fassold  

James Fassold concentrates his practice on probate and trust litigation, estate administration, elder law and appeals.

Jim is an adjunct professor at the Arizona Summit Law School and has served as a mediator and expert witness.

Over the years, Jim has handled numerous probate and trust disputes, as well as guardianships and conservatorships. He is frequently engaged to handle complex probate litigation matters, including will and trust contests, breaches of fiduciary duty, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Jim is a sought-after speaker on probate and trust issues, time management, and productivity.  He has a black belt in taekwondo and is an avid cyclist.

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1995

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1995

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1998

PROFESSIONAL Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

"Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona," AZ Business Magazine, 2017

Presentations

“The Future, Now: The Art and Science of the Mindful Lawyer” (faculty), State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, June 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Tortious Interference with Expectancy of Inheritance: New Tort, New Traps,” published in the Arizona Attorney

“Dramatic Shift in Burden of Proof for Will Contests,” published in the Maricopa Lawyer

“Bright Lines and Blindness: ERISA Preemption in District of Columbia v. Greater Washington Board of Trade,” published in the Arizona State Law Journal

Co-Author of Mosaik, an intermediate German college textbook

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

In re CVR 1997 Irrevocable Trust, 202 Ariz. 174, 42 P.3d 605 (App. 2002)

LANGUAGE Fluency

German

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1995: Pedrick Scholar; Senior Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980: University Fellow

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1979