Gray & Fassold, Trust and Probate Litigation Attorneys

Gray & Fassold, P.C.

Trust and Probate Litigation | Elder Law | Mediation

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Biographical Information

Alisa J. Gray

602-452-2719

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Alisa J. Gray  
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Alisa Gray concentrates her practice on probate and trust litigation, estate administration, elder law and mediation.

After practicing in this area for almost 20 years, Alisa has handled hundreds of probate and trust disputes, as well as guardianship and conservatorship matters. She has litigated to successful conclusion over 50 matters involving fiduciary surety bonds. Alisa is frequently engaged to handle complex probate litigation matters, including will and trust contests, claims of breach of fiduciary duty and recovery for financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. She is also retained to assist in complicated class action matters involving minors or deceased claimants, and to serve as guardian ad litem or dispute resolution master in complex cases.

Alisa is a judge pro tem with the Maricopa County Superior Court and routinely conducts settlement conferences for the court.

She is a sought-after speaker on probate and trust issues, stress management and work-life balance. Alisa is a certified yoga instructor and regularly teaches at a local Phoenix yoga studio as well as for retreats and workshops upon request.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Super Lawyers, 2017

Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AzBusiness, 2016

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

“AZ Business Leaders” (Law: Estate Planning & Probate), AZ Big Media, 2016, 2017

COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS

Arizona, 1992

U.S. District Court, District Court of Arizona, 1992

PROFESSIONAL Memberships and Activities

Arizona Supreme Court: Fiduciary Advisory Commission

Arizona Supreme Court: Certification & Licensing Division, Initial Training and Curriculum Committee for Fiduciary Program

State Bar of Arizona: Past Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee; Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee; Past Chair, Elder Law and Mental Health Law Section; Past Chair, Probate and Trust Section

Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, 2006-present

Maricopa County Bar Association

Arizona Women Lawyers Association

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

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

Clark v. Anjackco, 235 Ariz. 452, 333 P.3d 779 (App. 2014)

Education

J.D., Arizona State University, 1992: Pedrick Scholar

B.S., Arizona State University, 1985

Presentations

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

“The 21st Century Fiduciary,” State Bar of Arizona, May 11, 2006

“Due Process and Ethical Considerations in Probate Litigation and Estate Planning,” Maricopa County Bar Association, October 19, 2005

“Financial Exploitation Prevention and Recovery in the Courts,” State Bar of Arizona Mental Health and Elder Law Section, June 17, 2005

“Surviving the World of Contested Estates,” State Bar of Arizona, January 28, 2005

“The Private Fiduciary and Your Client,” Valley Estate Planners, March 17, 2005

“ABC's of Guardianships, Conservatorships,” State Bar of Arizona, January 12, 2005

“Statewide Probate Procedures,” State Bar of Arizona, June 11, 2004

“Guardianships & Conservatorships in Arizona” (speaker on probate litigation), Lorman Seminars, April 29, 2004

“Practice & Procedure: An Overview of Arizona Probate and Accounting Procedures” (moderator), State Bar of Arizona Mental Health and Elder Law Section, February 20, 2004

“Basic Issues Affecting Probate Practitioners” (chair), State Bar of Arizona, February 12, 2004

“Basic Probate for Every Lawyer” (chair and presenter), State Bar of Arizona, April 10, 2003

“Catch 22: When Your Client Becomes Your Adversary” (panel member), Northern Trust Bank, March 18, 2003

“Crooks, Cheats & Swindlers: Asset Recovery in Probate Court,” Maricopa County Bar Association, February 12, 2003

“Surviving in the World of Contested Estates & Trusts,” State Bar of Arizona/ Scottsdale Bar Association, September 13, 2001

“Frolic & Detour in Probate Litigation,” SC/SB, September 13, 2001

“CLE by the SEA: Civil Approach to Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Vulnerable and Incapacitated Adults,” State Bar of Arizona, July 31, 2001

“Mental Health & Elder Law: Financial Exploitation,” State Bar of Arizona, July 11-14, 2001

“Arizona Probate, Beyond the Basics,” National Business Institute, March, 2001

“The Joy of Surcharge: Recovering Losses Due to Fiduciary Abuse,” Sun City Planning & Gourmet Society, December 20, 2000

“Ethical Considerations of Crossing State Lines,” Maricopa County Bar Association, May 19, 2000

“Fiduciary Liability & Litigation,” Arizona Fiduciaries Association, May 12, 2000

“Crooks, Cheats & Swindlers: Asset Recovery in the Probate Court,” Arizona Fiduciaries Association, May 11, 2000

“Basic Probate in Arizona,” State Bar of Arizona, March 3, 2000

“Mental Health and Elder Law Issues,” State Bar of Arizona, June 25, 1999

“Fundamentals of Estate & Trust Litigation,” Maricopa County Bar Association, February 18, 1999