Phoebe Moffatt Bio

Certified Specialist in Estate & Trust Law

Phone: 602.268.4700

Phoebe Moffatt’s practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, administration of decedent’s assets with/without probate, legal counsel for beneficiaries/heirs, in guardian and conservator matters, assists with estate and gift tax returns, and small business formation. Ms. Moffatt is certified as a specialist in Estate and Trust Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, a Fellow of the American College of Estate & Trust Counsel (ACTEC), listed in Best Lawyers in America® (Trusts and Estates), a Super Lawyer®, earned Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent® ranking; one of only three attorneys in the Valley to receive the Five Star Estate Planning Attorney award as listed in Phoenix Magazine; listed in “AZ Business Leaders” AZ Big Media, named in “Women Leaders in the Law”, American Legal Media, and listed in the “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” by AZ Business magazine.


The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law
Juris Doctor (1997) Phi Kappa Phi Honors
The University of Memphis Law Review staff writer, Published Author (1997)
Research Assistant, Contracts & Insurance Law (1995-96)
Dean’s List, Decedent’s Estates (1994-95)


Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science with
Magna Cum Laude Honors (1990)

Professional Recognitions, Memberships & Activities

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Certified Specialist in Estate & Trust Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Best Lawyers in America® (Trusts and Estates)
Super Lawyer® Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent®
AZ State Bar Probate & Trust Law Section, member
AZ State Bar Estate and Trust Advisory Commission, past member
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
AZ State Bar Young Lawyers Division, past president

Other Professional Experience
Attorney, Law Office of Phoebe Moffatt, P.C. (2005 – 2011); Attorney, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. (1997 – 2005)
Project Manager, Music Row (Nashville, Tenn.; 1993-94)
Campaign Manager, Florida State Representative (1992)
Victims Advocate, U.S. Attorney (1989)

Presentations & Publications
Community Property Issues in Arizona (2016); AZ Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Pitfalls of Joint Representation (2014); AZ State Bar
Advanced Planning Concepts in light of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (October 2013); AZ State Bar
Is a Trust a Person? (2012); AZ State Bar / American College of Estate & Trust Counsel
Advanced Directives (2013); VEP; Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment (2011 and 2012); SW Institute
Summary of the Tax Relief Act of 2010 (2011); Top 7 Estate Planning Techniques (2009); NBI
Probate Practice: Tax Matters & Closing the Estate (2008); McQuillan Education
Ethical Considerations of Arizona Attorneys in Estate and Trust law (2007); AZ State Bar
Summary of Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001; Phoenix Tax Workshop
Spoliation in the Product Liability Context (1997); Law Review


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