Robert Way – Thompson Krone PLC

Practice/Organization Description

Mr. Way represents clients in estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship/conservatorship, special needs trust planning, elder law, business succession. Robert's practice is founded upon the principles of understanding the needs of clients, advising of the alternatives that might be available, and carefully crafting solutions to meet the needs of clients.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Way serves in various community organizations, including the 2011 President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (2010 President-Elect) and as a Board member of Fatima Women's Center (Tucson, Arizona). Mr. Way is also an accomplished musician having studied the classical violin since age 4 and then later performing professionally in both chamber music groups (Orvieto Musica Festival, Italy) and orchestras (University of San Diego Symphony and Chamber ensemble) and a 20-piece jazz big band called Zimbobway’s king Kingston Orchestra. Also, Mr. Way holds a master’s level degree in the Mandarin Chinese martial art of Northern Shou Shu Kung Fu and is certified by the Red Dragon Martial Arts and the International Shou Shu Association (ISSA). Finally, Mr. Way is an Adjunct Professor at Brown Mackie College (Tucson, Arizona) in the paralegal and criminal justice program.

"I’ve practiced estate planning, trust, and fiduciary matters in Arizona as well as worked as a prosecutor handling cases involving financial exploitation and elder abuse for the Yuma County Attorney's Office. The cornerstone of my practice is simple: I listen to clients and help find solutions based on their individual needs."

Regardless of whether a client has a substantial or modest estate, all clients deserve the same care and attention. I understand that in all cases, estate distribution determination concerns the fruits of one’s labor. So, it is important that assets are distributed in accordance with the client’s wishes.

Bar Admissions

Arizona (2004)

District of Columbia court of Appeals (2005)

Federal District Court for Arizona

US Tax Court

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Education

Boston University - Tanglewood Institute of Music (1993)

University of San Diego - Philosophy (1997)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2001)

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