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Andre L. Pennington

Andre L. Pennington

Accomplished Military Veteran Estate Planning & Probate Attorney- 18 Years Exp
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Arizona, Colorado
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Biography

For nearly two decades attorney Andre L. Pennington has assisted clients in navigating the waters of estate planning and specializes in wills, trusts, estate administration & litigation, and guardianships & conservatorships.

He has been rated by Super Lawyers and has been featured in the New York Times and USA Today as one of America's top estate planning attorneys.

Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2006) | Law
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California State University - Fullerton
B.A. (2003) | Sociology and Criminal Justice
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Honors: Academic Honors
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Professional Experience
Owner
Pennington Law - Estate Planning
- Current
Reserve Military Attorney (Rank of Major)
U.S. Air Force Reserve, JAG Corps.
- Current
Judge Pro Tem
Maricopa County Justice Courts
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Assistant Federal Defender
Federal Defenders Office, District of Arizona
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Military Attorney
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
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Deputy State Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
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Publications
Articles & Publications
JAG Reservists and the Air Force Mission
Arizona Attorney Magazine
Peterson's Area Defense Counsel Works for You
Space Observer
Presidential Election: Do's and Don'ts During Election Season
21st Space Wing Newspaper
Where Are They Now?
Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
Speaking Engagements
Closing Argument, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Trial Advocacy for Sexual Assault Cases, Advanced Sexual Assault Litigation Course
Closing Argument, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Trial Advocacy, Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course
Direct Examination, Lackland Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Key Topics in Litigation, Luke Air Force Base Training
Opening Statement & Sentencing Argument, Trial & Defense Advocacy Course
Trial Advocacy, Trial & Defense Advocacy Course
Trial Advocacy, Advanced Sexual Assault Litigation Course
Pretrial Prep & Closing Argument, Ellsworth Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Litigation 101, Hickam Air Force Base Training
Trial Advocacy, Judge Advocate Staff Officer's Course
Direct & Cross Examination, Lackland Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Opening Statement, Nellis Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Closing Argument, Osan Air Base TRIALS Course
Closing Argument, Osan Air Base TRIALS Course
Pretrial Prep & Sentencing Argument, Ramstein Air Force Base TRIALS Course
Trial Advocacy, Trial Defense Advocacy Course
Trial Advocacy, Trial Defense Advocacy Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Certifications
Notary
Arizona Secretary of State
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Litigator of the Year
American Institute of Trial Lawyers
Member
Elite Lawyer
Member
Lawyers of Distinction
Member
Best Attorneys of America
Client Champion
Lawyers.com
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Client's Choice
Avvo
PACAF Harmon Award Winner (Reserve JAG of the Year)
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Superb Attorney
Avvo
Excellent Attorney
Avvo
Golden Boa Award
De Boa Jiu Jitsu Academy
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Air Force Commendation Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Air Force Commendation Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Trial Defense Officer of the Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Officer of the 2nd Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Company Grade Officer of the 3rd Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
21st Space Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Company Grade Officer of 4th Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Professional Associations
Arizona's Children Coalition
General Counsel & Director
- Current
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Arizona Bar Association  # 032993
Member
- Current
Activities: Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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El Paso County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Arizona Group Home Coalition
Member
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Agape Adoption Agency
Board Member
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Arizona Children's Foundation
Member
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Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 032993
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 37877
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Air Force Court of Appeals
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My brother's girlfriend physically produced a quitclaim signature two days before his passing in a hospice facility.
A: Among other considerations, your brother had to knowingly know what he was doing without undue influence. It sounds like there may be issues with this transfer. You may want to consult with an experienced probate litigation attorney.
Q. Is the case closed? Was money awarded? Is he trying to settle with insurance companies outside of court now that hes PR?
A: You’d need to check the court records. You are entitled to see all filings. You may want to hire an experienced probate lawyer to assist as well. Good luck!
Q. Could I be sued for becoming PR for probate without notifying heir? How hard is it to prove that I didnt mail other heir
A: This is illegal and you’d hold liability both civilly and potentially criminally. It’s important to do the right thing. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Pennington Law - Estate Planning
Contact & Map
Pennington Law, PLLC
Surprise, AZ Office
15331 W. Bell Rd.
Ste. 318
Surprise, AZ 85374
Telephone: (623) 229-0463
Fax: (623) 215-9400
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Pennington Law, PLLC
Sun City West, AZ Office
13925 W. Meeker Blvd
Suite 20
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Telephone: (623) 244-2168
Fax: (623) 215-9400
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Pennington Law, PLL
Buckeye, AZ Office
4252 N Verrado Way
Suite 203
Buckeye, AZ 85396
Telephone: (623) 289-2328
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Pennington Law, PLLC
Peoria, AZ Office
13260 N. 94th Drive
Suite 203
Peoria, AZ 85381
Telephone: (623) 303-1813
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed