Mr. Robert Michael Way

Thompson Krone, PLC
Contact: (520) 884-9694
Law School: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jurisdictions: Arizona
Deparatment of Veterans Affairs
District of Columbia
9th Circuit
Federal District Court (Arizona)
US Tax Court


About Mr. Robert Michael Way
I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson.

Being married and having six children, I don't find much time for too many things...except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing. Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law --- and I truly enjoy it. It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily.

Some of my greatest heroes are the Catholic saints like St. Thomas More; a great Catholic statesman and lawyer.

My background includes the study of Chinese martial arts brought to the United States by the Chin family and taught to Al Moore, Sr., Currently I give private instruction and training in Northern Shou Shu.

In addition to my martial arts background, I have studied classical music since age 4. Some of my musical endeavors have included playing the in Budapest, Hungary; all over Italy, and across the United States. This love of music brought me eventually to playing at the Tanglewood Institute of Music, the University of San Diego and the Orvieto Musica Festival in the Umbria region of Italy. Finally, my work as a composer and producer includes the recordings of Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra in 1998 with Jamaican arranger Carlos Malcolm.

In six days, Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra recorded 24 tracks for two full length albums later mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. Other works include Boitovision which featured the vocal talent of Greg Lee from Hepcat on such songs as the Big Bamboo and Reincarnation.
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Administration
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Free Consulation for estate planning only. Flat fees and hourly available. Hourly rate is $275.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Deparatment of Veterans Affairs
District of Columbia
9th Circuit
Federal District Court (Arizona)
US Tax Court
6th Degree black belt (Shihan/Sigung) in Norther Shou Shu (Red Dragon Shou Shu, the International Shou Shu Association)
Latin Yes
Professional Experience
Partner/Member, Thompson Krone, PLC
Life and Health Producers License, Arizona Department of Insurance
Owner/Solo practitioner, The Way Law Firm, P.C.
Estate planning, Elder law and Business law
Associate Attorney, Deason Law Firm
Practice included probate administration and litigation, trust administration, extensive estate planning for small and large estates, business planning, and elder law to include guardianships/conservatorship, Medicaid/ALTCS, and VA benefits.
Deputy County Attorney, Yuma County Attorney's Office (Civil Division)
Litigated civil asset forfeitures, involuntary committment hearings, general counsel to various county agencies and contract review/drafting.
Deputy County Attorney, Yuma County Attorney's Office (Criminal Division)
Vertical prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies from charging through appeals.
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Robert Michael Way
Handled real estate transactions, estate planning, business planning and work in forming private foundations.
Red Dragon Martial Arts/International Shou Shu AssociationMasters Degree (Shihan) (2011)Shou Shu Kung Fu
Activities: Master's level instructor.
Thomas Jefferson School of LawJ.D.
Honors: Deans List Honors
University of San DiegoB.A.Philosophy
Honors: Deans List Honor Roll
Boston UniversityMusic
Deans List Honor Roll, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Deans List Honor Roll, University of San Diego
Professional Associations
Member, Arizona State Bar
Board Member, Fatima Women's Center
Member, District of Columbia Bar
3rd Degree Knight, Knights of Columbus
Master's Level Instructor, Red Dragon Martial Arts/International Shou Shu Association
President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona Chapter)
Board Member, Yuma Endowment Project
Activities: The Mission of the Yuma Endowment Project is to offer its members opportunites for improving their technical skills and professional knowledge while building a valuable network of colleagues in the planned giving community.
President-Elect, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona Chapter)
Board Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Arizona Chapter)
President, Yuma County Bar Association


Articles & Publications
  • Engaging the culture of death with the Gospel of Life: “Integrating the Catholic faith in the practice of law and medicine”*
    Maney Publishing - The Linacre Quarterly 80 (4) 2013, 363–375



Thompson Krone, PLC
4601 East Fort Lowell Road, Ste. 109
Tucson, AZ 85712
Telephone: (520) 884-9694
Fax: (520) 323-4613