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Ryan M. Scharber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Chandler, AZ

Hoopes, Adams & Scharber, PLC
2410 West Ray Road, Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: 480-345-8845
Fax: 480-345-8828
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

A partner at Hoopes, Adams & Scharber, PLC, Ryan M. Scharber focuses his practice primarily on estate planning and administration. From the firm’s offices in Chandler, Arizona, he provides representation to clients throughout the eastern portion of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Mr. Scharber has been admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts since 2009.

Mr. Scharber regularly prepares and reviews last wills and testaments, health care and financial powers of attorney, living and irrevocable trusts, and advance medical directives. In many cases, he tailors these plans to help his clients minimize the effect of federal estate and gift taxes and avoid probate, and he also assists business owners plan for the effects on their ventures should they die, retire, or become mentally or physically incapacitated. In his estate administration practice, Mr. Scharber has helped to guide many of his clients through what can be a complicated and lengthy probate process, and he provides advice and counsel to executors, estate representatives, and trustees with respect to their important fiduciary duties.

A 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, Mr. Scharber has a business law practice as well, advising entrepreneurs on entity formation and regulatory compliance, among other matters. He keeps abreast of current developments in his various practice areas through his participation in several professional organizations. Mr. Scharber's memberships have included the Maricopa County Bar Association, several sections of the State Bar of Arizona, the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the East Valley Estate Planning Council.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019, 2021 - 2022

About Ryan M. Scharber

First Admitted: 2009, Arizona

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Catholic Phoenix: Board of Directors
  • Diocese of Phoenix: Policy Committee
  • Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese of Phoenix: Professional Advisory Board
  • Catholic Charities Community Services: Young Professional Advisory Board
  • First Way Pregnancy Center: Board of Directors
  • Alliance Defending Freedom: Allied Attorney
  • Tepeyac Leadership, Inc.: Board of Directors
  • Napa Legal Institute: Corporate Governance Working Group; Planned and Charitable Giving Working Group

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Caregiver Compensation: Being Fair to Relatives Who Provide Care,” April 2017
  • “Estate Controversy: Types and Causes,” January 2016
  • "Arizona's 'Slayer Statute' Tested in Court," May 2016


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • East Valley Estate Planning Council
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, East Valley Chapter
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona: Sections on Business Law, Probate and Trust, and Tax Law
  • Arizona, 2009

Educational Background

  • B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2006
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Office Location for Ryan M. Scharber

2410 West Ray Road
Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85224

Phone: 480-345-8845

Fax: 480-345-8828

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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