T.J. Ryan

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
T.J. Ryan
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Appellate

Licensed in Arizona since: 2002

Education: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-277-2010 Email: T.J. Ryan Visit website


A Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), T.J. Ryan's practice encompasses virtually all aspects of family estates, from estate and business planning, to probate and trust administration, to litigating contested trust and estate issues – an area in which he has achieved a strong track record for positive results.

First Admitted: 2002, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.frgalaw.com/attorneys/ryant

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Baylor University - Greek Man of the Year, 1999
Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona - JD, 2002
  • Baylor University - BBA, 1999
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Fellow - American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure Task Force, 2018
  • President - Maricopa County Bar Association, 2015
  • President - Young Lawyers Division, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2008
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • From general advice on recording time, "billing judgment" and "reasonable hours," fee agreements, and apportionment, to responding to an application for fees and evidentiary hearings, ethical rules governing attorneys' fees and technical requirements of entering into fee agreements with clients, this manual provides the nuts and bolts details of what you need to recover fees. This manual provides essential information on specific areas of fee recovery, such as litigation with government agencies, sanctions and punitive fee awards, equitable doctrines, attorneys' fees as damages, and recovery of costs for non-lawyer services.  In addition, there are comprehensive chapters covering family, probate, civil rights and employment disputes, and construction law., Author/Editor, Arizona Attorneys' Fee Manual, State Bar of Arizona, Legal, 2022
  • The Fifth Edition of the Probate Code Practice Manual is a complete rewrite of the prior manual. New chapters were added addressing the new Arizona Trust Code, UAGPPA, and the special ethical and evidentiary (privilege) issues that pertain to a lawyer who represents a decedent or a fiduciary. The chapter addressing fiduciary fees and attorney fees was greatly expanded. Also included is an extensive discussion of the 2011 and 2012 legislative and rule changes that significantly impacted guardianship and conservatorship cases., Co-Editor, Arizona Probate Code Practice Manual, State Bar of Arizona, 2015
  • An estate planning and probate practice in Arizona requires the practitioner to understand a wide range of legal issues, from lifetime planning, to administration of trusts and estates after death, to litigation. The purpose of the Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook is to guide the practitioner through the key areas and issues they may face on a day-to-day basis., Co-Author, Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook, Thomson Reuters, 2012

Office location for T.J. Ryan

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ 85004


6 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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