Andre L. Pennington

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Surprise, Arizona

Pennington Law PLLC
Andre L. Pennington
Pennington Law PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2016

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2023
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Pennington Law PLLC

15331 W Bell Road
Suite 318
Surprise, AZ 85374 Visit website


Andre Pennington is the founder of Pennington Law, PLLC, which has multiple offices in Arizona – Surprise, Sun City West, Buckeye and Peoria. He serves clients throughout Arizona from his office in Surprise, Arizona, helping them with financial planning, estate planning  probate administration, wills and trusts, and family law matters involving guardianships/conservatorships.

Mr. Pennington had gained extensive estate planning and trial experience from his time as a military attorney in the United States Air Force. Throughout his career, he has handled more than 75 jury trials at the state, military and federal levels. After leaving active duty, he transferred to the Air Force Reserves, where he had the rank of a major, and was a trial advocacy instructor, estate planning attorney and government appellate counsel. Following which, he served in the district of Arizona as a federal trial attorney before starting his own private practice.

Graduating with a B.A. in sociology in 2003 from the California State University, Fullerton, Mr. Pennington went on to study law at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. While there, he worked on pro bono cases at the Center for Juvenile Law & Policy, representing children charged with offenses in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Earning his Juris Doctor in 2006, Mr. Pennington has been admitted to practice in Colorado the same year, and later, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. He has also served as a Judge Pro Tem (part-time Judge) for Maricopa County Justice Courts from 2015 to 2017. He is currently a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County. Moreover, he is a member of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

During his spare time, Mr. Pennington strives to help the needy and give back to his local community. He has co-founded residential homes dedicated to the well-being of foster children – and Arizona’s Children Coalition, of which he is also the director.

Recognized by the legal community for his professionalism, ethical standards and successful track record, Mr. Pennington has garnered several honors over the years:

  • Best Attorney in Sun City West by The Daily Independent
  • Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers by the American Registry
  • Best Probate Attorneys in Surprise, Peoria and Goodyear by
  • “Superb” rating and Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo

Furthermore, he has received the Elite Lawyers award and has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has a Lawyers of Distinction rating and has been elected as a member of the Best Attorneys of America.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 50% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50% Estate & Trust Litigation

First Admitted: 2006, Colorado

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Educational Background:
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, 2006
  • California State University at Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with honors, 2003
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed Financial Professional (#20396752), 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussed how blending estate planning, tax law, and financial services better serves our individual clients., Keynote Speaker, The Legacy: Next Level Builders, World Financial Group, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Wealth accumulation, growth, protection, and transfer., Keynote Speaker, How Wealth Works, Black Maricopa Chambers of Commerce, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court in Maricopa County, Probate section., 2023
  • Arizona Bar, 032993, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Criminal Appeals, 2007
  • Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 2007
  • Colorado Bar, 37877, 2006
  • Discussing asset protection on Channel 12 News., Asset Protection in Arizona, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Pennington Law Commercial, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Discussing ERC with Channel 12 News., ERC Tax Credit for Business Owners, Business Law, 2023
  • Discussing probate with Channel 12 News., What is Probate?, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Discussing indexed growth strategy with Channel 12 News., What's the Main Thing Missing from a Client's Portfolio?, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Vanessa Ramirez from Channel 12 News' Arizona Midday interviews Andre Pennington the founder of Pennington Law to discuss how Pennington Law started. We discuss retirement protection, wealth growth, and estate planning., Retirement Protection and Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Financial Services, Asset Protection, 2023
  • Andre L. Pennington has been selected as a 2021 Elite Lawyer. Only the most outstanding and experienced attorneys receive the Elite Lawyer Award. The Elite Lawyer Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes an attorney's achievements, skills, and experience in their areas of practice. Attorney Pennington is one of the top Estate Planning attorneys in Arizona., Andre Pennington Named Elite Lawyer, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Asset Protection, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County hearing probate matters., 2023
  • Judge Pro Tem for Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, Probate section., 2023
  • Brown Belt Coach at De Boa Jiu Jitsu Academy in Surprise, Arizona., 2023
  • Co-founder and Director for non profit, Arizona's Children Coalition, 2023
  • Pro Bon Guardianship for Grandmother of her two grandchildren, 2022
  • Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Justice Courts., 2017
  • No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Arizona are named to the Rising Stars list, Southwest Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • All of our estate planning lawyers actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence., Top 3 Best Estate Planning Lawyers,, 2023
  • Selected by the Lawyers of Distinction as a "Power Lawyer," as featured in the February 26, 2023, addition of the New York Times., Power Lawyer, New York Times/Lawyers of Distinction, 2023
  • An honor reserved for less than 1% of Attorneys, America's Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry, 2023
  • AV Preeminent: The highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers, AV Preeminent, Matindale-Nolo, 2023
  • Independent review and betting reserved for on the Top rated attorneys in Arizona, Top Rated Lawyer in Arizona, The Lawyers of Distinction, 2023
  • Platinum Client Champion, the top award, recognizes those attorneys who have received 10 or more client reviews and an average score of 4.5 or higher (out of 5.0), Client Champion - Platinum Designation (Highest with 4.9 rating out of 5), Matindale-Nolo, 2023
  • Selected by the Lawyers of Distinction as a "Power Lawyer," as featured in the July 19, 2022 addition of the USA Today, Power Lawyer, USA Today, 2022
  • An honor reserved for less than 50 lawyers per year. , Power Lawyer, New York Times/Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
  • Recipient, Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
  • Selected as Best Probate Attorneys in Peoria, Goodyear, Surprise, Arizona., Best Probate Attorney,, 2021
  • Voted best attorney in Sun City West by residents:,210332, Best Attorney of Sun City West, Daily Independent, 2021
  • Recipient, Elite Lawyer,, 2021
  • Recipient, Top Attorney, AVVO Rating 10,, 2021
  • Recipient, Litigator of the Year, American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Recipient, Member, Best Attorneys of America, 2021
  • Recipient, Elite Lawyer, Elite Lawyers, 2020
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force, 2017
  • Recipient, Client's Choice,, 2016
  • Recipient, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, U.S. Air Force, 2009
  • Recipient, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, U.S. Air Force, 2008

Office location for Andre L. Pennington

15331 W Bell Road
Suite 318
Surprise, AZ 85374

Phone: 623-469-2075


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