Attorneys & Staff

Richard Duffield

Direct Phone: 

Email:  rduffield@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Probate; Real Estate; Contracts

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating:  AV Rated

Education:
Yale University, LL.B., 1957; Order of the Coif
Williams College, B.A., 1952

Admitted:  1957, Arizona

Larry R. Adamson

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-2185

Email:  ladamson@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Taxation

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating:  AV Rated

Education:
New York University, LL.M., in Taxation, 1970
University of San Francisco, J.D., 1969
University of Arizona, B.S., 1957

Admitted:  1970, California and U.S. Tax Court; 1971, Arizona

Biography:
Certified Public Accountant, Arizona and California. AZ Bar Certified Specialist: Estates and Trusts Law and Tax Law.

Johnny N. Helenbolt

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-2187

Email:  jhelenbolt@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Business; Corporate; Probate

Education:
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, J.D., with distinction, 1990
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., 1987; M.P.A., 1990)

Admitted:  1990, Arizona

Robby Adamson

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-2182

Email:  radamson@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Estate Litigation; Guardian and Conservatorship; Tax-Exempt Organizations; Estate and Trust Administration; Elder Law; Corporate

Education:
University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998
University of Arizona, B.A., Accounting, 1993

Admitted:  1999, Arizona

Andrew Heideman

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-2184

Email:  aheideman@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Probate; Estate Administration; Trust Administration; Corporate Law; Guardianship; Conservatorship

Education:
University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 2001; member of the law review
University of Nebraska, B.S., Business Administration, 1993

Admitted:  2001, Arizona

Lynne Davies

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-7414

Email:  ldavies@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Probate; Estate and Trust Administration

Education:
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1982
Wittenberg University, B.A., 1979

Admitted:  1982, Ohio (inactive); 1983, Arizona (inactive until 2009)

Beth Smith

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-2186

Email:  bsmith@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Guardianship and Conservatorship; Elder Law; Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration

Education:
University of Arizona, J.D., 1995
St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1972

Admitted:  1995, Arizona

Of Counsel

Eugene C. Gieseler

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Federal Taxation; Corporate Law; Business Law

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating:  AV Rated

Education:
University of Arizona, J.D., 1970
University of Wisconsin, B.B.A., 1959

Admitted:  1970, Arizona

Memberships:  American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Biography:
Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 1964. Certified Specialist, Tax Law and Estate and Trust Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Gerald G. Hawley

Email:  ghawley@hawleylegal.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Taxation; Probate; Trust Law; Business Formation; Real Property; Buying and Selling of Businesses; Contested Trusts and Estates

Education:
University of Arizona, J.D., 1972; Order of the Coif
Washington State University, B.A.B.A., 1966

Biography:
Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 1977. Certified Specialist, Tax Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

K. Alexander Hobson

Email:  ahobson@duffieldlaw.com

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning; Probate and Trust Law; Elder Law; Probate Litigation

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating:  AV Rated

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 1982
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A., M.A.L.D., 1978
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., 1974

Admitted:  1982, Wisconsin; 1983, Arizona

Memberships:  American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Paralegals

Mary Jane Arneson

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-7410

A member of this law firm since 1983, specializing in probate administration and trust administration, including preparation of fiduciary accountings and estate tax returns.

Penny Boan

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-7412

Valley National Bank of Arizona and Bank One Trust Departments from 1974 through December 2002, with the last five years in the Estate Settlement Unit of Bank One.

Started with Duffield Young Adamson & Alfred, P.C. in February 2003, working with probate administration, trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship administration.

Elaine Harter

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-7413

A member of this law firm since September 1983, began as Bookkeeper and became Probate Paralegal in 1986; specializes in Trust and Estate Administration with primary focus on Accounting, Estate Tax, Fiduciary Income Tax and Individual Income Tax.

Steve McClure

Direct Phone:  (520) 202-7415

A retired Virginia trial lawyer, Steve works as a paralegal in the firm on administration of estate and trusts, as well as some related litigation matters. His other passions include writing, history, political organizing and scuba diving.

Patricia Tapke

Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in education. Has been working as an accounting paralegal since 2001, specializing in conservatorship and trust accounting.

Isela Rodriguez

Joined the law firm in 2012, has worked with attorney Elizabeth Smith as a probate paralegal since 2001. Specializing in probate administration.

Secretaries & Other Staff

Sally Christensen

Sally has been the receptionist in our Green Valley office since 1986.

Carol Garcia

 

Michelle Lindsey

A member of this law firm since 1994, began as legal secretary to Michael C. Young and K. Alexander Hobson; works as legal assistant in the fields of limited liability company and corporate formation, estate planning, probate and litigation while performing the duties of receptionist.

Viktoria Sikora