Phoenix Estate Planning Attorneys

Williams S. Graves | Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney

William S. Graves has practiced law for twenty-five years. He grew up in a small town in northern Ohio. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a lawyer. The two of them taught him to respect others, to think things through on a rational level, and that a job worth doing is a job worth doing well.

He received his Bachelor’s degree at Miami University of Ohio and went on to achieve his Law degree at Arizona State University. He has since dedicated hundreds of hours to continuing education to keep current on the most recent developments in the law.

He is a member of Wealth Counsel, which is one of the foremost Estate Planning organizations in the United States. This organization gives it members the education, training, and tools to accomplish outstanding results for its member’s clients.  He has also taught Trust law and Estate Planning techniques to both professional groups and lay groups.

He specializes in counseling clients regarding how they can utilize every tool available under the law to provide protections for them and their loved ones. He believes that every one of his clients deserves the best possible estate plan for them and is committed to making sure that their plan actually accomplishes what they intended by providing a unique array of services that is very rare in the field of estate planning.


  • Miami of Ohio, Bachelor of Arts, 1981
  • Arizona State University, Juris Doctor, 1988


  • Wealth Counsel
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association


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Melissa Chandlee and Ann-Marie Graves, Paralegals

Melissa Chandlee

Melissa is a graduate of Drake University and has worked in the legal field for over 10 years.  She is extremely helpful and always available to answer our clients’ questions.

Ann-Marie Graves

Ann-Marie is a graduate of The University of Toledo and has worked in the legal field for 30 years.  She is the office administrator and also helps with legal support.