David West



My family worked with Mr. West for many years while we were living in Tucson and then after we had moved out of state. He made the task of managing our parents' business from a long distance possible, including when they passed, and it was much easier than we anticipated. We very much appreciate all that he has done for us and thank him from the bottom of our hearts.

Mary D.

Mr. West- Thank you so much for your helpful reply! I cannot adequately express my appreciation for your counsel in times of need. It has been a bit daunting, sorting through the formalities and responsibilities of being a Trustee. You have been a pleasure to work with. You helped me tremendously!

Jennie A.

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David West


David was born in Muncie, Indiana, and has lived in Tucson since 1951. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 1967, and his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1970. While in the College of Law, he was on the Arizona Law Review, a publication of the College. David is a member of the Real Estate and Tax Sections of the American Bar Association, the Real Estate and Probate Sections of the State Bar of Arizona. He has also served on the Executive Council of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona.  He has received several awards from the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Southern Arizona and the State Bar of Arizona for his volunteer work.  He also frequently makes educational presentations to small groups of non-lawyers on various estate planning issues.

David and his wife, Sally, have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.  They have been active in the United Methodist Church most of their married lives. Earlier in their marriage they volunteered countless hours in children's and youth work. For many years David and Sally were involved in the Praise Team at their local church and also were involved in the structure and presentation of the non-traditional worship service. More recently, they have been active in other areas of the church. David enjoys “playing with” the guitar, riding bicycles and reading.

Examples of Arbitration Cases

By David West | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Arbitration is a type of alternative dispute resolution process in which parties that have a legal dispute forego the court process and submit their case to an arbitrator or arbitration panel to decide the matter. Arbitration is still litigation since the parties will want to conduct the usual discovery including requesting relevant documents, submitting interrogatory […]

Arizona Power of Attorney Basics

By David West | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When something tragic happens to a family member such as a stroke, heart attack or other debilitating illness, whether that person has a general power of attorney in place can be the last thing on anyone’s mind. But not for long. As soon as anyone attempts to help manage the crisis, the hassle becomes evident […]

Estate and Gift Tax Laws

By David West | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

After years of uncertainty, the Congress and President in 2013 enacted permanent legislation that now provides definitive rules to estate planners and their clients on estate and gift taxes (at least until Congress and the President decide to change the rules at some time in the future).

Financial power of attorney

By David West | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Will the Financial Power of Attorney I Signed Be Enforceable? When a principal signs a power of attorney, he or she expects that it will give the agent all the authority he or she needs his affairs.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case.  A financial power of attorney is a document whereby the person […]

Designating Care Provider for Children

By David West | February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can a parent or guardian designate a person to provide for the care, custody and property of a minor child? In Arizona, the parent or guardian may delegate to another person any or all powers regarding the care, custody and property of a minor child, except the power to consent to marriage or adoption, for […]