Allison L. Kierman

After spending more than a decade in “big law,” Allison L. Kierman founded Kierman Law, a woman-owned small business focusing on life and estate planning. Allison concentrates her practice on guiding families through the wills, trusts, and estate process and probate litigation.

Allison understands that making plans to ensure your family’s future and financial security is complicated and may involve sensitive issues. As a mother of two, Allison has the knowledge and understanding of how difficult it is to think of leaving your children with a guardian and will help you carve the best plan for ensuring your children’s future success. Allison is a natural care-taker, and will protect your family needs in a confidential, detailed, and sophisticated manner. Allison provides unique and creative solutions to difficult estate planning questions and never loses sight of the big picture. Allison can be entrusted to help you allocate life insurance proceeds, minimize estate taxes, protect your assets from creditors, and control distribution of assets to young children, special needs family members, family members with failing health, and family members who have made questionable life choices. Allison’s goal is to ensure that your estate goes to whom you want in the way you want.

Allison also provides general business consulting and counseling for those families who are also business owners and demand advice on business structuring and trusts. Allison coordinates her efforts with financial planners, accountants, and other advisors to ensure consistency and verity that all aspects of the estate plan are properly implemented.

Allison has been named a Southwest Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2012, a designation given to the top 2.5% of lawyers in Arizona or New Mexico who are either forty years old or younger or have practiced law for ten years or less.

  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • State of Arizona

  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of Arizona

  • Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Scottsdale Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Activities
  • Member, Preschool Committee, Congregation Beth Israel (2016-present)

  • Silent Auction Chair, Chanen Beth Israel (2014–2015)

  • Silent Auction Chair, Phoenix’s Father of the Year Council of the American Diabetes Association (2008–2014)

Professional Recognition & Awards
  • Southwest Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2012–2016)

  • DLA Piper Phoenix Pro Bono Award Winner (2011)

  • American Diabetes Association Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Father of the Year (2011)

  • American Diabetes Association Volunteer Recognition Award (2009)

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, with honors (2005)

    • Staff Writer, Iowa Law Review
    • Trial Advocacy Team
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, with honors (2002)

  • B.A., Baylor University, magna cum laude (2001)

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Model United Nations
    • Pi Beta Phi Fraternity