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Allison Kierman

Allison L. Kierman, JD

After practicing law in the Valley for more than a decade, Allison L. Kierman founded Kierman Law, to offer personalized service to her clients. 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, she 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. As a dog mother of two, Allison also understands how important pets are to their families and helps ensure proper caretaking for them as well.

Allison is a natural care-taker, and will protect your family needs in a confidential, detailed, and sophisticated manner. She 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. She has an extensive network of individuals that she can refer clients to so all their needs are met when making these important life decisions.

Prior to starting Kierman Law, Allison was a partner in a successful law firm, providing a broad range of legal services to business owners across the country. She has been named a Southwest Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 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.

When not practicing law, Allison can be found with her two kids at various dance, musical theater and karate performances, competitions and classes; walking, running and hiking with her two Labradoodles; and volunteering with various organizations within the community.

More about Allison

ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • State of Arizona

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association

CIVIC & CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

  • Congregation Beth Israel
    • Board of Directors (2018-present)
    • Executive Committee, Board of Directors (2019-present)
    • Chair, Malachim Committee (2019-present)
    • Member, Religious School Committee (2018-present)
    • Community Connector (2018-present)
    • Member, Preschool Committee (2016-2018)
    • Silent Auction Chair, Chanen Preschool (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Jewish Family and Child Services
    • Professional Leadership Group (2019-Present)
  • Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
    • Youth Board Member (2018-present)
  • Women’s Leadership Institute of the Jewish Women’s Learning Center
    • Alumnae Chair (2019-present)
    • Cohort 4 Mentee (2018-2019)
  • Girl Scouts of America
    • Troup 4435 Parent Volunteer and Holiday Tea Chair (2017-present)
  • Sonoran Sky Elementary School
    • Parent Teacher Organization, Room Parent, and Volunteer (2016-present)
  • Phoenix’s Father of the Year Council of the American Diabetes Association
    • Silent Auction Chair (2008–2014)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, RECOGNITIONS, & AWARDS

  • KNOW Women of Phoenix (2018, 2019)
  • W Source Arcadia and Scottsdale (2018-present)
  • Board of Directors, Royal Oaks Lifecare Community (2018-present)
  • 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)

EDUCATION

  • 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

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