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Ryan M. Scharber

Estate Planning | Business Transactions | Estate Controversy | Probate and Trust Administration


VIDEO: Ryan Scharber describes his ideal role in the lives and objectives of his clients (0:51)


Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, 2018

Recent Estate Controversy Matters

  • Successfully defended the personal representative of a $2.3 million estate involving mass murder, suicide, embezzlement, Arizona’s “slayer statute,” and other complicating factors.

  • Successfully defended the successor trustee of a $600,000 trust in a case involving ineffective amendments and assets spread across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Successfully defended the personal representative of a $2.5 million estate in a case involving breach of fiduciary duty claims against a broker who was managing estate assets.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Sections on Business Law, Probate and Trust, and Tax Law

Maricopa County Bar Association

Central Arizona Estate Planning Council

East Valley Estate Planning Council

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, East Valley Chapter


Caregiver Compensation: Being Fair to Relatives Who Provide Care,” April 2017

Estate Controversy: Types and Causes,” January 2016

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix, Arizona, 2010

Legal Intern, Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

Research Extern, Community Legal Services, Mesa, Arizona, 2008

Research Assistant, Indiana Legal Services, South Bend, Indiana, 2007-08


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2009

B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2006

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2009