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Andre Lee Pennington

Andre Lee Pennington

Accomplished Military Veteran Estate Planning & Probate Attorney- 13 Years Exp
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Arizona, Colorado
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Reviewed by R. Davis Younts March 31, 2020
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Mr. Pennington is a highly effective and compassionate attorney. He is one of the few professionals I trust to recommend to close friends and family.
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Summary

Andre Pennington specializes in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and trust administration. What makes Andre unique is that he has specialized estate planning training and experience from his time as an attorney for the United States Air Force, but also has extensive trial experience with over 75 jury trials to his credit at the state, military and federal level. This blend makes him uniquely qualified and able to effectively navigate the waters of your estate plan and administration.

Since 2011, Andre has lived in Surprise, Arizona. He is married to his beautiful wife, Amanda, and has six children, two sons and four daughters. As a father, he rarely misses a family obligation and understands that family is the greatest gift a person can receive and that protecting their future is of paramount importance. With that sentiment, he uses his years of estate planning, trial experience and expertise to guide, navigate, and protect your family’s interests in their most difficult time.

He grew up in Southern California, graduating from California State University, Fullerton, and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He then started his legal career in 2006, as a trial attorney within the Colorado state courts. In 2007, he joined the United States Air Force and for four years engaged in estate planning and trial work. During that time, he was recognized by leadership as being within the top five percent of trial attorneys in the Air Force.

With a desire to have a more stable home life, he left active duty and transferred to the Air Force Reserves, where he is the rank of Major, and has been a trial advocacy instructor, government appellate counsel and estate planning attorney. Until 2014, Andre practiced as a federal trial attorney for the District of Arizona, when he left to take his current position and to go into private practice as a full-time estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Google Duo
  • WebEx
  • WhatsApp
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 032993
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 37877
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Air Force Court of Appeals
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Pennington Law - Estate Planning
- Current
Reserve Military Attorney (Rank of Major)
U.S. Air Force Reserve, JAG Corps.
- Current
Judge Pro Tem
Maricopa County Justice Courts
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Assistant Federal Defender
Federal Defenders Office, District of Arizona
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Military Attorney
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
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Deputy State Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
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Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2006) | Law
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California State University - Fullerton
B.A. (2003) | Sociology and Criminal Justice
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Honors: Academic Honors
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Awards
Client Champion
Lawyers.com
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Golden Boa Award
De Boa Jiu Jitsu Academy
Client's Choice
Avvo
Excellent Attorney
Avvo
Superb Attorney
Avvo
PACAF Harmon Award Winner (Reserve JAG of the Year)
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Air Force Commendation Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Trial Defense Officer of the Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Air Force Commendation Medal
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Officer of the 2nd Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Company Grade Officer of the 3rd Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
21st Space Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Rocky Mountain Region Company Grade Officer of 4th Quarter
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Professional Associations
Arizona Children's Coalition
Secretary
- Current
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Arizona Bar Association  # 032993
Member
- Current
Activities: Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates
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Publications
Articles & Publications
JAG Reservists and the Air Force Mission
Arizona Attorney Magazine
Peterson's Area Defense Counsel Works for You
Space Observer
Presidential Election: Do's and Don'ts During Election Season
21st Space Wing Newspaper
Where Are They Now?
Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
Speaking Engagements
Trial Advocacy , Trial Defense Advocacy Course , Maxwell AFB, AL
U.S. Air Force, JAG Corps.
Certifications
Notary
Arizona Secretary of State
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pennington Law - Estate Planning
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. Can a notary in Arizona notarize a will for an Alaskan Resident while visiting Arizona?
A: Yes, a notary from one state can notarize a Testator's signature for a last will and testament from another state.
Q. I was a beneficiary of life insurance policy in will mom wants money go towards buy house form bank do I have to
A: If the Estate is the beneficiary of the policy, it goes to the estate and distributed in accordance therein. If you were the beneficiary, it would go directly to you and is your money. A qualified probate attorney once having all the facts can answer this question for you.
Q. If an estate is in probate, do creditors file a claim with the court or with the estate's executor?
A: It can be done both ways. There are other factors that an experienced probate attorney can likely address with you, as well.
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Contact & Map
Pennington Law Estate Planning, PLLC
Surprise Office (Main Office)
15331 W. Bell Rd., Ste. 212
Surprise, AZ 85374
Telephone: (623) 229-0463
Fax: (623) 215-9400
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Pennington Law Estate Planning, PLLC
Sun City West Office
13930 W. Camino Del Sol, Suite 105
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Telephone: (623) 229-0463
Fax: (623) 215-9400
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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