Attorneys & Staff

Attorneys

Andrew Heideman

Direct Phone:(520) 202-2184
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration · Guardianships/Conservatorships
Education:University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 2001; member of the law review; University of Nebraska, B.S., Business Administration, 1993
Admitted:2001, Arizona
Biography:President of the Green Valley Rotary Club, 2016-2017

Beth Smith

Direct Phone:(520) 202-2186
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Elder Law - Including VA Benefit Planning · Guardianships/Conservatorships
Education:University of Arizona, J.D., 1995; St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1972
Admitted:1995, Arizona

Johnny N. Helenbolt

Direct Phone:(520) 202-2187
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration
Education:University of Nebraska at Lincoln, J.D., with distinction, 1990; University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., 1987; M.P.A., 1990)
Admitted:1990, Arizona

Larry R. Adamson

Direct Phone:(520) 202-2185
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Probate and Trust Administration · Gift, Estate, Generation-Skipping and Income Taxation
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™: AV Preeminent®
Education:New York University, LL.M., in Taxation, 1970; University of San Francisco, J.D., 1969; University of Arizona, B.S., 1957
Admitted:1970, California and U.S. Tax Court; 1971, Arizona
Biography:Certified Public Accountant, Arizona and California. AZ Bar Certified Specialist: Estates and Trusts Law and Tax Law.

Lynne Davies - Retired 2022

Direct Phone:(520) 202-1211
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Probate and Trust Administration
Education:Capital University Law School, J.D., 1982; Wittenberg University, B.A., 1979
Admitted:1982, Ohio (inactive); 1983, Arizona (inactive until 2009)
Biography:Lynne Davies retired in early 2022, with the firm's gratitude for her years of service. Our firm's other attorneys are available to assist Lynne's returning clients.

Richard Duffield - Retired June 2016

Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Probate and Trust Administration · Real Estate Transactions
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™: AV Preeminent®
Education:Yale University, LL.B., 1957; Order of the Coif Williams College, B.A., 1952
Admitted:1957, Arizona
Biography:Retired June 2016

Robby Adamson

Direct Phone:(520) 202-2182
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Elder Law - Including VA Benefit Planning · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration · Guardianships/Conservatorships · Gift, Estate, Generation-Skipping and Income Taxation
Education:University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1998; University of Arizona, B.A., Accounting, 1993
Admitted:1999, Arizona

Shannon M. Derksen

Direct Phone:(520) 202-7416
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Probate and Trust Administration · Guardianships/Conservatorships
Education:Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2013; Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Environmental Studies,Spanish, Tulane University, 2008
Admitted:State Bar of Louisiana, Admitted 2013; State Bar of Arizona, Admitted 2017
Biography:Joined the firm in August of 2016

Traci M. Smith

Direct Phone:(520) 202-7411
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration · Guardianships/Conservatorships · Gift, Estate, Generation-Skipping and Income Taxation
Biography:Traci M. Smith joined the firm in October of 2021.

Of Counsel

Eugene C. Gieseler - Retired

Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration · Gift, Estate, Generation-Skipping and Income Taxation
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™: AV Preeminent®
Education:University of Arizona, J.D., 1970; University of Wisconsin, B.B.A., 1959
Admitted:1970, Arizona
Memberships:American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Biography:RETIRED - Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 1964. Certified Specialist, Tax Law and Estate and Trust Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Gerald G. Hawley

Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Business Formation/Operations (LLC & Corporate) · Probate and Trust Administration · Gift, Estate, Generation-Skipping and Income Taxation
Education:University of Arizona, J.D., 1972; Order of the Coif Washington State University, B.A.B.A., 1966
Biography:Certified Public Accountant, Arizona, 1977. Certified Specialist, Tax Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Greg Good

Biography:For more information, visit: http://www.goodlaw.net/

K. Alexander Hobson - Retired January 2017

Email:ahobson@duffieldlaw.com
Practice Areas: Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) · Elder Law - Including VA Benefit Planning · Probate and Trust Administration
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™: AV Preeminent®
Education:University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 1982; The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A., M.A.L.D., 1978; University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., 1974
Admitted:1982, Wisconsin; 1983, Arizona
Memberships:American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Biography:Retired January 2017

Timothy A. Olcott

Biography:For more information please visit http://www.olcottlaw.net/ Our Green Valley office is now at 516 E. Whitehouse Canyon Drive, Suite 140 - located inside the law offices of Timothy A. Olcott, P.C.

Paralegals

Isela Marquez

Biography:Joined the law firm in 2012, has worked with attorney Elizabeth Smith as a probate paralegal since 2001. Specializing in probate administration.

Lindsay Payne, Licensed Fiduciary

Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Biography:Lindsay joined the firm in June of 2017 as a paralegal

Mary Jane Arneson

Biography:A member of this law firm since 1983, specializing in probate administration and trust administration, including preparation of fiduciary accountings and estate tax returns.

Zulema Fesler

Direct Phone:(520) 202-1211
Biography:Zulema joined the firm in March of 2022.

Other Professionals

Leslie Haughey, CPA

Direct Phone:(520) 202-7417
Email:info@duffieldlaw.com
Biography:Leslie joined the firm in 2021 as a self-employed contractor; she assists the firm as a consultant, accountant, and CPA.

Legal Assistants & Other Staff

Jeannie Miller

Biography:Jeannie joined the firm in October of 2008 and is Legal Assistant to attorney Andrew Heideman. She also assists with the client matters of now-retired attorney Lynne Davies.

Katarina Bevilacqua

Biography:Katarina joined the firm in 2020 and is the Legal Assistant to attorneys Beth Smith and Shannon Derksen.

Kathy Good

Biography:Kathy joined the firm in 2015 and specializes in foundation administration. She currently assists Larry R. Adamson with the operations of the Connie Hillman Family Foundation and Johnny N. Helenbolt with the Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Foundation.

Kristin Krumpos

Biography:Kristin is a receptionist at the Tucson firm office and also assists our bookkeeping department.

Mackenzie Hall

Biography:Mackenzie joined the firm in 2019 and is the firm's bookkeeper.

Marilyn Medved

Biography:Marilyn Medved joined the firm in February of 2015 and is Legal Assistant to attorneys Larry R. Adamson and Robby Adamson.

Melissa Dean

Biography:Melissa joined the firm in 2019 and is the Legal Assistant to attorney Johnny Helenbolt.