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Kevin J. Parker

Kevin J. Parker

Partner| Phoenix


Kevin Parker's areas of practice include real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

Kevin Parker's areas of practice include probate and trust litigation, real estate litigation, and business and commercial litigation. A large portion of his practice focuses on probate and trust litigation. Kevin is a member of the American Bar Association Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Committee. He is a certified mediator for the Maricopa County Superior Court Probate Division. Kevin has been a probate mediator for many years and has served as a mediator in numerous Maricopa County Superior Court probate mediation ADR referrals.

Kevin has been a seminar program chair and/or panel member for numerous probate and trust litigation seminars, including the following:

American Bar Association

  • Last Beneficiary Standing: Identifying the Proper Parties in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Cases, Washington, DC (April 30, 2009)

National Business Institute

  • Probate Boot Camp, Phoenix, Arizona (March 11, 2016)
  • Sophisticated Probate Strategies, Phoenix, Arizona (August 16, 2011)
  • What Probate Court Judges Want You to Know, Phoenix, Arizona (May 14, 2010)
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important, Phoenix, Arizona (December 8, 2009)
  • Probate: Beyond the Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (March 24, 2009)
  • Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (December 10, 2008)
  • Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Tucson, Arizona (December 9, 2008)
  • Probate Practice: The Essential Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (November 7, 2008)
  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice, Phoenix, Arizona (June 17, 2008)
  • Fundamentals of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (December 13, 2007)
  • Practical Aspects of Trust Administration, Phoenix, Arizona (March 6, 2007)
  • Probate: Beyond the Basics, Phoenix, Arizona (December 7, 2006)
  • Beyond the Basics: Strategies for Solving Probate Issues and Challenges in Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (January 11, 2006)

Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Basic Conservatorship/Guardianship for Adults, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Probate & Trust Litigation: Nuts & Bolts, and Recent Case Law Developments, Phoenix, Arizona (February 15, 2001)
  • Fundamentals of Estate & Trust Litigation, Phoenix, Arizona (February 18, 1999)

Kevin Parker's areas of practice include real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

Kevin serves as Co-Chair of Snell & Wilmer’s Real Estate Litigation practice group. His real estate litigation experience includes handling cases involving condemnation, landlord-tenant disputes, purchase contracts, option contracts, development agreements, real estate investments, adverse possession, foreclosure, brokerage contracts, quiet title actions, easement and boundary disputes, lien disputes, lis pendens disputes, trespass and nuisance, statute of frauds issues, specific performance claims, partition actions, and real estate partnership and LLC disputes.

Recent seminar presentations include the following:

  • "Purchase and Option Contract Disputes," Maricopa County Bar Association Real Estate Litigation Fundamentals Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 18, 2011)
  • "Purchase and Option Contract Disputes," Maricopa County Bar Association Real Estate Litigation Fundamentals Series, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2, 2010)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985)
    •  Law Review
    •  Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1982)
  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Litigation (2014, 2015)
  • American Bar Association
    • Committee on Estate and Trust Litigation and Controversy (2006-present)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (1996-1999 term)
    • Trial Practice Section
    • Probate & Trust Section
    • Mental Health & Elder Law Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Foundation Fellow
  • "Trustee Defenses: Statute of Limitations, Laches, Self-Executing Accounting Release Provisions, and Exculpatory Clauses," Author, Probate & Property: Publication of ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (November/December 2009)
  • "Current Issues in Estate Litigation," Author, Maricopa Lawyer (June 2006)
  • "Why Mediating Probate Disputes is an Attractive Alternative, Alternatives to the High Costs of Litigation," Author, The Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution (June 1998)
  • "Summary Judgment in Arizona: A Call for a New Standard," Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (March 1990)
  • "Relief from Final Judgment Under Rule 60(b)(1) Due to Judicial Errors of Law," Author, Michigan Law Review (May 1985)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Estate & Trust Litigation (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2016-2018)
  • Mentor of the Year – Guardianship of Adults, Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono Awards (2014)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Highest Score on July 1985 Arizona Bar Exam
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • Special Olympics Advocacy Resource Program (SOAR)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit