Listening Well

The 20th century philosopher and theologian, Paul Tillich, said that the first duty of love is to listen. At KTO Law Firm we believe he is right. The best way we can serve you is to listen to you before advising you. In order to provide you with appropriate legal counsel, we must listen to…

Soft Hearts and Strong Feet

We could create an ad with a picture of a KTO attorney holding a sledgehammer and chanting an unforgettable tagline about crushing our opponents.  But we all know such advertising ploys are often not based upon reality.  At KTO we believe being real is important.  Real honest.  Real empathetic.  Real tough.  On Father’s Day several weeks…

One Reason You Should Consider KTO Law Firm for Your Personal Injury Case

There are many false assumptions about personal injury cases.  Today I’ll just mention one.  Some people believe they can handle their own case and save themselves the substantial money that an attorney will charge.  While this is a fair consideration, let me give you at least one reason and example as to why that is rarely, if ever,…

KTO Attorney Jeremy Goad, Retired Peace Officer

KTO Law is proud to announce the addition of retired Deputy Sheriff, Lieutenant Jeremy Goad to its litigation team in the Peoria, Arizona office.  A native to Arizona, Jeremy graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Industrial Technology. He then pursued his dream of becoming a public servant and was hired as a…

An Estate Planner’s Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts

My amazing wills, trusts and estates professor from law school, Gerry W. Beyer, recently published an article titled, An Estate Planner’s Guide to Specific Testamentary Gifts, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law ejournal (2021).   At KTO Law Firm, we regularly have clients who are excited to make specific gifts in their estate planning documents for a…

Arizona Government Pensions and Divorce

How will a divorce affect your government pension when you used community funds to purchase prior service that was worked before the marriage? If you work for the government and have a pension, in a divorce proceeding, your future ex-spouse is entitled to a portion of your pension for the length of the marriage. However,…