Laura M. Stover


Scottsdale, AZ





Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
certified real estate specialist

Since 1993, Ms. Stover has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. She has extensive experience in a wide range of estate-planning and trust-administrative services, including analyzing estate and gift tax liabilities; developing and implementing innovative estate-planning and gifting strategies; utilizing life insurance within tax-sheltered trusts; advising business owners on alternatives for planned-ownership succession; implementing charitable-gifting vehicles as a means of reducing estate tax and creating a family legacy; advising clients on complex family distribution regulations involving qualified and non-qualified tax-deferred investments; and providing cutting-edge document preparation for standard and complex Arizona estate plans. Ms. Stover is a member of the American Bar Association (Probate and Estate Planning Section), the State Bar of Arizona (Probate and Trust Law Section), the Maricopa County Bar Association (Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section), Arizona Women Lawyer's Association, and Central Arizona Estate Planning Council.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, 1998


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1993
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1989
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Estate Planning and Probate for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Arizona", Continuing Legal Education Program, 1998

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Board of Directors for Silent Witness
  • Board of Directors Valley Youth Theatre, since May 1999; Chairman of the Board 2004
  • Member of Arizona State University Women & Philanthropy
  • Member of the Board for the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta