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Probate Litigation

Phil Visnansky


Phillip B. Visnansky

Phillip Visnansky practices in the areas of probate litigation and general civil litigation.

His practice focuses on assisting families navigate complex cases involving probate, guardianship, conservatorship, trust, and estate planning issues. While Phillip often is able to bring families together to avoid costly litigation, he has economically achieved client goals through numerous trials when settlement is not an option.

In addition to assisting families in navigating the legal realities of death and incapacity, Phillip also focuses on helping senior citizen-orientated businesses navigate a complex regulatory environment. Broadly targeting licensure issues, customer relations, and governmental compliance matters, Phillip brings a practical perspective to the legal considerations that businesses face in serving Arizona’s elderly community.

Philip earned his law degree at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He was a member of the Arizona State Law Journal for two years, ultimately serving as an Articles Editor overseeing the selection of articles for publication. Phillip was named a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar during multiple semesters for his outstanding academic achievement. Phillip also received the John J. Ross Award for outstanding achievement in his Business Association course work.

Phillip maintains, a website designed to provide resources to Arizona families navigating Arizona’s probate system for the first time. Focusing on probate, guardianship, conservatorship, trust, and estate planning matters, provides articles, guides, and other material for families to familiarize themselves with the probate process.

He is also a member of the board of directors of the Professional Association of Senior Referral Specialists, a trade organization designed to promote integrity in the senior housing and placement industry.

Phillip is an Arizona native, born in Phoenix. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Northern Arizona University. He was named Outstanding Senior of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences, where he was a member of numerous organizations. Currently, Phillip is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Grand Canyon University.

Phillip's outside interests include current events, military history, technology, and spending time with his wife and family. He is a member of the Arizona Historical Association and maintains a small website,, exploring historical issues and promoting access to primary sources.

Phillip is admitted to the practice of law in Arizona and Pennsylvania.


Areas of Practice

Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Probate and Trust Administration

Financial Exploitation and Adult Protection

Real Estate Litigation

Commercial Litigation


Professional Memberships and Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

Volunteer Lawyers Program


Hon. Roslyn Silver, U.S. District Court, 2005


J.D., Arizona State University, 2007: Arizona State Law Journal, Articles Editor; Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; John J. Ross Award

B.A., summa cum laude, Northern Arizona University, 2004

Court Admissions

Arizona, 2007

Pennsylvania, 2013


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