11120 North Tatum Blvd 101, Phoenix, AZ 85028

Uniquely Qualified Attorney

“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.” Buckminister Fuller

Uniquely Qualified, Compasionate Attorney

Who We Are

Noted attorney Libby Banks focuses exclusively on the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration.  Her work is therefore concentrated in just a few key areas.  Libby’s clients range in age from 18 to 98.  Some have large families.  Some have small or no families but consider their pets their children.  Client assets range from a house, a car and a small bank account to a large businesses and multiple rentals and properties around the United States.

We have been advising and protecting a wide range of clients over 30 years.  Our goal is always the same: to make the process of estate planning as smooth and painless as possible.  In fact, our plans are designed to preclude the court from meddling in your estate.

Libby Banks’ passion for estate planning began during her early years as a litigation attorney.  Libby found herself sorting out the inevitable family fallout caused by poor estate planning and improperly written wills and trusts. 

Some clients hired Libby to resolve the disagreements caused by this lack of planning, and some hired her to fight for a share of the estate when they believed another relative had cheated them.

Too often, Libby saw families come apart, with siblings vowing never to talk to their brothers and sisters again. 

As Libby often says, “I value family above almost everything, and these cases broke my heart.  I decided to go into estate planning to help people avoid these painful, unnecessary family fights.”

Today Libby Banks focuses exclusively on preventing the problems caused by an unplanned, or poorly planned, estate.  Libby skillfully represents clients in the areas of Estate Planning, preparing Wills and Trusts, Asset Protection planning, and Probate and Trust Administration.

When you engage The Law Office of Libby Banks, you have the added assurance of knowing that your estate is being handled by a highly experienced, seasoned attorney.

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Undergraduate studies)

Experience

  • Libby Banks began her legal career in Oklahoma City with the Law Firm Linn, Helms, Kirk & Burkett
  • Libby moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2000
  • Libby is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Oklahoma and Kansas

Licenses

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • State Bar of Kansas
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional and Charitable Organizations

  • WealthCounsel (A national organization of estate planning attorneys)
  • The College of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Moon Valley National Charity League

Personal Interests and Family

Libby Banks is assisted in her legal practice by her husband of 30 years, Andy Banks.  Andy serves as chief administrator and marketing director of the firm.  When you attend one of Libby’s seminars, you will meet Andy Banks, who is there to ensure, behind the scenes, that everything runs smoothly.

Libby and Andy have three children.  Their son Will is a leasing agent in Tempe.  John is pursuing a teaching career in Phoenix.  And Emma is a student at Northern Arizona University’s school of business.  Libby and Andy also enjoy the company of their three beautiful rescue dogs…Shadow, Princess and Willow.

When she is not busy working on wills and trusts and probate issues, Libby enjoys reading mystery novels, watching movies (especially romantic comedies), playing Bunko with girlfriends, and spending quality family time in Arizona’s White Mountains.

 

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“I love what I do. And I’m blessed to be able to use my legal education, my intellect and my years of experience to protect the clients and families who put their trust in me.”
– ATTORNEY LIBBY BANKS