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The Law Office of Libby Banks > Uniquely Qualified Attorney

“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

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

Uniquely Qualified, Compassionate Team

What Started It All and Who We Are
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.
Clients hired Libby either to resolve the disagreements caused by this lack of planning or to fight for a share of the estate, believing another relative had cheated them.
Too often, Libby saw families fall apart, with family members vowing never to talk to each other again.
As Libby often says, “I value family above everything, and these cases broke my heart. I decided to go into estate planning to help people avoid these painful and unnecessary fights.”
Today Libby Banks and our team focus exclusively on preventing the problems caused by an unplanned, or poorly planned, estate. Libby and our associate attorney, Travis Meyers, represent clients in the areas of Estate Planning, preparing Wills and Trusts, Asset Protection Planning, Probates, and Trust Administration.
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 large businesses, multiple rental properties, and real estate all around the United States. Almost every adult needs an estate plan and The Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC specializes in creating customized and unique plans tailored to their clients’ situations.
When you engage The Law Office of Libby Banks, you have the added assurance of knowing that your estate is being handled by experienced attorneys. Engaging our services ensures a smooth and painless process and our expertly designed plans guarantee peace of mind for our clients.

Meet The Libby Banks Team

Our team at The Law Office of Libby Banks is comprised of professionals from diverse backgrounds, each possessing unique skill sets that enable them to provide exceptional service. With their collective experience and expertise, our team is equipped to guide clients through estate planning, probate, and trust administration with ease.

Libby Banks, Attorney at Law and Owner

Libby began her legal career as a litigator in Oklahoma City. In her time as a litigator, she briefed a case that was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court and represented high-profile clients. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the year 2000 continuing her work as a litigator, and began The Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC in 2013 after handling many contested probates in Arizona. It has been her passion ever since to create estate plans to ensure her clients’ estates and families are protected.

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)

LICENSES

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

PROFESSIONAL AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Wealth Counsel (A national organization of estate planning attorneys)
  • BNI –Business Networking International
  • Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

PERSONAL INTERESTS AND FAMILY

 

Libby Banks is assisted in her legal practice by her husband of 36 years, Andy Banks, and her son, John Banks. Andy serves as chief administrator and marketing director of the firm. Libby and Andy have three children, Will Banks, John Banks, and Emma Lippert, and two grandchildren, Ava and Amelia. Libby and Andy also enjoy the company of their two beautiful rescue dogs . . . Princess and Willow.

 

When she is not busy working on wills, trusts, and probate issues, Libby enjoys reading mystery novels, spending quality family time with her family, and escaping the heat to Arizona’s White Mountains.

Travis Meyers, Associate Attorney

Travis joined the Law Office of Libby Banks in September of 2021 as an associate attorney. Like Libby, Travis started his career as a litigator, working as a prosecutor in the Maricopa County Attorney’s office and representing individuals as a disability advocate in Social Security disability hearings.
As a litigator, Travis developed the valuable skills of listening, developing strategies and using the law to benefit clients. Travis uses those skills every day at the Law Office of Libby Banks to help our clients achieve the goals they set for their estate plans. Travis is always diligent, friendly, and passionate in helping our clients.
When Travis is not working, he enjoys playing the piano, golfing, and spending time with his family.

EDUCATION

  • Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice; Music Minor

LICENSES

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona

PROFESSIONAL AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Wealth Counsel
  • Cancer Support Community Arizona

Jeremy Rodgers, Client Care Coordinator

Jeremy brings many years of customer service, administrative and management skills to the Client Care position. He is the friendly point of contact that helps clients by answering questions and following up on appointments making sure our clients experience exceptional care during the estate planning process and beyond. When not working, Jeremy enjoys reading a good mystery, cooking, walking his dog Happy and spending time with his grandsons.

Emma Lippert, Marketing and Administrative Assistant

Emma joined the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC in 2017 and worked seasonally for the firm while obtaining her BSBA at Northern Arizona University. Upon graduating in 2020, she joined the firm full time. She draws upon her education and experience to streamline and improve upon the processes in place to create the best client experience. She assists the Director of Marketing in creating educational materials and marketing content for the firm. Outside the office, Emma seeks cool weather, wherever that may be, to camp, hike, bike or climb.

Andy Banks, Director of Marketing

As the Director of Marketing and Administration for the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC, Andy draws on his 30+ years of experience from the corporate world to analyze marketing data and adjust brand positioning for the firm. He is passionate about helping people and is thrilled that his work directly benefits the lives of numerous individuals. When he is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with family and riding quads in the white mountains.

John Banks, Paralegal

John Banks joined the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC in November of 2017. He graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in English Literature and Classical Languages. Working closely with Libby and Travis, he uses the knowledge and skills obtained from his degrees to read, proof, and write legal documentation, assisting in the creation of estate plans. Outside of work, he enjoys playing games and spending time with his wife and cats.

Karen Nolen, Paralegal and Client Care Assistant

Karen Nolen is a Paralegal and Client Care Assistant for the Law Office of Libby Banks. She utilizes her 20+ years of paralegal experience to help our attorneys guide clients through the estate administration process. Her caring nature and knowledge can make the probate and trust administration process easier to navigate and understand. As Client Care Assistant, she helps the Client Care Coordinator build estate planning portfolios, assist in estate planning signings, and draft deeds. When she’s not in the office, Karen enjoys being with her friends, hiking, and traveling to see family.

Debbie Torres, Executive Assistant

Debbie Torres has an extensive background in high level relationship management in the financial segment. Looking for a family-oriented, positive work environment, Debbie joined the Law Office of Libby Banks, PLLC as an Executive Assistant. Debbie assists with managing our attorneys’ schedules, emails, phone calls and messages. She is focused on bringing the ultimate client experience to each of our customers during their estate planning process. When away from the office, Debbie enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 young adult children.

Call today to schedule a free consultation for Wills & Trusts – 602.375.6752