John B. Even is a director of the law firm of Schmitt, Schneck, Smyth, Casey & Even, P.C. and has practiced law in Arizona since 1992. He focuses his practice in the areas of business law, sales and acquisitions, contracts, entity formation, estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Over the course of his career, John has served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet his clients’ particular needs and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues. He has helped a variety of clients with the drafting of their wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents and has also assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters that they encounter after the death of a loved one. Finally, John has assisted Arizona families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator.

John is an experienced attorney who always seeks to provide a top quality, cost-effective, results-driven approach for each one of his clients. He seeks to provide the best possible value for his clients in reaching a resolution to their legal issues as quickly as possible. John welcomes the opportunity to serve you in solving your legal needs.


General Business | Sales and Acquisitions | Contracts | Entity Formation | Estate Planning | Probate | Trust Administration | Guardianships | Conservatorships


John graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1985. He continued his education at Arizona State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1991.


State Bar of Arizona (including memberships in the Trust and Estate Section and the Business Law Section) | State Bar of Colorado | Valley Estate Planners

Founding Chairman of Catholic Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board


John is on the Board of the Catholic Community Foundation. He is also a member of the Order of Malta and the Knights of Columbus.

John is married to Rebecca and has three wonderful children.  In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, watching his childrens’ activities, hiking, and going to his family’s favorite beach each summer.

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