About Me

John EVen John 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, wills and trusts, probate, trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Over the course of his career, John has served as outside counsel for various Arizona businesses, assisting Arizona business owners with the purchase or sale of their businesses, negotiating and drafting countless business contracts, forming various business entities to meet each clients’ particular needs, and helping Arizona business owners with a wide range of other legal issues.

He has also helped hundreds of families in drafting their wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. In particular, John has the experience you need to handle any business succession planning. From basic wills and trusts to more complicated estate planning and business planning, John has the skill and expertise to handle it.

In addition, John has assisted families with various probate and trust administration matters after the death of a loved one. He not only has the experience to help families avoid a probate ahead of time, but he also can help them work through the many nuances of a probate case, including probate litigation, if they are forced to file a probate case.

Finally, John has assisted many Arizona families in navigating through the court process when a loved one becomes incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator. With a larger and larger number of our State’s population facing Altzhemer’s/dimentia issues today, you count count on him to be your advocate in any court proceedings.

John is an experienced attorney who always seeks to provide a top quality, cost-effective, results-driven approach to legal problems 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 (LLC’s, corporations, etc.)
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 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 (member of the Trusts and Estates Section and the Business Law Section)
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Catholic Community Foundation (Current Board Member)
  • Founding Chairman of Catholic Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board


John is a member of the Order of Malta, Legatus, 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, coaching, volunteering for his son’s Boy Scout troop, playing basketball, hiking, and going to his family’s favorite beach each summer.

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