Practices

Litigation

When parties are unable to resolve their dispute by alternative means such as negotiated settlement, mediation, or collaborative family law meetings, it is necessary to proceed with litigation. The Manson Johnson Conner Litigation Practice has been successful in achieving results in a wide range of controversy work. Our litigation lawyers have extensive case handling experience excelling in the courtroom.

Product liability: If you or a family member has suffered a severe personal injury because of a defective product or has died in an accident involving a defective product, the experienced product liability attorneys at MJC can help. Our attorneys understand that every product liability matter presents its own challenges and has successfully tried many cases involving liability.

Medical Malpractice: Patients place an enormous amount of trust in the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals who provide medical care. When an injury occurs because ofmedical malpractice, patients are often confused about how and why the injury happened. At MJC, our attorneys have the legal training and experience to effectively represent your rights as an injured person. We pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and have obtained several record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

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Transactional

Real Estate: The transfer of Real Estate, Commercial or Residential, is a stressful experience. Whenever hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars are exchanged, there are a multitude of complicated problems that may arise. The stress of any real estate transactions can be reduced greatly by engaging an attorney with experience in real estate transactions. At Manson Johnson Conner our experienced attorneys caneffectively guide you through the complicated conveyance of real estate.

Corporate: The corporate climate is continuously changing. It is important to have legal representation advising clients through the complexities of establishing a large or small business. The lawyers at MJC have counseled clients in the formation of S-corporations, C-corporations, partnerships, strategic alliances and franchises.

Entertainment: Our attorneys represent entertainers from all fields. If you are a musician, actor, or artist of any kind, we are pleased to provide experienced legal representation and a wide range of legal services on your behalf.

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Criminal Defense

Our at attorneys at Manson Johnson Conner have the experience, skill, and common sense to provide you with the best possible defense in all criminal matters. Areas include: Drug Sales, Drug Distribution, Manufacturing of Narcotics, Simple Possession, Assault, Domestic Violence, Gang Offenses, Kidnapping, Murder, Robbery, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Fraud, Embezzlement, Forgery, Bribery, Perjury, Weapons Charges and Driving Under the Influence.

Protecting Employees from Discrimination Our attorneys regularly devote time to representing employees with a variety of discrimination claims. Our attorneys are dedicated to handle the complex litigation involved in protecting employees from the harmful effects of discrimination or prohibited personnel practices by implementing legal employment policies and procedures.

Employment discrimination-Being subjected to an adverse employment action, or treated differently than others in the terms or conditions of employment, because of race or ethnicity, gender or sex, age disability or health condition, religious beliefs, pregnancy or family responsibilities, or other protected status.

Hostile Work Environment / Harassment - being subjected to highly offensive, hostile or abusive working conditions based upon sex, race, or other protected classification.

Retaliation - being subjected to an adverse employment action for engaging in legally protected activity, such as complaining about discrimination, reporting illegal conduct, or exercising medical leave or other rights.

Business Litigation - being harmed as a result of fraudulent or deceptive acts or practices; interference with business, employment, or contractual relationships; negligent hiring, supervision, or retention; defamation, invasion of privacy, misrepresentation, or breach of duty or obligation.

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Family Law

Family law includes divorce, child support, custody, and adoption. Those in need of family law assistance are often dealing with a very stressful experience, and our firm is well experienced with handling that stress. We intend for you to place your trust in us, and let us worry for you.

Estate Planning

The best estate plans are created by focusing on people not just property. In its most basic terms estate planning is how your affairs will be managed in the event you are not around, either because of your death or incapacity. No one wants to think about their mortality but do you honestly want to leave your loved ones to sort out your affairs without your input? Worse yet, if you do not create your own estate plan the State will create one for you.

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Advance Health Care Directives

Advance health care directives are written instructions that tell others how you want your health care managed when you are not able to do so yourself. Advance health care directives generally include:

  1. Appointment of Health Care Representative - You appoint someone to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so yourself
  2. Living Will - You state how you want your end of life medical care handled
  3. Anatomical Donations - You give instruction should you decide to donate any of your body parts upon your death

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Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to manage your assets if you become incapacitated. The person you appoint can have broad powers to act but should at a minimum have the following powers:

  • Manage and transfer your assets
  • Create or amend trusts on your behalf
  • Pay taxes and deal with the IRS
  • Make gifts

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Last Will

A last will is a written document that states who you wish to be the guardians for your minor children and how you would like your assets distributed at your death. The last will names an executor to facilitate the management of your will during the probate process.

If you die without a valid will (known as dying intestate) in Arizona your assets will be divided up according to State statute.

Trusts

Trusts are a legal construct that allows you to create a separate legal entity to hold your assets. A trustee is named who manages the assets for the benefit of you and your beneficiaries. Revocable living trusts are created and funded during your lifetime and you often name yourself as trustee to maintain control of the assets until your death or incapacity. A testamentary trust is created after your death by a provision in your will. Trusts are very flexible and there are many different types. The type of trust used is dependent on your specific goals and circumstances.

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Probate

Probate is the public process of filing and validation a will in court. The probate process allows claimants to come forward and ask for payment of debts owed by the estate. The probate court will oversee the distribution of the assets in the estate either according to the terms of a valid will or under Arizona law if there is no will.

Some assets avoid probate including:

  • Life insurance and annuity contracts with a valid beneficiary designation
  • Valid gifts made prior to death
  • Assets held in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship
  • Retirement plans and IRA’s with valid beneficiaries
  • Assets held in living trusts