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KC KNOX is a partner with Hymes Schreiber & Knox LLP, where she is in charge of probate, and trust administrations and litigations. Her areas of practice include probate administration, probate litigation, estate planning, trust administration, trust litigation, and asset protection. Ms. Knox is an adjunct professor at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, teaching wills, trusts and estates, and community property. She is a member of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County bar association, State of California, as well as on the San Fernando Valley Probate Settlement Panel. Ms. Knox earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. She has been admitted to practice in California since 2004.
THOMAS J. MURPHY is an attorney located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix. His practice emphasizes estate planning, elder law (including nursing home issues), all probate matters (including contested matters and guardianships), and tax controversies. Mr. Murphy has regularly appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals, litigating many of the cutting-edge appellate cases in probate law and has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals. He has represented clients before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service and the Arizona Department of Revenue. Mr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Arizona (Tax Law, Probate and Trust Law, Mental Health and Elder Law sections), and the Arizona Medicaid Planning Council. He has served on numerous state and county bar association committees, and was selected as the state bar representative to the Arizona Supreme Court's Committee on Reform of Lower Jurisdiction Courts. Mr. Murphy has testified as an expert witness in cases before the Maricopa County Probate Court regarding probate practices in Arizona. He serves on the advisory board of the Phoenix Tax Workshop and the editorial board of NAELA News. Mr. Murphy has been published in many national, state and local professional journals, writing on a wide variety of legal and tax matters. His articles on the impact of the new HIPAA regulations on health care powers of attorney and related documents have garnered him wide recognition as one of the nation's foremost authorities in this field, and he has been invited to speak before many organizations. Mr. Murphy graduated from Tufts University, with honors, and he earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.
WALLACE R. NICHOLS is an attorney, author and financial advisor in which his practice consists of estate planning, VA pension planning, and elder law. Since 2011, Mr. Nichols has put his M.B.A. experience and legal knowledge to work for clients providing financial advisory services. He is a member of the WealthCounsel® and ElderCounsel®, national organizations of estate planning attorneys; is an accredited practitioner before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nichols earned his B.S. degree from Angelo State University and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico.