Robert M. Way
Robert began his education at Boston University – Tanglewood Institute of Music, then onto the University of San Diego (Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy), and finally Thomas Jefferson School of Law, in San Diego, California, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2001. Mr. Way’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship, elder law, corporate representation, and probate and end-of-life litigation. Also, his work occasionally includes Catholic estate planning, where he advises both individuals and clergy on the interaction and integration of canon law and civil law in one’s estate plan.
His professional career has included work as a Deputy Yuma County Attorney, (Criminal Division) and also as a Civil County Attorney (2005-2007). Mr. Way worked with The Deason Law Firm (2007-2010) in Yuma, Arizona, which focuses its practice in estate planning and elder law. Also, he was a solo practitioner with The Way Law Firm, P.C., in Tucson from 2010-2013. Finally, he has worked as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Brown Mackie College (Tucson Campus).
Robert was admitted to the Arizona bar in 2004 and is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Federal District of Arizona, the US Tax Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Areas of Practice
- Corporate Law
- Elder Law Focusing on End-of-Life
- Estate Litigation
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Planning and Medicaid
- Trust Administration
- Juris Doctor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, California)
- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of San Diego
- Tanglewood Institute of Music, Boston University.
Publications, Lectures, News and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Way has authored and presented materials at various legal education seminars on Estate Planning and Probate and is periodically a featured speaker for groups such as the Catholic Medical Association, Christendom College, the Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix, and many Roman Catholic Churches throughout Arizona.
Robert has been published in the Lineacre Quarterly, the bioethics journal of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA).
Presently, he is both a Panel Member and Settlement Officer for the Supreme Court of Arizona Disciplinary Commission. Since 2012, he has served as a board member of Fatima Women’s Center in Tucson, and as a member of the Parish Council for St. Melany’s Byzantine Catholic Church.
His volunteer efforts have made him past President of the Yuma County Bar Association, a founding Board Member of the Yuma Endowment Project, and as the 2011 President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Robert is an accomplished violinist having studied classical violin since age four. During college he was the concertmaster and lead violinist in both the University of San Diego Symphony and Chamber group, and professionally with chamber music groups at the Orvieto Musica Festival, in Italy in 2007. He has recorded as a studio musician with various bands in Hollywood, and has produced a 20-piece jazz big band called Zimbobway’s King Kingston Orchestra, where he was both a songwriter and musician, in collaboration with Carlos Malcolm, founder of the Jamaican ska band, Carlos Malcolm and the Afro-Jamaican Rhythms as well as arranger for the original James Bond film, “Dr. No.” Recently, Robert has returned to classical music in playing with concert pianist Eric Genuis.
Mr. Way holds a master’s level degree (6th degree black belt) in the Mandarin Chinese martial art of Northern Shou Shu Kung Fu and is certified by the Red Dragon Martial Arts, the International Shou Shu Association, and Moore’s Shou Shu.
Apart from Robert’s professional practice, his greatest joy is being a husband and father of seven children.