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ATTORNEY PRACTICE

Cameron Pickett focuses her law practice in Estate Planning and Administration, Corporate matters, and Family Law. These areas encompass drafting, assisting in the administration of, or litigating Wills, Trusts, Probate Matters, Fiduciary Acts, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Mental Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Tax Matters, Tax Audits, Business Planning, and Business Succession. They also include division of assets and debt, spousal maintenance and support, separate property issues related to inheritances, closely held business transfers, disputes related to attorney fees, and related issues.

ATTORNEY PROFILE

Pickett is admitted to practice law in, and actually practices law in, Arizona and California. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and former member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Pickett graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, earned a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

While a student at Pepperdine University School of Law, Pickett was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review. She had the privilege of serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Margaret A. Nagle at the United States District Court, Central District of California. Among other honors earned, she placed third in a NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund essay contest with an article related to the Second Amendment. She was a recipient of a Dean’s Award, and earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Insurance Law.

Prior to practicing law, Pickett was the Director of Taxes in the corporate headquarters of a major wholesaler in the pharmaceutical and health and beauty aid industry. Before entering into industry, she practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Big Four Accounting and served all types of clients of all sizes. She holds an active license by the California Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Pickett volunteers at the Chandler Senior Center regularly by providing pro bono legal services to Chandler Senior Center users. Previously, Pickett volunteered at the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program by conducting Intake Interviews with eligible clients. She went on to represent some of these clients in their legal disputes.

Pickett is a former member of the Board of Management for the Chandler / Gilbert Family YMCA. She is the past Co-chairperson (2006 and 2005) of the Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA’s annual fundraiser, the Heritage Club Champion, was a member of the Finance Committee, and is a past member of the Membership / Marketing Committee. She has been a member of the President’s Club. Pickett strongly believes in the mission of the YMCA of promoting strong moral values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Pickett is a past member and Treasurer for the Sun Lakes Crown Rotary Club of Arizona. She volunteered her time in the Choices program where she presented life choices and consequences of dropping out of school to over 150 high school students attending Basha High School and Chandler High School. She was a host parent to a foreign exchange student as part of the Youth Exchange Program. She is a Paul Harris Fellow. Pickett firmly believes in the mission of serving others with honesty, fairness, and the highest professional standards.

Pickett graduated from the City of Chandler’s City Services Academy, a ten week course in the intricacies of the City’s inner workings. The curriculum is wide ranging and delves into literally every department within the City government.

APPOINTED PUBLIC OFFICES

Pickett is the former Chairperson and former member of the Mayor’s Committee for the Aging in the City of Chandler. She was appointed by Mayor Boyd W. Dunn. The committee serves as a liaison for matters related to the aging between the city council and the community at large. The committee also hosts the annual city Senior Expo each March.

CLIENT PROFILE

Her clients do not fall into a generic profile and range in age from mid-thirties to early nineties, and include married couples, cohabitating couples, widowed individuals, divorced or divorcing individuals, and single individuals. Generally, an older client wishes to make changes in their succession planning due to a spouse’s death or illness. Younger clients tend to have recent trauma from a family death or have recently come into a large sum of money. Some are going through a painful separation or divorce. Many clients are referrals from former clients or are personal acquaintances.

DISCLAIMER

Neither an individual person, nor a couple, is deemed a client until a formal engagement agreement is signed by both the attorney and potential client. As such, any information gleaned from this blog does not constitute legal advice. Your reading this blog does not form an attorney-client relationship. There is no attorney-client privilege attached to any communication from this site. If you want specific legal advice related to your situation, CONTACT A LAWYER.