John M. McKindles
From his Mesa,
Arizona, law offices, attorney John M. McKindles provides legal assistance to business
and property owners and individuals in business transactions, divorce and family
transactions, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, appeals, tax,
estate planning, and contested probate and trust matters.
Mr. McKindles, a U.S. Army veteran, has
a long-standing tradition of civic duty. He serves on the boards of directors of
Community Bridges, Inc., of Arizona (CBI) and Christian Care, Inc., and is president of the
Community Bridges Foundation.
Center for Hope.
Community Bridges Foundation president
John McKindles (second from
right) with CBI CEO Frank Scarpati, Center for Hope director
Kimberly Craig and then-Mayor Scott Smith at the grand opening of
CBI's first 4-plex for Center for Hope graduates.
Primary Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation and Transactions
Divorce and Family Law
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
Estates and Probate
B.A., Northern Michigan University
State Bar of Arizona
Oklahoma Bar Association
East Valley Bar Association
Solutions, Inc. v. Ormbrek, et al.
An interpleader action was filed as a
result of a contest over proceeds from deceased’s (Maley) State Deferred
Contribution Plan. The dispute was between our client Ormbrek (nephew) and the
deceased’s husband from a brief, late-in-life marriage. After trial, the judge
awarded the nephew over $90,000 of the total of approximately $95,000 in the
plan. The husband’s post-trial motions were denied. See CV2007-018457
Rogus v. Lords
Real Estate Commission Claim: Lords
(client) defended against a contract claim for a commission, won in Superior
Court and was awarded attorney fees and costs. On appeal, the Arizona Court of
Appeals affirmed the judgment and the award of attorney fees and costs. See at
804 P.2d 133.
Matter of W.S.
Domestic Relations / Juvenile: Superior
Court terminated parental rights of mother (client) to her four children. On
appeal, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed. On further appeal, the Arizona
Supreme Court reversed the decision, and the mother and her children were
reunited. See at 603 P.2d 1122.
Marriage of Worcester
Domestic Relations / Parentage: After a
divorce decree was entered, giving husband (client) primary residential parent
status of a child born during the marriage, wife challenged husband's paternity
of the child. The Superior Court granted wife's motion. On appeal, the Arizona
Supreme Court reversed the trial court. The husband still enjoys the
parent-child relationship. See at 960 P.2d 624.
States Army, 1969-1972
of Arizona: Board of Directors
Christian Care, Inc.:
Board of Directors
Legal Services, 1983-1989
District Court, District of Arizona
District Court, District of Oklahoma
Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
Island, South Carolina