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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • CIVIC LEADERSHIP

     

John M. McKindles

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 law, commercial 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

Education

J.D., Oklahoma City University

B.A., Northern Michigan University

Professional Memberships

American Arbitration Association

State Bar of Arizona

Oklahoma Bar Association

East Valley Bar Association

Published Cases

Nationwide Retirement 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.

Military Service

United States Army, 1969-1972

Community Leadership

Community Bridges of Arizona: Board of Directors

Community Bridges Foundation: President

Christian Care, Inc.: Board of Directors

Community Legal Services, 1983-1989

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Oklahoma

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

All Arizona courts

Birthplace

Parris Island, South Carolina