John M. McKindles,
From his Mesa law offices, attorney John McKindles assists business
and property owners and individuals in business transactions, divorce and family
law, commercial transactions, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, appeals, tax,
and contested probate, trust and inheritance 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 former Mesa mayor Scott Smith at the grand opening of
CBIs first 4-plex for Center for Hope graduates.
Commercial Litigation and Transactions
Divorce and Family Law
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
Estates and Probate
Top Rated Lawyers,
American Legal Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
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.
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.
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
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 husbands paternity of the child.
The Superior Court granted wifes motion. On appeal, the Arizona Supreme
Court reversed the trial court. The husband still enjoys the
B.A., Northern Michigan University
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