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Gary Strickland

A former Maricopa County Public Fiduciary and State of Arizona administrative law judge, Gary Strickland offers extensive experience in probate and estate controversies, adult exploitation matters, administrative proceedings, and general civil litigation. In addition, he has served Maricopa County as a deputy County Attorney (Civil Division) and Senior General Counsel.


Gary has served as a Maricopa County Superior Court pro tem in civil, probate and family law proceedings. A skilled negotiator, Mr. Strickland is also available to act privately as an arbitrator or mediator.

In January 2018, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. He is also the chair (2020-2021) of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Arizona’s Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section.

In his administrative practice, Gary appears on behalf of doctors, nurses, fiduciaries and other professionals in administrative licensing matters before various state regulatory boards, including the:

  • Arizona Medical Board
  • Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
  • Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
  • Arizona Fiduciary Board
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing

He also affords representation to healthcare entities in matters involving patient capacity, consent and related issues and has represented businesses in environmental regulatory matters with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and in bid contests and protests in government procurement matters.

Gary received his J.D. (1984) from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (Probate, Litigation, and Administrative Law sections), American Bar Association (Healthcare Law section), and Maricopa County Bar Association (Probate and Litigation sections).

He has presented at numerous CLE seminars (healthcare law, evidence law, administrative law, and probate law) and is a frequently invited educational speaker.

Gary enjoys hockey, has coached at the junior level, and stays fit with outdoor activities.

Gary has taught at the high school (Latin and Greek), college (history), and graduate (contract law and administrative law) levels and is a lifetime devotee of history and classical literature. He has five very accomplished and talented children.

  • Areas of Practice

    Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation

    Administrative and Regulatory Law

    Financial Exploitation and Adult Protection

    Mediation and Arbitration

  • Honors and Awards

    Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

  • Professional Memberships

    American Bar Association

    Disciplinary and Ethics Commission, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, 2018-2021

    State Bar of Arizona: Executive Committee Chair – Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section

    Maricopa County Bar Association

    Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council: Criminal Justice & Vulnerable Adults Work Group

  • Court Admissions

    Missouri, 1984

    Illinois 1985

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1985

    Arizona, 2000

    U.S. District Court, District of Arizona,

  • Education

    J.D. Washington University, 1984

    M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1978

    M.A., Bob Jones University, 1975

    B.A., Bob Jones University, 1973