Kent Phelps

Co-Founder, CEO

3303 E Baseline Rd Suite #101, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Bio Information

Kent Phelps is co-founder and CEO of Trajan Estate, LLC. He is a second generation estate planning attorney and has been practicing for 25 years.

The blend of experience and expertise in a number of areas make him uniquely suited to understanding the estate planning needs of:

  • High-net worth individuals
  • Business owners
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

Planning for the future

As a second-generation estate planning attorney with two decades of experience, Kent Phelps has seen how even the best intentions can have negative results.

Without considering estate planning, family members can be left in confusion, turmoil, or worse, after a loved one passes.

That is why his focus is on creating comprehensive estate plans that fulfill the wishes of professionals, business owners, and retirees – enabling a transition that protects the remaining beneficiaries.

His vision is simple and powerful: provide every client with an exceptional legal planning experience that is:

  • Comprehensive
  • Professional
  • Educational
  • Affordable, and
  • Entirely transparent

Kent can often be seen around the Phoenix metro area delivering free seminars every month, aimed at educating people about estate planning.

The benefit of trial attorney experience

With a decade spent in the courtroom as a trial attorney, Kent understands how to help clients and their families protect against predatory lawsuits and stay out of court.

The potential for problems is high:

  • Challenged wills
  • Family disharmony
  • Disagreement about the guardianship of children
  • Digital asset confusion
  • Long and painful lawsuits
  • High attorney fees

These are just a few of the potential problems that can devastate a family and your legacy.

Estate planning with a lawyer who is aware of the risks puts you in a stronger position to pass on to beneficiaries exactly what you intend to pass on.

A thought leader on estate planning

Kent is recognized in the media as an estate planning authority. He has been featured in ABC News, NBC News, FOX News and  He has also participated in the State Bar of Arizona and ABC15’s Ask a Lawyer Phone Bank live broadcast.

As a Continuing Legal Education instructor, Kent has provided training to other estate planning attorneys on advanced estate planning topics.

The importance of charity

Kent is pleased to be able to help others. Three percent of every estate planning package purchased is donated to Operation Underground Railroad.

This is a public charity, led by former special forces operatives, that rescues and rehabilitates child victims of sex trafficking.

State Bar of Arizona
  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • J.D., University of the Pacific
  • CLE instructor on advanced estate planning topics, Lorman Education Services
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Order of Barristers
  • Silver Beaver Award – Boy Scouts of America
  • Arizona State Bar Probate & Trust Section
  • Wealth Counsel

When Kent is not at the office or giving free estate planning seminars he enjoys spending time with his wife, seven children and five grandchildren.  He loves the outdoors and is an avid wilderness backpacker.

Kent has backpacked to the bottom (and back out!) of the Grand Canyon 14 times.

As seen and heard on

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Just a few minutes into our first meeting we had a high level of confidence that we had landed in the right place and knew we were in good hands.  The entire experience – from the first meeting through the delivery of the final documents – was not only painless, but it was also pleasant!

Randall & Julie F.

We had known for many years that we needed an estate plan but just never got around to doing it.  We immediately felt like they “got” our unique family situation and knew just what to do.  We wish we had done this sooner but what a great feeling it is to know that what we worked so hard for all these years will be protected and go to the right people when it’s our time.

Christine & Arvon J.

We felt like they really listened to us as we talked about our family and business and what we wanted to accomplish.  They took the time to help us understand how living trusts and LLC’s work and how they can help protect our family and property.  The fixed fee approach was very appealing to us.  We were excited when we received our estate planning and LLC notebooks!

James & Tiffany L.

For years my husband and I thought about creating a living trust but had assumed the process would be confusing, expensive and time-consuming.  We could not have been more wrong.  We attended two online Zoom meetings where they explained what a trust is, why it’s important to create one and how to go about doing so.  They were able to gather the information needed to create our trust from just these two online meetings plus the final in-person meeting to sign documents.

Jessica S.

Kent is an exemplary advocate for his clients. It is an honor to have worked with him and witness his high ethical standards.

Kenneth Shapiro

We put together a complete estate plan in just three one-hour meetings.  The meetings were well organized and planned by the attorney.  The concepts and legal terms were all well explained by giving real-world examples.  The staff is easy to work with.  They went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience.

Don H.

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