Stephanie A. Bivens, Esq., C.E.L.A.

Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), accredited by the State Bar of Arizona.

Ms. Bivens is a Phoenix native who graduated cum laude from Arizona State University College of Law in 1996.  She has practiced law for almost 20 years, focusing her practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Planning.  Ms. Bivens is one of five Certified Elder Law Attorneys (C.E.L.A.) in the state of Arizona.  She is recognized as having special knowledge and experience in the field of Elder Law and is one of less than 500 attorneys nationwide certified by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  Her professional memberships include Probate and Trust, Mental Health and Elder Law sections of the State Bar of Arizona, the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and The Arizona Chapter of NAELA.  She serves on the Public Policy Committee of the Arizona Chapter of NAELA.

In addition, she is also a board member of Preferred Senior Referral Specialists in Arizona (PASRS).  Ms. Bivens is a past Chair of the Mental Health and Elder Law Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona.  Ms. Bivens is a frequent speaker on elder law issues for the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, and Certified Learning Education (CLE).  Ms. Bivens speaks around the state for private meetings, community events and for other numerous organizations. Ms. Bivens is also currently an author/contributor for Lovin’ Life After 50 and has been a guest speaker for a local radio station.

 

Charlotte C. Johnson,  Esq.

Ms. Johnson has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 2006. She earned her J.D. degree from J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses on Long Term Care Planning, including ALTCS (Medicaid) and Veterans’ Pension Benefits, Special Needs Planning, Incapacity Issues, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Estate Planning and Administration. She is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona (Mental Health and Elder Law Section, as well as the Probate and Trust Section), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), including serving on the board of the Arizona Chapter, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker on Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning Issues.

 

Letty Segovia, Esq.

Ms. Segovia’s current practice is focused in the areas of adult guardianships and conservatorships, estate planning, probates, and trust administration. Since 2007, she has served as a Court-Appointed Counsel in Maricopa County Superior Court. Ms. Segovia’s philosophy and approach to the practice of law emphasizes conflict resolution and is solution-based. She is an active member of the Arizona State Bar and member if the Probate and Trust and Mental Health and Elder Law sections of the State Bar of Arizona.

Ms. Segovia is an Arizona native. She attended Arizona State University on full president and regent’s scholarship. She graduated magna cum laude and with honors from Arizona State University in just three years, earning her Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Justice Studies and minor in Spanish. Ms. Segovia earned her law degree from Arizona State University’s College of Law. She started her legal career as an associate and later moved to another firm for almost seven years practicing Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, and Bankrupcy before deciding to join Bivens and Associates Law Firm.

 

Megan Selvey, Esq.

Ms. Selvey is a Phoenix native. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. Ms. Selvey went on to study law, and received her Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. During Ms. Selvey’s time in California, she narrowed her legal practive to focus primarily on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianships, Conservatorships and Special Needs Planning. She devoted over one hundred hours to providing pro bono legal services to the elderly and disabled in San Diego.

Ms. Selvey is currently a licensed attorney in both Arizona and California. She frequently utilizes her California license to assist her client that own properties in both states.

 

 

Rachel Zaslow, Esq.

Ms. Zaslow is a native of San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Puget Sound. As part of her course work, she studied abroad at the Universidad de Granada, in Granada, Spain.

Ms. Zaslow graduated with her law degree from Phoenix School of Law, in Phoenix, Arizona. Knowing that she wanted to practice elder law, Ms. Zaslow completed various internships and worked in the probate and estate planning field during law school. Ms. Zaslow completed over 50 hours of pro-bono community service and graduated from law school a semester early.

Ms. Zaslow has a passion for elder law and is excited to be helping families at Bivens and Associates. Prior to joining Bivens and Associates, she worked as an associate attorney in a firm focusing on elder law, estate planning and probate law. Ms. Zaslow has had articles published in local magazines regarding various aspects of estate planning too.