John R. Christian

John R. Christian Of Counsel

P: 602.262.5805
F: 602.495.2609
L: Phoenix

Mr. Christian is a business attorney whose practice is focused in the areas of tax, real estate, and trusts and estates.

He is a past chairman of the State Bar of Arizona's Taxation section. Mr. Christian has been listed in every edition Best Lawyers in America® for Tax Law and Trusts and Estates since it was first published in 1983.

Community Activities

  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Board of Trustees
  • University of Arizona College of Law, Board of Visitors
  • Board of Directors, Beatitudes Campus

Honors, Appointments and Awards

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (1983-2018) in the categories of Tax Law, Trust and Estates

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers (2007-2014) in the categories of Tax: Business, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate

  • AB Top Lawyer, Trusts and Estates & Tax Law, Arizona Business Magazine (2009-2010)

  • Best of the Bar, The Business Journal (2004)

  • Arizona State University - Recipient of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree (the University's highest honor) in August 2002 for outstanding professional and community contributions

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Member
    Taxation Section, Member

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 1959

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1959


  • LL.B., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1959
  • New York University, 1959
    Graduate Tax Program
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1953
    With Highest Honors