A Trusted Advisor for Arizona Individuals, Couples,
Families, and LGBTQ+ Community Members Since 2012.


Phoenix Estate Planning Attorney, Nicole PavlikI had always wanted to be an attorney, but it wasn’t until I worked as a paralegal while in law school that I found my niche. I knew I didn’t like the adversarial side of law. I wanted to help people, so in 2013, I started the Nicole Pavlik Law Firm.

I’ve seen what happens to families when their loved ones haven’t planned their estates properly: anger, distrust, and hurt feelings among those left behind. My goal is to help you prepare the legal documents you need to plan for your family’s future after you’re no longer around to care for them.

As a small business owner, I also understand how much jargon and paperwork are involved in running a successful business. I help business owners set up a solid legal foundation so they can focus on running their business instead of wasting their valuable time dotting i’s and crossing t’s.

My success as an attorney stems from my focus on client relations and problem-solving. I meet with each client personally and communicate with them directly, and I don’t nickel-and-dime them with phone calls and emails.

I look forward to becoming your trusted advisor and helping you with all your legal affairs!


  • As a solo practitioner, I give each of my clients the highest level of personal attention.
  • I offer flat-fee pricing instead of hourly billing to avoid uncertainty.
  • I know clients don’t want to be left in the dark about the next step or when to expect a follow-up from me, which is why I clarify my process upfront.
  • My goal is to put you at ease and make you comfortable. I explain the legal process and/or documents I prepare in layman’s terms so even non-lawyers can understand.


  • My firm and team are in Phoenix, Arizona but I live in Maryville, Tennessee.
  • I have two dachshunds.
  • I have run 23 half marathons.
  • I started playing golf at the age of 8.


I hold a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School.


State Bar of Arizona, Probate & Trust Section Member


Phoenix Estate Law Firm

Linda Pavlik

Administrative Assistant

Linda is the right-hand woman at the Nicole Pavlik Law Firm. As an Administrative Assistant, she is the woman behind the voice on your initial call. As a mom of four, she is uber-organized.

And yes, one of her kids is Nicole, which makes her the biggest cheerleader for the business and its clients. You’ll find her in the office Monday through Wednesday.

Phoenix Estate Planning Law Firm TeamShannon Pavlik


Shannon is the paralegal at the Nicole Pavlik Law Firm (and according to Shannon, Nicole’s favorite sister). After graduating from Arizona State University in 2010, she became a file clerk at a small law firm and fell in love with the legal field. Shannon feels truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with her family.

When Shannon is not at the office, she enjoys weightlifting at the gym, hiking, and traveling. Staying active allows her to indulge in the true loves of her life: pizza and chocolate chip cookies.

Phoenix Law Team - Estate Planning

Our Phoenix Law Firm has provided Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Planning Legal Services to Arizona Individuals, couples, families and the LGBTQ+ Community Since 2012

We're ready to help you protect your wishes and future plans.



Reviewing the trust document

Gathering all trust assets

Explaining trustee responsibilities

Creating sub-trusts

Explaining the legalities of the process

Preparing and filing
paperwork with the court

Dissolving the trust

Identifying debts and creditors of the deceased

Analyzing estate taxes

Contacting beneficiaries, if necessary


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