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AVERY J. MAYNE is an attorney with Walny Legal Group LLC, where she concentrates her practice on family law, elder law and estate planning, and works with clients to resolve a variety of legal concerns pertaining to divorce, adult guardianships and special needs planning. She also focuses on public benefit planning, including Medicaid (Title XIX) asset planning and planning for individuals with long-term care needs. Ms. Mayne is a certified mediator and a certified adult guardian ad litem. She is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers, the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, and she sits as the co-chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Ms. Mayne earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Missouri and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School, along with a certificate in alternative dispute resolution.
THOMAS J. MURPHY is an attorney located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix. His practice emphasizes estate planning, elder law (including nursing home issues), all probate matters (including contested matters and guardianships), and tax controversies. Mr. Murphy has regularly appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals, litigating many of the cutting-edge appellate cases in probate law, and has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. Tax Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals. He has represented clients before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service and the Arizona Department of Revenue. Mr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Arizona (Tax Law, Probate and Trust Law, Mental Health and Elder Law sections), and the Arizona Medicaid Planning Council. He has served on numerous state and county bar association committees, and was selected as the state bar representative to the Arizona Supreme Court's Committee on Reform of Lower Jurisdiction Courts. Mr. Murphy has testified as an expert witness in cases before the Maricopa County Probate Court regarding probate practices in Arizona. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Phoenix Tax Workshop and the Editorial Board of NAELA News. Mr. Murphy has been published in many national, state and local professional journals, writing on a wide variety of legal and tax matters. His articles on the impact of the new HIPAA regulations on health care powers of attorney and related documents have garnered him wide recognition as one of the nation's foremost authorities in this field, and he has been invited to speak before many organizations. Mr. Murphy graduated from Tufts University, with honors, and he earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.