Our Guardianships & Conservatorships team is dedicated to serving our clients.
Attorney Colton Johnston and his team are ready to help your family navigate the challenging process of establishing a guardianship or conservatorship. Learn more about our dedicated team below.
Colton B. Johnston
Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorney
Colton currently leads the Guardianship and Conservatorship Team at JacksonWhite. His team has helped hundreds of families through the often painstaking guardianship and conservatorship process. Colton prides himself on extensive experience in helping families, facilities, caretakers, and loved ones in navigating long-term care, estate planning, and legal authority to act on behalf of those who are suffering from incapacity and dementia. Colton has experience working in nearly every county in Arizona in guiding families through the probate litigation process.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Attorney
Spencer began his legal career in 2015 in the Phoenix valley and gained experience in many diverse areas of law, including bankruptcy, debt-defense litigation, estate planning, family law, homeowner’s association law, personal injury, and real property law. In 2021, Spencer joined Jackson White as a law clerk. Now, as an associate attorney, Spencer focuses his career on probate litigation, specifically in the guardianship and conservatorship area, where he believes his skills and passion for advocacy make a positive impact on people in the community.
Brianna joined JacksonWhite in 2019. She dedicates her time with our attorneys who practice in the probate court. Brianna comes to JacksonWhite after several years serving as a Court Clerk for the Pinal County Superior Court. She has extensive experience in guardianship, conservatorship, and probate matters. Brianna serves as the probate team’s paralegal in focused case and statutory research, petition and motion draft practice, and careful management of the various deadlines involved in serving as a fiduciary for a loved one with dementia. Brianna’s experience with the court system makes her an invaluable resource to any family seeking help with the death or incapacity of a loved one.
Billie joined Jackson White in 2016 as a member of the Civil Litigation team. In 2017, Billie dedicated herself as a legal assistant for JacksonWhite’s Guardianship and Conservatorship team. Billie oversees all external court and client processes. This includes filing all documentation with courts in nearly every county in Arizona; correspondence with clients, opposing counsel, and parties; and oversight of notice processes necessary in any probate litigation. Billie likewise comes to JacksonWhite from experience working with hospital administration giving her extensive experience in reviewing and analyzing medical records. Billie’s experience makes her an asset to families dealing with the struggles of incapacity.
Cassidy joined the probate and guardianship teams at JacksonWhite in 2020. She quickly became the lead intake supervisor for the team as a result of her tenacity, diligence, and compassion in helping families as they navigate the process of hiring an attorney to help them through the difficulties of losing a loved one to death or incapacity. Cassidy guides new clients through the process of hiring legal counsel, drafts all necessary initial documentation for a guardian or conservator to serve in a fiduciary role, and dedicates countless hours to communicating with medical providers to obtain necessary medical reports for the court process.
Shauna joined JacksonWhite in 2022 as an account and report specialist focused on helping clients who have been appointed as a guardian or conservator. Serving as a fiduciary, without proper guidance and experience, can be a daunting task for someone new to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Shauna’s compassionate but diligent approach has been instrumental in helping clients meet every deadline, and navigate the difficulties of conservatorship accounting. Shauna comes to JacksonWhite with experience working with lawyers focused on employment law, and she now dedicates all of her time as a resource to families struggling through the morass of documentation involved in serving as a fiduciary for a loved one.