Industry Focus: Estate Planning, Conscious Uncoupling, Purposeful Pre-Nups, Kids Protection Planning
Licensed In: Arizona, USAContact Now
MARJORIE T. DESMOND, Attorney at Law
Marjorie went to Stanford University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in European history and German studies with departmental honors in 1989. She got her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1992, and was licensed in California in 1992. She practiced in California for a number of years in both the public and private sectors before moving to Arizona. She has been licensed in Arizona since 2010, and has practiced in Arizona in the areas of commercial litigation, family law and estate planning.
Marjorie opened her own practice in 2015 so she could focus on helping people protect themselves and their families.
A firm believer in community service, Marjorie has donated much time as PTO president and vice-president, silent auction chair, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader, Brophy crew team document chair, and Band Booster volunteer. She volunteers professionally with the Maricopa County Bar Association and Disabled American Veterans preparing estate plans for disabled veterans.
During her involvement with her children’s schools and the disabled veterans, Marjorie saw many families devastated by the death or incapacity of a parent.
Marjorie’s paternal grandfather died while serving as a doctor with the U.S. Army in World War II, leaving his widow and two small children. Insufficient planning left the family financially devastated, as Marjorie’s grandfather had left his death benefit to other relatives. This family experience motivated Marjorie’s need for justice, and from the time she was 8 years old, she knew she wanted to become an attorney.
Marjorie helps her clients with their estate and legacy planning so they can rest assured their loved ones are protected. Often these needs change as families change, whether through marriage, divorce, re-marriage or the changing needs of children. She educates her clients about their options in planning for the future of their family – passing on not only assets, but each client’s unique values, history and traditions to future generations.
In her free time, Marjorie enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and Boston Terrier, hiking, reading, traveling and playing classical piano.
Desmond Law provides a personal approach to your planning needs. Whether you are getting married, planning for your family’s future through estate planning or getting divorced, we will help guide you through the process.