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Meet Larry Deason

Lawrence “Larry” Deason is the founder of the Deason Garner Law Firm.  After serving the Yuma community for over 40 years and assisting with thousands of clients with their planning needs, Mr. Deason retired from practicing law in August 2015. 


Larry L. Deason Attorney

Yuma Lawyer Larry L. Deason
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Mr. Deason and the firm have been providing quality legal services to the Yuma community since 1971.  “I’ve seen my clients live with the results of bad planning. Death and disability are difficult enough to deal with. When you add the financial and legal implications of incomplete or no estate planning, it can be devastating to the surviving spouse and family members.  As I reflected on my past legal experiences, I came to the realization that Estate Planning was, and is the area that I found to be the most rewarding. I value helping people avoid the emotional and financial headaches and problems that arise from no planning, or poor planning.  So, in light of this reflection and self-examination, I decided to focus my business totally on the area of Estate Planning.”

Mr. Deason conducts monthly FREE Estate Planning Seminars to help “get the word out” about the problems and pitfalls in the Estate Planning area. He also writes a monthly Estate Planning column in The Yuma Sun. His goal and desire is to help people through this very important and real process.

Our goal is to help our clients ease the burden on themselves while they are living, and on their family members who are left behind. With wisely drafted Estate Plans, our clients can relieve their loved ones of needless attorneys’ fees and government interference in the settling of their estates. Most importantly, our clients have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are protected.

Deason and his staff believe that in many instances Living Trusts offer clients a proven and powerful tool for protecting their families from the expense and delay of probate, as well as a strategy for eliminating or minimizing federal taxes.

The Deason Garner Law Firm is staffed with paralegals and consultants who are experienced and trained in a variety of Estate Planning areas. The aim of each member of the firm is to help clients accomplish their Estate Planning goals while taking the mystery out of the whole process. We take pride in knowing that our clients feel “peace of mind” once the planning process is completed.

In addition to a busy law practice and speaking schedule, Mr. Deason is Vice Chairman for Yuma Regional Medical Center and a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of Arizona.


Mr. Deason was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law in 1971. His undergraduate degree in Business Management was obtained from that university in 1968. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Arizona Western College.


Mr. Deason is a Yuma native. His family includes his wife, Harolyn, six children and 6 grandchildren. He is an avid sports fan, who enjoys playing golf.

Published Works

Estate Planning Answers in Arizona: 39 Questions About Estate Planning (2009)

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After researching estate planning, my husband and I contacted Deason Garner Law Firm and were pleasantly surprised at the relative ease of setting up a Living Trust. All of the personnel we met at the firm, including but not limited to, Adam and Ashley, went above and beyond their assigned duties to make this happen for us. We feel confident in their expertise in this area and feel that we have made two new friends in Yuma! Thank you! K. Knight

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