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Charles W. Whetstine  

Charles W. Whetstine

Of Counsel



Estate Planning

Pension & Employment Benefits Law

Business Formation and Transactions

Probate and Trust Administration

Chuck Whetstine bio

An estate planning attorney with valuable expertise in legal issues concerning pensions and employee benefits.

Chuck Whetstine is a Certified Specialist in Tax Law, a certification granted by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His standing among his colleagues in the Phoenix legal community is further affirmed by his multi-year selections by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America® and his AV Preeminent® rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.

Services to Clients

Chuck is the principal of the law firm of Charles W. Whetstine, PC, and is of counsel to Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold. As of counsel, his primary areas of practice are estate planning, retirement plans and employee pension and benefits plans.

He also assists business owners in business organization (corporations, limited partnerships and LLCs), business transactions, and individual income tax planning.

Professional Leadership

An active leader in professional organizations related to his areas of practice, Chuck is a member and former board member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council and is a past president of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference.

Chuck is married with two children and his hobbies are golf and skiing.

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating


Certified Specialist, Tax Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers, 2008-2018

The Best Lawyers in America® (ERISA Law), 2007-2018

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association

Central Arizona Estate Planning Council

Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Phoenix Chapter: Past President

Court Admissions

Arizona, 1979

U.S. Tax Court, 1979


J.D., cum laude, University of Arizona, 1979: Order of the Coif; Prentice-Hall Outstanding Student Award in Taxation

B.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 1976: Phi Beta Kappa


Santa Ana, California