Chuck Whetstine
Chuck Whetstine

Of Counsel


    Chuck Whetstine’s practice combines estate planning with valuable expertise in legal issues concerning ERISA law, pensions and employee benefits.

    Chuck Whetstine’s standing among his colleagues in the Phoenix legal community is evidenced 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 a shareholder in the Whetstine Law Firm 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 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.

    Practice Areas

    Honors & Awards

    • Super Lawyers®, 2008-present
    • The Best Lawyers in America® (ERISA Law), 1997-present
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Ratings
    Charles W. Whetstine
    Rated by Super Lawyers

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    Bar & 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

    Professional Memberships

    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Phoenix Chapter: Past President