A long-time State of Arizona Administrative Law Judge and the former Maricopa County Public Fiduciary, Gary Strickland offers extensive experience in probate and estate controversies, Elder Law matters involving adult abuse and exploitation allegations, administrative proceedings and general civil litigation. Mr. Strickland also formerly served Maricopa County as a Deputy County Attorney (Civil Division) and Senior General Counsel.
Gary has served as a Maricopa County Superior Court Pro Tem in civil and probate proceedings for many years covering judicial dockets and conducting settlement conferences. A skilled negotiator, Mr. Strickland is also available to act privately as arbitrator or mediator. Prior to his joining Radix Law, he was partner in a well-established Phoenix law firm for nearly ten years.
In January 2018, he was appointed to a four-year term on the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in Washington D.C. He is also the immediate past chair (2020-2021) of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Arizona’s Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section.
In his administrative practice, Gary appears on behalf of doctors, dentists, nurses, fiduciaries and other professionals in administrative licensing matters before the various state regulatory boards. He also provides representation to healthcare entities in matters involving patient capacity, consent and related issues and has been called upon to serve as an expert witness in such matters.
Gary received his J.D. (1984) from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (Probate, Elder Law, and Administrative Law sections), American Bar Association (Administrative Law section), and Maricopa County Bar Association (Probate and Litigation sections). He is also admitted to appear in Arizona District Court, as well as District Courts in Missouri, the Southern District of Illinois, and the Middle District of Florida.
He has presented at numerous CLE seminars (healthcare law, evidence law, administrative law, probate law) and is a frequently-invited educational speaker on topics related to theology and history.
Gary has taught at the high school (Latin and Greek), university (history), and graduate (contract law and administrative law) levels and is a lifetime devotee of history and classical literature.
His philosophy of life and professional practice is that of perspective – the application of knowledge is most effective when rooted in wisdom.