We Listen, We Find Solutions
The law firm of Platt & Westby, P.C. has provided trusted legal services to Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding communities since 1973. Our experienced team of lawyers fiercely advocate for our clients and guide them through complex legal issues. You will receive straightforward advice, prompt communication, and expert legal representation in the areas of Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, and Bankruptcy. We have 6 convenient Phoenix valley locations and offer free consultations. Contact us today!
Our real estate attorneys at Platt & Westby, P.C., provide legal counsel for buyers and sellers of residential real estate, for homeowners associations, borrowers and lenders and for landlords and communal tenants.
Why Choose Platt & Westby, P.C.?
At Platt & Westby, P.C., we are proud to have earned the AV designation*, which is the highest rating for competence and ethics. Our Phoenix real estate lawyers believe in making legal services available to all and we do more than pay lip service to this goal. For nearly 40 years we have offered initial conferences in most cases without a charge to anyone who asks. Our partners do not delegate this important service to an inexperienced associate or paralegal. You will not meet with a salesperson here. In most cases a person visiting Platt and Westby, P.C. will have their initial conference with one of our partners who will answer questions, explain procedures and suggest options. Contact us today to learn more about our firm.
A Lifetime of Legal Services in the Phoenix Community
We offer experienced, innovative, and practical problem solving. We look beyond the obvious and search for the most effective and most cost-effective solutions, a focus demanded by the partners. Our partners at Platt & Westby, P.C., work together as a leadership team with a lifetime of experience to draw upon as successful business owners, real estate investors and landlords. They are skillful managers who have successfully negotiated in good times and bad. They also value community service and have served as executive officers or board members for homeowners associations, religious organizations and nonprofit organizations. They are spouses, parents and caregivers for elderly parents and special needs children. Wherever you might find yourselves in life, we or a family member have already been there.
Our Approach to Solving Your Problems
This wealth of experience gives us as attorneys at Platt & Westby, P.C., a unique perspective. We take a holistic approach to the practice of law. Clients come to us with unique circumstances and needs. We know that there can never be a "one size fits all" solution. It is critical to have in-depth experience in many areas of law and business to craft common sense solutions that work. We have learned that litigation, however justified, is not always the best solution to complex problems.
We have learned that it is necessary to look beyond present challenges and work to create an environment in which our clients can be successful after the battle is concluded. We keep sight of the ultimate goal and discard positions and strategies that detract from reaching it. We help clients see the best possible outcome from a negative set of circumstances and we help achieve that outcome. Along the way we have created lifelong relationships and friendships. Platt & Westby, P.C., is honored to be now representing the grandchildren of some of our first clients.
Contact a Phoenix Real Estate Lawyer at Platt & Westby, P.C., Today
If you need help with a legal matter or if we can assist in finding a solution or putting matters in a proper perspective, call us at 602-277-4441 or contact us online and come meet with us. Let us put our experience to work for you.
*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
What Our Clients Have to Say...
Client Testimonial 01
My husband and I are very grateful for the free legal consult from your law firm. There are no words to describe the relief and renewed confidence that we felt upon receiving counsel...
Client Testimonial 02
I have had a real estate and an estate planning case with Platt & Westby and I found their attention to detail to be excellent and their legal service to be very competent...
Client Testimonial 03
Counsel at this firm was more than helpful but HONEST as to my best options. They had my future at heart when discussing strategy with me instead of their bottom line like some other firms...
Client Testimonial 04
I have known Mr. Westby and his family since I was in middle school. He has always impressed me with his honesty, integrity, and wonderful sense of community...
Client Testimonial 05
I had a huge problem with getting someone off my deed to my house and Mr. Peter Westby was my attorney. He was very caring and took care of the problem for me...
Client Testimonial 06
Having dealt personally with Mr. Platt and Mr. Westby, I can say without reservation that both are fine upstanding gentlemen. Trusting their judgment in legal matters...
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