David R. Frazer
David Frazer is the founder and senior partner in the law firm of Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Michigan. Frazer’s professional career has included a clerkship for the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, four years as a trial lawyer with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, four years with law firm of Lord, Day & Lord in New York City, and sixteen years with Lewis & Roca in Phoenix. His practice included estate and corporate tax planning, legal advice to charitable organizations, income tax litigation, and estate administration.
Frazer has published numerous articles in local and national publications, and frequently speaks at tax conferences on the subject of legal ethics. In 1981, he received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for an article, “Myths & Facts About the Legal Profession,” which appeared in the Saturday magazine of the Scottsdale Progress Newspaper. He has also been a guest lecturer of the American Society of CPAs, a law instructor at the Arizona State University Law School, and a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School.
Frazer is the past Chairman of the Tax Section of the Arizona Bar Association, the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and the Arizona Federal Tax Institute. He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”
In addition to his professional activities, David is a long time Board member of the Flinn Foundation and the Board of The Marshall Fund. He is past Chairman of the National Conference of Community and Justice for the State of Arizona, past President of Anytown America, Inc., and past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Frazer is one of the founders of The Wellness Community in Phoenix, which provides free cancer support, and presently serves on its Leadership Council.