Our Attorneys

Our Attorneys are experienced in litigation, as well as advocacy, of matters involving breach of fiduciary duty, guardianship and conservatorship, trusts and decedent’s estates, elder abuse, exploitation of vulnerable adults, mental health law, court ordered treatment, and protection of the seriously mentally ill (SMI) and the developmentally challenged.

John H. Barron, III

John Barron

John H. Barron, III is a member of Barron & Associates, P.C., Of Counsel to DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC in the Phoenix office. John received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, and is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona (May, 1990) and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, as well as the State Bar of Georgia. John has served as co-chair and secretary for the Mental Health, Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and now sits on the section board, and on the Mental Health Legislation sub-committee. He is an associate editor of the both the 4th and 5th edition (released June 2014) of the Arizona Probate Code Practice Manual.



John Barron was a special deputy Pima County attorney handling mental health litigation for Pima, Pinal, Yuma, and La Paz counties. Mr. Barron subsequently served as a deputy Maricopa County attorney representing the Maricopa County Medical Center Psychiatric Annex with respect to civil commitments and, later, representing the Maricopa County Public Fiduciary in the administration and litigation of estate, guardianship, conservatorship and mental health matters.

Subsequent to his return to private practice in 1997, Mr. Barron has established himself as a litigator of matters relating to estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, exploitation and/or abuse of vulnerable or incapacitated adults, and eligibility of continued services for persons entitled to mental health and developmental disability related assistance. With his friend and colleague Jay M. Polk, Mr. Barron formed Barron & Polk, PLLC in 2001, a firm committed to excellence in probate related matters. In 2006, the firm became of counsel to DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC. In 2011, Mr. Polk was appointed to the bench of the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, and thus the firm became Barron & Associates, PC.

In addition to the specific practice of law, Mr. Barron has also been a presenter and keynote speaker at seminars related to probate and mental health law, in-service training programs related to probate, guardianship, and mental health law for medical personnel, and was the instructor for the Arizona Supreme Court Fiduciary Training Program, Decision Marking module. Mr. Barron on several occasions has served on State Bar legislative committees and actively participates in the drafting of many guardianship, conservatorship, surrogacy, and mental health statutes.

Alexia J. Peterson

Alexia J. Peterson is an associate in the Phoenix office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Arizona State University. Alexia is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and currently serves as a member of the State Bar Communications Committee. Alexia also currently serves as the President Elect for the Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar and has previously served the Young Lawyer’s division as the District Four Representative, and Pro Bono Chair.

Before joining DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC, Alexia litigated complex family law cases including child custody, parenting time, child support, property settlements, juvenile severance, and adoptions. Alexia has also had experience in personal injury law.

Megan J. Trog

Megan J. Trog is an associate in the Phoenix Office of Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. Ms. Trog graduat ed summa cum laude from Barrett’s Honor’s College at Arizona State University in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology. Ms. Trog attended her first year of law School at University of San Diego, where she successfully wrote onto USD Law Review. Deciding to return to her home (Arizona) and attend Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for her second and third years of law school, Ms. Trog was unable to participate in USD’s Law Review. Instead, Ms Trog not only graduated magna cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, but she also achieved the Pedrick Scholar Award and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her scholastic achievements.
While in law school, Alexia was a member of the Youth Mentoring Board and the legal branch of Americorps. She received a Pro Bono Fellowship for her work at the Justice Project.

While in law school, Ms. Trog clerked for Honorable Jay Polk at the Maricopa County Superior Court during the summer of 2013 and interned with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender. As a Rule 38(d) limited practice student with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender, she successfully tried and obtained acquittal for her client in her first jury trial. She made numerous other court appearances on behalf of clients as a Rule 38(d) limited practice student with both the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender and Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., Barron & Associates, of Counsel.

Ms Trog was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona October 28, 2015. She has continued her legal career with Barron & Associates, of Counsel to Deconcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., litigating probate and mental health matters.

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