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Surprise, AZ

Dennis resides in Surprise and has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 17 years. Together they are the proud parents of four children. Family life dominates his hours away from work. Their children are home-educated, with Michelle deserving the lion’s share of the credit for that Herculean task. 

Dennis coaches youth baseball in Surprise and enjoys time with his kids biking, swimming, and wrestling. He plays pickup basketball at the local park when time permits, and he is an avid Seton Hall University basketball fan. Dennis loves Italian food and continues his quest to find the Northwest Valley’s best Italian restaurant. He is a member of Compass Bible Church in Youngtown and is active in the men’s ministry there.

Legal Background
Since 1994, it has been Dennis' mission to help people with their estate planning needs. Dennis focuses on addressing your unique circumstances with the goal of making sure that your family is properly cared for and provided for, if and when death or disability occurs. His honest, conscientious commitment to his clients makes him a man you can trust to plan for your family's future. He will put your needs and desires first and make sure that you have the information necessary to make important decisions about your estate.

baseball coachAfter a one-year stint as an associate for a general practice Newark, NJ, law firm, Dennis went “solo” in 1995 and has maintained an active private practice ever since. Dennis concentrates his practice on estate planning, including special needs planning, and he also handles matters in the related areas of probate, and estate administration.

Dennis takes continuing education seriously to ensure that his plans always take advantage of the latest changes in the law. He is a member of WealthCounsel, the nation’s leading network of estate planning attorneys, and is a founding member of WealthCounsel Arizona Forum, LLC. Additionally, Dennis pursues continuing education on special needs matters as a member of NAELA.

"There is tremendous challenge and satisfaction in working with families and individuals to protect themselves and their loved ones. The process of learning clients’ unique circumstances, listening to their hopes and desires, and utilizing creative techniques in designing and implementing solutions is a dynamic process that does not lend itself to a standard approach. It is rewarding to see a client’s transformation in how they view estate planning once they become better informed and the plan is completed."


Dennis Caufield

Dennis was born and raised in the Vailsburg section of Newark, New Jersey, as the ninth of ten children of John and Anne Caufield. Shortly after graduating from Seton Hall Prep in 1983, he followed his grandfather, father, and many other family members, including three brothers and one sister, into a career with the Newark Fire Department. Dennis retired as a Captain in August 2008.

While working full-time, Dennis graduated Seton Hall University and Seton Hall Law School and then maintained a full-time law practice prior to his retirement.


Dennis believes in being a good steward of his talent and volunteers his legal services to worthy causes. In 2005, he won a Free Speech case in United States District Court safeguarding the rights of two brave citizens protesting a school board official’s fitness for office.