Jacque arrived in Tucson in August 2009 to attend law school at the U of A, where she and Fleming & Curti attorney Elizabeth Rollings Friman were classmates. She graduated cum laude from U of A law in 2012 and worked at another Tucson law firm before deciding she wanted to join the Fleming & Curti team.
All the attorneys at Fleming & Curti handle estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and fiduciary matters. Jacque additionally enjoys advocating for clients’ rights and helping solve disputes when they arise through litigation, if necessary. Jacque, like all of the attorneys at Fleming & Curti and the firm itself, is a licensed private fiduciary and finds that helping others by serving as a fiduciary — guardian, conservator, trustee, personal representative, or agent under power of attorney — is particularly rewarding. She looks forward to further developing her favorable reputation and strong skills as a Tucson elder law attorney.
Jacque brings an unusual background to her practice. She has a bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Kansas and roots for both the Jayhawks and Wildcats, especially during basketball season. (Rock Chalk, Jay-Hawks! Bear Down, Cats!). Before law school, she worked as an editor at USA Today in the Washington, D.C., area. Among her “beats”: celebrity and entertainment news. She’s happy she is no longer required to track Britney Spears’ every move (bus she still enjoys the gossip pages, from time to time). Her inquisitive nature and strong writing skills have served her well practicing law.
She is also committed to serving the Tucson community and the estate planning and fiduciary professions. She currently serves on the boards of the Planned Giving Round Table of Southern Arizona and Tohono Chul Park, is a member of the Arizona Fiduciaries’ Association (and is a former board member), the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Morris K. Udall American Inn of Court, and the State and Pima County bars, and is a frequent speaker on estate planning and fiduciary issues for these organizations and others.
Tucson is Jacque’s favorite playground, and she loves exploring the beauty of the desert and the kitchy and cool in local shops and estate sales; experimenting with indoor and outdoor plants; diving into home improvement projects; and entertaining her three cats, Hillary (pictured), Kirby, and Mabel. Often, her husband, Steve, and kids Atom (an engineering student at the U of A) and Dinah (a high school sophomore) join in the fun.