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Afsanieh Rassti

Biography

Afsanieh was born in Dallas, Texas but raised in Fountain Hills, Arizona. 

Afsanieh is a longstanding Arizona State Sun Devil obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and J.D in Tempe, Arizona. As a law student, she served on the executive council of the Pro Bono Board and helped create a Law Society of Human Rights dedicated to creating opportunities for law students to embark on human rights missions abroad.

After law school, Afsanieh focused on global immigration issues as a consultant focusing on family and employment-based visas for Iranian families. As a dual citizen of the United States and Iran, this was a fulfilling endeavor before she began her career as an estate planner in 2017. She joined Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC in 2021 and her practice area includes probate, trust, and estate disputes, elder abuse and exploitation, guardianships and conservatorships, and estate administration.

Afsanieh is currently admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and the U.S. District Court (Arizona). She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and is the Arizona National Board Representative for the Iranian American Bar Association. She is fluent in Farsi/Persian. 

In her free time, Afsanieh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, football and experiencing new cultures and food. 

Education

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: Highest Pro Bono distinction
  • Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck
  • Arizona State University
    • M.S. - 2012
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Global Technology and International Development
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. - 2010
    • Major: Justice Studies
    • Major: Political Science and Theater

Professional Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association- Young Lawyers Division, Executive Board (2017- present); Estate Planning Probate and Trust section member
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • National Board Representative- Arizona (2017-present)
  • Vice President of National Board (2019-2020)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, Probate and Trust section member; Bar Leadership Institute, 2020

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Legal Assistance Program (PLAP)
  • Wills for Heroes

Bar Admission

  • Arizona, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2017

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Persian