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Attorneys that focus on estate and probate law in California help clients resolve all facets of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates. Estate and probate lawyers must understand the state and federal tax burdens that apply to this area of the law. Estate and probate lawyers prepare the legal instruments to accomplish the estate plans including drafting and executing wills, administering formal and summary estates, including tax related matters. Attorneys also engage in probate litigation including will contests or will or trust construction suits in probate court.

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Christopher Botti

Christopher Botti
199 Figueroa St Ste 200
Ventura, CA 93001
Call 805-585-1885
WORKING HARD TO PROTECT WHAT YOU WORKED HARD TO BUILD™... read more >
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State Bar of California
Christopher Botti
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
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California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section
Christopher Botti
Member

Zachary McCready

Zachary McCready
McCready Law Group
3701 Long Beach Bl #324
Long Beach, CA 90807
Call 562-364-7350
Zachary "Zack" McCready is an attorney with McCready & Associates in Long Beach, California. He is an experienced attorney for civil litigat... read more >
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State Bar of California
Zachary McCready
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Zachary McCready
Member
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California Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
Zachary McCready
Member
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California DUI Lawyers Association
Zachary McCready
Member
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Zachary McCready
Member

Kevin Patrick Urbatsch

Kevin Patrick Urbatsch
The Urbatsch Law Firm, P.C.
3478 Buskirk Ave suite 300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Licensed for 6 years, Kevin Patrick Urbatsch is a Estate and Probate Law and Elder Law lawyer who attended St Louis Univ School of Law... read more >

Scott Marshall Grossman

Scott Marshall Grossman
The Grossman Law Firm, APC
6370 Magnolia Ave Ste 320
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 28 years, Scott Marshall Grossman is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Diego... read more >

Caren Callahan

Caren Callahan
Law Offices of Caren Callahan
390 W Standley St
Ukiah, CA 95482
Licensed for 32 years, Caren Callahan is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Washington School of Law... read more >

Alice A Salvo

Alice A Salvo
Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo
20350 Ventura Blvd Suite 110
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Licensed for 40 years, Alice A Salvo is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Southwestern Univ School of Law... read more >

John Michael Goralka

John Michael Goralka
The Goralka Law Firm
4470 Duckhorn Dr
Sacramento, CA 95834
Licensed for 34 years, John Michael Goralka is a Estate and Probate Law and Tax Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University... read more >

Mark Abbott Lester

Mark Abbott Lester
771 E Daily Dr # 230
Camarillo, CA 93010
Licensed for 41 years, Mark Abbott Lester is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Boston University... read more >

John Bernard Palley

John Bernard Palley
Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.
1555 River Park Dr Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95815
Licensed for 28 years, John Bernard Palley is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University o... read more >

Margaret Glahn Lodise

Margaret Glahn Lodise
Sacks Glazier et al LLP
350 S Grand Ave Ste 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Licensed for 34 years, Margaret Glahn Lodise is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymoun... read more >

Steven D Penrose

Steven D Penrose
Atack & Penrose, LLP
1200 Pacific Ave Suite 260
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Licensed for 43 years, Steven D Penrose is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended UOP McGeorge School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Marc Zabner

Jeffrey Marc Zabner
ZabnerLaw
2393 Townsgate Rd Ste 201
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Licensed for 47 years, Jeffrey Marc Zabner is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of ... read more >

Terrence Mark Franklin

Terrence Mark Franklin
Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise LLP
350 S Grand Ave Ste 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Licensed for 33 years, Terrence Mark Franklin is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Northwestern University... read more >

Brian Scott Mandel

Brian Scott Mandel
7700 Irvine Ctr Dr Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 25 years, Brian Scott Mandel is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Western State University College of La... read more >

Michael John Wittick

Michael John Wittick
Law Offices of Michael J. Wittick, a Prof. Law Corp.
7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 42 years, Michael John Wittick is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Kenneth Steven Wolf

Kenneth Steven Wolf
1888 Century Park E Ste 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 53 years, Kenneth Steven Wolf is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >

Sabrina Schneweis-Coe

Sabrina Schneweis-Coe
LAW OFFICES OF SABRINA SCHNEWEIS-COE
404 West Pine Street, Suite 14
Lodi, CA 95240
Licensed for 22 years, Sabrina Schneweis-Coe is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law Uni... read more >

Catherine W Kim

Catherine W Kim
Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim
17541 17th Street Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 16 years, Catherine W Kim is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer... read more >

Dennis Michael Sandoval

Dennis Michael Sandoval
Dennis M. Sandoval, a Professional Law Corporation
3233 Arlington Ave #105
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 26 years, Dennis Michael Sandoval is a Probate and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Charles DesRoches

Charles DesRoches
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
333 Salinas St
Salinas, CA 93902
Licensed for 22 years, Charles DesRoches is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Monterey College of Law... read more >

Merrianne Elizabeth Dean

Merrianne Elizabeth Dean
The Dean Law Group, APLC
3990 Old Town Ave Ste 303
San Diego, CA 92110
Licensed for 28 years, Merrianne Elizabeth Dean is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

John Lucas Wong

John Lucas Wong
Modern Wealth Law
3200 Park Center Drive Suite 260
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Licensed for 15 years, John Lucas Wong is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount Uni... read more >

Frank Wong Yuen

Frank Wong Yuen
1 Post St # 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 45 years, Frank Wong Yuen is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of... read more >

Trevor Jordan Rose

Trevor Jordan Rose
1775 Lincoln Ave Ste 101
Napa, CA 94559
Licensed for 11 years, Trevor Jordan Rose is a Estate Planning and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Helene Patrice-Dreyer Koch

Helene Patrice-Dreyer Koch
Roemer & Harnik LLP
45025 Manitou Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Licensed for 30 years, Helene Patrice-Dreyer Koch is a Trusts and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School... read more >

Jennifer Copp

Jennifer Copp
Honey and Copp, Lawyers
1300 Highland Ave Ste. 115
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Licensed for 28 years, Jennifer Copp is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA... read more >

Stephen Joseph Mancini

Stephen Joseph Mancini
10251 Vista Sorrento Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92121
Licensed for 42 years, Stephen Joseph Mancini is a Estate Planning and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego S... read more >

Albert Gresser Handelman

Albert Gresser Handelman
Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
90 E St # 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Licensed for 44 years, Albert Gresser Handelman is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended USC Gould School of Law... read more >

James Buchan Creighton

James Buchan Creighton
Creighton Law Offices
1 Daniel Burnham Ct Apt 914
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 28 years, James Buchan Creighton is a Trusts and Probate lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

Lana June Clark

Lana June Clark
Buynak Fauver Archbald & Spray
820 State St 4th Fl
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 17 years, Lana June Clark is a Estate and Probate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Santa Barbara College... read more >

Joseph Timothy Hahn

Joseph Timothy Hahn
Law Offices of Joseph T. Hahn
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 200-168
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Licensed for 25 years, Joseph Timothy Hahn is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of California at Berkeley... read more >

Daniel Joseph Wilson

Daniel Joseph Wilson
Robinson and Wilson, ALC
11665 Avena Pl #108
San Diego, CA 92128
Licensed for 10 years, Daniel Joseph Wilson is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Jacqueline Marie Skay

Jacqueline Marie Skay
100 E San Marcos Blvd Ste 400
San Marcos, CA 92069
Licensed for 31 years, Jacqueline Marie Skay is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of L... read more >

Thomas Randolph LeRoux

Thomas Randolph LeRoux
1 Bush St Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 43 years, Thomas Randolph LeRoux is a Estate and Probate Law and Tax Law lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ School of Law... read more >

Michael Ellis Freedman

Michael Ellis Freedman
Freedman Law Firm
580 California St Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 36 years, Michael Ellis Freedman is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Temple University School Of Law... read more >

Scott P. Schomer

Scott P. Schomer
Schomer Law Group
222 North Pacific Coast Highway Suite 130
El Segundo, CA 90245
Licensed for 32 years, Scott P. Schomer is a Estate Planning and Trusts lawyer who attended Boston Univ SOL... read more >

Steven Murray Goldberg

Steven Murray Goldberg
420 Aviation Blvd Ste 201
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Licensed for 38 years, Steven Murray Goldberg is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Justin M Kennedy

Justin M Kennedy
3425 S Bascom Ave Ste 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Licensed for 12 years, Justin M Kennedy is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Paci... read more >

Wendy Ellen Hartmann

Wendy Ellen Hartmann
300 W Glenoaks Blvd Ste. 300
Glendale, CA 91202
Licensed for 23 years, Wendy Ellen Hartmann is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of L... read more >

Linda J Retz

Linda J Retz
3424 W Carson St Ste 250
Torrance, CA 90503
Licensed for 29 years, Linda J Retz is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Linda J. Gladson

Linda J. Gladson
Varner & Brandt LLP
3237 East Guasti Road, Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Licensed for 38 years, Linda J. Gladson is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

David A. Shapiro

David A. Shapiro
Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C.
5757 Wilshire Blvd Penthouse 3
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Licensed for 21 years, David A. Shapiro is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

Grant Toeppen

Grant Toeppen
Advance Planning, A Law Corporation
1150 West Center Street Suite #104
Manteca, CA 95337
Licensed for 9 years, Grant Toeppen is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific... read more >

DeAnne Eileen Parker

DeAnne Eileen Parker
Law Office of DeAnne E. Parker
1930 West St
Redding, CA 96001
Licensed for 24 years, DeAnne Eileen Parker is a Estate Planning and Probate lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney Colleg... read more >

Martha Geisler Patterson

Martha Geisler Patterson
Geisler Patterson Law Firm
2600 W. Olive Avenue 5th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Licensed for 39 years, Martha Geisler Patterson is a Elder Law and Wills lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

John Wilmar Jensen

John Wilmar Jensen
Jensen & Jensen
1514 H St
Modesto, CA 95354
Licensed for 70 years, John Wilmar Jensen is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Thomas Reed Sink

Thomas Reed Sink
Sink Law Ofc
144 S Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Licensed for 38 years, Thomas Reed Sink is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of La... read more >

Bruce Hudson Towne

Bruce Hudson Towne
6833 Fair Oaks Blvd A
Carmichael, CA 95608
Licensed for 38 years, Bruce Hudson Towne is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of... read more >

Arthur Michael McDonough

Arthur Michael McDonough
McDonough Law
560 North Coast Highway 101 Suite #9
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 6 years, Arthur Michael McDonough is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Joel Andrew Harris

Joel Andrew Harris
Law Ofc Joel A Harris
511 W 3rd St
Antioch, CA 94509
Licensed for 32 years, Joel Andrew Harris is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >
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Estate and Probate Law Specialty Areas

Estate Planning Certification

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils - NAEPC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as estate planning law specialists.



Estate and Probate Law Certification

CBLS Board Certification in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law - Lawyers certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of practice.


The CBLS defines the term "estate planning, trust and probate law" as the practice of law dealing with:


  • "the creation, protection and disposition of a client's assets, during life and upon and after death, in accordance with the client's expressed desires;

  • the tax and family relationship consequences of the client's acts and desires;

  • the preparation of wills, trusts and other documents to carry out the client's desires;

  • the administration of estates and trusts (such as necessary court or non-court procedures; tax reporting, payment of tax and tax audits; and management and transfer of assets); and

  • the protection of the property and provision for the personal needs of individuals unable to handle their own affairs by reason of age, illness or other incapacity."

Nonprofit Legal Associations

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

ACTEC is a fellowship of attorneys seeking to improve trust, estate and tax laws, as well as the procedures and ethics of attorneys who work in those fields. Many of the top trust and estate attorneys belong to this respected organization.


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