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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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B Paul Antony Morison

B Paul Antony Morison
Botti & Morison, Estate Planning Attorneys, Ltd.
199 Figueroa St Ste 200
Ventura, CA 93001
Call 805-585-1885
Estate Planning Attorney at Botti & Morison... read more >
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California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section
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Kevin Patrick Urbatsch

Kevin Patrick Urbatsch
The Urbatsch Law Firm, P.C.
3478 Buskirk Ave suite 300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Licensed for 8 years, Kevin Patrick Urbatsch is a Estate and Probate Law and Elder Law lawyer who attended St Louis Univ School of Law... read more >

Caren Callahan

Caren Callahan
Law Offices of Caren Callahan
390 W Standley St
Ukiah, CA 95482
Licensed for 34 years, Caren Callahan is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Washington 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 30 years, Scott Marshall Grossman is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Diego... 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 42 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 36 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 43 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 30 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 36 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 45 years, Steven D Penrose is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended UOP McGeorge School of Law... 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 35 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 27 years, Brian Scott Mandel is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Western State University College of La... read more >

Kenneth Steven Wolf

Kenneth Steven Wolf
1888 Century Park E Ste 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 55 years, Kenneth Steven Wolf is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Harvard Law School... read more >

Catherine W Kim

Catherine W Kim
Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim
17541 17th Street Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 18 years, Catherine W Kim is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer... 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 44 years, Michael John Wittick is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Dennis Michael Sandoval

Dennis Michael Sandoval
Dennis M. Sandoval, a Professional Law Corporation
3233 Arlington Ave #105
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 28 years, Dennis Michael Sandoval is a Probate and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

John Lucas Wong

John Lucas Wong
Modern Wealth Law
2600 Michelson Drive, Suite 950,
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 17 years, John Lucas Wong is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount Uni... read more >

Charles DesRoches

Charles DesRoches
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
333 Salinas St
Salinas, CA 93902
Licensed for 24 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 30 years, Merrianne Elizabeth Dean is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Frank Wong Yuen

Frank Wong Yuen
1 Post St # 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 47 years, Frank Wong Yuen is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of... read more >

Jennifer Medeiros

Jennifer Medeiros
Jennifer Medeiros Attorney at Law
501 N. El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Clemente, CA 92672
Licensed for 22 years, Jennifer Medeiros is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended William Howard Taft Univ... read more >

Helene Patrice-Dreyer Koch

Helene Patrice-Dreyer Koch
Roemer & Harnik LLP
45025 Manitou Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Licensed for 32 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 30 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 44 years, Stephen Joseph Mancini is a Estate Planning and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego S... read more >

Trevor Jordan Rose

Trevor Jordan Rose
1775 Lincoln Ave Ste 101
Napa, CA 94559
Licensed for 13 years, Trevor Jordan Rose is a Estate Planning and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

James Buchan Creighton

James Buchan Creighton
Creighton Law Offices
1 Daniel Burnham Ct Apt 914
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 30 years, James Buchan Creighton is a Trusts and Probate lawyer who attended UC Hastings College 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 34 years, Scott P. Schomer is a Estate Planning and Trusts lawyer who attended Boston Univ SOL... read more >

Daniel Joseph Wilson

Daniel Joseph Wilson
Robinson and Wilson, ALC
11665 Avena Pl #108
San Diego, CA 92128
Licensed for 12 years, Daniel Joseph Wilson is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

David Scott Hamilton

David Scott Hamilton
Varner & Brandt LLP
3237 East Guasti Road Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Licensed for 9 years, David Scott Hamilton is a Probate and Estate Planning lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

Michael Ellis Freedman

Michael Ellis Freedman
Freedman Law Firm
580 California St Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 38 years, Michael Ellis Freedman is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Temple University School Of Law... read more >

Steven Murray Goldberg

Steven Murray Goldberg
400 Aviation Blvd Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Licensed for 40 years, Steven Murray Goldberg is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... 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 27 years, Joseph Timothy Hahn is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of California at Berkeley... read more >

Wendy Ellen Hartmann

Wendy Ellen Hartmann
300 W Glenoaks Blvd Ste. 300
Glendale, CA 91202
Licensed for 25 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 31 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 40 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 23 years, David A. Shapiro is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

DeAnne Eileen Parker

DeAnne Eileen Parker
Law Office of DeAnne E. Parker
1930 West St
Redding, CA 96001
Licensed for 26 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 41 years, Martha Geisler Patterson is a Elder Law and Wills lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Thomas Reed Sink

Thomas Reed Sink
Sink Law Ofc
144 S Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Licensed for 40 years, Thomas Reed Sink is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of La... read more >

Joel Andrew Harris

Joel Andrew Harris
Law Ofc Joel A Harris
511 W 3rd St
Antioch, CA 94509
Licensed for 34 years, Joel Andrew Harris is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Grant Toeppen

Grant Toeppen
Advance Planning, A Law Corporation
1150 West Center Street Suite #104
Manteca, CA 95337
Licensed for 11 years, Grant Toeppen is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific... read more >

Christopher Botti

Christopher Botti
Botti & Morison
199 Figueroa St Ste 200
Ventura, CA 93001
Licensed for 34 years, Christopher Botti is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... read more >

Barbara Nesbet

Barbara Nesbet
Law Office of Barbara Nesbet
PO Box 2200 (Mailing Only)
Los Gatos, CA 95031
Licensed for 28 years, Barbara Nesbet is a Trusts and Wills lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Narcis Brasov

Narcis Brasov
Brasov Law
16700 Valley View Ave Suite 300
La Mirada, CA 90638
Licensed for 6 years, Narcis Brasov is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Timothy Joseph Kay

Timothy Joseph Kay
Snell & Wilmer LLP
600 Anton Blvd Ste 1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Licensed for 37 years, Timothy Joseph Kay is a Tax Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Robert Kern Maize Jr

Robert Kern Maize Jr
Robert Maize Law Firm
3755 Brickway Blvd # 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Licensed for 48 years, Robert Kern Maize Jr is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Camelia Mahmoudi

Camelia Mahmoudi
2021 The Alameda Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 21 years, Camelia Mahmoudi is a Tax Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Thomas Edward Rossmeissl

Thomas Edward Rossmeissl
16450 Los Gatos Blvd Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Licensed for 34 years, Thomas Edward Rossmeissl is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Arthur Michael McDonough

Arthur Michael McDonough
McDonough Law
560 North Coast Highway 101 Suite #9
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 8 years, Arthur Michael McDonough is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

James Paul Casey IV

James Paul Casey IV
The Law Office of James Casey
24 Corporate Plaza, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 17 years, James Paul Casey IV is a Estate Planning and Tax Law lawyer who attended Fowler School of Law - Chapman University... 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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