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CaliforniaEstate and Probate Law Lawyers in California

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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John Lucas Wong

John Lucas Wong
Modern Wealth Law
3200 Park Center Drive Suite 260
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Licensed for 12 years, John Lucas Wong is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Scott Marshall Grossman

Scott Marshall Grossman
The Grossman Law Firm, APC
6370 Magnolia Ave Ste 320
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 25 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 37 years, Alice A Salvo is a Estate and Probate Law and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Univ School of Law... read more >

John Bernard Palley

John Bernard Palley
Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.
1555 River Park Dr Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95815
Licensed for 25 years, John Bernard Palley is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University o... read more >

Mark Abbott Lester

Mark Abbott Lester
771 E Daily Dr # 230
Camarillo, CA 93010
Licensed for 38 years, Mark Abbott Lester is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Boston University... read more >

Steven D Penrose

Steven D Penrose
Atack & Penrose, LLP
1200 Pacific Ave Suite 260
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Licensed for 40 years, Steven D Penrose is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended UOP McGeorge School of Law... read more >

James F Roberts

James F Roberts
Law Office of James F. Roberts & Associates, APC
3061 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
Licensed for 39 years, James F Roberts is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the ... 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 39 years, Michael John Wittick is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Charles DesRoches

Charles DesRoches
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
333 Salinas St
Salinas, CA 93902
Licensed for 19 years, Charles DesRoches is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Monterey College of Law... 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 19 years, Sabrina Schneweis-Coe is a Estate and Probate Law and Estate Planning lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law Uni... read more >

Brian Scott Mandel

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

William D Kopper

William D Kopper
Law Office of William D. Kopper
417 "E" Street
Davis, CA 95616
Licensed for 39 years, William D Kopper is a Family Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Roy Wayne Litherland

Roy Wayne Litherland
Litherland Law Firm
3425 S Bascom Ave Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Licensed for 44 years, Roy Wayne Litherland is a Trusts and Probate lawyer who attended Indiana Univ Indianapolis School of Law... read more >

Susan Christie Hill

Susan Christie Hill
Hill Law Offices, PC
935 University Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825
Licensed for 12 years, Susan Christie Hill is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended UOP McGeorge 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 22 years, Joseph Timothy Hahn is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of California at Berkeley... read more >

Dennis Michael Sandoval

Dennis Michael Sandoval
Dennis M. Sandoval, a Professional Law Corporation
3233 Arlington Ave #105
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 23 years, Dennis Michael Sandoval is a Probate and Estate Planning lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Jennifer Copp

Jennifer Copp
Honey and Copp, Lawyers
1300 Highland Ave Ste. 115
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Licensed for 25 years, Jennifer Copp is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific; CA... read more >

James Buchan Creighton

James Buchan Creighton
Creighton Law Offices
1 Daniel Burnham Ct Apt 914
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 25 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 14 years, Lana June Clark is a Estate and Probate Law and Commercial Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Santa Barbara College... read more >

Robert Paul Bergman

Robert Paul Bergman
Law Offices of Robert P. Bergman
1777 Saratoga Ave Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95129
Licensed for 15 years, Robert Paul Bergman is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Santa Clara Law School... read more >

Jo Marie Ometer

Jo Marie Ometer
Noland Hamerly Etienne & Hoss
470 Camino El Estero
Monterey, CA 93940
Licensed for 47 years, Jo Marie Ometer is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended University of San Francisco 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 6 years, Grant Toeppen is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific... read more >

Michael Ellis Freedman

Michael Ellis Freedman
Freedman Law Firm
580 California St Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 33 years, Michael Ellis Freedman is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Temple University School Of Law... read more >

DeAnne Eileen Parker

DeAnne Eileen Parker
Law Office of DeAnne E. Parker
1930 West St
Redding, CA 96001
Licensed for 21 years, DeAnne Eileen Parker is a Estate Planning and Probate lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney Colleg... read more >

Thomas Randolph LeRoux

Thomas Randolph LeRoux
1 Bush St Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104
Thomas Randolph LeRoux is a Estate and Probate Law and Tax Law lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ 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 18 years, David A. Shapiro is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

Justin M Kennedy

Justin M Kennedy
3425 S Bascom Ave Ste 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Licensed for 9 years, Justin M Kennedy is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacif... read more >

Narcis Brasov

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

Bruce Hudson Towne

Bruce Hudson Towne
6833 Fair Oaks Blvd A
Carmichael, CA 95608
Licensed for 35 years, Bruce Hudson Towne is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of... read more >

Camelia Mahmoudi

Camelia Mahmoudi
2021 The Alameda Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 16 years, Camelia Mahmoudi is a Tax Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Catherine W Kim

Catherine W Kim
Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim
17541 17th Street Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 13 years, Catherine W Kim is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer... read more >

Anne DeNardo McGowan

Anne DeNardo McGowan
Stewart, Green & Mcgowan
PO Box 221878 26415 Carmel Rancho Blvd # A
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
Licensed for 40 years, Anne DeNardo McGowan is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Steven Frederick Klamm

Steven Frederick Klamm
1670 Riviera Avenue, Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Steven Frederick Klamm is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Golden Gate University... read more >

Donna Lynne Courville

Donna Lynne Courville
Boutin Jones Inc.
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Donna Lynne Courville is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Donna Lynne Courville

Donna Lynne Courville
Boutin Jones Inc.
555 Capitol Mall Ste 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Licensed for 25 years, Donna Lynne Courville is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Jennifer Lee Wilkerson

Jennifer Lee Wilkerson
Law Office of Jennifer L. Wilkerson
140 Litton Dr Suite 204
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Licensed for 36 years, Jennifer Lee Wilkerson is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Trent Scott Kiziah

Trent Scott Kiziah
U S Trust
515 S Flower St Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Trent Scott Kiziah is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended University of North Carolina School of Law... read more >

Mary Finlay

Mary Finlay
Finlay Law Group, APC
4665 MacArthur Court Suite 205
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 20 years, Mary Finlay is a Estate and Probate Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Fowler School of Law - Chapman Universi... read more >

Timothy James Gavin

Timothy James Gavin
39300 Civic Center Dr Ste 310
Fremont, CA 94538
Licensed for 11 years, Timothy James Gavin is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

James Church

James Church
James B. Church & Associates
454 Cajon Street, The Washburn House
Redlands, CA 92373
Licensed for 25 years, James Church is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Scott Feig

Scott Feig
FEIG Law Firm
780 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620
Licensed for 5 years, Scott Feig is a Estate and Probate Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >

S. Scott Reynolds

S. Scott Reynolds
Reynolds Law LLP
1411 Oliver Rd. Suite 300
Fairfield, CA 94534
S. Scott Reynolds is a Estate Planning and Trusts lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific... read more >

Joseph E Deering

Joseph E Deering
Joseph E. Deering, Attorney at Law
725 Arizona Ave Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Joseph E Deering is a Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Genevieve Wall

Genevieve Wall
Genevieve Wall A Law Corporation
24031 El Toro Road Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
Licensed for 38 years, Genevieve Wall is a Estate and Probate Law and Wills lawyer who attended Western State Univ... read more >

Leslie Rubright Daff

Leslie Rubright Daff
352 3rd St Ste 301
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Licensed for 19 years, Leslie Rubright Daff is a Estate and Probate Law and Trusts lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount... read more >

Ingrid Maria Evans

Ingrid Maria Evans
Evans Law Firm, Inc.
3053 Filmore St. Suite 236
San Francisco, CA 94123
Licensed for 24 years, Ingrid Maria Evans is a Personal Injury and Consumer Law lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law University of th... read more >

Gilbert Martinez Gutierrez

Gilbert Martinez Gutierrez
Law Office of Gilbert M. Gutierrez
4110 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 43 years, Gilbert Martinez Gutierrez is a Estate and Probate Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended UCLA School Of Law... read more >

Andrew Kern

Andrew Kern
Law Office of Andrew Kern
755 Baywood Drive Floor 2
Petaluma, CA 94954
Andrew Kern is a Estate and Probate Law and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Bobby Kouretchian

Bobby Kouretchian
Koza Law Group, APC
5650 El Camino Real, Suite #123
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Bobby Kouretchian is a Estate and Probate Law and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Nikki J Semanchik

Nikki J Semanchik
Semanchik Law Group
2869 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92106
Licensed for 8 years, Nikki J Semanchik is a Estate and Probate Law and Business Law lawyer... 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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