Maricopa, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Randall Vern Sutter
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(805) 650-7100 827 State St., Suite 4
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Ventura COL
As a founding Partner, Randall Sutter is involved in the daily operations of the law firm with emphasis in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy: Mr. Sutter helps individuals and small businesses develop asset protection strategies and counsels various options for eliminating or restructuring debt and liabilities. Not only is Mr. Sutter knowledgeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, but he has also successfully confirmed plans for complicated Chapter 11 reorganization cases. General Business Counsel: As a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years, Mr. Sutter brings a unique perspective to helping small...
Rob Werner
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(661) 377-2923 4900 California Ave., Tower B-210
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Southwestern Law School
L. Rob Werner is the founding attorney of The Werner Law Firm and is ranked as one of the most experienced lawyers in the state of California. He launched the Law Offices of L. Rob Werner in 1975 and since has built the company into an award-winning firm. He has repeatedly been recognized for his quality service to his clients and to the community. Some of the honors he has received include: Readers' Choice Award for Best Attorney from the Los Angeles Daily News; SCV Bar Association Attorney of the Year; Voted "Best Of" Santa Clarita Valley...
Joseph Pearl
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(661) 281-0253 1400 Chester Ave., Suite I
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Pearl is a dedicated third generation Bakersfield Attorney. He is experienced and effective advocating for clients in a broad array of Consumer Bankruptcy matters. Mr. Pearl also provides skilled representation for complex legal issues in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medi-Cal Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. In addition, he is experienced in areas such as Taxation, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Secured Transactions. Mr. Pearl is committed to exceptional service and legal representation for his clients.

In 2000, Mr. Pearl earned a B.A. in Business and Economics from UC Santa Barbara, where he received a five year golf scholarship....
Bruce McIver
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(805) 687-4689 3018 Paseo del Refugio
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Barbara College of Law
After teaching at the college level for over 25 years, Bruce McIver decided to take up the mantle of the law. He was reluctant to give up the security of his position, but took a chance and attended law school, graduating with honors and being admitted to the practice of law by the California Bar. While he enjoyed his years of teaching Shakespeare at Reed College, Union College, UCLA, UCSB, and the University of Ljubljana, he wanted to help people of a different ages, and in different ways, mindful of his clients' needs to manage their estates....
Stephen William Erickson
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Mr. Erickson's practice areas include business and commercial contract negotiations, entity formations and transactions, real estate acquisitions, sales, construction, land use planning and development, estate planning, employment law and internet law. Mr. Erickson serves domestic and international clients with respect to their interests throughout California. He enjoys long lasting relationships with many of his clients.

Mr. Erickson has developed a unique expertise in representing buyers and sellers of large estates, and advising on all aspects of the construction and management of such estates. A career accomplishment was partnering with an insurance underwriter to develop a unique course-of-construction insurance policy for large...
Christopher Carl Jones
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
USC Law School
Chris Jones, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, has practiced law since 1972. His philosophy of making law easy, understandable, clear and comfortable (”making you an expert”) has helped him become one of the most well respected and knowledgeable Trusts and Estate Planning attorneys in Santa Barbara and on the Central Coast.

His areas of expertise include: Wills, estates, trusts and probate, including living trusts, tax planning, business succession planning, irrevocable trusts, advanced direction of health care, generation-skipping planning and avoidance of probate. He is a California State Bar certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. As his clients'...
Larry Ray Laborde
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 963-4567 21 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa
I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972. My first year out of law school, two friends from Perry and I opened a bar and music center in Iowa City called the C.O.D. Steam Laundry. After a year I moved to California where I traveled the West Coast as a craft vendor and follower of the Grateful Dead band. In 1990, I decided to settle down in Santa Barbara and joined the California State Bar, practicing family law. My interest in family law grew to the point where I wanted to become a specialist in family...
George Joseph Tomlinson Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 58 years experience
(805) 965-9721 427 E. Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, International, Probate and Tax
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Mr. Tomlinson's experience in tax planning, tax audits and appeals and international business transactions is unmatched on California’s Central Coast. Mr. Tomlinson's practice also focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administrations, business formations and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Tomlinson received J.D. degree from Northwestern University. He began his law career as an attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel's Office. He rose to senior trial attorney with the IRS and served for a period as acting IRS Assistant Regional Counsel.

After leaving the IRS, Mr. Tomlinson served as in house counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations over a span of 18 years,...
Charles Michael Oxton
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(805) 963-2011 1220 State Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Charles "Chip" Oxton is a Santa Barbara attorney representing clients in all aspects of family law and civil litigation. Chip is a highly-skilled and respected legal advisor and litigator with nearly 40 years' experience practicing law in Santa Barbara. He has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters, including divorce and custody cases, personal injury and civil disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, wills and probate administration, real estate law, and landlord-tenant law. Legal disputes are often intense, emotionally-charged experiences for the parties involved. Chip's approach to practicing law involves providing clients with calm, reasoned advice in an environment devoted...
David Piotrowski
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(877) 875-6958 1542 Hollister St.
Suite 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Representing Landlords in Eviction Cases. Assisting Interstate Household Goods Moving Companies with Tariffs and Contracts. Practicing member of the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Jeremy Daniel Swanson
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(661) 326-1611 330 H Street, Suite 2
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Elder
Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
A Partner and Litigator in the firm SWANSON O'DELL, Jeremy D. Swanson practices in the areas of Real Property, Business Litigation, Probate, and Family Law.
Karen Peabody Boris
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 668-3992 25 E. Anapamu St., 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2704
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I specialize in representing trustees and successor trustees in the administration of trusts and in representing executors and administrators in the handling of estates and throughout the probate process. I also specialize in the preparation of estate planning documents for small and mid-sized estates, which generally includes trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and advanced health care directives. I help clients do advance planning to provide for the guardianship and care of loved ones, to prepare for incapacity, to assist with charitable giving, to minimize the cost involved in transferring assets, to avoid the lengthy and expensive probate process and...
Braden Robert Leck
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E. Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Braden R. Leck focuses on advising individuals and businesses on real estate and business transactions, intellectual property matters, estate planning and trust administration.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, Mr. Leck was a partner at the Santa Barbara law firm of Seed Mackall LLP. Mr. Leck began his legal career in Los Angeles at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Leck received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Real Estate. Mr. Leck routinely counsels clients with...
Luis Esparza
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(877) 618-8848 1129 State St
13
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Concord Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
CA State Bar No. 229054 CA BRE No. 01394464 CA BSIS PSO No. 6905
Steven Lance Bynum
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(661) 322-5943 1810 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Concord Law School
Homer Gordon Sheffield Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Duke Univ School of Law
Mr. Sheffield is one of the top estate planning, tax, and trusts and estates attorneys on the Central Coast. His practice focuses on advising individuals and families regarding tax, estate planning, probate, trust and business succession matters, and advising corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies regarding business and tax matters.

Mr. Sheffield is a Certified Tax Specialist. He has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 28 consecutive years. He has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Sheffield is a past Chairman of the...
Jason William Wansor
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Construction, Products Liability and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil litigator. His practice is focused on personal injury, real estate, land use, hospitality, products liability, business torts, construction, and will and trust contests.

Mr. Wansor's analytical strengths allow for the accurate assessment of potential exposure and liability and the creation and implementation of sophisticated litigation strategies. Mr. Wansor's strategic sense and writing abilities lead to successful results, whether by keen negotiation or motions leading to the disposition of cases.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, Mr. Wansor worked as a litigation partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, where he defended Fortune 500...
F Lutie Thompson
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(661) 322-8899 416 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Whittier Law School
Since graduating from Whittier Law School in 2008, Francis Lutie Thompson has practiced family, criminal and probate law in all the branch courts of Kern County and throughout the State of California. He has been in private practice since being licensed by the California State Bar and has broad experience in family law trials, criminal trials, and probate hearings.
Daniel Compton David
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr. David is one of the top tax and estate planning attorneys on the Central Coast. He also has substantial experience and expertise advising U.S. clients on wealth preservation, trust and estate administration and real estate, finance and business transactions, and advising foreign clients on structuring inbound purchases and investments and U.S. estate and gift tax planning.

Mr. David is well versed in all aspects of advanced estate and gift tax planning. The primary focus of his estate planning practice, however, is advising clients on personal family issues, including assisting with clients' philanthropic goals, helping to educate heirs about legal and...
Philip Isaac Moncharsh
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
Columbia Univ School of Law
Philip I. Moncharsh has been a litigation and trial lawyer since his admission to practice law in 1973. Mr. Moncharsh has successfully argued hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout California, and has also appeared before the California Supreme Court. Mr. Moncharsh's practice is focused on complex business and corporate disputes, insurance litigation and coverage issues, trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation, representation and counseling of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, personal injury, product liability, and professional negligence matters. He handles both civil trials and appeals.

Mr. Moncharsh serves as a court-appointed arbitrator for...
Robert Stanley Williams
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(661) 323-7933 2441 G St., Suite A
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a certified bankruptcy specialist with the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. The firm has been assisting people with their financial problems for more than 40 years. We specialize in savings homes. We are one of the few firms still charging a flat fee for Chapter 13.
Timothy A. Follett
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(805) 669-7009 21 E Carrillo St Ste 110
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Southwestern Law School
Timothy Follett has been practicing estate planning law since 2014 when he opened his law firm in Santa Barbara. His law firm has positive reviews on Yelp, Google Business, and Avvo, and he has drafted hundreds of comprehensive estate plans for satisfied clients.

Timothy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School. At Southwestern, he served as the Managing Editor for the Southwestern Law Review.

Prior to opening his Estate Planning practice in Santa Barbara, Tim worked as a litigator for a Family Law Firm in Los Angeles, and he worked with an employment law firm in Santa...
Gregory R Lowe
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 687-3434 3463 State Street #507
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Probate
I am a California native originally from the San Joaquin Valley. I graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1970 where I studied Political Science. In 1975, after 3 years of world travel I formed an import clothing business. It included a Santa Barbara retail store and for 25 years operated as a national wholesale outlet. I took part in the management of the business and the design and distribution of the products. My duties included national and international travel, meeting with customers and vendors, as well as dealing with international banking and import/export requirements. The company...
Neal Bartlett
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Carpinteria, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(805) 576-7693 P.O. Box 393
Carpinteria, CA 93014
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Employment
University of Oregon School of Law
I grew up in Simi Valley, California, and my family is from Carpinteria, California. I attended Cal Lutheran University and the University of Oregon School of Law before establishing Bartlett & Herrington. Bartlett & Herrington is a general practice law firm located in the central California coastal town of Carpinteria. We represent individuals and businesses in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Ventura, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Camarillo with the personal touch of local attorneys.
Mr. Dennis Joseph Shea
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(805) 564-3460 1815 State St, Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Univ of Connecticut School of Law
Eileen Walker
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OJAI, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 444-6308 P. O. Box 1047
OJAI, CA 93024
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Ventura COL
Rosetta Naddine Reed
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
5060 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Katherine Hause Becker
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Santa Paula, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(805) 525-7104 120 N. 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Stephen Boyle
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(661) 322-6023 1430 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
California Western School of Law
Charmaine Lynette Clark
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Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(661) 214-8800 4900 Tower Way
#200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
David Scott Secrest
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(805) 770-2660 629 State St Ste 215
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Bakersfield, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years experience
(661) 716-3000 5080 California Ave Ste 340
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Ojai, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(805) 640-1268 12150 Mountain Lion Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
Estate Planning and Tax
USC Law School
Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 963-8611 317 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(805) 966-1501 112 E Victoria St
P O Box 789
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 452-6832 3463 State St # 542
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Estate Planning
Santa Barbara College of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(805) 966-1501 112 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(805) 965-5558 800 Garden St Ste L
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Duke Univ School of Law
SANTA BARBARA, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 965-5131 8 E Figueroa St #300
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Health Care and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
SANTA BARBARA, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(805) 963-0669 1332 Anacapa Street, Suite 200
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101
Estate Planning
Univ of Texas School of Law
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

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