San Diego County, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Joel Steven Weissler
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience

San Diego Attorney Joel Weissler (619-281-1888) has practiced law for over 25 yrs. Early on, his personal experiences focused his career on Estate Planning, Elder law, Asset Protection & Probate. Joel has been... Read More »
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Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, LondonUnited Kingdom and California
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Donald R. Oder
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Experienced & Trusted Estate Planning Attorney! Committed to Legal Excellence!

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation at affordable rates. I am committed to client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Barry L. Adams
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience

I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family dispute... Read More »
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Nikki Semanchik
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(619) 535-1811 2869 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationSan Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
California Western School of Law
Nikki Semanchik is the Founding Attorney of Semanchik Law Group. Nikki started out her legal career advising small businesses and individuals in need of estate planning. An interest in international law and her background in immigration led her to represent multi-national high-net worth individuals with business law, asset protection and tax planning. After assisting clients with tax planning through the formation of private foundations and charitable trusts, Nikki found herself drawn to nonprofit law. She now assists nonprofit organizations with formation, compliance and governance.

Nikki is passionate about nonprofit law and enjoys speaking about nonprofit formation and compliance. Her most recent...
Roberta Jeanette Robinson
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(858) 485-1990 11665 Avena Pl
Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Practice Areas
Will and Living Trust drafting and review
Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
Will and Trust Amendments and Updates
Estate, Gift, Income, and Property Tax planning Techniques for avoiding probate
Represent Executors and Administrators in Probate
Represent Trustee in Trust Administration
Advanced Estate Tax Planning: Irrevocable Trusts, Gifting Trusts, Grantor Retained Trusts (GRIT, GRAT, GRUT, QPRT), Life Insurance Trusts
Charitable Planning ? Charitable Trusts (CRAT, CRUT, CLT)

Education
University of San Diego School of Law ? Juris Doctorate in 1977
University of California, Irvine ? Bachelor of Arts in 1974
Personal Philosophy
Roberta helps families plan to transfer assets to the next generation while avoiding probate and miniming...
Dan W Kehr
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 823-8230 600 W. Broadway
7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Tax
California Western School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Dan W. Kehr is the managing attorney at Kehr Business Law, PC. Before that he was a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group, where he provided corporate general counsel, technology, Internet and e-commerce legal services. He handles transactional-based legal issues that address the issues that arise when companies develop, license, acquire or sell information technology and Internet or computer-related products and services worldwide. He represents entrepreneurs, businesses, Internet & tech companies as well as their owners and C-level executives. Dan provides legal services for a variety of individuals, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, including start-ups and mid-market...
Brenda Geiger
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(760) 448-2220 1917 PALOMAR OAKS WAY
STE 160
CARLSBAD, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
University of San Diego School of Law
Mrs. Geiger’s practice is located in Carlsbad, California. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Business Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, and Probate. She obtained her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she served as an Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and published a law review article. She has also authored multiple books on Trusts, Elder Law and Business Law topics and is an active member of the North County San Diego Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the editorial committee for the...
Asaph Abrams
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(858) 240-6751 9340 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite E
San Diego, CA 92129
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
University of San Diego School of Law
Professional Life: California State Bar member, Asaph Abrams represents individuals, families and businesses in obtaining federal bankruptcy protection. He has filed over 650 successful bankruptcy cases in San Diego and has been co-chair of the San Diego County Bar's Bankruptcy Law Section. He has parted ways with the large law firm sector to focus personally on clients in need. He offers sliding-scale rates to make bankruptcy an affordable solution for all San Diegans. Asaph volunteers and is active in the legal community through the San Diego County Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer...
Jack Stephens
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(858) 250-0197 12526 High Bluff Dr.
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Baylor Law School
Principal Owner
Jack E. Stephens J.D., LL.M. has been practicing law in San Diego since 1990, helping thousands of taxpayers reduce taxes and homeowners protect their property with Trust strategies. Jack Stephens has been designated as Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine, Best of the Bar, and Avvo on a consistent basis. He has received annual awards including the AV Preeminent Attorney Rating by Martindell-Hubbell, representing the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. As an active contributor to continuing education in Estate Planning, Jack Stephens has authored and edited quarterly newsletters, pamphlets, and contributed articles to the...
Tina K Gehres
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Nicole Heffel
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 550-3080 9404 Genesee Ave.
Suite 340
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicole Heffel is a distinguished attorney based in San Diego. A “Rising Star” with just over four years of experience, Ms. Heffel has already built a name for herself in estate planning and probate law and has garnered a reputation as a staunch advocate for veterans. A former member of the U.S. Navy, her practice focuses on comprehensive estate planning, veteran benefits, and asset protection services. Among numerous other honors, Ms. Heffel has received the Women Resiliency Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in 2015 and the Trailblazer Award from the California Department of Veteran Affairs in 2016.
Mr. Bobby Kouretchian
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 487-8330 5650 El Camino Real, Ste 123
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Kouretchian provides strategic counseling and customized legal service to individuals, families, entrepreneurs, estates and businesses. He specializes in the areas of Wills and Trusts and Corporate/Business Law (Formation, Governance, Finance).
Ruth Ryan-Cruz
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(619) 528-2202 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
California Western School of Law
Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an attorney in San Diego, California with Ryan-Cruz Law, APC. Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz practices in the areas of business and corporate law, intellectual property, estate planning, wills, trusts, copyrights, trademarks and more. Contact San Diego Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz for a consultation. Ruth is a fluent Spanish-speaking attorney providing counseling and transactional services in Spanish in the areas listed above. Ruth earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in High Tech Management from California State...
Scott C. Soady Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Protect Your Interests!

I am an effective and dedicated estate planning attorney. I am focused on helping families achieve the results they need! Visit my website for information about estate planning law and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Matthew Kaemerle
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Free consultation. Estate planning and probate experience you can trust.

I'm an experienced estate planning lawyer helping clients with wills, trusts, estates and probate. I provide guidance throughout the estate planning process to ensure that my clients' wishes are clear and legally sound. Read More »
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David J. O'Connell
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 310-2463 104 West Grand Avenue
Ste. A
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. O'Connell leads a small firm of professionals specializing in real estate issues, business, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, and trust administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in these areas and is fully equipped to advise clients regarding their options and risks in these troubling economic times.

Mr. O'Connell speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on topic including the emerging issues in limited liability companies and legal ethics.

Mr. O'Connell served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972, serving in Turkey and Germany.
Lucas A Woodward
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(858) 454-0024 7777 Fay Avenue
Suite 205
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, and probate and estate litigation. I have diverse experience in the areas of wills, trusts, business formation, federal and state taxation, and estate litigation. His litigation clients include individual and professional trustees, beneficiaries, surviving spouses, care givers, and omitted heirs. Prior to joining Albence and Associates, APC, I practiced at a major securities litigation firm headquartered in San Diego. I was involved in a variety of complex litigation cases, including mortgage backed securities cases and post-merger derivative suits. This diverse litigation experience in multi-party, national scale cases, blends...
Stuart Mellman
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(619) 304-0600 600 W Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. Mellman provides clients with a full range of legal services including estate planning, estate litigation, family law, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, civil litigation, business transactions, business law, intellectual property, real property, and asset protection. Mr. Mellman received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class with honors of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mr. Mellman served as the Managing-Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review...
James Francis Sexton
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(619) 476-9436 3130 Bonita Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
California Western School of Law
James F. Sexton first worked as an attorney for the insurance companies he now opposes. Having worked this side of personal injury and worker’s compensation cases, James understands the goals, motivation, and tactics employed by the insurance companies and the lawyers who protect their interests. He uses that knowledge to better serve and protect his clients’ interests. As CEO of a company and owner of his own law firm, James Sexton’s success reflects the positive experiences his clients have had and continue to have at The Sexton Law Firm. His expertise is extensive and includes California bankruptcy law, California...
Paul V.L. Campo
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(760) 639-1680 410 S Melrose Dr, Ste 201
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
UCLA School of Law
The Vista, California, Law Office of Paul Campo has provided trusted legal counsel in the North San Diego County region for more than 35 years. Paul is committed to providing personalized, knowledgeable, and efficient legal representation for all types of trust, probate, and estate planning matters, including trust and probate litigation. Paul is an experienced, responsive & affordable attorney.

Paul is a native of Vista. After graduating from Vista High School, he attended Stanford University and received his B.A. in 1981. He then attended the UCLA School of Law, and graduated with a J.D. in 1984. While in law school...
Carrie Netterville Heieck
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(760) 579-7347 2173 Salk Ave
Ste 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over ten years, Carrie N. Heieck has represented individual and business clients on a myriad of legal matters – always with the goal of protecting her clients from and defending them against the inevitable pitfalls they face in our increasingly litigious and complex world. Ms. Heieck feels strongly that the most important service she can provide her clients is to assist them in avoiding legal problems in the first place. With a carefully devised “life” plan in place, Carrie’s clients feel at ease knowing they are protected.
Rickard Lee Borg
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 729-2313 2558 Roosevelt Street
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Life Long California resident serving the Carlsbad area for 40 years Graduate of Lynwood SDA Academy Vietnam Veteran -- Gasoline Truck Driver Former Realtor in California Business owner and General Counsel to the Health Care Industry including hospitals.... Currently General Counsel to Spinergy Professional Affiliations with Brig. Gen. David M. Brahms USMC Ret and Vanessa Duisters. A significant percentage of clients are professionals including Lawyers. We are Lawyers for Lawyers Quite often Our wide experience in trial matters is useful in settling difficult cases in Mediation. We have youth in Vanessa Duisters. Brilliance in General Brahms supplemented with Business...
Matthew Kaemerle
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Kymeshia Morris
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 413-7980 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Estate Planning, Business and Family
San Diego Esquire was founded by Ms. Kymeshia Morris in 2012. She has built a law practice that focuses on providing personal attention and candid legal advice to clients. San Diego Esquire is established on the belief that each and every client deserves the best legal representation possible. If you are looking for a lawyer that is hard working, professional, and honest, then you have come to the right place. We represent a diverse clientele in family, estate planning, personal injury & contract law.

Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 486-4823 16935 W Bernardo Dr
#104
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, London
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Mr. Kevan P. McLaughlin Esq., LL.M
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(858) 678-0061 5151 Shoreham Place
Suite 265
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Originally from Colorado, Kevan attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. There he double majored in Political Science and Economics with a Special International Emphasis. After his undergraduate, Kevan moved to San Francisco, California to attend the Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school he specialized in tax law, earning a Specialization Certificate in Tax Law with distinction. Kevan also served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and co-authored an article published in the thirty-eighth volume of the Golden Gate University Law Review with Jessica L. Hannah. Kevan was...
Merwyn Jay Miller
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(760) 436-8832 191 Calle Magdalena
Suite 270
Encinitas, CA 92024
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
California Western School of Law
Merwyn J. Miller is an estate planning attorney with an active law office in Encinitas, San Diego County, California. (Encinitas is located in the north coastal area of San Diego County, half way between Del Mar and Oceanside. It is adjacent to the following communities: Cardiff, Carlsbad, Del Mar, La Costa, Leucadia, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Solana Beach, and Vista. (Click here for a map showing the location of Encinitas.)

He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1974 and has been certified by that organization’s Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust,...
Kevin K Forrester
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 932-0999 4403 Manchester Ave Ste 205
Encinitas, CA 92024-7903
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Kevin Forrester has more than 20 years experience as a trust and fiduciary lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator of civil, securities, and real estate disputes; and more than 30 years real estate practice experience as a Realtor® and licensed real estate broker.
Jeffrey Louis Gaffney
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 809-9401 7030 Via Cabana
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Stockbroker Fraud
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Jeffrey Gaffney is a 24 year attorney and retired Navy Captain. Originally from New York, he moved to San Diego in 1985 and has remained here since, military duties permitting.

An attorney since 1993, Jeff is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. He began as a law clerk in 1991, helping aggrieved investors recover from unscrupulous stockbrokers. A former registered representative ("used stock salesman") and principal (licensed manager of registered representatives), he began his own law firm in the midst of a scandal involving Prudential Securities' sales of limited partnerships. Since then,...
Julia Kaemerle
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 931-1981 5962 La Place Court
Ste. 165
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Daniel Joseph Wilson
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(858) 485-1990 11665 Avena Pl
Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92128
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
California Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law
Master of Laws in Taxation

Practice Areas
Will and Living Trust Drafting
Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
Estate Planning Review
Will and Trust amendments and updates
Estate, Gift, Income, and Property Tax planning
Techniques for avoiding probate
Probates - Represent Executors and Administrators in Probate
Represent Trustee in Trust Administration
Email: DanielWilson@TrustLaw.us

Professional Associations and Memberships
Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, Board Member
Rancho Bernardo Business Association
Probate Bench?Bar Committee
San Diego County Bar Association
North County Estate Planning Council
San Diego North County Bar Association
Personal Philosophy
Daniel has a passion for working with people and assisting them achieve their goals. He provides clear and simple...
Milda Goeriz
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(619) 630-4765 4455 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and Vilnius University Law Faculty
Milda Goeriz, Esq. is the Principal and Founder of San Diego Tax Law Group, a full service tax law firm focused on tax resolution, business strategies, and estate planning. Attorney Milda Goeriz is experienced with tax audits and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax authorities. She excels at domestic and international tax planning and takes pride in increasing clients’ revenue by decreasing exposure and tax liabilities. Ms. Goeriz’s dedication of helping individuals and businesses to utilize the Tax Code to their benefit is steadfast. In reaching the best results, Ms. Goeriz applies modern methods...
Barry L. Adams
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 419-0212 By appointment only
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of the Pacific
I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family dispute regarding a trust or estate and with administration issues after a loved one passes away. Listen to my podcasts to find out more information about these issues.
Michael Spiekerman
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 214-9404 380 S Melrose Dr
Ste 363
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
Western State Univ COL
Family Law Attorney Michael Spiekerman is a highly qualified attorney whose practice is exclusively devoted to dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, and all manner of family law related issues. He has represented clients with both complex and simple disputes involving the division of community property assets, the allocation of marital and non-marital debt, obtaining and terminating spousal support awards, setting and modifying child support orders, custody, parenting issues, and much more.

Michael recognizes that the circumstance of ending a marriage or any once intimate relationship is an extremely traumatic experience. In order for people to actually be supported...
Mara Allard
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 448-6189 2103 Camino Vida Roble
Suite D
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
Mara Allard has a proven track record of success advancing claims for clients in probate courts throughout the state. At Allard Smith A Professional Law Corporation, she represents executors, heirs, trustees, trust beneficiaries and family members in probate petitions, will contests, breach of trust, financial elder abuse claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, quiet title actions, real property disputes and contested actions related to guardianships, conservatorships and powers of attorney.
Richard Alan Cornell
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(760) 753-0088 2236 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Encinitas Probate Attorney Services Mr. Cornell has spent over 25 years emphasising trust administration and probate with the goal of producing value and providing a personal touch for each client. Areas of Practice Estate Planning Incapacity Planning Guardianship? Conservatorship? Trust Administration and Probate? ?Special Needs Planning Richard Cornell After spending his childhood in Oceanside and graduating from Oceanside High School, Richard Cornell went on to attend Loyola Marymount University graduating Cum Laude and then recieved his Juris Doctorate from the University of...
Charles Thomas Scott Jr
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(619) 702-6900 1202 Kettner Blvd., 3rd Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
California Attorney since 1977. Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various Federal District Courts. Notary Public. Certified legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Partner in KIMBALL, TIREY & ST. JOHN, specializing in trust and probate matters and probate litigation. Additional experience in elder law and financial abuse issues, long term care planning, and Special Needs Trusts for persons receiving government assistance. Significant experience with nonprofit organizations and small businesses, including succession planning.
Justin Allen Isaac
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 846-1882 3990 Old Town Ave.
Suite A102
San Diego, CA 92110
Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I have worked at the Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group for eight years. I received my Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2016.

I have extensive knowledge of estate planning and asset protection and I take personal accountability in ensuring that each client’s needs are met. I am committed to carrying out the Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group’s philosophy of delivering sensible and reliable service.

In addition to helping clients with their estate planning needs, I also host a weekly legal show on the radio. I can be heard on Sunday’s at 9 a.m. on 760 KFMB AM with...
Mr. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 209-6030 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Concord Law School and Concord Law School
I have practiced law since 2010, in the areas of Criminal Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning, with an emphasis in protecting small business owners and their assets. I studied criminology at UNLV from 1994 to 2002, thereafter I founded a detective agency in Arizona which focused primarily on criminal defense investigations involving serious felonies such as homicide, burglary, and armed robbery, and business related fraud. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UNLV, a Juris Doctorate degree, and an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from Concord Law School.
Donald R. Oder
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 900-9002 600 West Broadway
#700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Asbestos, Business and Probate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Paul Hilton
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(619) 550-3080 9404 Genesee Ave., Ste. 340
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Paul Hilton is committed to the idea of “service to country” which translates into the work he does for his clients. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Paul Hilton began his practice in the San Diego area and is licensed to practice law in California’s state and federal courts.

A retired Marine, Paul finds that his law career allows him to pair his passion with his purpose within his home community. During his time in law school, he was awarded the Veterans Assistance scholarship and served as the Executive Editor of Law Review. As a lawyer,...
William Roger Simon Jr
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 771-0081 PO Box 5005 PMB#107
6105 Paseo Delicias, Suite 7
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Bill helps business owners achieve financial freedom through legal strategies that maximize and protect their assets. As Chief Counsel at Sollertis, Bill works with his clients in the preparation of a Master Asset Protection Plan™ and, once created, manages a team of strategically selected Private Practice Attorneys who work with him to implement the plan and ultimately, to help his clients protect their assets and obtain financial freedom. Bill brings a business perspective to everything he does. As co-founder and managing partner of San Diego Law Firm, he guided the firm in its ascent...
Joel Steven Weissler
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 281-1888 2635 Camino Del Rio S. #301
San Diego, CA 92108
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and California Western School of Law
San Diego Attorney Joel Weissler (619-281-1888) has practiced law for over 25 yrs. Early on, his personal experiences focused his career on Estate Planning, Elder law, Asset Protection & Probate. Joel has been recognized for the past 3 years by Martindale-Hubble & Lawyers.com receiving their “Client Distinction” award as being in the top 1% of attorneys in client service & satisfaction. A 2008-2013 recipient of San Diego Magazine’s five star award program, in 2010, Attorney Weissler was selected through a peer nomination process as a "Top Attorney" in the Estate Planning Category by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Attorney...
Carolyn Ruth Brock
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 741-0233 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 406b
La Mesa, CA 91942
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carolyn R. Brock graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in December of 1994 where she was on the National Deans List from 1991 - 1993, and a member of the San Diego Justice Journal law review writing staff from 1992 - 1993. Ms. Brock is admitted to practice before the courts of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Carolyn was certified as a legal specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization on June...
Marion E. Froehlich
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(760) 724-6244 316 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law
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Tax Law

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.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.