Paicines, California Probate Lawyers

Daniel L DuRee
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Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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California Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience

Mr. Sowards is an estate planning and wealth transfer attorney. He sets ups estate plans, including living trusts, to help to avoid probate, minimize taxes and limit conflict. He also helps to settle out and administer... Read More »
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Patty Setser Esq.
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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Theodore Harry Cominos
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Salinas, CA Probate Attorney with 67 years experience
(831) 754-6600 10 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Salinas, CA Probate Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 424-1414 Post Office Box 2510
Salinas, CA 93902
Probate and Estate Planning
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationProbate, Business and Estate Planning
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Michael Edward Lonich
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San Jose, CA Probate Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich & Patton and has nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice concentrates on Estate Planning, Business Law and divorce mediation. Mike draws upon his expertise and the firm's resources to partner with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans and successfully represent clients in trust administration and probate litigation. From the creation of a simple will to a complex trust, family limited liability partnership or business succession plan, maximizing financial benefits as well as ensuring the peace of mind that an estate...
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
(650) 485-3437 873 Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite 202
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
My goal is to make it more convenient, comfortable, personal, and straightforward to work with a lawyer. I work with busy professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and parents who want protection, peace of mind, and convenience, including local, out-of-state, and international clients with California legal needs. I leverage modern technology to make legal services easier to obtain, more comfortable, and less time-consuming, without sacrificing quality. At the same time, I take an old-fashioned approach to legal counsel. I want to be your trusted legal advisor, and that means earning your trust. Hiring a lawyer doesn’t have to be intimidating...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Probate Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stanford University
Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.
Daniel L DuRee
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Mountain View, CA Probate Attorney
(650) 933-7122 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Los Gatos, CA Probate Lawyer with 28 years experience
Probate and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. My focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I help individuals and families who face serious legal situations, and I help bring them solutions and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients gain the peace of mind that comes with taking care of their families, to help clients navigate through the challenges of trust and estate administration, and to zealously represent clients in litigation to seek the...
Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationCampbell, CA Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Mr. Sowards is an estate planning and wealth transfer attorney. He sets ups estate plans, including living trusts, to help to avoid probate, minimize taxes and limit conflict. He also helps to settle out and administer trust and probate estates. He represents trustees to help them comply with the terms of the trust agreement and the California Probate Code. He minimizes conflict and lawsuits between trustees and beneficiaries or legal heirs. He also represents small and family owned businesses. He has saved his clients millions of dollars in probate fees and has successfully resolved several family conflicts that likely would...
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Probate Lawyer with 44 years experience
(408) 294-0404 12 South First Street, Suite 600
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Javed Ellahie's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate law and bankruptcy. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-rating”, the highest rating of legal knowledge and ethics.
He is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) and has frequently lectured at seminars for bankruptcy law specialists. Mr. Ellahie has also served as a Trustee to the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the West-Valley Mission Community College District.

Mr. Ellahie’s estate planning experience includes setting up estate plans such as simple and complex trusts, drafting irrevocable trusts, family limited partnership, charitable trusts...
Liza Weiman Hanks
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California Probate Attorney with 22 years experience

Stanford Law SchoolCalifornia
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John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Probate Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Analisa Pratt
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University
Analisa Pratt is the Founder of Pratt Law, which specializes in estate and trust planning and estate administration. Analisa has been practicing law for over 10 years and is licensed in California and Arizona. Before launching Pratt Law, Analisa practiced law with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and K&L Gates. She also served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and as a legal research attorney with the Superior Court of California. Analisa has received a number of awards for her pro bono contributions...
James Clifford Anderson
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Turlock, CA Probate Attorney
(209) 667-2300 300 N. Palm St.
Turlock, CA 95381
Probate, Employment, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
James practices in the areas of employment law for management, personal injury, estate planning, and real estate. James graduated from Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, where he graduated fifth in his class, With Great Distinction, and Order of the Coif. While at McGeorge, James completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Justice George Nicholson, at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento. ...
Modesto, CA Probate Lawyer
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Jeffrey Castleton
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Merced, CA Probate Attorney with 1 year experience
(209) 580-4685 530 W. 21st Street
Suite B
Merced, CA 95340
Probate, Business, Criminal and Family
San Joaquin College of Law
Jeff earned his Juris Doctor Degree from San Joaquin College of Law where he graduated with Distinction. During his time there, he was published in the school’s San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review and later served as its Executive Editor. He also received awards for Best Brief Finalist and Best Oral Advocate Finalist in the George A. Hopper Moot Court Competition. He received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Moot Court, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Analysis.

While in law school, Jeff gained extensive experience clerking for distinguished lawyers and judges in the Central Valley. He served as a clerk for the...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Probate Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Pleasanton, CA Probate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 4417 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Roy Wayne Litherland
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Campbell, CA Probate Attorney with 44 years experience
(408) 356-9200 3425 S Bascom Avenue, Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
Indiana Univ Indianapolis School of Law
Roy Litherland has been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties continuously since 1975.

In law school, Roy was a recipient of the Dean Faust Award and received awards and honors in income taxation and estate taxation.

Roy is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. In addition to his extensive legal background, he was previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Roy is a member of the California State Bar Association, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys....
Camelia Mahmoudi
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San Jose, CA Probate Lawyer
(408) 658-8580 2021 The Alameda, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Probate, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Legal services in the areas of (1) Trust & Estate, including Wills, Living Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, and Conservatorships. (2) Taxation, including Compromise of Tax Liabilities, Tax Payment Agreements and Workouts, Defense Against IRS Collection, Audit and Appeals, and Abatement of Tax Penalties (3) Family Law, including Prenuptial Agreements, Divorce, Custody, Division of Assets, and Guardianships.
Jeffrey Brian Pape
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Clovis, CA Probate Attorney with 37 years experience
(559) 299-4341 642 Pollasky Ave
Suite 100
Clovis, CA 93612
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Univ of Iowa COL and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Jeffrey B. Pape is AV® PreeminentTMPeer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® . He is a certified specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law.

Born in Sioux City, IA, Jeff has practiced law for 35 years. He has extensive legal experience in civil litigation, trust litigation and probate litigation, in addition to business transactions and estate planning. He has also successfully handled a wide range of business litigation matters, which has enhanced his ability to counsel his business clients.

Jeff was named as a Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2009. He has a well-deserved reputation for professionalism...
Daniel Ogden
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(209) 524-4466 1535 J St
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Modesto, CA 95354
Modesto, CA Probate Attorney
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Chad Bion Yates
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Modesto, CA Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(209) 408-8667 1301 L Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Grant A. Toeppen
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(209) 456-5547 1150 West Center Street
Suite #104
Manteca, CA 95337
Free ConsultationManteca, CA Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
Probate and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
At Advance Planning, A Law Corporation, in Manteca, California, we focus solely on helping individuals protect themselves and their assets for the future while creating a lasting legacy for their heirs and loved ones.

Serving clients throughout the Manteca-Stockton area and across San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas of Northern California, our law firm's founder, attorney Grant A. Toeppen, has practiced law in our region since 2012, and during that time, our law office has become the trusted source for quality, personalized representation and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

-Estate planning
-Probate of Decedent’s Estates
-Conservatorships
-Wills
-Trusts
-Powers...
Lawrence M Kelly
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Santa Clara, CA Probate Lawyer with 33 years experience
(408) 736-3535 275 Saratoga Avenue, #102
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Probate and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Lawrence (Larry) Kelly has been providing professional and courteous Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law services for clients in the South Bay Area and beyond for 25+ years.
Richard Hemb
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Clovis , CA Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
(559) 241-7050 420 Bullard Ave., Suite 105
Clovis , CA 93612
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
San Joaquin COL
Since 1992, Richard Hemb has focused his legal practice on the areas of estate planning and business formation. When representing clients facing these types of issues, Mr. Hemb takes the time necessary to evaluate the facts of the case and offer practical solutions, regardless of the complexity of the matter. Mr. Hemb is a skilled legal advocate who offers his clients the personal attention and dedication they deserve to get the job done. Mr. Hemb’s bottom line is to make his clients feel comfortable and confident that their interests are being safeguarded throughout the entire process.
James G.  Schwartz
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Pleasanton, CA Probate Attorney with 43 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Probate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Curtis V. Abram
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San Luis Obispo, CA Probate Lawyer with 3 years experience
(805) 543-1212 1502 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Curtis grew up in San Luis Obispo and graduated from San Luis Obispo High School. He attended Emmanuel College, in Boston, MA where he earned a B.A. in both Business Management and English Communication. Curtis earned his J.D., with a Civil Litigation Concentration from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2015, graduating magna cum laude with election to The Order of the Coif and The Order of the Barristers.

Curtis served as a judicial extern for the Honorable M. James Lorenz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and worked as an...
Kelsey L. Kern
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Modesto, CA Probate Lawyer
(209) 524-4466 1535 J St
#A
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Amiel Lee Wade
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San Jose, CA Probate Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 909-9430 84 West Santa Clara
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Family and Real Estate
Rutgers Univ School of Law
I am an experienced, proven and well respected civil litigation and business law attorney representing both individuals and businesses in lawsuits. I have been practicing law for over nineteen years. What sets me and my law firm apart from other lawyers is that it’s critical to us that we provide superior and distinctive services while building client relationships and achieving client satisfaction second to none. I have served as a judge pro tem as both an arbitrator and a mediator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2016, I was selected to the exclusive list of the “10 Best”...
Nicholas L. Holder
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Aptos, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Jesse M Hancox
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Los Osos, CA Probate Attorney with 5 years experience
(805) 528-3355 2238 Bayview Heights Drive
Suite C
Los Osos, CA 93402
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Shahram Miri
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Campbell, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 866-8382 80 Gilman Ave Ste. 27
Campbell, CA 95008
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Aptos, CA Probate Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Patty Setser Esq.
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Campbell, CA Probate Attorney
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave, #200
Campbell, CA 95008
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
John Erik Fraker
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Saratoga, CA Probate Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Charitable Planning & Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP. Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce taxes, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the familyâs core identity. Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the...
Nicholas Paul Jellins
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 329-1300 841 Menlo Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Probate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Liza Weiman Hanks
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Mountain View, CA Probate Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 428-3900 2570 W El Camino Real
#400
Mountain View, CA 94040
Probate, Estate Planning and Tax
Stanford Law School
Scott Kanter
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Saratoga, CA Probate Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 861-6500 12901 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Probate and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Scott Kanter is the lead estate planning and estate and trust litigation attorney within the Hinshaw Estate Planning practice group. He was admitted to practice law in California in 1998 and he has tried in excess of twenty jury trials and over thirty court trials. Over the course of his career, his legal practice has encompassed a broad spectrum of experience including estate planning and estate and trust litigation matters. He walks his clients through the estate planning process to ensure that all of their important estate planning goals and...
Joan Alison Watters
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Visalia, CA Probate Lawyer with 21 years experience
(559) 635-1775 220 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93291
Free ConsultationProbate, Appeals and Estate Planning
San Joaquin COL
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