Merced County, California Probate Lawyers

Jeffrey Castleton
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Merced County, CA Probate Attorney
(209) 580-4685 3174 Collins Drive
Suite B
Merced, CA 95348
Probate, Business, Divorce 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...
Merced County, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(209) 385-0700 2844 Park Ave
Merced, CA 95348
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
James Clifford Anderson
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Stanislaus County, 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. ...
Daniel Ogden
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Stanislaus County, CA Probate Attorney
(209) 524-4466 1535 J St
#A
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
William Broderick-Villa
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Stanislaus County, CA Probate Lawyer
(800) 529-3080 1300 K St
2nd Floor
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Greg Glaser
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Calaveras County, CA Probate Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 642-6651 P.O. Box 423
Copperopolis, CA 95228
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Law practice focused primarily on two areas: (1) helping Bay Area residents buy or sell a home without a realtor, and (2) drafting living trusts for married couples.
Chad Bion Yates
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Stanislaus County, CA Probate Attorney with 11 years experience
(209) 408-8667 1301 L Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95354
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
John Lawrence Gorman III
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Stanislaus County, CA Probate Lawyer with 28 years experience
(209) 548-4000 1200 G St
Suite B
Modesto, CA 95354
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
I focus my legal practice on personal injury, estate planning & probate, business law, and civil litigation. If you are fighting for fair treatment, I can help. If you need advice regarding a trust or a will, I have extensive experience creating them and helping heirs and beneficiaries get what they deserve. If you want to protect your business and your livelihood, I am in your corner. If you’re injured and looking for a strong advocate, I am a plaintiff’s attorney prepared to help you fight back against insurance company tactics.
Fresno County, CA Probate Lawyer with 39 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Lawyer with 51 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Lawyer with 8 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney with 21 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Appeals, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney with 32 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 N Palm Ave
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney with 26 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 N Palm Ave
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney with 18 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 N Palm Ave
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Boston University School of Law
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney with 10 years experience
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of California - Davis
Fresno County, CA Probate Attorney
(559) 432-4500 8080 North Palm Avenue
Third Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Matthew B. Talbot
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Appeals, Elder and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University
Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris is a partner at the law firm of Demiris & Moore, located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, in the center of Contra Costa County. His practice focuses on litigation involving elder abuse (financial and physical), will and trust litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, HOA's, and appeals. Kosta is actively involved in the Contra Costa County legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He serves as court-appointed counsel in Conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. Kosta is dedicated to helping...
Michael Edward Lonich
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Attorney with 36 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...
Daniel L DuRee
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Santa Clara County, 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
Do you have questions about the estate planning process? Please call today for a free consultation.
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(650) 933-7122 951 Mariners Island Blvd.
Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
(415) 373-8335 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 373-8335 700 Larkspur Landing Circle
#199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Attorney with 46 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.
Christina Weed
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 953-2920 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
(925) 953-2920 770 L Street
Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationSanta Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 14 years experience
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of California, Davis, School of Law
AVVO
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...
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 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,...
Daniel J. Leahy
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of California - Berkeley
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 100 W. San Fernando Street
Suite 555
San Jose, CA 95113
Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 27 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...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 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...
Lawrence M Kelly
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 32 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.
Ivette Santaella
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 28 years experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
(888) 698-3951 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Probate and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel T. Quane manages the Doyle Quane Family Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has an advanced legal degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and he was named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He works with a diverse range of clients, from those of average means to wealthy families requiring complex advanced estate tax planning strategies. Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it’s through trust administration or the probate court process. He...
John C.  Martin
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San Mateo County, CA Probate Lawyer with 9 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...
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer with 22 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.
(925) 825-1955 3400 Bradshaw Road,
Suite A-4B
Sacramento, CA 95827
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Gordon Craig Young
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 26 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationProbate, Arbitration & Mediation, Broker Fraud and Securities
U of San Francisco School of Law
Gordon Young is a 25-year litigator, specializing in financial, trust and securities litigation. Gordon tries and arbitrates cases for trustees, beneficiaries, financial professionals, investment advisors, stock brokers, Wall Street banks, and broker-dealers. These cases include civil, probate and regulatory claims based on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, suitability, mismanagement of mutual funds and managed accounts, the prudent investor rule, as well as employee promissory notes, up-front loans, raiding, trade secret, unfair competition and related employment claims. Gordon has successfully assisted numerous investment professionals with FINRA related expungement actions. Gordon has been recognized eleven times...
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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San Mateo County, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 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...
Matthew G. Grech
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 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...
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Grant A. Toeppen
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San Joaquin County, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(209) 456-5547 1150 West Center Street
Suite #104
Manteca, CA 95337
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Grant is a California and New York licensed attorney who focuses on estate planning. He also practices business planning, mediation, and speaks Japanese proficiently. He studied received his JD from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2011. He also studied law in Tokyo, Hanoi, and Salzburg under various world-class legal professionals. Here are some more relevant highlights: • Helped families throughout Northern California with customized estate plans • Experience with a wide variety of family structures and estate planning goals • Trained in mediation of legal issues by expert mediator Ron Kelly • Successfully handled a...
(916) 400-4516 910 Florin Road
Suite #110
Sacramento, CA 95831
Michael Rinne
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 303-2964 3478 Buskirk Ave.
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Energy and Foreclosure Defense
Golden Gate University and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen
Howard Elliot Kane
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501

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