Pleasant Hill, California Probate Lawyers

Michael Rinne
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Pleasant Hill, CA Probate Lawyer. 14 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
Bruce Adrian Last
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Pleasant Hill, CA Probate Attorney. 13 years experience
(925) 278-1292 3478 Buskirk Avenue
Ste: 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
After working for ten years at The Jellins Group, APLC, a general practice law firm, I moved to Contra Costa County and decided to start my own law practice. My primary practice area is estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation. However, I also work in the related area of real estate and landlord-tenant law. I received my J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in 2002, graduating Dean’s Honor Roll. San Francisco State University conferred a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts in 1998 following my completion of a course focusing on audio-video and multi-media production and design. ...
Matthew B. Talbot
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Lawyer. 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...
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Lawyer. 8 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
Konstantine A Demiris
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Attorney. 11 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...
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Attorney. 12 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Probate Lawyer. 21 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationProbate, 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 Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 825-1955 Sacramento, CA 95814
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Lawyer. 17 years experience
(925) 945-8200 1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedetto has assisted hundreds of clients with the creation of their Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents. She assists families with trust administration and probate procedures when loved ones pass away, and also prepares legal documents for conservatorships of elderly clients and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. In 2006, Ms. Benedetto created the Family Trust Law Center, later incorporated to Family TLC, Inc., to be a firm where families come for professional estate planning by licensed attorneys, at flat, reasonable fees. Amendment of documents and other hourly work is done as...
Raymond Bruce McFalone
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Lawyer. 35 years experience
(925) 944-1438 1990 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Daniel L DuRee
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Attorney.
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate and Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Oliver Alexander Greenwood
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Martinez, CA Probate Attorney. 12 years experience
(925) 228-2550 736 Ferry
Martinez, CA 94553
Probate, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born at a very young age. And now I practice law.
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Probate Attorney.
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of Law
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Probate Lawyer. 10 years experience
(925) 362-3598 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Danville, CA Probate Attorney. 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...
Gordon Craig Young
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Danville, CA Probate Attorney. 25 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...
Steven Matthew Simrin
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Oakland, CA Probate Lawyer. 21 years experience
(510) 224-5771 318 Harrison St
Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationProbate and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Steven M. Simrin has over 12 years experience as both a Bay Area tax attorney and a certified public accountant counseling and representing clients in the areas of tax, probate, trusts, and conservatorships. He represents clients before the IRS and all California state and local tax agencies. Mr. Simrin litigates cases in state and federal court throughout California. Prior to opening his solo law practice, Mr. Simrin was with the tax group of a major international accounting firm.
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Danville, CA Probate Lawyer. 11 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...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Probate Lawyer. 9 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Hannah Sargent
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Castro Valley, CA Probate Lawyer. 7 years experience
(510) 512-5400 20878 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of California - Berkeley and Georgetown University Law Center
Hannah Sargent received her undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles and graduated from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While in school, she spent time clerking for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose. She is a former military officer, company commander, two-time Iraq war veteran and decorated AH-64D Apache Helicopter pilot. She is currently the principal attorney at Sargent Law Office, where she practices litigation, business and commercial law, and estate planning, and she lives in Castro Valley with her family. Between her time working and being with her family, she enjoys...
Ivette Santaella
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San Ramon, CA Probate Attorney. 27 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
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Probate Lawyer. 13 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Communications and Estate Planning
Hastings College of Law
Ruben Sundeen
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Oakland, CA Probate Attorney. 21 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
James G.  Schwartz
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Pleasanton, CA Probate Attorney. 41 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
John Erik Fraker
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Oakland, CA Probate Attorney. 18 years experience
(800) 775-7612 70 Washington Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94607
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...
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Basil John Boutris
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Oakland, CA Probate Attorney. 31 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
David F. Monsour
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Danville, CA Probate Attorney. 2 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Probate, Estate Planning and Securities
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
David practices in the areas of Securities Litigation and Trust and Estate Litigation. He has always been interested in helping individuals in need and solving problems. Raised on a ranch in Texas, David attended undergrad at the University of Texas. Attracted to the beauty and vitality of California, David attended law school in the Bay Area. One of David’s favorite aspects of working at Barr & Young includes the small practice size — enabling him to spend more time on each client, build a meaningful relationship and follow each case from start to finish. He enjoys being thorough...
Scott K. Maxwell
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American Canyon, CA Probate Attorney. 7 years experience
(707) 580-9402 4381 Broadway Street
Suite 105-B
American Canyon, CA 94503
Probate and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Attorney Scott Maxwell is an experienced attorney licensed to practice in California, New York, and Connecticut. Attorney Maxwell’s practice is focused on estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and conservatorship proceedings. Core Values: Compassionate representation of clients Personalized attention Prompt, open, and honest communication Attention to detail Financially efficient representation Superb legal research Areas of Practice: Estate Planning Probate Administration Trust Administration Conservatorship Admissions: New York (2010) Connecticut (2010) California (2012) Various Federal Courts (2011) Education: St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York, Juris Doctor (2009) Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Philosophy (2003)...
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Oakland, CA Probate Lawyer. 45 years experience
(510) 535-2555 1946 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have worked in a dozen fields of law over my career of 44 years. Mostly I was a business trial lawyer, but now I only advise and handle transactions: no trials. I am semiretired but come to the office most days.
Doris Mitchell
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Albany, CA Probate Lawyer. 9 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Sarah Wessels
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Oakland, CA Probate Lawyer.
(415) 944-9406 3873 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 8
Oakland, CA 94611
Probate and Estate Planning
George Martin Derieg
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Alameda, CA Probate Attorney.
(510) 355-2747 2219 Santa Clara Ave, Suite B-2
Alameda, CA 94501
Probate
Timothy Mark Hyden
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San Ramon, CA Probate Lawyer. 31 years experience
(925) 831-0636 18 Crow Canyon Ct
#380
San Ramon, CA 94583
Probate, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Lawyer. 5 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...
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Probate Lawyer. 42 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...
Michael Edward Lonich
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San Jose, CA Probate Attorney. 35 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...
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Probate Lawyer. 8 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...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Probate Attorney. 45 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.
Randi Sue Teichman
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San Francisco, CA Probate Attorney. 29 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Probate, Estate Planning and Tax
Stanford University
Lawrence M Kelly
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Santa Clara, CA Probate Lawyer. 31 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.
Trevor J. Rose
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Napa, CA Probate Lawyer. 6 years experience
(707) 681-5851 1775 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 101
Napa, CA 94558
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Founder and Attorney & Counselor at Law at Rose Law Firm of Napa Valley, Inc. Trevor J. Rose specializes in Estate Planning and Administration, Business, and Real Estate/Title Transactions. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice-President and the Young Lawyers Division of the Napa County Bar Association as Past President. Trevor was born and raised in Napa, CA and became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from...

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