Santa Cruz Estate Planning Lawyers

Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
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Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(831) 462-3220 655 Capitola Rd
Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Boston Univ School of Law
Kathleen has been practicing law since 1994, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, trust administration and business transaction law. Kathleen's estate planning client base ranges from young couples just starting out to those clients with multi-million dollar estates in need of tax, gift, and charitable planning, as well as a basic estate plan. Additionally, Kathleen enjoys working with clients in the later stages of life to address those matters that can make the transitions that are inevitable proceed more smoothly, and as the client best intends. Kathleen's business practice focuses on smaller businesses in need of...
Robert Edward Bosso
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Robert Edward Bosso
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 56 years of experience
(831) 426-8484 133 Mission St Ste 280
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Robert Bosso has been an attorney in Santa Cruz for over 55 years, after graduating from the University of California Law School in 1964 (top 10% of his class--Law Review Note & Comment Editor) which he followed with two years in U.S. Army Intelligence Corps rising to the rank of Captain in charge of a regional field office. He has experience in trial work (although he no longer does trial work), real estate, water law, business law, and general estate planning areas. He also serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator for other attorneys cases He has served...
Philip John Crawford
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Philip John Crawford
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(408) 313-3212 986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning, Divorce, Education and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Philip Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of law. Philip has practiced in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties for the past 33 years. His practice includes Family law, Juvenile law, Education Law, and Labor law.
Philip is a former Police Officer, Police Sergeant at San Jose Police Department. He is the founding attorney and former chief counsel for the Santa Clara County Correctional Officers Union. He has served as Chief Negotiator for public employee unions in negotiations and has handled hundreds of internal affairs investigations...
Jeffrey Killeen
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Jeffrey Killeen
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 600-7017 303 Potrero St., Ste 52
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Lucille Des Jardins
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Lucille Des Jardins
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 425-5828 555 Soquel Avenue
Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning and Elder
Michelle Diana Smith
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Michelle Diana Smith
Felton, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(831) 264-7670 6265 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
Estate Planning and Environmental
Golden Gate University School of Law
Brian Kipling Myers
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Brian Kipling Myers
Scotts Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years of experience
(831) 438-2318 5321 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 205
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Pascal Anthony Anastasi Esq.
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Pascal Anthony Anastasi Esq.
Capitola, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(831) 475-0771 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 230A
Capitola, CA 95010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
A Business Lawyer with Experience in Business. The Anastasi Law Firm is managed by Pascal Anastasi. He is a graduate of UOP, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He was privileged to have been taught Constitutional Law by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the United States of America. His comfortable style, developed skills and dedication to small business owners was built upon his association with entrepreneurs and his undergraduate work at, CSU, Chico, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Business, and Minor from...
Shelli Strahle
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Shelli Strahle
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years of experience
(831) 621-2165 2425 Porter Street, Suite 10
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Victor Manuel Campos
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Victor Manuel Campos
Capitola, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(831) 438-2220 PO Box 838
Capitola, CA 95010
Estate Planning and Criminal Defense
Monterey COL
Deborah Ann Malkin
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Deborah Ann Malkin
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years of experience
(831) 462-9100 2425 Porter St # 3
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Environmental and Personal Injury
City Univ/N Y Queens Coll
Michael James Barsi
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Michael James Barsi
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(831) 685-2900 8070 Soquel Drive, Suite 210
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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Thomas E. Rossmeissl
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Estate Planning and Probate
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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Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#210
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
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...
Justin M. Kennedy
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Justin M. Kennedy
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(408) 356-9200 3425 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 240
Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I assist our clients with all aspects of the estate planning process, including: the creation and/or modification of an estate plan, providing guidance upon the incapacity of a client, engaging in Medi-Cal planning, and helping the client’s trusted loved ones through the process of administrating the estate plan upon the client’s passing. When I meet with clients, I make an effort to provide an open and friendly space where the clients may ask their questions and feel that their concerns are being heard. I am proud to be the owner of a law office that values our clients’ peace of...
Daniel J. Leahy Esq.
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Daniel J. Leahy Esq.
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#210
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California - Berkeley
David W. Tate Esq.
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David W. Tate Esq.
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#210
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Robert Paul Bergman
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Robert Paul Bergman
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(408) 247-0444 3535 Ross Avenue
Ste. 308
San Jose, CA 95124
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law, focusing on estate planning for families with children.
Rebekah Joy Turney
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Rebekah Joy Turney
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years of experience
(408) 395-6021 266 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University
We provide dedicated representation designed to produce results. Our primary focus is real estate, construction, landlord tenant and business law.
Kendra Bowen
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Kendra Bowen
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(650) 521-6910 20 South Santa Cruz, Ste. 300
Los Gatos, CA 94303
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I have focused my practice solely on estate planning and advanced estate planning, specifically the legal work to PREVENT PROBATE. As a San Mateo County native, I receive great satisfaction in using the law to help other San Francisco Bay Area residents and home owners avoid the time consuming, costly and disruptive probate process. I meet with every client at a Fidelity Law Office near them and guide them through the estate planning process in a fun and efficient way. My positive approach and knowledge of estate planning law ensures that each client makes the right decisions for their estate...
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years of experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Erik Fraker
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John Erik Fraker
Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of experience
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate 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...
Scott Kanter
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Scott Kanter
Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of experience
(408) 861-6500 12901 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free ConsultationEstate 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...
Carol Elias Zolla
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Carol Elias Zolla
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years of experience
(408) 358-6900 16450 Los Gatos Blvd.
Suite 208
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Carol is an attorney who practices only in the field of estate planning and administration. Since 2002, she has been certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Carol graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. She serves on the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is an active member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Silicon Valley...
Patty Setser Esq.
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Patty Setser Esq.
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#210
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Richard E Damon
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Richard E Damon
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
9053 Soquel Drive
Suite 203
Aptos, CA 95003
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
Stanford University and College of William and Mary
I have been practicing law full time since 1977, and I have maintained a solo practice in Santa Cruz County since 1980. I have a general practice, with emphasis on personal injury cases, aviation accidents, and most other types of accidents. I also help individuals prepare estate plans, and eventually represent the heirs in probate proceedings. If you don't know how to describe your case, please call me, and I will let you know whether I can assist you, or else point you in the right direction.
Shahram Miri
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Shahram Miri
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(408) 866-8382 80 Gilman Ave Ste. 27
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Nicholas L. Holder
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Nicholas L. Holder
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Patricia Lynne Suda
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Patricia Lynne Suda
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(831) 722-2212 311 Bonita Ave.
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Thomas Wayne Davies
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Thomas Wayne Davies
Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years of experience
(408) 867-9900 14625 Big Basin Way
P.O. Box 2039
Saratoga, CA 95070
Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Rated AV Preeminent for over 30 years (1986-current) - Professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell

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Minda Parrish
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Minda Parrish
Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(408) 741-3500 14500 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
Estate Planning and Elder
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Geoffrey Weldon Phillips
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Geoffrey Weldon Phillips
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(408) 362-3434 5595 Winfield Blvd Ste 204
San Jose, CA 95123
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Public Accountant, State of California
AV Preeminent Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell
Northern California Super Lawyer
Judith N Douglass
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Judith N Douglass
Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 395-4800 14414 Oak Street
Saratoga, CA 95070
Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Marleen R. Brady Kuttner
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Marleen R. Brady Kuttner
Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 371-0854 1901 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 1240
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning
Burl Stanley Polon
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(831) 476-9496 2805 Porter St
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mark Adrien Gullotta
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Mark Adrien Gullotta
San Bruno, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(650) 382-4331 1001 Bayhill Drive, 2nd Floor
San Bruno, CA 94066
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
As the founder of The Law Office of Mark Gullotta, San Mateo County lawyer Mark Gullotta provides legal services in a wide variety of estate planning issues and matters of probate. He has been practicing as an attorney for more than 18 years. Prior to deciding to establish his firm, Attorney Gullotta worked at another firm and as a CPA. In 2012 and 2013, he was the chair of the Trust and Estates Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. His firm is happy to offer complimentary consultations—contact them today to get yours.
Carlos Scott Lopez
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Carlos Scott Lopez
San Carlos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(415) 287-0719 231 Manor Dr
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, IP and Tax
Yale Law School
Human / Civil Rights Attorney working with clients in the public and private spheres for over 25 years in over 75 countries. Significant experience serving non-profits in the public health and international development spheres assisting refugees, asylum seekers, and those suffering from various forms of trauma. Particular focus on LGBTQ and non-binary clients with legal / personal concerns related to gender expression and its effects and helping spearhead international initiatives addressing the same.

Current Director of the Gamelan Council - Asia-Pacific Public Health, Microfinance, and Development Center. Previous experience includes working as a primary care clinician / rural health officer for...
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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Marisa Catherine Nelson
San Carlos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(650) 485-3437 1300 Industrial Road
Suite 14
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
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...
John C.  Martin
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John C. Martin
Menlo Park, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Estate Planning, Business, Probate 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...
Colby LaVelle
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Colby LaVelle
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 396-8731 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
Colby Dean LaVelle II proudly manages LaVelle Law Offices with the personal attention of a boutique law firm but with the resources of larger law firms. An honored graduate of Santa Clara University of Law, Mr. LaVelle has dedicated his career to the pursuit of justice. He began his legal career working for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Following his success litigating criminal matters, Mr. LaVelle started the LaVelle Law Offices. Now with eight locations across California, The LaVelle Law Offices is an incarnation of Mr. LaVelle's desire to serve the public, as he...
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