B. James Brierton, Partner

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Areas of Practice

Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Litigation, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Elder Law

Admitted

1972, California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Member

State Bar of California (Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section); Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; San Diego County Bar Association (Elder Law Section, Co-Chairperson, 1990; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, Co-Chairperson, 1999-2000; Probate and Estate Planning Litigation Subcommittee, 1993-1995; San Diego Bar Committee to Establish Alternate Dispute Resolution Rules); San Diego Bar Probate Mediation Oversight Committee, 2011-2006; 2009-2011

Publications and Lectures

Author: “Conservatorship-Guardianship Management System,” published by Fiduciary Publications, Inc., 1986; CEB Panelist, Conservatorship and Guardianship Law, 1979, 1981; National Business Institute Panelist, Probate and Estate Planning, 1985-1995. Certifications: Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization;. Mediator Certificate, San Diego Mediation Center.

Certifications

Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1991-present;. Mediator Certificate, San Diego Mediation Center.

Other Activities

Judge Pro Tem, Probate Division, San Diego Superior Court, 2011 to present; Member and Arbitrator, Attorney-Client Arbitration Panel, San Diego County Bar Association; Probate Panel Mediator, 2005-present; Client Relations Committee, San Diego County Bar Association; San Diego Super Lawyers 2009-2014; Retired U.S. Navy Seal Team One Officer, 1966-1968.