Areas of Practice
Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Conservatorships, Guardianships, and Elder Law
1987, California and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
University of San Diego, J.D.
State Bar of California (Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section); San Diego County Bar Association (Co-Chairperson, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, 1993-1994; Elder Law Section; Committee to Establish Alternate Dispute Resolution Rules; Committee to Review and Revise Probate Rules); American Bar Association; La Jolla Probate Section; Estate Planning Council of San Diego, Probate Attorneys of San Diego
Volunteer Lawyer with Domestic Violence Prevention Clinic, 1989 – 1994; Volunteer Lawyer with Guardianship Clinic, 1995; Member of the committee to establish Alternative Dispute Resolution in Probate; Advisor, Professional Fiduciary Association of California, San Diego Chapter; Advisor to the Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team; Past chair of Memorial Giving Committee of American Cancer Society and Planned Giving Committee of ACS; Former Director at Large of Combined Health Agencies, 1997 – 2001; Former Member, Board of Directors, American Lung Association, 2001 to 2003; Co-founder of the Probate Attorneys of San Diego and member of the Board of PASD 2012 to 2017; Presenter for Annual Continuing Legal Education for Court Appointed Attorneys present by PASD, 2012 and 2013 and continues to work on the Education Committee for PASD; Member of the Women’s Auxiliary Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Dana Unit; Member, Vista Hill Women’s Council on Mental Health; Member Honors AV rated Preeminent Attorney by Martindale Hubble since inception, Top Attorney in San Diego by San Diego Magazine, Co-Managing Partner; in practice for 32 years; Listed in the San Diego Daily Transcript as a San Diego County Top Attorney in the Field of Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate for 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Selected to Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021