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    About Me


    Committed to having the education and expertise to help you find the right solution for your family through a listening and empathetic ear.      

    While there are over 200,000 attorneys in California, less than 1,000 are certified as specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.  I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  I use my substantial experience in this area of the law to help you develop an appropriate estate plan given your unique situation. In addition, I help you navigate the complexities of probates, trust administrations, conservatorships, guardianships, and related litigation if the need arises. 

    My unique background in farming, hospitality, retail and transportation, helps me to provide practical legal advice regarding issues that businesses of all sizes face. I also believe in a personal touch and that without listening and hearing my client's needs, I am unable to truly recommend the best solution. I know that there are no cookie cutter solutions because every family is different. 

    A little bit about my background, I received my Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1999 and began my legal career in San Francisco, California.  In 2003 I moved to Modesto and joined a local firm.  After a number of years and becoming a Shareholder, it was time to leave the firm environment and branch out on my own. I wanted the flexibility to provide more individualized attention to each of my clients, and having my firm allows me to do that.

    Over the years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet hundreds of families and I am grateful to each of them for allowing me to provide them with legal advice during some of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives.  It has been and continues to be a very humbling experience. 

    Professional Associations

    • California State Bar
    • California State Bar, Trusts & Estates Section
    • Stanislaus County Bar Association
    • Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council

    If you or a family member have questions or need help, give me a call at (209) 521-1500 to schedule your free initial consultation, or fill out the form on the right.

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