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Bruce Shields Ross

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Practice areas:

Family, Trusts, Wealth

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Family: 34%
  2. Wealth: 33%
  3. Trusts: 33%

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    I endorse this lawyer. Was a pleasure to work under him for three years. He is the preeminent attorney in trusts & estate litigation.

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Contact Info

Holland & Knight LLP

633 West Fifth Street
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2005

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197208/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Southern California Super LawyersN/A2007
Southern California Super LawyersN/A2006
Top 100 AttorneysN/A2006
Southern California Super LawyersN/A2005
Southern California Super LawyersN/A2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselPresident2006 - 2007
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow1983 - Present
International Academy of Estate and Trust LawMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Rutter Group publicationCalifornia Practice Guide: Trusts: Administration and Litigation2007
Rutter Group publicationCalifornia Practice Guide: Probate2006
Stetson Law ReviewConservatorship Litigation and Lawyer Liability: A Guide Through the Maze2002
Third Edition of the American College of Trust and Estate CouncilModel Rules of Professional Conduct1999
UnknownLos Angeles County Probate Court Mediation Rules1997
133 Trusts & Estates 10The American College of Trust & Estate Council Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Particularized Guidance on Ethics for the Estate and Trust Lawyer1994
28th Annual Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (Matthew Bender & Co)How to Do Right by Not Doing Wrong: Legal Malpractice and Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning and Administration1994
Real Property, Probate and Trust JournalEmerging Damages Claims and the Right to Jury Trials in Fiduciary Litigation" (Campisi, Ross & Latham)1992
Major Tax Planning, Matthew Bender & CoEstate Planning Under the Ten Percent Valuation Tables1985
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Fundamentals of Estate Planning1984
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Fundamentals of Estate Planning1983
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Basics of Charitable Giving1983
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Fundamentals of Estate Planning1982
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Basics of Charitable Giving1982
Estate Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar Program MaterialsSelected Problems in Characterization of Property Interests and Handling Business Interests, Selected Probate Problems1982
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Fundamentals of Estate Planning1981
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Basics of Charitable Giving1981
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Fundamentals of Estate Planning1980
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Selected Problems in Characterization of Property Interests and Handling Business Interests, Selected Probate Problems1979

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Oberlin CollegeN/AA.B1968

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update2004
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Palm BeachSo What's New in Ethics in Trusts and Estates?2004
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Boca RatonSo Whats New in Ethics in Trusts and Estates?2004
Colorado Bar AssociationEthical Guidelines for the Estates and Trusts Lawyer: The ACTEC Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Notes on Ethics 20002003
25th Annual Duke University Estate Planning ConferenceSteering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors2003
23rd Annual Southern California Tax and Estate Planning ForumCurrent Developments in the Area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility for the Estate Planning Practitioner, and Workshop: Avoiding Liability for Ethical Violations2003
Washington Bankers' AssociationSteering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors2003
Southern Federal Tax InstituteRecent Developments in Professional Responsibility2003
American Bankers' Association Annual Trust SeminarSteering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors2003
American College of Trust & Estate Council Summer ProgramMediation-An Answer for Your Practice and Your Clients2003
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update2003
The Rutter Group, San FranciscoProbate Litigation2003
The Rutter Group, Los AngelesProbate Litigation2003
American Bar Association Tax Section National Audio-conferenceTax Link Live: What Engagement Letter?2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update2000
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust SectionProbate Litigation Update1999

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