Skip to main content
Jan Ellen Copley

Jan Ellen Copley

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Business, Probate

About Me

I work with caring people who want to protect their families and their money.  I do this by spending time with you to learn about your hopes, dreams, fears and aspirations for you and your loved ones.  What's unique about my practice is that we treat you with the courtesy and respect you deserve.


Photos and Videos

190553 1357174915

190553 1363146463

190553 1363146591

190553 1363146622

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    22 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    22 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    27 years
  4. Business: 10%
    32 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Steven Patrick Riley

    Jan Copley elicits respect and trust from everyone she works with. She's an incredibly innovative attorney who works 110% toward achieving her client's goals. I know that I can count on Jan's integrity and intelligence whenever I need peer-to-peer feedback on a legal strategy or practice management.


    Steven Riley Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dennis B Sullivan

    Jan is a dedicated and trustworthy attorney. She is very knowledgeable and does great work on behalf of all her clients.


    Dennis Sullivan Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pasadena Law Group

70 South Lake Avenue
Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA, 91101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPasadena Law Group2013 - Present
Certified Practice AdvisorAtticus, Inc.2010 - Present
OwnerJan Copley, Attorney at Law1993 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of PasadenaMember2013 - Present
WealthCounselMember2001 - Present
Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel ValleyMember1998 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
The ElderLaw ReportHow to Get Paid a Fair Price for What You Do2012
The ElderLaw ReportThe Case for Law Practice Coaching: Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own2012
ElderLaw ReportsHow I Built a Successful Estate Planning Practice and Sold it for a Tidy Sum2011
CEB, Business Succession Planning; Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business AttorneysSuccession Planning for Physicians2011
The GatheringThe Red State/Blue State Perspective2009
Southern California PhysicianClosing My Father's Medical Practice: Lesson's Learned2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1981
Occidental CollegeAmerican StudiesA.B.1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NAE Winter MeetingUpdate on Planning or What Do I Do Now?2013
Estate Planning SymposiumGuarding Your Next Egg2013
Attorneys Transitioning Toward RetirementLife After the Law: What's Your Exit Strategy2013
Ultimate Estate Planner webinarHow to Hire (and Train) Support Staff for Your Practice2012
Planning for the GenerationsHow I Built a Successful Estate Planning Practice and Sold it for a Tidy Sum2010
The GatheringHow Community Property Affects You and Your Practice, Even Though You Think it Doesn't2009
The GatheringMarketing - The Power of Image for Wealth Advisors2009
Trust AdministrationTrust Administration2006
CollegiumCommunity Property and Life Insurance Planning2003
CollegiumCommunity Property for Common Law Attorneys2002
CollegiumPlanning for the Significantly Younger Spouse2002
CollegiumUniform Principal and Income Act and Uniform Prudent Investor Act2000