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Carol Ann Hunter Peters

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts

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About Me

I worked at the LA County Dept. of Public Social Services (D.P.S.S.) for eleven (11) years after which I was awarded my 10-year pin.  I worked as an Eligibility Worker (Intake and Approved, both), Eligibility Worker Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant in the Public Inquiry and Appeals section, which is like a 'Complaint Dept'.  My job was to be familiar with the EAS/Eligibility and Assistance Standards manual, and work out solutions to problems that had been properly decided in the first place, according to the rules.  This was like doing puzzles, both on the phone and by letter correspondence.

I attended Whittier-Beverly Law School at night, which was another way of doing puzzles, with Verbal Geometry.  I'd won a math contest years earlier at Whittier High School so I thought this was fun.  Going at night worked well for me, because I had only 3 classes a semester, and so was able to concentrate on each one each class evening, either M, T, Th or M, W, Th.


 


I was surprised that I did well, and pleased too.  The two fields are a bit similar, in terms of seeking solutions.  As a SOCIAL WORKER, my job was to establish eligibility and say "How do you FEEL about that?", and as a LAWYER my job is to identify some legal remedies and ask my client "What do you want to DO about that?" ~ which is more satisfying to me, as a "Mrs. Fix-It person".


 


I have had a continuous AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell (i.e. peer-review as being highly ethical and highest knowledge), and listed in their Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers since 1994.


 


I enjoy teaching classes to Professional Fiduciaries on-line at Cal State Fullerton in their UEE Fiduciary Management program, for PFs to obtain CE credits for the new California licensing program administered by the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau at the Calif Dept of Consumer Affairs.  I teach 2 classes on-line: "Conservatorship of the Protected Person" and "Practice Management for the Professional Fiduciary".  Also, on occasion I teach 2 add'l classes in person: "A Day In The Life" class with PF Daniel G. Stubbs, and "Beyond Medicare: Health Care Issues and Medi-Cal".

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Elder Law: 50%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-425/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Robin Mashal

    Ms. Peters has made a substantial number of contributions on Avvo.com. I have read several of her contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Robin Mashal Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mina Nosrati Sirkin

    I was very fortunate to learn many aspects of Elder Law from Carol Peters. She is by far one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in Los Angeles. County in this area. You will do well to hire her as your counsel.

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    Mina Sirkin Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Carol A. Peters, Esq.

Law Office of Carol A. Peters
1100 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA, 91106-2513

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
A.V. rating by peers.Martindale-Hubbell2010
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2009
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2008
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2007
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2006
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2005
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2004
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (national)Martindale-Hubbell2003
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2003
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2002
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2002
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2001
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (national)Martindale-Hubbell2001
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell2000
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1999
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (national)Martindale-Hubbell1999
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1998
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1997
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1996
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1995
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (national)Martindale-Hubbell1994
A.V. rating by peersMartindale-Hubbell1994
American Jurisprudence Award - Personal PropertyBancroft-Whitney1977

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Administrative Assistant/Complaint Analyst (Welfare)D.P.S.S./Dept. of Public Social Services of LA County1964 - 1975

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
SCN Legal Advisory CommitteeMember2009 - Present
FootprintersMember2007 - Present
Hospice of Pasadena/Hospice LegacyMember2004 - 2009
LA County's DMH's HOARDING TASKFORCEMember/Participant and Instructor1999 - Present
CFAR: Center For Aging ResourcesBoard Member1999 - Present
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Altadena, CAChancellor1998 - 2009
WSGV FRT: Fiduciary RoundTableMember/Participant1997 - Present
LA County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
HMH Bioethics CommitteeLay member1983 - Present
SGV EATF: Elder Abuse TaskforceMember/Presenter1983 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mrs. Hunt vs. Mr. CheathamEnforced a 3-day TRO for 3 years; kept elder home!
People vs. Michael Arthur CooperVideotape of elder admissible in crim prosecution

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier Coll SOLLawJ.D.1977
Pomona College (Claremont)English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1962

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
On-Line Instructor of Professional Fiduciary Licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2013
MCLE program by Lorman"Trust Administration"/Special Needs Trusts2013
On-Line Instructor of Professional Fiduciary Licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2012
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary Licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2011
On-line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary Licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2010
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Practice Management for the Professional Fiduciary"2009
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2009
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Practice Management for the Professional Fiduciary"2008
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Persons"2008
On-Line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Practice Management for the Professional Fiduciary"2007
In-Person Instructor for PF licensing course"A Day In The Life of a Conservator"2007
On-line Instructor for Professional Fiduciary licensing courses"Conservatorship of Protected Person"2006
MCLE program by S.E.S."Planning For Estates Without Estate Tax Concerns"2005
MCLE program by NBI"California Elder Care Planning: How to Protect Assets and Provide for Services"2005
MCLE program by Lorman"Medi-Cal and Elder Law Issues in California"2005
MCLE program by S.E.S."Elder Law"2004
MCLE program by Lorman"Medi-Cal and Elder Law Issues in California"2003