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Posted by Chris, a Trusts client,
Chris Gray is an amazing lawyer. She had been hired by my father for his trust administration and has worked with me thru the horrific last six years. She guided me, advised me, and helped me to remain calm with an infuriating family member threatening law suit time and time again.
I endorse her style, her office, and her knowledge. You want smart and tough, you want Chris Gray to represent you in life, and after you are gone for your loved ones!!
Posted by Karen, a Trusts client,
Chris Gray has represented my family for over three years. I was faced with having to set up a trust, power of attorney, directive health care and start managing my elderly parents affairs. I could not have done this without her expertise, guidance and knowledge. She has a great way of explaining things to a laymen like myself; clearly laying out the plan of action and necessary next steps for me. I trust Chris Gray with all of our families legal affairs and she has proven to be a great lawyer and indispensible to our needs. She will continue to be our family attorney and I would strongly recommend her.
Posted by Mariah, a Probate client,
Chris accepted representation of me over the phone 3,000 miles away in what can only be described as a probate court mine field. I was forced by circumstances to hire a local attorney and to hire one immediatlely. Other attorneys I interviewed either wanted nothing to do with my case, or wanted an exhorbitant retainer. I found Chris on-line and was immediately impressed by her credentials and by the testimonials of previous clients. That was enough for me to inquire further. Chris's representation of me was zealous advocacy at its best with a hint of common sense and wisdom. She was able to plow through the legal issues, and effectively deal on my behalf with the family dynamics. Chris is one the best attorneys I know: smart, knowledgeable, and effective. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of representation in a California probate or trust matter.
Posted by Norm, a Elder Law client,
I found Chris in AVVO.COM and phoned her with questions about my 85 year old mom's estate. She provided substantive information on the phone, was easy to communicate with, and overall was very helpful. When I offered to pay her for the information she refused and said it was within the 30 free minutes she offers (which I didn't even know about). I now plan to follow up and use her as my mom's estate attorney.
Posted by Connie, a Probate client,
Since Chris was recommended to me by a trusted friend, I didn’t think I needed to do a background check on the firm for which she was working. Big mistake! Always check. I am still associated with the annoying bankruptcy proceedings of this firm. Also, Chris did not communicate at our initial interview that she was about to take a vacation, and telephoned me the night before leaving to let me know she would be unavailable for 2 ½ weeks. This inaccessibility to my legal counsel came at a very critical time in my case and she left me under the advisement of someone who was also leaving this defunct firm and who most definitely did not serve the interests of my family. Before her departure and after her return, it was very difficult to reach Chris personally and almost all communication was through her paralegal. She was an hour late for one telephone meeting she herself had arranged. Her excuse when she finally did call was that she had forgotten. She said there were too many things to catch up on after returning from vacation. Consequently, she was not an effective advocate in court.
It was probably bad timing considering she was being forced during this time to branch out on her own, but I couldn't work with her again, under the circumstances. To her credit, she did not charge me for that final court appearance, but I would have rather paid for a more focussed and better pepared attorney.
Posted by Ted, a Estate Planning client,
Chris Gray has represented my family for nearly seven years defending a long-standing trust instrument and the best interests of an elderly trustor. Ms. Gray’s extensive litigation experience and exhaustive knowledge of estate issues speak for themselves. It was her commitment to us that made the difference protecting the rights and resources of a vulnerable person. I am grateful and indebted to Ms. Gray for her guidance, dedication and relentless defense of our family.
Posted by Robin, a Trusts client,
Hi have used Chris for three issues. Two different trusts and a probate case. She is smart and well informed. She has always been able to answer my questions in a professional and frendly manner. I know there will be other estate issues coming up for me to handle and I know that Chris is the first person I will call for help. She has been very accomatating to the needs of my elderly mother. I am sure that Chris will be able to help you and you will be happy with your choice.
Posted by Grant, a Guardianship client,
Chris provided outstanding advice and prompt service regarding my mother's conservatorship. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Nan, a Trusts client,
Chris is caring and personable. I felt comfortable in all my dealings with her.
Posted by Janice, a Guardianship client,
It became necessary for me to become Conservator for my mother.
I had wasted over a year with another Attorney who did not move the petition forward, respond to my calls or e-mails, and whom I might add, had required a sizable retainer fee.
I phoned an Alzhiemers referral agency, they referred me to a local Attorney, who in turn, turned the case over to Ms Grey.
Throughout the past three years she has been completely professional, helpful,
encouraging through the difficulties of this situation and most of all , very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to this situation.
I plan to remain a client of Ms Grey for the duration of my Conservatorship and would not hesitate to seek her counsel in any other legal matter, should it become necessary in the future.