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Brenda Louise Godfrey Geiger
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Brenda Louise Godfrey Geiger

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Business, Elder Law

About Me

Brenda is a Trusts & Estates Planning Attorney with her primary office located in Carlsbad (she also has satellite offices in Costa Mesa and La Jolla). Brenda is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law where she served as an Editor on the San Diego International Law Journal and published a scholarly article in the Law Journal. 

Brenda is involved in a variety of professional and community organizations such as the San Diego North County Bar Association, Inns of Court, North County Estate Planning Council, and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. She is admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court for the Ninth District and all California Courts and is a frequent speaker at educational events for other planning professionals.


 


Brenda is also a published author of many articles and 3 books on estate planning. The most recent book was released in June of 2009 and is called “Safeguarding the Nest”. Her passion is helping families protect their children and keeping families out of the court process at incapacity and death.



On a more personal note, Brenda is married to Len, the CEO of the web hosting company WebIntellects, Inc. and she has two small children, Lenny (4) and Taylor (17 months). She also has two dogs, Starsky and Semper (her lovable German Shepherds).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    11 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    11 years
  4. Business: 20%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Peter Gilbert Lennington

    I have had the pleasure of working with Brenda on several estate planning matters. Her work ethic, attention to detail, and compassion for her clients is commendable. I have reviewed Brenda's trust drafting, and it is excellent. Most impressive was Brenda's work in developing and hosting The 2009 Trusts & Estates Symposium at the University of San Diego. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering estate planning in Southern California.

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    Peter Lennington Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Eden Rose Brown

    I highly recommend Brenda, and I don't give that endorsement lightly. She's caring, compassionate and intelligent. The perfect - and elusive - mix for a top notch estate planner. Brenda is an outstanding estate planning attorney whom I have known for a number of years. She is a creative problem solver and cares deeply for her clients' well-being. She excels in collaborative, values-based estate planning, is a thought-leader in her community, and is also a lifelong learner, always aiming to learn and innovate the best practices in order to better serve her clients and their families. Her expertise in compassionate, protective planning for families with minor children is particularly notable.

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    Eden Brown Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Geiger Law Office, P.C.

2888 Loker Avenue East, Suite 311
Carlsbad, CA, 92010

Geiger Law Office, P.C.

4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200
San Diego, CA, 92121

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2008 North County Bar Association Writers AwardNorth County San Diego Bar Association2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselFrank & Burke2005 - 2006
OwnerGeiger Law Office, P.C.2005 - Present
Of CounselGriswold Law Group2005 - 2006
Senior Law ClerkInnercool Therapies, Inc.1999 - 2005
Patent Prosecution ParalegalFish & Richardson P.C.1996 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
ElderCounselMember2011 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
North County Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
WealthCounselMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of Dorothy Monteverde-PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF ACT OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATORSuccessful entry to safety deposit box of decedent

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San DiegoN/AundergraduateN/A
Univ of San Diego SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
KPBS Midday EditionEstate Planning2014
2014 Trusts & Estates SymposiumIrrevocable Gifting Trusts2014
Planning for the GenerationsClient Care Programs2012
Safeguarding the Nest WorkshopProtecting Your Children with a Revocable Trust2011
2011 Trusts & Estates SymposiumBeneficiary Defective Inheritors Trust, Domestic and Offshore Asset Protection Trusts and Education Trusts2011
2011 Trusts & Estates SymposiumAdvanced Estate Planning Concepts2011
North Coast Church Mothers of Preschool Age Children GroupThe Top 3 Strategies to Legally Protect Your Children2009
2009 Trusts & Estates SymposiumIRA Trusts, Family Cabin Trusts and Avoiding Mistakes in Working with Other Advisors2009