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).
Licensed since 2004
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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.
Peter Lennington Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
Eden Brown Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2008 North County Bar Association Writers Award||North County San Diego Bar Association||2009|
|Of Counsel||Frank & Burke||2005 - 2006|
|Owner||Geiger Law Office, P.C.||2005 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Griswold Law Group||2005 - 2006|
|Senior Law Clerk||Innercool Therapies, Inc.||1999 - 2005|
|Patent Prosecution Paralegal||Fish & Richardson P.C.||1996 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Member||2011 - Present|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|North County Estate Planning Council||Member||2009 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2004 - Present|
|Word Association Publishers||Secrets of Great Estate Planning||2014|
|www.geigerlawoffice.net||Asset Protecting Your Child's Inheritance||2013|
|Word Association Press||Protecting You and Your Business, A California Business Planning Guide||2013|
|Word Association Press||How to Avoid the Catastrophic Costs and Effects of Long Term Care: a Calilfornia Elder Law Guide||2013|
|www.geigerlawoffice.net||What to Look For When Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney?||2012|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||Asset Protecting Your Child's Inheritance||2012|
|Book||Safeguarding The Nest, 2nd Edition||2011|
|North County Lawyer Magazine||Estate Tax Repealed in 2010||2010|
|San Diego International Law Journal||Authorization to Kill Terrorist Leaders||2003|
|Univ of San Diego||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|KPBS Midday Edition||Estate Planning||2014|
|2014 Trusts & Estates Symposium||Irrevocable Gifting Trusts||2014|
|Planning for the Generations||Client Care Programs||2012|
|Safeguarding the Nest Workshop||Protecting Your Children with a Revocable Trust||2011|
|2011 Trusts & Estates Symposium||Beneficiary Defective Inheritors Trust, Domestic and Offshore Asset Protection Trusts and Education Trusts||2011|
|2011 Trusts & Estates Symposium||Advanced Estate Planning Concepts||2011|
|North Coast Church Mothers of Preschool Age Children Group||The Top 3 Strategies to Legally Protect Your Children||2009|
|2009 Trusts & Estates Symposium||IRA Trusts, Family Cabin Trusts and Avoiding Mistakes in Working with Other Advisors||2009|