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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
    33 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    28 years
  3. Trusts: 25%
    23 years



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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Gary is very knowledgeable and always willing to assist in answering all sorts of questions and issues in the probate arena. I look upon him as the "Probate Answer Man".


    Michael Adkins
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Contact info

1475 6th Ave Ste 501
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of California2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Gary W. Powell1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaChair, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee 2014, Member 09-142009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee2002 - 2005
San Diego County Bar AssociationChair, Fee Arbitration Committee1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
North Dakota State UnivEnglish/Historyundergraduate1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
End of Life DecisionsEstate Planning - "You Can't Take It With You"2012
Arbitrator Advanced TrainingAttorney Client Fee Arbitration2012