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Joel Steven Weissler

Joel Steven Weissler

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Tax, Business, Probate

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    26 years
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    26 years
  3. Tax: 25%
    26 years
  4. Business: 10%
    26 years
  5. Probate: 5%
    26 years

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    Joel Weisslar is clearly one of the leading San Diego experts in advanced estate planning, elder law, medical planning and tax law. Fromw m what I have seen his clients recieve the highest quality work and often are provided excellent options which other attorneys do not know exist. He is very thoughtful and responsive to his clients needs. He is a good listener.


    Andrew Sussman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Damien Joseph Snow

    I endorse Attorney Joel Weissler. He cares about his clients and takes the time to explain to them their options. I have been repeatedly delighted by his ability to successfully work with emotional and overstressed client families and to qualify Elderly clients for either in-home, or residential care Medi-Cal benefits. Attorney Weissler's technical competence in both Elder law and Estate Planning place him amongst the best and brightest in Southern California.


    Damien Snow Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

2635 Camino Del Rio S Ste 301
San Diego, CA, 92108



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Five Star Wealth Manager - Estate PlanningSan Diego Magazine2012
Five Star Wealth ManagerSan Diego Magazine2011
Top Attorney in Estate PlanningSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSan Diego Magazine2009
AccreditedU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs2009
Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSan Diego Magazine2008
Certified Specialist in Taxation LawCalifornia Bar Board of Legal Specialization1997
LLM in Taxation Cum Laude (with Honors)University of San Diego1995
American Jurisprudence Award - Mexican LawMatthew Bender1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ElderCounselCharter Member2008 - Present
Advisors ForumCharter Member2007 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Business Succession Planning -- Published by CEB (A publication of the Regents of the University of California)Using Trusts in Business Succession2010
Business Succession Planning -- Published by CEB (A publication of the Regents of the University of California)Self Cancelling Installment Notes2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1995
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Medi-Cal Planning Bootcamp for AttorneysMedi-Cal Planning2014
Community Education Series - Basics for BoomersWealth Preservation2012
Understanding Special Needs Trusts for Certified Public AccountantsUnderstanding Special Needs Trusts2011
Friday ForumHow To Grow Old Without Going Broke2011
Foothills Bar Association Continuing Education For AttorneysDomestic Asset Protection Trusts2011
Estate Planning Section MeetingAsset Protection with the use of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts2011
Legal Strategies for CaregiversSpousal Impovershment and Medi-Cal Planning2010