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Joseph Hahn is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Joseph received his law degree in 1997 from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the California Law Review.  He has served as a temporary judge and has held leadership positions in both the American Bar Association and the California State Bar.



Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 66%
    18 years, 300 cases
  2. Probate: 34%
    18 years, 50 cases



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  • G. Henry Welles

    Joe is an excellent lawyer


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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Roman Michael Whittaker

    Joe is a superior estate planning lawyer.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph T. Hahn

777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 200-168
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life2013
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Super Lawyers Rising Star - Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2008
Super Lawyers Rising Star - Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys At Law2007 - 2011
Senior AssociateMorrison & Foerster1997 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Desert Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
Desert Cancer FoundationBoard Member2007 - 2008
Desert Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1998 - 2001
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCalifornia District Representative1998 - 2000
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Hahn's Estate Planning BlogHahn's Estate Planning Blog2011
The Public RecordEstate Tax Repeal for 2010 Creates Unintended Consequences2010
The Desert SunCongress Must Act On The Estate Tax2010
San Diego Daily TranscriptUnique Estate Planning Issues for Domestic Partners2008
The Desert SunAnna Nicole's Legal Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - RiversideN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Council DinnerLGBT Estate Planning Post-Windsor2014
UBS Investment ConferenceUpdates In Estate Tax Laws for 20112011
Basics of LGBT Estate PlanningBasics of LGBT Estate Planning2010
Estate Planning for LGBT CouplesEstate Planning for LGBT Couples2009
UC Riverside - Estate Planning for Domestic PartnersEstate Planning2008
Merrill Lynch Estate Planning Seminar SeriesEstate Planning2008
Eisenhower Medical Center Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2008
CBS2 Morning NewsEstate Planning/Consumer Legal Issues2008
CBS2 Morning NewsEstate Planning2007