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Howard, as a former County Counsel for the Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG), handled many very difficult estate matters. PA/PG estates are not straight forward and generally messy but Howard solved all the problems and found a path toward completion so that distributions could be made to the heirs. He is so expert at probate matters that even the Superior Court asked him for advice on occasion when they could not figure out the answer. I have worked with many probate attorneys over the years, so I know a good one when I see him. When the time came to choose a probate attorney for my Mother's estate, I naturally chose the best around and that is Howard. He has solved each problem as it arose, is trustworthly, responsive to my questions and concerns, very knowledgeable and keeps me informed each step along the way. Howard is the best probate attorney in Orange County and I wholeheartedly recommend him. You could not find a better one!
After our attorney retired, I contacted a family friend's attorney. Their offices did not handle conservatorship/trust cases, but told me I was in luck because a very fine attorney, Howard Serbin, had recently retired from the Orange County Counsel. They said I would be lucky to get him. He has been our attorney for nearly four years. Our case is particularly difficult and messy, but Howard has been so supportive, easy to work with, very professional, extremely honest and fair. He is easy to communicate with and timely on all paperwork filed and phone call and email responses. Whenever we are at the court house with Howard he is fequently approached by the staff who are genuinely happy to see him. It is obvious Howard is a respected and admired attorney. I would highly recommend Howard Serbin.
I have known Howard for many years as an associate and client of his. His experience as an Assistant County Counsel for the County of Orange has given him great experience and knowledge of Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, etc. for both Orange County and other local counties such as Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. I was delighted when he retired from OC's County Counsel after many years of service, since he is now free to accept private clients and share his expertise and knowledge of the probate system in the State of California. I would highly recommend him.
Mr. Serbin handled all the conservatorship, decedent and trust cases for over 30 years in Orange County He set the standard for legal process involving probate matters. He is very well known and very good. He takes on the most complex cases that other Attorneys do not want. If you want proof, go the the OC Superior Court in the probate office and look at his name on all of the successfully completed cases. Go to the state bar website and look him up, no discipline. He did a fantastic job handling the estate of a friends family when no one thought the heir would have a chance. He went after a caregiver for stealing the funds of another family and recovered the loss. If you want a conservatorship or estate administration done right see this guy!