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Christine Carol Weiner

also known as Christine C. Weiner

About Me

Christine C. Weiner, Esq.

Curriculum Vitae


Attorney Christine C. Weiner provides comprehensive, highly personalized estate planning counsel to couples, families, individuals and businesses.  As the firm’s founder, Christine upholds the highest standard of client services, scholarship and lawyer accessibility.  She listens closely to her clients’ goals, dreams and concerns, and then works with her clients to develop superior individualized plans.  Christine is committed to helping her clients understand that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but also appreciating the value of planning for themselves and their loved ones, in order to Leave a Lasting Legacy®.


A respected teacher and lecturer, Christine serves as counsel to accountants, lawyers, financial planners, insurance professionals, charitable organizations and the public.  Christine has spoken to groups at such varied locations as art galleries, public libraries, hotels, resorts, and at lawyer functions, such as bar association groups and continuing education events.  Christine has spoken at many professional continuing education programs for National Business Institute.


Christine is a charter member of WealthCounsel, a prestigious group of nationally recognized estate planning professionals.  Christine is a member of Orange County-PPP (Partnership for Philanthropic Planning).  Christine serves on Advisory Boards to national and local charities, including Desert Communities California State University campus, College of the Desert campus, The Community Foundation of The Desert, and Eisenhower Medical Center.  Christine is also President of Desert Estate Planning Council and a Board Member of The Willows Foundation in Laguna Hills, CA.   


Christine is a graduate of Western State University, College of Law, where she was selected to be Editor-in-Chief of Law Review.  There she graduated Summa Cum Laude, as Salutatorian, ranked number two of her law school class.


Prior to receiving her law degree, Christine received her Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., coupled by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Washington State University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  After receiving her Master of Arts degree, Christine served as a civilian employee in the United States Department of State foreign aid program for a three-year term in Washington, D.C.  Christine served as a Foreign Relations Officer in the India Desk Office, and as a Management Intern in the Vietnam Refugee Bureau program.


Christine has been certified as a Legal Specialist in the field of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, since 2004, and is a member of the Estate and Trust Section and the Taxation Section.  Christine is also a member of the American Bar Association, and their Real Estate, Trust and Estate, and Taxation Sections.  Christine is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, and is a member of their Trust, Real Estate and Tax Sections.  She is licensed to practice law in all the Courts of California, The California Supreme Court, and the Federal District Court.


Publications include a book entitled Your Life, Your Legacy:  The Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning, with a foreword by Christine C. Weiner, M.A., J.D.


Christine was quoted in the December, 2006 issue of “Palm Springs Life,” magazine, in an article about how to plan for your art and other collectibles, including coins, jewelry, etc.


Recent speaking credits include:


“For California Doctors:  A Guide to Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning”, a Seminar presented at The Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, California.


“Five Myths of Estate Planning” Seminar

Sun City, California


National Business Institute:

"The Probate Process from Start to Finish", July 17, 2015

“The Fundamentals of Estate Planning”;***

“Asset Protection Traps For The Unwary:  Fraud, Funding And Future Interests” ***

“Charitable Giving:  The Income, Gift, and Estate Tax Principles and Practices” ***

“Ethical Issues in Estate Planning”***

“Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts”***

“Pros and Cons of ILITS”***

“ILITS:  Legislative & Case Law”***

“What You Need To Know About Working With The Client (Estate Planning) ***


*** all these programs provided Continuing Education for Lawyers (MCLE credits); CPAs, and CFPs,; given at San Bernardino Hilton, San Bernardino, California.


 “The Art of Protecting Your Estate; Asset Protection”

Held at Modern Masters Fine Art Gallery, 73-200 El Paseo Ste 3A, Palm Desert, CA


“Top Ten Fatal Estate Planning Mistakes”, a seminar, presented:

The Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, CA

Bistango Restaurant, Irvine, CA

Caneletto Restaurant, Newport Beach, CA

Il Fornaio Restaurant, Irvine, CA

Indian Wells Country Club, Indian Wells, CA

MiraMonte Resort & Spa; Indian Wells, CA

Desert Falls Country Club; Palm Desert, CA

Christine has recently presented Client Workshops, one with Kenneth E. Petersen, Jr., Vice-President, of First American Trust, entitled “What You and Your Trustee Need to Know.”


Another Client Workshop was presented with Randy Mueller, Estate Planning Officer of Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA entitled “Ways To Enhance Your Income And Receive an Income Tax Deduction At The Same Time.”


Christine regularly appeared as a guest on “Your Money Show,” a TV show on KMIR TV6 NBC, hosted by Shellie Karabell, on the “Joey English Show,” a radio show on KNEWS 1270AM, and on “The John O” radio show E-Z103.


With Christine’s educational background and training, and her 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, Christine is well-qualified to design comprehensive estate plans to protect you, your family, your assets and your business.


Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 75%
    25 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    20 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    20 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael Douglas Shafer

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Shafer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Neil Pedersen

    I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a very intelligent and wise attorney. I have no doubt you will be very pleased with her representation.


    Neil Pedersen Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Christine C Weiner, A Professinal Law Corporation

620 Newport Center Dr.
Suite #1100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-8011

Christine C. Weiner, A Professional Law Corporation

74900 Highway 111
Suite 214
Indian Wells, CA, 92210-7106




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"Top Attorneys 2015"Palm Springs Life Magazine2015
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0/10.0AVVO2015
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0/10.0AVVO2014
"Top Lawyers As Chosen By Their Peers 2013"Palm Springs Life Magazine2013
"Top Attorneys 2013"OC Register Metro Magazine2013
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0/10.0AVVO2013
"Women in Business 2012 Awards Nominees"OC Business Journal2012
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0/l0.0AVVO2012
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0 / 10.0AVVO2011
"Top Attorneys 2011"OC Metro Magazine2011
"Top Attorneys 2011"Palm Springs Life Magazine2011
Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10.0 / 10.0AVVO2010
Laureate in Wealth StrategiesLaureate Center for Wealth Advisors2010
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawThe California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization2004
Phi Beta KappaWashington State UniversityN/A
Mortar BoardWashington State UniversityN/A
SpursWashington State UniversityN/A
Pi Sigma AlphaWashington State UniversityN/A
Editor-in-Chief, Law ReviewWestern State UniversityN/A
Summa Cum LaudeWestern State UniversityN/A
Best OralistCalifornia Traynor Moot Court CompetitionN/A
SalutatorianWestern State UniversityN/A
American Jurisprudence, 12 individual classesWestern State UniversityN/A
Magna Cum LaudeWashington State UniversityN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and PrincipalChristine C. Weiner, A Professional Law Corporation1995 - Present
Law Clerk to Justice Edward J. WallinCalifornia Court of Appeal, 4th District1989 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Desert Estate Planning CouncilPresident of Board2015 - Present
ElderCounselMember2014 - Present
STEP Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - Orange CountyMember with Designation "Trust and Estate Practitioner"2012 - Present
Chapman University Endowment CouncilMember2011 - Present
Planned Giving Round Table - Orange CountyBoard Member2011 - 2013
S.P.I.N. Serving People In Need - OCSecretary of Board2011 - Present
Orange County Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
Laureate Circle, Southern California InstituteMember2009 - Present
Eisenhower Medical CenterAdvisory Board2008 - Present
Desert Communities, California State UniversityAdvisory Board2003 - Present
College of the DesertAdvisory Board2003 - Present
Community Foundation of the DesertAdvisory Board2003 - Present
WealthCounselCharter Member2000 - Present
Desert Estate Planning CouncilMember1999 - Present
Orange County Partnership for Philanthantropic PlanningMember1996 - 2013
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Legacy Educational Publishing, LLCYour Life, Your Legacy: The Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Laureate Center for Wealth AdvisorsN/ALaureate in Wealth Strategies2010
George Washington UniversityInternational AffairsMA - MastersN/A
Washington St UnivPolitical ScienceBA Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Western State UnivLawJuris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lakeview Senior Center, IrvineIt's Your Estate-Living Trusts & More2014
Client Appreciation EventElder Law Update - La Quinta, CA2014
Client Appreciation EventElder Law Update - Newport Beach2014
Client Appreciation EventAmerican Tax Relief Act of 20122013
Continuing Education for Lawyers, CPAs, CFPs, and ParalegalsDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2012
The Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, CALearn How To Avoid The Ten Estate Planning Mistakes2011
Newport Beach Public LibraryIt's Your Estate Workshop-Estate Planning Basics2011
Flemings Restaurant, Newport BeachFor California Physicians/Asset Protection, Risk Management & Wealth Accumulation2011
Desert Foundation For Democracy, Desert Willow Country ClubNew Estate Tax Law2011
The Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, CAFor California Doctors: A Guide To Asset Protection Planning2010
The Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, CAAsset Protection Planning2010
Ritz Restaurant, Newport Beach, CAFor California Doctors: A Guide to Asset Protection, Tax and Estate Planning2010
Petroleum Club, Long Beach, CACharitable Planning2010
Il Fornaio Restaurant, Irvine, CATop Ten Fatal Estate Planning Mistakes2010
Il Fornaio Restaurant, IrvineIf You Don't Have A Plan, Your Assets Are At Risk2010
Flemings Restaurant, Newport Beach, CAZero Tax Planning Event2010
Flemings Restaurant, Newport Beach, CAZero Tax Planning Event2010
Client Workshop, First American Trust, N.A.What You and Your Trustee Need to Know2010
Client WorkshopSurviving Estate Tax Repeal 20102010
Client WorkshopSurviving Estate Tax Repeal 20102010
Client WorkshopWays To Enhance Your Income and Receive an Income Tax Deduction At the Same Time2010
Continuing Education SeminarTop 7 Estate Planning Techniques2009
Continuing Education SeminarILITS: Legislative & Case Law2009
Continuing Education SeminarIrrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2009
Continuing Education SeminarCharitable Giving: The Income, Gift, and Estate Tax Principles and Practices2009
Client WorkshopPlanning Strategies in a World of Constant Change2009
Continuing Education Workshop for CPAs & Financial ProfessionalsCharitable Planning: Sale of a Business2008
Continuing Education SeminarFundamental Principles of Will Drafting2008
Continuing Education SeminarPros and Cons of ILITS2008
Continuing Education SeminarAsset Protection Traps for the Unwary: Fraud, Funding & Future Interests2008
Client WorkshopTop Ten Mistakes Business Owners Make2008
Continuing Education Workshop for CPAs & Financial ProfessionalsTop Ten Mistakes Business Owners Make2007
Continuing Education SeminarWhat You Need To Know About Working With The Client (Estate Planning)2007
Continuing Education SeminarEthical Issues in Estate Planning2007
Continuing Education SeminarFundamentals of Estate Planning2007
Client WorkshopTop Ten Mistakes Business Owners Make2007
TV6 NBC, Palm DesertRegular Apperance "Your Money Show"2006
SeminarThe Art of Protecting Your Estate; Asset Protection2006
SeminarFive Myths of Estate Planning2006
Radio Show HostRegular Appearance on "Joey English Show"2006
Client WorkshopFamily Foundations2006