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James Patrick Hurlbutt

James Patrick Hurlbutt

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Probate, Medi-Cal Planning

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About Me

The goal of our firm is to offer friendly, unintimidating legal services in a professional environment. We serve English and Spanish-speaking clients from Tulare, Kings, Kern, Fresno counties and beyond. We specialize in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation, Long-Term Care Planning and Elder Law, Medi-Cal Asset Protection Planning & Qualification, Conservatorships & Guardianships, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Formation & Litigation.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Medi-Cal Planning: 20%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Joan Alison Watters

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hurlbutt is an experienced, friendly and responsible attorney.


    Joan Watters Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

James P. Hurlbutt

134 North Akers Street
Visalia, CA, 93291




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of James P. Hurlbutt2004 - Present
PartnerMcCormick, Kabot, Jenner & Hurlbutt2002 - 2004
PartnerHurlbutt, Clevenger, Long, Vortmann, Rauber and Nelson1980 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Advocates for Nursing Home ReformMember1997 - Present
Tulare-Kings Counties Estate Planning CouncilMember1997 - Present
Tulare County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of LawLawN/A1980
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AN/A1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
College of the SequoiasProbate2006
Miscellaneous OrganizationsEstate PlanningN/A