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Languages spoken: French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
    19 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
    19 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    19 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    19 years
  5. Elder Law: 20%
    19 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Law Offices of Helene V. Wenzel & Elderworks

2000 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 516
San Francisco, CA, 94109-3020


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - NorCalPast-President2008 - 2010
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1994 - Present
National Center for Lesbian RightsMember1994 - Present
San Francisco Bay Area Network for End of Life CareMemberN/A
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) - Disability Rights Committee"In the Shadow of Terrie Schiavo: Health Care Decision Making and California Law"2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New College of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Barnard CollegeLiteraturePhD - Doctorate1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Drafting Durable Powers of AttorneyEstate Planning: Powers of Attorney and Revocable Trusts2011
"Planning Ahead is an Act of Love"Why Have an Advance Health Care Directive2011