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Helene Vivienne Wenzel

Helene Vivienne Wenzel

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Probate

About Me

Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  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)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I often contact Helene Wenzel when dealing with medicare/medical issues.


    Elizabeth Hansen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Helene V. Wenzel & Elderworks

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




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

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 Law in San FranciscoLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California at BerkeleyLiteraturePhD - 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