Jean M. Kohler is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Group and is certified by the State Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.
Jean began her practice in the Trusts & Estates Department at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Kohler relocated to the Bay Area in March 2003 where she continues her estate planning practice, focusing on the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. Jean’s practice also includes estate and trust litigation, the administration of decedents’ estates (including both trust and probate estates), and conservatorship and guardianship matters.
Jean is an active member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association and San Mateo County Bar Association and previously served on the board of Palo Alto Community Child Care, an organization that partners with parents and regional agencies to provide quality, professional and accessible childhood care and education in the Palo Alto community.
Jean has been named a Northern California Rising Star since 2009 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Jean is licensed to practice law in California and Wisconsin.
Licensed since 2001
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Partner||Lakin Spears, LLP||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Foley & Lardner||2001 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Advisory Commission of California Board of Legal Specialization||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Palo Alto Community Child Care||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Silicon Valley Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||N/A||N/A|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Wisconsin||Political Science, Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2015|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2014|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2013|
|Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2012|