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rom a Stanford University history major with dreams of law, to a Palo Alto estate planning attorney - between the two were years of raising a family, volunteering in civic matters, singing in church and community choirs and enjoying part time employment. I thought I had found a satisfying life path that would never include being an attorney, but a devastating auto accident changed all that.

In November of 1998, that accident left one of my legs badly crushed and I was facing the possibility of being physically disabled for the rest of my life. Although I’ll never be able to participate in many of the physical activities I previously enjoyed, I’m grateful that I’m able to walk again, and that I have been able to revive my dream of being a lawyer.

I applied to Santa Clara University in 2000 when I was still on crutches, was accepted, and began studies in the fall of 2000. From then until now, it has been an ongoing process that involved simply taking the next step. Opening my estate planning practice in 2006, I now enjoy working with individuals and families to ensure that they have comprehensive plans for care during their lifetimes, and for the passage of their property at death.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 24%
  2. Estate Planning: 24%
  3. Trusts: 24%
  4. Probate: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%

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Jan Cummins, Attorney at Law

2600 El Camino Real Ste 501
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


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TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerJan Cummins, Attorney at Law2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Stanford Law SchoolHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1960