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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
    11 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    19 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    9 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    10 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    19 years


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  • Autumn Renee Paine

    Denise is a sharp and hard-working attorney.


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  • Matthew Scott Crider

    I have known Denise Chambliss for over 15 years. She is a smart and effective attorney. She is the "go to" person for trust and estate litigation in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley area.


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TXVoluntary Resignation199610/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer, Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder and Attorney (Litigation)Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel2011 - Present
Senior Litigation AssociateGarcia & Gurney ALC2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tri-Valley Estate Planning CouncilVice President2015 - 2016
Eastern Alameda County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Tri-Valley Estate Planning CouncilDirector; Program Chair2014 - 2015
Eastern Alameda County Bar AssociationVice President2014 - 2014
Alameda County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - 2012
Alameda County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
East Bay Trusts and Estates LawyersMember2011 - Present
Trial Section Executive Committee, Alameda County Bar AssnChair2010 - 2010
Alameda County Bar Association, Trial Practice SectionExecutive Committee2009 - 2012
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Eastern Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Concepcion v. Just Write Funding, LPSuccessful negotiated settlement of financial elder abuse claim against predatory lender.
Layhee v. LayheeNegotiated settlement of benefiary claims against trustee
In re Estate of MulvihillWill intrepretation case taken in trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Francisco Daily JournalStanding to Sue Expands in Revocable Trust Disputes2013
San Francisco Daily JournalThe 'treat 'em like they're dead' Remedy: Inheritance Forfeiture and Elder Abuse (Probate Code 259)2011
Alameda County Bar Association BulletinAddition of Alter Ego to Default Judgment2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of HoustonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
C.E.B. Basics of Estate Planning Seminar, MontereyDrafting a Will v. a Pour-over Will Presentation2015
Professional Fiduciary Association of CaliforniaDealing with Difficult Beneficiares: Risks and Rewards2014
MCLE Presentation, Eastern Alameda County Bar AssociationLintz v. Lintz Case of Undue Influence and Financial Spousal Abuse2014
CEB Workshop, San FranciscoWill Drafting Comprehensive Training2013
Santa Clara County Estate Planning CouncilAssessment and Litigation of Capacity in Trust and Estate Cases: Medical and Legal Perspectives2012
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel Litigation Group"Lost Your Marbles?": Updates on Judicial Determination of Testamentary Capacity2012