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Welcome to Steve Rudd's Cupertino law office!

Steve Rudd is a qualified, experienced and affordable estate planning attorney whose solo law practice has been limited to writing trusts and wills, administering trusts, and probating estates for over twenty five years.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 40%
    31 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    31 years, 1.6 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    31 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($300-330/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA, 95014


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris Diamond AwardRotary International Foundation, Evanston, Illinois2005
Social Justice AwardSt. Jude's Episcopal Church, Cupertino, CA2004
PresidentSunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association1984
PresidentCupertino Rotary Club1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyStephen S. Rudd, Attorney at Law1975 - Present
Law Student ClerkCalifornia Law Revision Commission Staff1968 - 1969
Law Student InternCalifornia Assembly Judiciary Committee1968 - 1968
CaptainUnited States Army Reserve1965 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Silicon Valley Bar AssociationActive Member2000 - 2015
St. Jude's Episcopal ChurchActive Member1995 - 2015
Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar AssociationPast President1976 - 2015
Rotary Club of Cupertino, CAPast President1976 - 2015
American Bar AssociationActive Member1975 - 2015
State Bar of CaliforniaActive Member1972 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office Client NewsletterTrust & Estates Updates2015
Cupertino Courier NewspaperTrusts & Estates Column2004
Claremont Journal of Political EconomyFirst Amendment Free Speech1967
Claremont Journal of Political EconomyPolitical Science Book Review1967
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence - Top Half of Class1970
Claremont McKenna CollegePolitical ScienceB.A. Summa Cum Laude1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Judes Adult ForumEstate Planning For Special Families2015
St. Judes Adult ForumRecent Developments In Estate Planning2013
Cupertino Rotary Club SpeakerTrusts & Estates Developments - 20112011
St. Jude's Adult ForumEstate Planning For Special Beneficiaries2010
St. Jude's Adult ForumEstate Planning For Young Children2010
St. Jude's Adult ForumUpdating Your Estate Plan2006
St. Jude's Adult ForumCharitable Giving Techniques2005
Retirement Planning SeminarLiving Trusts, Wills, Advance Directives2004
St. Jude's Adult ForumDurable Powers of Attorney2003
Financial Planning SeminarEstate Documents & Estate Administration2002
Cupertino Rotary Club LuncheonWhat's New In Estate Planning?2000
Cupertino Chamber LuncheonEstate Planning For Small Business1998
Life Insurance Agent TrainingLife Insurance & Estate Planning1996
Life Insurance Agent TrainingTax & Estate Planning1994