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John Crandall Foster

John Crandall Foster

also known as Del Foster

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About Me

I am a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.  I handle a wide range of estate planning, trust and probate matters, but a significant amount of my time is spent in post-death matters including probate and trust administration.


I am an active member of the community having served on the local school board, the board for Leadership Morgan Hill as well as the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.


I believe in returning every phone call and keeping the lines of communication open.


Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    19 years, 100 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Trusts: 25%
    19 years, 100 cases
  4. Taxation: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases
  5. Business: 10%
    19 years, 50 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Bruce Burnett

    I endorse this lawyer. Del is an excellent attorney who not only knows his stuff, but his clients love him and swear by him.


    David Burnett Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Janis Ann Carney

    John (who we know as "Del") Foster is a wonderful attorney and very caring person. He gives his clients great legal work with compassion and understanding. Although I have listed his primary area of practice as estate planning, he is excellent in all areas related to estates and trusts, including administration. I highly recommend Del to all clients.


    Janis Carney Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

30 Keystone Ave
Morgan Hill, CA, 95037-4325



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRusconi, Foster & Thomas1995 - Present
Judge AdvocateUnited States Navy1990 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of Morgan HillPresident2009 - 2010
Santa Clara County Estate Planning CouncilMember2008 - Present
Silicon Valley Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2006 - Present
Morgan Hill Unified School DistrictTrustee1996 - 2004
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Estate of RussoSuccessful
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California Santa CruzN/AundergraduateN/A
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
RNP Financial AdvisorsEnd of the year estate review2009
Morgan Hill Senior CenterIncapacity Planning2008