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Lloyd Gaylord Copenbarger

About me

Copenbarger & Copenbarger LLP. began in 1979 when Lloyd Copenbarger was admitted to practice law in California and opened a firm known as Copenbarger & Associates. Since that time, Lloyd and his associate attorneys have provided substantial services in the personal estate planning and business succession planning areas and have helped thousands of people to create estate plans that include contributions to their favorite charities. Throughout the years, the firm has seen many changes, and is now comprised of three full time attorneys and one additional attorney who is of counsel to the firm, and it continues to grow. However, despite any surface changes, one thing has always remained constant: Copenbarger & Copenbarger LLP provides clients with excellent legal services in personal estate planning and other related fields.


Lloyd Copenbarger is senior partner of the firm and the firm’s founder, practicing all aspects of estate and tax planning in the firm’s office.

Practice Areas / Responsibilities

Mr. Copenbarger’s practice emphasizes the areas of estate planning, business, tax, and nonprofit law.

Professional Qualifications

Member, State Bar of California, Admitted 1979
Member, State Bar of Oklahoma, Admitted 1971
Member, State Bar of Ohio, Admitted 1976

Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning, and Trust Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California


J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1971
L.L.M., University of San Diego, 1986
B.A., History and Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 1969


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    36 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    36 years
  3. Elder Law: 25%
    36 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    36 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    36 years



Hourly ($100-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (90 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Copenbarger & Copenbarger, LLP

1250 Aviation Ave., Suite 260
San Jose, CA, 95120

Copenbarger & Copenbarger, LLP

18831 Von Karman Ave Ste 150
Irvine, CA, 92612-6526

Copenbarger & Copenbarger, LLP

180 Promenade Circle, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA, 95834

Copenbarger & Copenbarger, LLP

215 North Marengo Ave., 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101



OKAuthorized to practice law197107/17/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preemninent 4.9 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Member of the MonthLawyers with Purpose2014
ListedWho's Who In American Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerCopenbarger & Copenbarger1978 - Present
Counsel to Great Commission FoundationCampus Crusade for Christ Great Commission Foundation1978 - 1988
General CounselRex Humbard Foundation1975 - 1978
Founding PartnerCopenbarger & Welch1971 - 1975
Associate AttorneyCastleberry & Lisle1971 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (California chapter)Member2005 - Present
Lawyers with PurposeMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Xulon PressThe Greatest Advice Ever Given2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1986
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of OklahomaHistory & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yorba Linda Estate Planning and Estate Administration SeminarEstate Planning and Estate Administration Seminar2015
San Jose Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning Seminar2015
San Jose Estate Planning and Estate Administration SeminarEstate Planning and Estate Administration Seminar2015
Riverside Estate Planning and Trust Administration SeminarEstate Planning and Trust Administration Seminar2015
Dacus ReportEstate Planning and Protecting Families2015
Trust Administration and Estate PlanningTrust Administration and Estate Planning2014
Trust Administration & Estate PlanningTrust Administration & Estate Planning2014
Estate Planning SeminarPreparing Trustees2014
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2014
Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration2014
Basic Estate Planning WorkshopEstate Planning and Trust Administration2014