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About me

As a Trusts & Estates attorney, I assist individuals, families, and fiduciaries with estate planning, administration, incapacity, and related litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Probate: 5%



Hourly ($275-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ricky J. Nelson

    I first met Bryan in law school. For as long as I have known him, he has been very dedicated, intelligent, and trustworthy. When someone asks me for an estate planning attorney in California, he is the ONLY one I recommend because I know he is professional, has integrity, takes care of his clients, and knows the intricacies of estate planning.


    Ricky Nelson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Forethought Law, PC

5170 Golden Foothill Parkway
El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
cum laudeJ. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/A
Dean's ListJ. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trusts & Estates AttorneyWeintraub Tobin2013 - 2014
Trusts & Estates AttorneyGuthrie & Ellerman2010 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2011 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2011 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2010 - Present
El Dorado County Bar Association, Probate SectionMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember2010 - Present
El Dorado County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UTN/AN/AN/A
Brigham Young UnivN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Solo/Small Firm SummitIn Sicknees and in Health? 'Til Death Do Us Part?2015
Trusts & Estates Seminar SeriesManaging Risk: How to Protect Yourself in a Post-Giraldin World2014
Introduction to Financial Planning and AnalysisFundamentals of Comprehensive Estate Planning2014
Elder Task Force TrainingElder Financial Abuse: Actions and Remedies2014
19th Annual Educational ConferenceBetween a Rock and a Hard Place: Trustee Protection in a Post-Giraldin World2014
Monthly MeetingFive Red Flags to Spot in Order to Prevent Your Client’s Estate Plan from Failing2012
Community PresentationFive Red Flags to Spot in Order to Prevent Your Estate Plan from Failing2012