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Trudy A. Nearn

Trudy A. Nearn

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Tax, Wills & Living Wills

About Me

Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature Sacramento Business Journal article called, "Estate Fate." She was quoted extensively in Comstock's magazine in the articles "Death and Taxes," "The Wizards of Cause," "Life and Taxes," and "Estating the Obvious." She has appeared regularly in the Sacramento Bee in their “Ask the Expert” feature column. Trudy has also been quoted as a respected estate planning expert in news publications such as Money magazine and ABC World News Tonight.


She is listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer® and as a Northern California Female Super Lawye®. 




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Tax: 10%
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Generations, An Estate, Trust, Probate Law Firm

5301 Madison Avenue, Suite 402
Sacramento, CA, 95841




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyer2012
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2011
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2006
SuperLawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2005
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyGenerations1996 - Present
PartnerDiepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, LLP1992 - 1996
AssociateHopkins & Carley1987 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Eskaton Planned Giving CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - 2012
Sutter Medical Center Foundation/Heritage Adv.Oversight Committee Member2009 - Present
Jewish Community Foundation of the WestChair for Professional Advisory Committee2009 - 2012
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2000 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Comstock'sEstating the Obvious2009
Comstock'sLife and Taxes2009
Comstock'sWizard of Cause2007
Comstock'sDeath and TAxes2007
Comstock'sPulp Friction2007
Sacramento Business JournalEstate Fate2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1986
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJuris Doctorate1983
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Savvy Social Security - Maximize Your Retirement IncomeSocial Security2013
Estate Planning for the Sandwich GenerationSo you've been named the successor trustee of a trust, the executor of a will, or the agent of a loved one's power of attorney...2013
Assisted Living - Things to Consider and Tax RamificationsAssisted Living2012
How to Give Your Children Enough Money To Do Something But Not So Much They Do NothingGifting2011