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Shawn S. Kerendian

Probate Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shawn

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Having effectively represented hundreds of probate, trusts, and estate matters, Shawn S. Kerendian went on to become the founder and Principal of Keystone Law Group, P.C., a multi-attorney law firm focused exclusively in probate, trust and estate law. Having litigated cases from inception to completion by either settlement or trial, Shawn knows what it takes to obtain the results his clients need. Having demonstrated his experience, knowledge and education in this field of law, the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, certified Shawn as a specialist in "Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law." Shawn is a member of the Trusts & Estates and Litigation sections of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. When he is not working, Shawn spends his free time playing basketball and hanging out with his wife and pets.


Keystone Law Group, P.C.
11300 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Posted by Shawn | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Great Probate
I had done a bit of my own research and scouted around 10 separate probate groups before finding Keystone.. Very happy I went with Shawn Kerindian and his firm. Professional, responsive, vigilant, understanding, knowledgeable and experienced are just a few words I would highlight to describe my overall yearlong experience there. I was very up front with my needs and expectations because of complications in my case and family. It was handled well. Above all, Roee made it extremely easy— smooth sailing. I felt secure and all of my questions were met with quick, detailed and overly adequate responses. Planned and precise. Above and beyond. I gave him my full control and confidence. Happy with the outcome and glad to have gotten a great deal of my own experience while going through all of this.. I can perhaps help others down the road and/or send them to someone who definitely can! This process can be very hard, we all know why, but these guys made it as easy as possible — with fair prices that are certainly competitive, definitely check Keystone Law Group out.
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Posted by Erik | December 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Probate Lawyer
Shawn is ethical, professional and easy to work with. Shawn assisted my family with a complex probate matter and was able to resolve it in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Posted by Arde | September 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Shawn has provided invaluable services for me in trust and estate litigation. Would highly recommend his firm to anyone looking for a litigation attorney, especially with respect to probate, trusts, or estate issues.
Posted by David | September 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
As an attorney with thirty plus years of experience in probate matters, I have had a number of opportunities to observe Shawn Kerendian in action. His knowledge of probate law and procedure is solid, but I am most impressed with his ability to find common ground in the settlement of complex probate matters. For a young lawyer, he has judgment beyond his years.
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Posted by Charlotte | August 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We highly recommend Shawn for legal services in the estate, trust and probate field. While handing a lengthy and complex case for us, Shawn faced difficult obstacles, but always conducted himself in a steady & highly professional manner. Shawn knows the law and worked quite well with other attorneys as the judges involved in our case, and maintained good communication with his clients throughout.
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Posted by Paul | July 20, 2015
I'm glad they were on my side, not the other side.
Keystone took a convoluted situation and slowly, but surely untied it. In the end, the results were exactly what I was seeking. Very crafty in negotiations & depositions. I liked that they were not afraid to "manage my expectations" back to cold, hard reality. I hope I never see a court room again, but if I do, it will be with Keystone.
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Posted by Lenda Schuehle | February 9, 2015
These lawyers treat you like family
I have had very limited interaction with lawyers but from friends and relatives have heard horror stories. The entire staff is knowledgable, warm, considerate, prompt and have exceeded my wildest expectations of lawyers. They know what they are doing. They turned a 2 1/2 year nightmare into something I could work with in 2 months. They listen and understand these are painful times or you wouldn't be contacting them. They put my mind at ease. If you don't at least consider them you won't be getting the best council.
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  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Keystone Law Group, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kerendian & Associates, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Weinstock Manion
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re F.L. and Mary Smith Trust
  • Judgment In Favor of Client and Against Former Trustee
  • In Re Ben Finister Sr. Trust
  • Resulted in resignation of trustee and appointment of professional as trustee, with client receiving trust assets. Trustee waived all fees, expenses, reimbursements, etc.
  • Estate of Theresa B. Durand
  • Resulted in Monetary Settlement to Client
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  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Probate Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Board Certified
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Tax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters
  • 2017
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Probate Disputes and Litigation
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Shawn
Probate Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure to work as co-counsel with Shawn and his firm on three cases. Shawn is very knowledgeable in the field of probate and was professional and easy to work with. His confidence and ability to litigate in court were very impressive and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future."
Probate Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Shawn for many years on both a professional and personal level, I would highly recommend his services to anyone, as one of the premier attorneys in Los Angeles."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is an outstanding probate attorney. He has a lot of experience dealing with all aspects of litigation, and has been very successful at trial. I wholeheartedly recommend Shawn to anyone seeking a probate attorney, regardless of the size of the estate."
Probate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shawn is an extremely intelligent and skillful attorney and I place great value on his advice and opinions regarding all aspects of Estate Planning and Probate. Furthermore, I have always known him to have a deft touch with people and to place is clients' interests above all else."
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Los Angeles Probate Lawyer Shawn S. Kerendian
Shawn S. Kerendian
Probate Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 16 years