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John Roney Stubbs

Estate planning Attorney at Manhattan Beach, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
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I am passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative cost effective estate plans tailored for each client.

I am an attorney focused on Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration, practicing in Manhattan Beach, California. I have been licensed to practice law in California for 32 years.

I was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Prior to Sony, I was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) advising global clients in the entertainment industry for over 18 years.

I earned a bachelor of science degree in Physics from St. Mary’s College, California; a masters of business administration (MBA) from University of California at Los Angeles, and a JD from Loyola Law School.  In 1985, I became a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and have been a member of the California State Bar since 1984.

I proudly served as a Naval Aviator flying the A-6 Intruder deployed aboard USS Midway during the Vietnam conflict. To this day, I am an avid private pilot and over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed flying my family all over the United States in my airplane.

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John Roney Stubbs
1500 Rosecrans Ave Ste 500
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266-3771


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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
John Stubbs has my back!
Mr. Stubbs took over a complicated Trust Administration after my husband died a year ago. Years ago, we put virtually all our wealth into irrevocable trusts to avoid estate taxes. Unfortunately this labyrinth of trusts imposed significant restrictions on my access to our money. Mr. Stubbs worked out a solution to give me a sufficient monthly payment to maintain my lifestyle for my remaining years. I feel comfortable knowing John Stubbs has my back!
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Posted by Wendy | July 8, 2015
Highly Qualified Estate Planning Lawyer
I have know John Stubbs for over 15 years. Although I'm an attorney myself, I consult with Mr. Stubbs whenever I have issues in the areas in which he has greater expertise. I have referred friends to Mr. Stubbs for estate planning, and they all have been thrilled with his work. Mr. Stubbs gets my highest recommendation.


  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • 1984 - 2001
  • Senior Consultant
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • 1976 - 1977


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1976
  • Saint Mary's College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968


  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Exam Prep Course: CA Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Specialization Exam
  • Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • EPIC Course 2015
  • Estate Transfer by Administration
  • 2015
  • CEB Course on Judicial Council Forms used for Probate
  • Probate
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John Stubbs is an intelligent, articulate, and caring attorney who utilizes his significant experience to develop personalized estate plans that meet the unique needs of his clients. While working with John on a committee involving California law, I learned to appreciate John's personalized and caring approach. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Stubbs is an innovative and thoughtful lawyer who goes beyond normal analysis to provide truly exceptional service. John's publications on retirement trusts and other materials are thoughtful and thorough, and provide lasting solutions to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider John a valuable colleague. We participated together in a professional development group associated with Wealth Counsel, which gave me the opportunity to see first-hand his dedication and hard work. He possesses an incredible legal background, and is also a thoughtful and caring person. I am grateful to know him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John brings years of both legal and real world experience to estate planning and asset protection planning. Sound judgment, expertise and care for his clients make him a great attorney."
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Manhattan Beach Estate planning Lawyer John Roney Stubbs
John Roney Stubbs
Estate planning Attorney
Manhattan Beach, CA
Licensed for 39 years
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