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Jane Beaumont Hall

Probate Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Jane Hall Doyon

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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 1 year
    Washington - WA 4 years
    California - CA 19 years
    Oregon - OR 47 years
    Hawaii - HI 44 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State AL
    Acquired 2022
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1979
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jane

Learn Jane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

  2. Probate
    Probate and Trust Administration matters are an important part of our practice. We assist families in dealing with the estate after someone has passed away. With years of litigation experience, Jane Hall handles matters from the simple to the complex.

  3. Trusts

  4. Wills and living wills
    Wills and Living Wills are an integral part of our Estate Planning packages along with Living Trusts and Health Care documents.


With over forty years of experience as a lawyer and mediator, AV Rated Attorney, Jane Beaumont Hall of the Hall Doyon Law Group, PC is a Los Angeles Probate Lawyer. In addition to handling Probate in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, her firm handles all aspects of Estate Planning and Probate/Trust Administration. She is a member of the  Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel and is licensed to practice in California, Oregon, Hawaii , Alabama, Washington and before the United States Supreme Court.


Ms. Hall is the Chair of the Carter Center Philanthropy Council, a think tank on policy issues relating to Charitable Planned Giving which is sponsored by the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Hall is a prior vice chair of the Santa Monica Red Cross.


Hall Doyon Law Group, PC
201 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA, 90401


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Monet Brock | November 2, 2009
Excellent attorney
Jane was my attorney for a complex family trust that had been mismanaged by a large national trust company that my parents had paid to be the trustee. Jane's background as a trial attorney made her well suited to negotiate a difficult settlement with the beneficiaries.
Posted by Joanna | November 12, 2009
Jane helped me with understanding the Trust process
I knew nothing about Trusts and was afraid of getting it wrong. Jane took the time to explain every detail to me so it was clear. She also allowed me to help with the wording of the more complicated parts. I am very grateful.
Posted by Laurel | June 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Woman Attorney
Initially I selected Jane Hall because she is a woman attorney with women colleagues. I wanted someone who would listen and advise. No hustle. No attitude. No one-size-fits-all approach. Jane exceeded all my expectations. She's smart, candid, personable, generous with her time and creative with solutions, especially regarding delicate family matters. I returned to her a second time for the restatement of my trust and was equally impressed. I felt so fortunate to discover her. She's my idea of an exemplar.
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Posted by Steve | November 20, 2013
Outstanding and Trusted Colleague
I have known Jane since 2010. She is an outstanding and knowledgeable estate planning, trust and probate lawyer. She is a "go to" colleague when a client with a complex estate requires estate planning or representation in a probate matter. As a tax lawyer, I can attest Jane possesses an understanding of estate and death taxes that is indispensable for her estate planning clients. Jane's expertise as an estate planning lawyer, coupled with her knowledge of estate and death taxes makes in invaluable when counseling same-sex couples. Her work product is outstanding and her clients are in good hands. It is a privilege to be able to refer my clients to Jane for their estate planning and probate needs. She is personal, friendly and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Suzanne Robertson | March 21, 2013
This Client is very satisfied with Attorney Jane Beaumont Hall.
Ms. Hall was wonderfully helpful with regard to my family estate planning. First, I did price comparison with other attorneys before selecting her to do this work, and her prices were within the range of other attorneys. Second, she accomplished the work promptly and in a professional manner. Third, she took a significant amount of time to explain issues to me. Fourth, her staff was cordial and made me feel welcome. I highly recommend Ms. Hall.
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Posted by Joel | February 22, 2011
Family Trust
I was in need of an attorney to create a will and set up a family trust. A friend recommended the firm of Jane Hall and I was impressed with two things right off the bat: 1) I actually met with Jane Hall for every step in the process. I was not just greeted at the door and passed off to an associate. 2) Ms. Hall offered more than just her legal services, she actually listened to what my wife and I had to say and offered sage advice. The fees were reasonable for the work performed and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal assistance from a firm where you are made to feel like an important client no matter the scope of the engagement.
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Posted by Martin | February 8, 2011
An excellent estate planning attorney
Jane is an excellent estate planning attorney. I have referred several clients to her, and she has proven herself with each one. Not only will she visit clients at their home, or where ever they are most comfortable, Jane will give the appropriate guidance and prepare the necessary documents. I have no hesitation in giving Jane the highest recommendation for estate planning and probate work.
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Posted by A. Richard | March 18, 2010
Smart, competent, and charming to work with
Jane prepared my wife and my trust. She spotted issues that we had not thought about that will save us (or our heirs) grief and money after one or both of us pass. We had put off doing this because it seemed like so much work and, truthfully, because I guess I didn't want to face my mortality. My wife, thankfully, convinced me to do this. Jane helped us plan our estate, not just for after our death, but for our benefit for the rest of our lives. She treats the word "estate" as including the time before our death, not just what to do with our property when we die.
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Posted by aaron | March 17, 2010
Jane is Great to Work With
I approached Jane Hall for legal advice regarding employment in the summer of 2009. She was friendly and direct-she explained legal concepts that I was unfamiliar with in an easy to understand way.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Hall Doyon Law Group, PC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cotter, Wechsler, Hall, Besk and Erickson
  • 1986 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Painter, Hall and Luria
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Multnomah County District Attorneys Office
  • 1976 - 1978
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  • University of Southern California
  • Masters of Fine Arts
  • 1997
  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1973
  • De Paul Law School
  • transferred to Lewis and Clark
  • N/A
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  • Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Planned Giving Advisory Counsel, Carter Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Red Cross of Santa Monica
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Rotary Club of Santa Monica
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Malibu Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Hawaii Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Women's AV Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Invited member
  • American Academy of estate planning attorneys
  • 2011
  • Honored Volunteer
  • American Red Cross of Santa Monica
  • 2009
  • Honored Volunteer
  • Centinela Valley Juvenile Diversion Authority
  • 1998
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  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law Deskbook
  • Vocational Counseling in Divorce Actions
  • 1988
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial News
  • Monthly Column on Family Law
  • 1986
  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Dissolution of Marraige
  • 1986
  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law CLE
  • Bankruptcy in Family Law Cases
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning for Blended Families
  • 2012
  • Seven Events
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Seminar
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • Real Estate and Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Rotary Club of Santa Monica
  • Jane Hall
  • 2008
  • CLE on Family Law
  • Family Law
  • 1988
  • CLE on Family Law
  • Divorce Trials
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (24)
Endorse Jane
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane is insightful, analytical and a pleasure to deal with. She handles complicated cases and makes them look easy."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have referred many clients to Jane, all of whom provided me positive feedback about her responsiveness and professional demeanor."
Probate Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jane Hall is an excellent probate and estate lawyer, helping her clients set up their estates in the best manner possible. She is sensitive to the needs of her clients. We have worked together on a number of cases and on several occasions I have watched in awe while Jane has disarmed contentious sides and brought the meeting to a successful close. I can't imagine a better lawyer for trusts and estates."
Probate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Jane to be the "go to" attorney concerning estate planning. I have worked previously with Jane and have had the pleasure of seeing her bring the highest level of expertise, professionalism and compassion to her work. I give Jane my highest recommendation."
Trusts Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Jane Hall. Jane is an experienced, caring and smart estate planning attorney who partners with her clients to make the choices best for THEIR families and lives. Jane's clients love her."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jane hall. She is a highly skilled estate and probate attorney. She cares deeply for the clients she represents and is committed to providing a high level of legal service for them."
Trusts Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I reffered a client who was very satisfied and I hope to refer more business to her in the future. She is a real lawyers lawyer, I highly reccomend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is very knowledgable and efficient. In addition, she is personable and maintains good client relationships."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jane Hall is an experienced attorney who brings great legal skills and a compassionate demeanor to her work in estate planning. I highly recommend her and pay her the highest compliment by referring my clients to her."
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Santa Monica Probate Lawyer Jane Beaumont Hall
Jane Beaumont Hall
Probate Attorney
Santa Monica, CA
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available