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Dorian L Jackson

Estate planning Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   14 reviews

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About Dorian

Learn Dorian’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Drafting all manner of trusts, wills, power of attorney, advanced health care directives.

    13 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Aggressively perusing ligation involving wills, trust, estate and real property.

    13 years

  3. Probate
    30%
    Assisting personal representatives with the administration of estate through probate court.

    13 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Created and assisting with the cultivation of Corporation and LLCs.

    13 years

Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on administering estate through probate court, drafting estate plans, and litigating wills, trust, estate, and real property disputes. Through his 10+ years as an attorney, Mr. Jackson has recovered millions of dollars in assets for his clients through his diligent service. Additionally, Mr. Jackson uses his experience as a litigator to draft comprehensive estate plans that reduce the risk of future litigation and protect his clients’ loved ones and their assets. Based on his legal acumen, Mr. Jackson was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine four times, an accolade only bestowed on five percent of attorneys in California. The DLJ Law Firm, P.C. is also ranked as one of the best Probate law firm in Los Angeles, Torrance, and Riverside County. If you or someone you know is in the need of probate or estate planning services, please contact The DLJ Law Firm, P.C. for a 15-minute consultation.

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Dorian

The DLJ Law Firm, P.C.
3655 Torrance Blvd.
Suite 300
Torrance, CA, 90503

Reviews

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Posted by Jane | July 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
You will never, ever find a better probate attorney than Dorian Jackson. He resolved a difficult probate without going to trial and also resolved a contentious property sale. We particularly like that he kept us informed every step of the way, always answered the phone when we called and quickly responded to texts and emails. It is impossible for us to recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Dorian, I want to thank you for the excellent work that you did as my attorney. Your attention to detail and your prompt responses to my questions and concerns were greatly appreciated. I can honestly say that you are the lawyer to contact if one is looking for an experienced attorney that will focus on the individual. Again, thank you so much!
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Posted by Sabrina | May 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grateful
I live in Missouri but needed an attorney in the Carson, CA area. A ifirm in my area provided me with a few references. I could only leave a message with the first two firms. When I called Mr. Jacson's firm, a live person answered and I was transferred directly to him. I explained to him what was going on. As I was talking with him, he had began researching, while we were speaking. The following day he provided me with some very valuable information. Unfortunately he could not help but provided me with a firm that possibly could. My problem as you can probably imagine is very stressful. He was professional, calm and very insightful. I am so grateful he took the time to talk with me and assist me where he could. I feel that he is an asset to his profession and to those he serves. Thank you again Mr. Jackson, hopefully one day, I will meet you face to face.
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Posted by Dylan | March 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
2 thumbs up
took care of my property title change made it real easy for me to change title names
Posted by Lisa L | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate and living trust
If i can discribe this attorney in one word is "determined". When I first met Mr Jackson i thought he was one of many attorney's and had the same ethic as other attorneys. I had gone to 8 attorney's for advice as my case was putty difficult when it came to a probate matter and clearing my name. Other attorneys suggest to just not fight as there was a WILL involved and my chances were slim to none. When I met Mr. Jackson he told me other wise, he saw my case in a different way where he suggested a better outcome. I was stapticle At the beginning and scared on the way he was handling the matter “aggressively” as I’ve never gone through something like this. But he walked me through the whole case, Mr.Jackson would call me every time when there was changes in my case and included me on any information needed and in anything he suggested me doing from my part. I Believed in him 100% and less than 5 months I noticed my case going in a positive way because of Mr. Jackson. Mr. Jackson can do the impossibles, he does an amazing work because I've noticed he stays updated with the statues and laws to help with mine and any case his working on. He does an amazing work and stays in top of your case. All I can say is considered him first, just know that your not hiring Mr. Jackson To be your “buddy buddy” /“friend”....your hiring him to become your profesional advocate/ attorney and you will receive that, just trust in him when it comes to represent you. He is there to represent your case and you. Mr Jackson has been dealing with my case for almost 3 yrs now. He has the the attitude of a great fighter and that's the attitude you need from an attorney to help you better any case. Mr. Jackson has given me a piece of mind including in my living trust situation. At first I was upset of my whole probate situation but knowing no wrongdoing from my part And having Mr. Jackson to confirm that in the legal matter to the court was a bit challenging. Mr. Jackson does charge what he is worth in how much work and time he puts into the case. I really do recommend Mr. Jackson give him a try you will not lose anything even if you go on in for a free consultation. If you have a good chance to better your case it’s worth staying with him and he can give you that piece of mine which to me is more worth than money.
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Posted by Peter | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Trust Services
I've been working on my 92 year old Uncle for a while now to get his Living Trust completed and it wasn't until his wife got ill he decided to do it. It was no easy task to complete as Dorian Jackson the Trust Attorney had to make a hospital visit first to check the competency of his ill wife. Once he determined she was competent he gathered all the necessary information from my uncle and drafted the Living Trust in less than 24 hours. I know everyone thinks they'll live forever and they don't need a trust. This is not true and from my experience your life can be extinguished in a matter of seconds. If you're one that doesn't have a Living Trust the State of CA has one for you. It's called Intestate Succession where the State indicates who receives your property whether you like it or not. Dorian Jackson of The DLJ Law Firm is a highly seasoned and trusted Probate & Estate Planning Attorney that I recommend to everyone. Peter
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quintessential, Knowledgeable Attorney
Dorian took the time, effort & energy to consult & advise me on a Probate matter. He was efficient, concise, astute and patient explaining the legal parameters. You can tell from his demeanor that he is truly trying to assist in finding you the most viable and cost-worthy solution. He won't take a case "just because", I recommend him highly and will definitely refer him to anyone needing a great attirney that listens & knows the law.
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Posted by Ann P. | May 1, 2015
Highly Recommended
We just completed our estate trust with Dorian Jackson at the DLJ Law Firm and are very pleased with the whole experience. Dorian's diligence and positive professionalism make us very comfortable to highly recommend him.
Posted by Marina | October 27, 2014
Estate Planning
Dorian Jackson proved to be a brilliant attorney and completed my Estate Trust with expedience, clarity, thoroughness and in a very professional manner. Certainly, I will trust him with any future legal matters in his purview.
Posted by Carlos | February 6, 2014
We are now protected!
Dorian has been our attorney and has defended us in many cases. His analysis of our corporation and due diligence in the contracts he drafted for us has saved us many headaches. I would very much recommend this knowledgeable attorney if you want to be well protected. He also did a great job registering our Trademark and thanks to him now we can take the next steps in our business.
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Posted by Jill | May 9, 2013
Legal Challenge with another company
Dorian looked at the details of problem with the other party and saw the "bigger picture" in which two other attornies had failed to see. He put my mind at ease right away with his ability to see the problem and come up with a solution to solve this matter with the other party. He has been able to build rapport with the other party and other attorney and we are close to coming up with a mutual agreement to resolve the issue. I like Dorian's confidence, his intelligence and his positive attitude for coming up with a quick resolve.
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Posted by Malcolm | January 9, 2013
in 3 words. High Quality service!
They helped me explpre all my options, unveiling all kinds of unseen opportunities. Threy provided solutions to all my personal & business inquiries. Taught me how to protect my assets, decrease liability, and maximize my operations.
Posted by Dani | January 9, 2013
An attorney you can trust and depend upon!
Mr. Jackson was exactly what I needed! I recently started my own PR Firm and the logistics of forming an LLC was made easy and simple by Mr. Jackson's knowledge and responsiveness. I was unsure as to whether I should form a DBA, an LLC, or a Corporation but was confidant after speaking with Mr. Jackson about what I should do and how it would benefit myself and my business now and for years to come. Not only was he an asset in the legalities of forming a new business but he did and continues to write my client contracts. His work makes my work easier!
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2012
Fraudulent law suit_
Dorian has helped me very much at a time I needed the right attorney , after I had two attorneys that didn’t care about my case only how much the could make off of my case and take advantage of me in a very difficult and expensive fraudulent law suite. Thanks to Dorian who did a very good job and time consuming investigation to defend me several times.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO
  • The DLJ Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Jackson & Stephenson, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Company Counsel
  • Adya, Inc
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Case Manager
  • Disability Group, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Business Affairs Clerk
  • CMG Worldwide
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Assistant
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Craig A. Holtz
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Philosophy
  • 2006

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Estate Planning Seminar Exclusivley For Real Estate Professionals
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Dorian
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve worked with Dorian and he is a tireless advocate for his clients. He looks at the matter from all angles and tells his clients clearly what he can accomplish and what is not possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Jackson represented an opposing party in a civil litigation matter which was litigated in the Superior Court for over two years. During the pendency of the litigation, I was in regular contact with Mr. Jackson and had first-hand exposure to his work as an attorney. Based upon this experience, I can attest to both Mr. Jackson's professionalism as well as his zealous advocacy on behalf of his client. I endorse Mr. Jackson and his practice without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorian is a dedicated attorney, always working hard for his clients."
Estate planning
Torrance Estate planning Lawyer Dorian L Jackson
Dorian L Jackson
Estate planning Attorney
Torrance, CA
Licensed for 12 years