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Jennifer Nicole Sawday

About me

I am an estate planning and probate attorney practicing law in Southern California. I handle many areas related to estate planning including drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives. I handle all matters involving trust administration, probate and otherwise assisting clients with matters involving the loss of a loved one.

I also handle routine and complex trust administrations when someone has died leaving a trust to be administered. I represent trustees and beneficiaries in various matters concerning trusts.

My firm can handle all sorts of probate including simple to complex.

I always offer a no charge consultation in person to see if I can assist you and to discuss the fees that would be charged. Fees vary from flat fees, hourly, or to a court mandated statutory fee as it may be.

Potential clients are welcome to email me directly to see how I can assist. My email is I look forward to hearing from you.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%



Hourly ($425/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Laura Lee Bromlow

    Jennifer is a class act! She is generous in the legal community with her knowledge and expertise in the area of trust, estates and related matters. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Jennifer on a few cases and she has always impressed my clients.


    Laura Bromlow Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jessica Ann Foley

    Attorney Sawday is a well respected and highly successful attorney.


    Jessica Foley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP

3900 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 240
Long Beach, CA, 90806


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of Long Beach Estate Planning AttorneyBeachcomber Newspaper2015
Best of Long Beach Estate Planning AttorneyBeachcomber Newspaper2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top Women AttorneysSoCal Outstanding Young Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Highest Grade in Legal Research and WritingLoyola Law School1999
Mabel Wilson Richards ScholarshipLoyola Law School1999
St. Thomas More SocietyLoyola Law School1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCerritos College2009 - Present
AssociateTredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP2006 - Present
PartnerSawday and Drake, A Professional Corporation2004 - 2006
AssociateDeCarlo, Connor and Shanley2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional Fiduciaries Association of CaliforniaAffiliate Member2012 - Present
Lakewood Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long BeachBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Women Lawyers of Long BeachImmediate Past President and Member of Board2005 - Present
Professional organizations and associationsMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Estate Planing and Trust Council of Long BeachPresident2014 - 2016
Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long BeachVice President2012 - 2013
Community Hospital of Long Beach FoundationDirector2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brennan Trust AdmininstrationSettlement
Khan Family TrustSuccessful global settlement.
In Re Eleanor R. DunsWe reached verdict in our client's favor
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Publication nameTitleDate
Alamitos Bay MagazineEstate Planning Basics2015
PFACHow to Transition a Business For Fiduciaries2012
Reaching The Bar: Stories of WomenChapter on Reading Lips2009
Solo By ChoiceExcerpt on Transitioning Back to Firm2008
National Association of Personal Financial AdvisorsTrust Litigation2007
Estate Planning Practice BlogBlog2007
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law ReviewSeparating Conjoined Twins: Legal Reverberations of Jodie and Mary's Predicament2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
California State University, Dominguez HillsPublic AdministrationM.P.A.1997
California State University, Dominguez HillsPublic AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OC Planning Giving Round TableRevocable Trust Transfer on Death Death Legislation2016
John Braida's Real Estate RoundtableRevocable Trust Transfer on Death Death Deed Legislation2016
Institute for Paralegal EducationThe Probate Process From Start to Finish2016
Realtor Association -- Joe RamosConservatorship Training2015
Realtor Association -- Joe RamosConservatorship Training2014
Lakewood ChamberEstate Planning Basics2013
Beverly Hilton SeminarProbate for Paralegals2013
PFAC Annual ConferenceHow to Transition a Business2012
OC Autism Parent WorkshipLimited Conservatorships2012
Downey CalCPA Discussion GroupHow to Transition a Business2012
Willow Wellness CenterCaring for Aging Parents2011
Long Beach CalCPA Discussion GroupEstate Planning for Blended Families2011
Attorney Speaker SeriesPractice of Law2010
Wells Fargo Bank Trust SeminarsHigh Net Worth Estate Planning Strategies2009
Wells Fargo Bank Trust SeminarsEstate Planning for Blended Families2009
Trust Administration BasicsTrust Administration2009
Lunch Time TalkEstate Planning2009
Lakewood SoroptomistsEstate Planning Basics2009
Financial Literacy for WomenBasics of Estate Planning2009
Bev Smith Talk RadioMichael Jackson Probate Commentary2009
Women in Business CouncilEstate Planning and the Sandwich Generation2008
Lakewood Rotary ClubEstate Planning Basics2008
Probate SalesProbate Sales in Real Estate2007
Interactive Seminars on Estate PlanningEstate Planning Basics2007
Top 8 Estate Planning TipsEstate Planning, Wills and Trusts2006
Top 10 Estate Planning TipsEstate Planning, Wills and Trusts2006