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Jennifer Nicole Sawday

Estate planning Attorney at Long Beach, CA

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About Jennifer

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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.

 

Licensed for 19 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Jennifer

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

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | July 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For Estate Planning and Trust Administration- The Best!!
We were looking for an attorney to revise my mother-in law's trust, as she was growing more frail. She hated typical attorneys but had a large estate so we needed a difficult combination- total competence and someone who could be both gentle with frail clients and tough when problems arose, and found that combination in Jennifer. I am a financial planner myself and have some knowledge of estate planning and have advised clients on seeking attorneys, and Jennifer is the best I have found. I know famous attorneys who have written books on the subject but when it comes to the combination of knowledge AND client skills, Jennifer is the BEST!
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Posted by Terry | December 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Probate Help
I was referred to Jennifer Sawday by a good friend of mine after my father passed away and I had to deal with probate and some litigation matters. I had been frustrated by my previous counsel who was completely uncommunicative and blew through my retainer with great haste and few results. Jennifer was a breath of fresh air being very straight forward communicative and helpful in a confusing time when assistance was greatly needed.
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Posted by Caroline | June 8, 2015
Incredibly Knowledgeable
Jennifer Sawday definitely knows her stuff. I am currently working with her to set up my own trust, after attending an event where she did a presentation on the importance of estate planning. (Some of her horror stories really woke me up. And I don't even have children or heirs to worry about!) She clearly knows how to set up a trust, how to protect her clients' assets, and it sounds like she is an absolute bulldog for her clients. She will go to court to fight for you if she has to, but her best advice is to avoid that by correctly setting up your trust in the first place. She was able to answer every question I had in our initial consultation. "What if I forget to include an asset or acquire a new asset after setting up my trust?", "What if my successor trustee dies before me or is unable/unwilling to perform his/her duties?", etc. If you are like me and want to make sure to get all the facts before doing something as important as setting up a trust, meet with Jennifer. It will be time well spent.
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Posted by Johnny A. Dellinger | March 15, 2015
Superb Attorney
Jennifer is a great trust attorney. She updated my mothers trust and did an outstanding job. I highly recommend her and when I'm back in town will ask her to prepare a trust for me. She knows what she's doing, she's responsive,patient and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Delia | December 11, 2013
Helped Me Understand My Options
With the death of my remaining parent I needed to update my estate planning documents, and Jennifer really took the time to explain to me my options so I felt I was making an informed choice. I thought I needed to revise my trust, but she pointed out we could restate the trust so that the previous trust would no longer be relevant. She also explained the importance of properly documenting my assets for my trust, and offered to send me Schedules A and B in a Word document so that I could update them myself as needed. I thought she was patient and understanding, and also efficient. She completed the documents quickly and efficiently, at a reasonable cost. I am very proud to say she's my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2009
Highly recommended
Finally getting around to my estate planning and this being my first experience with a lawyer, Jennifer Sawday was patient, thorough and answered all my questions in a way that I completely understood throughout the process. She was very knowledgeable in every aspect of my estate planning. I would highly recommend her!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Cerritos College
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • TLD LAW
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sawday and Drake, A Professional Corporation
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate
  • DeCarlo, Connor and Shanley
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • M.P.A.
  • 1997
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Brennan Trust Admininstration
  • Settlement
  • Khan Family Trust
  • Successful global settlement.
  • In Re Eleanor R. Duns
  • We reached verdict in our client's favor

Associations

  • Professional Fiduciaries Association of California
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Long Beach
  • Immediate Past President and Member of Board
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Estate Planing and Trust Council of Long Beach
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Community Hospital of Long Beach Foundation
  • Director
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Long Beach Estate Planning Attorney
  • Beachcomber Newspaper
  • 2016
  • Best of Long Beach Estate Planning Attorney
  • Beachcomber Newspaper
  • 2015
  • Best of Long Beach Estate Planning Attorney
  • Beachcomber Newspaper
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Attorneys
  • SoCal Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Highest Grade in Legal Research and Writing
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1999
  • Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1999
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Alamitos Bay Magazine
  • Blended Families and Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Alamitos Bay Magazine
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2015
  • PFAC
  • How to Transition a Business For Fiduciaries
  • 2012
  • Solo By Choice
  • Excerpt on Transitioning Back to Firm
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Practice Blog
  • Blog
  • 2007
  • Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • Separating Conjoined Twins: Legal Reverberations of Jodie and Mary's Predicament
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • John Braida's Real Estate Roundtable
  • Revocable Trust Transfer on Death Death Deed Legislation
  • 2016
  • Realtor Association -- Joe Ramos
  • Conservatorship Training
  • 2015
  • Realtor Association -- Joe Ramos
  • Conservatorship Training
  • 2014
  • Lakewood Chamber
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2013
  • Beverly Hilton Seminar
  • Probate for Paralegals
  • 2013
  • OC Autism Parent Workship
  • Limited Conservatorships
  • 2012
  • Willow Wellness Center
  • Caring for Aging Parents
  • 2011
  • Long Beach CalCPA Discussion Group
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families
  • 2011
  • Attorney Speaker Series
  • Practice of Law
  • 2010
  • Wells Fargo Bank Trust Seminars
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families
  • 2009
  • Trust Administration Basics
  • Trust Administration
  • 2009
  • Lunch Time Talk
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Lakewood Soroptomists
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2009
  • Financial Literacy for Women
  • Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Bev Smith Talk Radio
  • Michael Jackson Probate Commentary
  • 2009
  • Women in Business Council
  • Estate Planning and the Sandwich Generation
  • 2008
  • Lakewood Rotary Club
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2008
  • Probate Sales
  • Probate Sales in Real Estate
  • 2007
  • Interactive Seminars on Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2007
  • Top 8 Estate Planning Tips
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • 2006
  • Top 10 Estate Planning Tips
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Jennifer
Probate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sawday is a well respected and highly successful attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've met Jennifer and know her through a lawyer discussion group. Jennifer is sharp, effective and a helluva lawyer who thinks out of the box. I strongly endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Several times I have needed advice regarding California law for a client that I am working with in Massachusetts but who owns property in California. Jennifer has been a great help in these cases, and very responsive."
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