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I work with caring people who want to protect their families and their money.  I do this by spending time with you to learn about your hopes, dreams, fears and aspirations for you and your loved ones.  What's unique about my practice is that we treat you with the courtesy and respect you deserve.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    23 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    23 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    28 years
  4. Business: 10%
    33 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jimmie Ling Joe

    I endorse this lawyer. Jan is smart. Very smart. Plain and simple. Highly experienced and an excellent trusts and estates attorney.


    Jimmie Joe Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Peter James Gilbert

    I have known and admired Jan for many years, since we have been colleagues in various organizations of Estate Planning Attorneys, both large groups and small. Jan is a competent and successful Estate Planning Attorney; she has taught colleagues about numerous legal technical topics. Jan also serves as a coach to help attorneys grow their practices.


    Peter Gilbert Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

Pasadena Law Group

155 North Lake Avenue
Suite 800
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2015
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPasadena Law Group2013 - Present
Certified Practice AdvisorAtticus, Inc.2010 - Present
OwnerJan Copley, Attorney at Law1993 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary Club of PasadenaMember2013 - Present
WealthCounselMember2001 - Present
Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel ValleyMember1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The ElderLaw ReportHow to Get Paid a Fair Price for What You Do2012
The ElderLaw ReportThe Case for Law Practice Coaching: Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own2012
ElderLaw ReportsHow I Built a Successful Estate Planning Practice and Sold it for a Tidy Sum2011
CEB, Business Succession Planning; Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business AttorneysSuccession Planning for Physicians2011
The GatheringThe Red State/Blue State Perspective2009
Southern California PhysicianClosing My Father's Medical Practice: Lesson's Learned2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1981
Occidental CollegeAmerican StudiesA.B.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NAE Winter MeetingUpdate on Planning or What Do I Do Now?2013
Estate Planning SymposiumGuarding Your Next Egg2013
Attorneys Transitioning Toward RetirementLife After the Law: What's Your Exit Strategy2013
Ultimate Estate Planner webinarHow to Hire (and Train) Support Staff for Your Practice2012
Planning for the GenerationsHow I Built a Successful Estate Planning Practice and Sold it for a Tidy Sum2010
The GatheringHow Community Property Affects You and Your Practice, Even Though You Think it Doesn't2009
The GatheringMarketing - The Power of Image for Wealth Advisors2009
Trust AdministrationTrust Administration2006
CollegiumCommunity Property and Life Insurance Planning2003
CollegiumCommunity Property for Common Law Attorneys2002
CollegiumPlanning for the Significantly Younger Spouse2002
CollegiumUniform Principal and Income Act and Uniform Prudent Investor Act2000