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Jonathan David Primuth

Estate planning Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Jonathan D. Primuth, Jonathan Primuth

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    work with families to plan their will, living trust, health care directives and business succession plans.

    17 years

  2. Probate

    17 years

  3. Trusts
    guide and advise trustees in handling trust matters and settling estates, including asset division and distribution, after the death of a loved one.

    17 years

Mr. Primuth earned his juris doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law in 1989.

After practicing at large law firms in Los Angeles, Mr. Primuth opened a boutique estate planning and trust administration practice in 2006. His current practice focuses on all aspects of trusts and estates, including estate planning,  conservatorships and guardianships, special needs planning, probate and trust administration, and probate and trust litigation. He also handles real estate, tax, employment and business and nonprofit organization matters. Committed to excellent client service, he assists individuals, families, business owners navigate complex areas of law.

He is a California State Bar-certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law.

Mr. Primuth also speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese with high proficiency.



Primuth & Driskell LLP
790 East Colorado Blvd.
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101

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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2021
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Help for a complicated estate planning issue.
Jonathan Primuth patiently explained our options in a rather complicated case, sympathetically outlining what our personal advantages and disadvantages might be for each course of action. He was extremely professional, supportive, prompt and knowledgeable.
Posted by Todd | April 22, 2019
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Estate Planning
We met several times with Jon to learn and discuss our options for estate planning. He was incredibly knowledgeable and provided excellent examples of what options we had to consider. The whole process was much easier than we anticipated considering the important decisions that had to be made. In the end we were provided with an executed and comprehensive estate planning portfolio. I highly recommend Jon and his team for their professionalism, expertise, and quality work.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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Knowledgeable and Professional
Completed our estate plan. Jonathan and his paralegal were both terrific. Cost was reasonable as well.
Posted by Granville & Dianne | May 19, 2017
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Granville & Dianne Thurman Estate Planning Project
My wife and I met with Jon Primuth and his staff assistant on two occasions. This was a third review and evaluation of our Trust since it was prepared some twenty five years ago. We were pleased and impressed with the organization of information, clarification of Trust content and suggestions for future Trust modifications. We highly recommend Jon Primuth as an invaluable resource for your Estate Planning needs.
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Posted by Allan | May 14, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
Jonathan walked my wife and I through establishing a family trust and counseled us on ways to protect our assets and see that they are distributed according to our wishes when we pass. Our work with Jonathan has given us a great deal of peace of mind. He was terrific to work with and we couldn't recommend him more highly.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
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Outstanding Service and Character
John Primuth stands out uniquely in his field as a person of professional integrity, character, and concern for the individual needs of this clients.
Posted by Philip Branson | May 10, 2017
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outstanding...... reviewed and updated our rather complicated trust package
excellent help by lead attorney and legal staff...very knowledgeable and practical while being cost sensitive....our best experience with a estate planning/trust lawyer to date
Posted by Kirk | March 10, 2017
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Professional, Knowledgeable, & Friendly Service
When my cousin died in January of 2014, and I realized the immensity of the task I had as the Trust Administrator, I did not know exactly what to do, since I live in Portland, OR, and my cousin was in Pasadena. As things got complicated, with some assets going into Probate, I looked up attorneys in Pasadena, and made a cold call to the office of Jonathan Primuth. I was most surprised and delighted that HE actually answered the phone. I told him the situation, and he offered to look at the details and get back to me with some suggestions. Jon quickly responded with some good advice, and I hired him to handle the Probate issues with the Estate/Trust. He guided me through the process...two times having to go to the court after some more research on my part. I met with Jon and his staff ParaLegal twice in Pasadena, and those meetings were informative and very productive. Everything got resolved, thanks to Jonathan Primuth's deep knowledge of the Estate/Trust area. And...most of this got handled at some distance, since I could not go to Pasadena very often. Jon's legal fees were fare and reasonable, and I feel very satisfied with how everything was resolved. I would recommend him and his office without hesitation.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lagerlof LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Primuth, Driskell & Terzian LLP
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Jonathan D. Primuth
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Albright Yee & Schmit LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Bononi Law Group
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • 1989 - 1992
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • City of South Pasadena, City Council
  • City council member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - Present
  • South Pasadena Unified School District
  • Member, Board of Education
  • 2015 - 2020
  • South Pasadena Educational Foundation
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Moot Court - Honors
  • UCLA School of Law
  • 1989

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate administration bootcamp
  • Spousal rights in probate
  • 2017
  • Estate Administration Bootcamp
  • Trust administration
  • 2017

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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon's expertise in sophisticated estate planning techniques was a tremendous asset in assisting our mutual client."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon in the consummate professional. i have had the pleasure of working with Jon on many matters and have always come away impressed with his depth of knowledge and general care for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Jon for more than 20 years. He is an extremely competent and dedicated attorney with the utmost integrity. I enthusiastically endorse his work."
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Pasadena Estate planning Lawyer Jonathan David Primuth
Jonathan David Primuth
Estate planning Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 34 years