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Steven Trolard

Estate planning Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Steven Trolard & Associates, PLC

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steven

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I enjoy healing people: it is a relief knowing that your family is protected with a Will, Trust, Health Care Directive and a Power of Attorney, and I keep it simple. Experienced in litigating trust disputes in probate court.

    25 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    I have helped so many people with their debt problems, and protecting and keeping their house, keeping their cars, and lien stripping. Our clients feel such relief the moment that they have hired us to help them. Experienced in all chapters, 7-13.

    25 years, 200 cases

  3. Trusts
    Most people agonize for years over not having an estate plan. I make the process as simple as possible for you. There are several kinds of trusts so your property passes to the people you want, not what a judge decides. Please don't wait any longer.

    25 years

  4. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I help people eliminate their debts when they have equity in their homes and the equity needs to be protected from creditors and foreclosure. Get rid of the stress and start to heal.

    25 years

  5. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I have 20 years experience helping people with debt problems. I enjoy the look on clients faces after they have placed their trust in us to help them. You don't have to be a physician to help people heal.

    25 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    I get satisfaction helping people create their estate plan, which includes a will and trust stating who inherits and what and who will make decisions for you when you cannot.

    25 years

I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court and United States Tax Court. My areas of practice include estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, civil litigation, bankruptcy and dispute resolution. I am a member of the Ventura County Bar Association. I have a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. degree from the Ventura and Santa Barbara College of Law, a small private law school in Santa Barbara, California. I have conducted civil trials in local courts, represented creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, and served as a judge pro temp in the local court and started the probate fraud institute. One of my civil cases resulted in a published decision by the California Court of Appeals which was upheld by the California Supreme Court. Another civil case became known worldwide and was featured on Dateline, CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, Bullseye TV of London, and I was interviewed by Geraldo Rivera, Gretta Van Susterin and Catherine Crier of Court TV.

My practice is focused on civil and probate litigation, preventing foreclosures and business closure through various bankruptcy chapters, real estate title disputes and general civil and business cases and challenging homeowner associations. I have extensive experience in a variety of matters.

I am passionate about helping people. I have prepared many estate plans, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, for clients, many of whom came through Anheuser-Busch.

20 years of management experience with Anheuser-Busch, planning, organizing employees and materials, directing employees, and being held accountable for achieving and maintaining the A-B standards of excellence. Attended law school at night, while working 50-60 hours a week at A-B.

I have been a speaker regarding foreclosures, reverse mortgages and estate planning and have provided onsite training to small and large businesses concerning management, employment, and legal trends. I worked with the legal cousel for AARP to stop lender abuse in reverse mortgage foreclosures. We are a debt relief firm helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code.

I am married, 45 years, to the same person, and love living and working in Ventura County and feel privileged being here in California (and not the mid-west where I was raised). 

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Posted by Daisy | July 22, 2022
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Mr.Trolard is the best!!!!!!!
Being my first time ever needing a lawyer, Mr.Trolard went above and beyond to answer any questions I had throughout my case. His patience and way of explaining things to me was clear and I am very happy to have hired him as my lawyer! :)
Posted by Troy | August 4, 2021
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Mr. Trolard has done an amazing job of helping me with my bankruptcy, which I thought would be an extremely stressful process, turned out to be a truly stress free experience. Highly recommended!
Posted by William | January 5, 2021
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Great Help
I was referred to Mr. Trolard by the state bar association. I was unsure about bankruptcy and I was quite nervous. Mr. Trolard calmed me down and informed me fully of what to expect. When it seemed this was the best action to take under the circumstances and I hired him to proceed. My income is very limited, so we agreed on fair fees I could afford. Throughout the process, Mr. Trolard was available to answer my questions. He gave clear instructions for the information he needed. I felt well prepared for the meeting by phone with the trustee.
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Posted by Lus and Carlos | March 27, 2020
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This lawyer was great explaining everything to us.
This lawyer has tremendous experience with estate plans. This lawyer prepared our estate plan documents, will, trust, powers of attorney, health care directives, he is very patient, calm, explains everything carefully including the process and how everything works. He is very confidential and trustworthy.
Posted by Scott | March 23, 2020
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Pick this guy
Mr. Trolard came recommended to me and is fantastic. Have used his services a number of times over the last 15 years. Had a family Estate issue. Problem solved at a fair price. Business issue came up and again handled perfectly and was charged a fair price. Did not say cheap, I said fair for all the issues he solved and all the stress avoided by hiring the right person. If you value your time and money start here.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 21, 2020
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I highly recommend this attorney.
We were behind on our bills and our lender was going to foreclose on our house and take it away from us. We hired this attorney to file a chapter 13 bankruptcy and he was great. Very patient with us and explained everything and stopped the foreclosure.
Posted by Yvonne | March 1, 2020
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Mahalo Nui Loa!
Mr. Trolard gave me great counsel through a very trying family matter. He called me back on a Saturday morning after I left a message at his office describing my situation. He remained calm and steadfast and despite my anger and impatience he assisted me in resolving my dispute without litigation in a manner that was fair. He also did not over bill me. I really appreciate Mr. Trolard's counsel and advocacy.
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Posted by Novarro | March 1, 2020
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Excellent! Attorney Trolard did such an excellent job on my case until it is published under Novarro C. Stafford versus Los Ang
Attorney Trolard did such an excellent job on my case until it is published under Novarro C. Stafford versus Los Angeles County to be used by other attorneys with similar cases.
Response from Steven Trolard March 22, 2020
The Attending Staff Association of LAC+USC Medical Center refused to provide the Medical Doctor with a peer-review process. Sued in LA Superior Court for a Writ of Mandate. Judge granted. Then the Association appealed to California Appeals Court and lost. The Association then appealed to the California Supreme Court and lost. The case was ordered "published."
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Posted by Cynthia | September 3, 2019
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Preparing a grant deed
Steven was extremely patient and professional with working with my parents ( who are in their 90 s) He explained to my parents what they were going to sign in a way that they would understand
Posted by AnnMicherlle | August 25, 2019
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Mr. Trolard completed our Trust many years ago. We needed an amendment and were so glad that he was still in practice and handled this for us. He is experienced, reliable and professional.
Posted by Karl | April 9, 2018
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Family Trust
Steven, Thanks for the prompt response to our request for the Trust Certification. This saved time and the inconvenience of mailing a large document. I'm sure this will help expedite the refinance process.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
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Mr. Trolard was my attorney for two cases. I know Mr. Trolard tried very hard. I believe he won the case in my favor because I did not have to pay what the parties were asking for.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2018
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Mr. Trolard handled my case with professionalism, very sharp. Did not drag the case at all. I’ll definitely recommend him.
Posted by Britany | March 30, 2018
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Awesome Service
Steven was more than patient with my husband and I (as well as our baby who had to tag along on our appaointments). He even dropped off our documents at my work! He is great!
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-President
  • Steven Trolard & Assoc. PLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Operations Manager
  • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
  • 1979 - 2000
  • Broker-President
  • Home Sweet Home Realtors, Inc.
  • 1976 - 1984
  • Co-Founder
  • Roomate Search, Inc.
  • 1976 - 1984
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  • Ventura College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Southern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science w/ concentration in Management Science
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Stafford v. Attending Staff Association for the LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Verdict for the Doctor, then Appeals Court upheld the verdict and Supreme Court upheld the verdict.
  • Pastora v. Rosenthal, et al
  • Ended in judgment for Pastora against one manager.
  • Estate of Miller
  • Represented siblings in a probate case, obtained access to the money.
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Conejo Valley Chamber Of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oxnard Chamber Of Commerce
  • Member, our Oxnard office is located inside Chamber
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Judge Pro-Temp, civil
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Productivity Awards, numerous management awards
  • Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
  • N/A


  • California Appeals Court decision upholding judgment won by Attorney Trolard against the ASA. 41 Cal.App. 5th 629.
  • Stafford v. Attending Staff Association of LAC+USC Medical Center
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Estate Planning
  • Why have an estate plan
  • 2021
  • Seminar on bankruptcy
  • Is bankruptcy right for me.
  • 2021
  • Probate Issues
  • Probate Fraud
  • 2020
  • Challenging Special Assessments
  • Special Assessments issued by Homeowners Associations
  • 2020
  • Monthly Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Options
  • 2019
  • Monthly Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Options
  • 2019
  • Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • 2015
  • After William Stryer shot his attorney while at the Van Nuys Courthouse
  • Interviews on ABC, Good Morning America, Court TV, Gretta Van Susterin, Geraldo Rivera
  • 2012
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is committed to resolving his clients concerns. He is honest and hardworking. I enjoy working with Steve. His paralegal is bilingual English/Spanish, and this gives him a competitive advantage."
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