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Terri Hilliard Olson

Estate planning Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Terri Hilliard

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

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

About Terri

Learn Terri’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate planning for blended and unique familes; special needs and elder planning; disability planning; asset protection for medical, legal and businesses; asset protection planning for grandchildren and children; habla espanol firm members; senior issues

    24 years

  2. Elder law
    Veterans Benefits Accreditation, MediCal Protection Trusts

    18 years

  3. Mediation
    Facilitiated settlement practice and Mediation Center in community, business, construction, real estate, estates, probate trusts and family areas

    28 years

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    Medi-Cal Asset Protection and application

    13 years

As a mother, sister, daughter, wife, community educator and fierce protector of my clients and their families, I am here in both the good and challenging times.  While running my estate, elder, and special needs planning practice, I am also a board member for several nonprofits that support aging community members and parents of children with special needs. 

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Terri Hilliard PC
600 Hampshire Rd 211
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

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Posted by Garry | July 30, 2015
Outstanding Estate Planning Lawyer
Terri really helped my mother after my father had passed away. It was during this very difficult time for my family that Terri's vast knowledge of elder law and estate planning were crucial to prepare necessary estate documents. She spent an extraordinary amount of time explaining the documents to my mother with her calm and soothing demeanor, and Terri was patient and compassionate throughout. I will highly recommend Terri to family and friends without hesitation.
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Posted by Kelly | February 25, 2012
Terri is Outstanding!
I highly recommend Terri Hilliard. She has the unique ability to take complex legal issues and explain them in a way that the average person can easily digest. Terri had my best interests in mind when helping me and my husband navigate through options. Professional, friendly and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Leah | February 17, 2011
The Best in EVERY Way
When our long time attorney retired, I interviewed no less than 22 lawyers, before settleling on Terri. She stepped in on an ongoing case that has been in the courts for going on 6 years, with no end in sight. The end is now here due to her knowledge, communication skills, and tenacity.I always get a return call or e-mail in a timely manner,and have referred her to my clients who also have been Wowed. She is definitely not typical of the lawyers you find in Trust, Probate and Conservator cases. She is a bulldog.
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Posted by Tony | February 14, 2011
Terri Hilliard Olsen is the best Estate Planning Attorney in the Conejo Valley!
Terri is nothing short of amazing. She listens before she speaks, asks exactly the right questions to uncover the ideal scenarios, and explains things in way that is easy to understand. I've referred friends, family, and business associates to Terri without hesitation. She is very well known in the Conejo Valley, and does a fantastic job at estate planning and mediation.
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Posted by Ken | January 27, 2011
Terri Hilliard Olson--Sharp, On Time, Down To Earth
Terri set up my trust and estate plan, which is very comprehensive, but she also took the time to explain the entire process in language I could understand. Her easy manner and legal knowledge made the entire experience pleasant. Last year, my father passed away in another state, leaving a modest estate to be handled by a bank trust company. Unfortunately, the bank declined the assignment to liquidate his estate, as per his wishes. As his executor, I was lost until Terri came to my rescue and proved excellent counsel. She's the best.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Southern California Institute Of Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • President
  • Terri Hilliard PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Mediator
  • Hilliard Mediation
  • 2003 - 2012


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 2006
  • Mediation Accreditation
  • DRPA
  • 2005
  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982
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  • California Women Lawyers
  • District 6 Governor
  • 2021 - Present
  • Alzheimers Association-Women's Initiative of Ventura County
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Estate Planning Institute
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Concerns of Senior Concerns
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Provisors
  • Westlake 2
  • 2011 - Present
  • Eldercare Mediators
  • Mediator
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ventura CountySenior Living
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pause 4 Kids
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Concerns, non profit
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mediator
  • 2010 - Present
  • Moorpark Morning Rotary
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • BNI Professional Advisors
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Board
  • Provisors Westlake II
  • 2017
  • Attorney of the Year- Trial Blazer 2017
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Trusted Advisor
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in Professional Sevices
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Paul Harris II
  • Rotary Association
  • 2016
  • Paul Harris award
  • Rotary International
  • 2015
  • Executive Board
  • Provisors Affinity Group
  • 2015
  • Originator Award
  • Legal Concerns
  • 2012
  • Veterans Accreditation
  • Veteran's Administration
  • 2011
  • Mediator
  • Court Appointed Mediator
  • 2005
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  • What You Really Need t Know for the 2nd Half of Life
  • 2016
  • Wealth Counsel
  • 5 Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2011
  • Loyola Entertainment Law Journal
  • Case Note
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • What You Really Need to Know for the 2nd Half of Life
  • What You Really Need to Know for the 2nd Half of Life
  • 2017
  • College employees and professors
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Westlake I
  • Elder Abuse- New laws
  • 2016
  • Attorney Affinity Group
  • Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds- New Law
  • 2016
  • Goebel Center
  • Real Estate Market- How to Hold Title
  • 2013
  • Ventura County Chapter
  • Check Engine Light - Business Succession
  • 2012
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Elder Mediation
  • 2012
  • Tri-County Regional Center, Oxnard
  • Conservatorships & Alternatives
  • 2012
  • Senior Living
  • Advanced Directives
  • 2011
  • Conference
  • Obama Care: What does it mean to you?
  • 2011
  • Attorney Training
  • Legal Concerns Training
  • 2011
  • Senior Congress VI
  • End of Life Care and Planning
  • 2010
  • Senior Congress
  • End of Life Planning
  • 2010
  • Senior Congress
  • Hospice and End of Life
  • 2009
  • Client Care Seminars
  • How to be a Trustee
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (18)
Endorse Terri
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Terri is extremely knowledgeable not only in estate planning, but also special needs and elder law."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Terri is an outstanding estate planning and elder law attorney. If I ever have a client who needs assistance in these areas in CA, Terri is the one that I will gladly refer them to as I know that they will receive first rate legal advice."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It has been wonderful getting to know Terri. She is kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure getting to spend time with her."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a first class estate planning attorney."
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Westlake Village Estate planning Lawyer Terri Hilliard Olson
Terri Hilliard Olson
Estate planning Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 34 years
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