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Alice A. Salvo

Trusts Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

4.9   15 reviews
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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
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About Alice

Learn Alice’s areas of practice.


A Certified Specialist attorney in estate planning, probate and trust law by the State Bar of California Legal Specialization.

Practice focused on: Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probates, Healthcare Directives, Conservtorships, Elder Law, Medi-Cal Planning and Guardianships.

A Personal Approach To Important Estate Planning Decisions
At the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo, we have the resources and tools to help you and your family protect what is important. As you get older, it is beneficial to plan how you will be taken care of, as well as making sure your wishes regarding health care and financial matters are clear. There are many avenues to pursue, and the decisions you make can having lasting effects on you and your family.

Estate planning tools are complex, and the terminology can be difficult to understand. We use a personable approach that puts our clients at ease. It begins by taking the time to fully understand each client’s unique situation and objectives, and then developing a strategy that achieves their goals.

Experienced And Highly Regarded Among Her Peers
Attorney Alice A. Salvo has more than 25 years of experience helping clients with the full range of estate planning matters. She is certified by The State Bar of California in estate planning, trust and probate law. This certification has been earned by only a select few distinguished California Attorneys.

Whether you need to create a new estate plan, have an existing plan updated, navigate the estate administration process, or create a conservatorship or guardianship, we are here to help. Many of our clients say other lawyers they have worked with are hard to reach and do not return messages left for them. All of our clients work directly with Ms. Salvo, from the initial consultation through the resolution of their matter. She returns messages promptly with clear answers that keep you informed.

Our Probate Services
Our firm helps executors and administrators requiring appointment by the probate court. Once you appoint us as your probate attorney, we then offer the following probate service:

  • Publish and bond your estate
  • Protect assets through the process and assist to value assets
  • Prepare inventory, collect and value assets
  • Pay the required expense of the estate as well as taxes and debts
  • Communicate all beneficiary concerns
  • Give notice to creditors and resolve issues such as creditor claims
  • Sell property, file an accounting, final distribution of the assets
  • Probate can be an expensive process, often taking a year or longer. California probate law is composed of a large volume of statutes, and is also influenced by prior court cases at the national and state levels. As an experienced probate attorney, whenever possible we work together to reduce the chance of litigation. There are many codes and cases, as well as new and updated laws, so we advise you to hire a lawyer whose sole focus is on probate laws in California, rather than a general practitioner.

Protecting Assets As You Get Older
With proper planning, it is possible to prevent life savings from being depleted on assisted living and health care late in life. We guide people through Medi-Cal planning and other methods of asset protection.

Conservatorships Help Protect Loved Ones
Conservatorships and guardianships provide individuals the legal authority to make financial decisions for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves. We help establish conservatorships and guardianships.

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Alice A. Salvo
20350 Ventura Boulevard Suite 110
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364-2481


4.9 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alice Salvo was highly recommended to me by one of my attorneys, and after checking her credentials, and speaking with her, I decided to hire her. She and her staff are very prompt in responding and efficient in responding to inquiries. If there is something that needs to be checked out, someone from her office will always return a call with the information. I would highly recommend her and her staff in handling any future concerns I have in reference to Trusts, or anything she specializes in.
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Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
Thank you for the excellent review and sharing the experience you had at our law office.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful!
Alice is knowledgeable, caring and understanding. She is available whenever I have any questions and guides me in the right direction. I’m very lucky to have her as my attorney!
Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
Your review is appreciated!
Posted by Anne & Michael | June 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Peace of Mind"
Alice gave us "peace of mind" during a stressful time for our family. We needed an amendment to our trust done quickly because of a serious medical condition that required major surgery. The law office was very busy, and there was a 2 week wait to have paperwork completed and notarized. We needed to have the changes made before the surgery date which was only 7 days away. Alice was extremely caring and made sure the amendment was completed before the surgery.
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Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
Hi, Anne. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!
Posted by Larry | June 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Making good and error in scheduling!
We lve working with Alice...BUT...we had never worked with Jaquieline Segovia...There was an error in scheduling our appointment...BUT...despite that, Jaquieline Segovia, having others scheduled, she worked us in between to complete and motorize the changes we had made in our will. Even further, she explained to us in laymens terms, things that both my wife and I did understand that had be written in legal terms. She was personable and patient with all my questions for further calcification on things. Despite the fact that Jaquieline was squeezing us into her schedule, we did not feel rushed and felt that all bases that had been covered. While we were annoyed at the beginning with the error in scheduling, by the time we left my wife and I agreed...SHE WAS GOOD!!!
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Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
We appreciate your great review. Thank you for explaining and praising our team member!
Posted by Robin | August 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-Notch Legal Support!
My brother died unexpectedly 3,000 miles away from me in the Los Angeles area. I read reviews on the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo and chose them. I am so thrilled I did! They gently took my hand and led me through all the complexities of handling my brother's estate. Everything went so smoothly from the moment that Alice herself talked to me and her assistant, Renee, took me through the process. I highly recommend this firm. They are effective, efficient, extremely professional and their fees are equitable and fair. So go no further in your legal search. You've found the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo.
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Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
Thank you for taking time to write this nice review explaining that all went smoothly.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have and will continue to recommend Alice A. Salvo with the highest confidence. I was recommended to her years ago from a close family friend that had complicated needs. That family spoke very highly of Alice. Alice assisted us with a trust years ago. Recently she brought to our attention and clarified consequential tax issues that impacted our future. We are grateful. Whether your legal and planning needs are complex or simple - you will be handled with knowledge and patience. Her support staff is kind and on the ball too.
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Response from Alice Salvo July 20, 2023
Thank you for sharing the great experience you had working with our firm!
Posted by Melanie | October 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful, professional, and kind
I called Alice Salvo and left a messsage asking for help in a probate matter. I was not a client previously. My message was returned quickly by Alice Salvo. She gave me information that enabled me to easily continue finding what I am looking for. If Alice Salvo and her office are this generous and helpful to a stranger, it seems as if this is how they are characteristically: expert, meticulous, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and kind.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation
Alice was attentive and listened carefully to my case. She gave me a great referral. I am feeling good about my case. Thanks Alice!
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2013
Bright and Courteous Estate Attorney
Alice Salvo has been our attorney for estate planning and a trust procedure. Very competent and always easy to work with. She is reasonable, organized and knowledgeable. We found her through a recommendation from another attorney. She was very good at conferring with us to pinpoint our needs and implement a beneficial legal solution for our family. Alice had a knack for guiding us through the maze of estate and trust law. Seems like she is "The Attorney's Attorney" ! Heard she just was appointed to be an evening professor of wills and trusts at Southwestern School of Law! Also, just found out she is teaching a class to attorneys - the MCLE continuing education class on estate planning for attorneys at the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Alice has a refreshing approach to estate planning, she is always accessible and with Alice you will find genuine empathy.
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Posted by Jason | April 18, 2013
Very helpful attorney! Probate & Estate Planning expert
Very helpful attorney! After Dad's death I was confused and uncertain of what to do regarding his estate. I found attorney Salvo on Google search, explained my situation and after our phone conversation I felt tremendous relief. She made the the whole probate process easy to understand, was responsive to the family needs and always kept me informed. During the probate I realized the importance of having an estate plan so after handling Dad's matter we then retained Alice Salvo do the estate plan for our family. Her assistant and office was always pleasant and are very sharp in this area of the law. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Nancy | October 18, 2012
Highly Recommend Alice Salvo's Law Practice
I had been referred to the office of Alice Salvo, by a Baltimore attorney, when I had to move my mother to Los Angeles, from Baltimore and into a skilled nursing facility. I can not state strongly enough how important it was for me to retain the services of Alice Salvo and her associates, when I needed to get my mother covered by Medi-Cal. There is no way I could have done this myself. No way!!! Hiring her firm was the best money I have ever spent. The firm was so expert, so professional, so caring at a difficult time in my mother's life. I would highly recommend Alice Salvo, and have recommended her practice several times, to friends dealing with geriatric law, estate planning, wills, etc. Brilliant attorneys!
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Posted by JS | February 7, 2012
Confortable to work with - A+ Estate Planning
A friend had a probate case with Mrs. Salvo and spoke very highly of her. Recently my wife died, my dad and I decided to put our home and other assets into a trust. As soon as we met attorney Alice Salvo we both felt comfortable with her. She respected us, and mentioned every detail so we could understand what was involved in making a trust. Initially when we met I was very much still grief stricken - but she made our meeting comfortable so both my father and I were treated with respect. Alice Salvo is an intelligent attorney regarding her specialty of law, she was compassionate as well, this is what we were looking for.
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Posted by William | November 20, 2009
Alice Salvo - LLM Advanced Law Degree - Certified Specialist - Trust Law
We looked into the experience of Alice Salvo and realized her credentials and experience were superior to other attorneys practicing in this field. She is friendly and thoroughly answered our question. She prepared a very professional set of documents for our Estate Plan including a Living Trust, Special Need Trust, Wills and Powers of Attorney. I would highly recommend her family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2008
Client Review
Definately one of the most helpful and intelligent estate planning attorneys in the Los Angeles area. Ms. Salvo is one of the only Estate Planning attorneys with an advanced Law degree (JD / LLM) in Estate Planning. Very friendly personality! A true expert with Probate, Conservatorship, Will, Trust and Medi-Cal planning for asset protection.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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She was helpful even though she could not assist with this particular case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Juicial Nomination & Evaluation
  • State Bar Of California
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo
  • 1987 - Present
  • Professor - Wills & Trusts
  • Southwestern Law School
  • 2014 - 2015


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1981
  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • State University of New York
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Glassine & Medi-Cal
  • Eliminated $6000/month nursing home costs


  • CA State Bar - JNE Commission
  • President / Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • So Calif Council of Elder Law Attorneys
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Filipino
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Trust & Estates Symposium 2012 - Speaker
  • LA County Bar Assoc.
  • 2012
  • SuperLawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • JNE Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2007
  • Specialization Certification
  • Board Cert. Specialist Certification- State Bar of California
  • 1995
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