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W Todd Stevenson

Trusts Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    Stevenson Law Office represents clients in trust and estate litigation throughout Southern California. Despite the best-laid estate plans, disputes often arise among beneficiaries and it may require complex litigation to resolve.

    23 years

  2. Estate planning
    Planning for the future distribution of your assets is important for both you and your loved ones, and can give you peace of mind while avoiding probate and attorneys' fees.

    23 years

  3. Probate
    Stevenson Law Office assists clients in probate administration, and also represents beneficiaries, heirs, conservators, administrators, and executors in probate litigation throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

    23 years

I am an experienced probate and civil litigation attorney, handling trusts and estates litigation, elder abuse litigation, trusts and estates administration, and conservatorship issues. I have successfully settled cases in mediations and successfully tried cases in arbitration forums, California State Court, and in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Outside of his work as a probate and trusts attorney I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Trusts at Glendale University College of Law.

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Posted by Robert | July 3, 2022
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Stevenson Law, diamond in the rough.
Hi Todd, I cannot thank you and your stellar team enough for everything you have secured for me -- your incredible ethics, tenacity and brevity in the face of what I had come to consider a permanent, formidable, and morally absolute foe. You have collectively helped me solve the Gordian knot that represents the remainder of my independent life, built upon that which my parents left to me. I cannot possibly put into words the incredible cathartic impact this has had, nor do I feel at this time I have truly begun to understand its depth or potential. I have, since the day of our mediation, forwarded all necessary communication from myself to the hitchmans through Lori Fortune, or your office -- and will continue to do so. Your extension of your incredibly professional staff and colleagues at no cost is an immeasurable gift. Especially given Lori's personal recount of coming to be professionally involved with you, I have a yet-newfound appreciation for the type of work, business and decorum you have chosen to surround yourself with -- and clearly strive to achieve at minimum. It genuinely makes me smile, and I hope you have a moment to reflect upon this. As all of our routines drive us closer to some normal, some more familiar tact and consideration -- please take this moment to remember as I try to in my own life -- just because we do what is right, or just, and perhaps is abnormal to our peers - what you do and what you have done for me is extraordinary, incredible and life changing -- and deserves special consideration, praise, and commendation. So rarely do any of us get the opportunity to change the status quo, much more rarely in the lives of others -- you are truly one that I admire. An altruistic dreamer, a white knight, a triumphant victor among morally delinquent challengers, pedelling the sad and pedantic conformities of the black and white world of haves and have nots. It is so heartwarming that you have done what you've done on principal, it reminds me of how my parents, especially my mom, brought me up. She would always tell me, "Character is what you do when you know no-one else is looking." I hope you will allow me to make this up to you somehow, in some manor of meaningful favor, proverbial "thank you" or other reciprocal gesture. It really is my duty to my own standards, if not theirs, to see you reap a unique and well earned reward within my capability to give you, for what you have so selflessly worked towards for my benefit, because it was right -- not because it came easily.
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Posted by Cynthia | October 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hardworking & Prepared
We worked with Todd Stevenson on a long & complex probate case involving real property and conservatorship. He was very knowledgeable in all aspects of this area of law, and was very involved in attending multiple mediations & conferences for our case. He was always very reponsive to our calls and gave us his opinions and good advice. He would set up conference calls with us when we requested time to discuss issues that came up. When we went to trial, he was always prepared and handled the witnesses on the stand very professionally. We won our case in having the conservator removed, and another conservator appointed for my mother. He made sure to protect our interest in a real property under dispute while all the issues were pending. We were very happy with the outcome and so glad we hired Mr. Stevenson to help us.
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Posted by Salvador | February 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Stevenson Law Office
Having a lawsuit against you can be a very scary and confusing situation! There is a lot of legal documentation involved that can be very overwhelming to a regular person without a law degree. Reading and understanding the terminology can leave you perplexed. Determining that taking on my case alone would be not only difficult but also scary, I decided to seek legal counsel. There are so many legal teams to choose from and they each specialize in different areas. Finding the right fit for my case was difficult. A lot of law firms don’t want to take on cases that might be difficult to deal with or even considered a losing cause. I searched for counsel and kept getting rejected! I was feeling lost and disconcerted until I made the right call to Stevenson Law Office. They took the time to listen to my case, understand my concerns and take action. Lori and Todd decided to take on my case! They understood the complexity of all the documentation and knew that it would be a huge burden if I tried to take on the paperwork alone. They offered to stand by me and guide me in the right direction, they took care of all the legal paperwork and offered me advice and most importantly, peace of mind!! Stevenson Law Office was there for me when a lot of others refused to even hear me out. In my experience, they were there every step of the way, they were diligent with their work and they proved that they had me in their best interest and made my case a priority.
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Posted by Jeannine | December 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The right lawyer for me!
The most physically, psychologically and emotionally draining experience of my life was launched by the disloyal actions of the trustee of my mother’s estate. I had never dealt with the legal system before, and the learning curve was steep for me; starting with the search to find the right lawyer - one who, ideally, would be highly competent, well regarded, and a genuinely caring individual, with fees that wouldn’t drain away all efforts at achieving a fair outcome in line with my mother’s intentions. My search for the right lawyer took 3 long and frustrating months. I asked everyone I knew for recommendations, and during that search I spoke with at least 15 lawyers before a highly respected lawyer (one who does not take cases like mine), referred me to Todd Stevenson. In our very first conversation, Todd’s manner conveyed a solid balance of compassion, clear communication skills and a quick-minded orientation towards realistic solutions. I had heard that the process would take far longer than one would hope, but I could not have predicted what the impact of immersion into the minutiae of the case and the long periods of waiting would have on me. Until I got into the “rhythm” of the process, I became more and more irritable, and less and less appreciative of what Todd and his team were organizing. Todd remained a gentleman throughout that chapter, which, fortunately for all of us, was not more than a couple of months. After that, I started doing research around the full range of elements related to my case, in order to gain a sense of agency / to feel more like a partner in the process of repairing the damage done by the trustee. From then on, our working relationship steadily grew in mutual respect. Working with Rebecca Carlson, Todd’s Senior Associate, was a privilege. She cares. She’s real. She knows her stuff, and her explanations are crystal clear. Rebecca will forever have my truest regard and deepest appreciation. Other people on Todd’s team with whom I worked - Robin, Nelva and Alan - were all gems. Over the 2 years that I engaged the services of Stevenson Law Office it became abundantly clear that these people like where they work and the people they work with. The office culture consistently came across as positive, genuinely courteous and very, very well-coordinated. Todd doesn’t come across as a ‘shark-y’ kind of lawyer, but his gentlemanly manner belies his incisive, big picture intelligence. Choosing a lawyer was an intimidating and painfully stressful process for me. Fortunately, I found the right one. (My mother would have approved!!!)
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Posted by Patricia | August 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Your go to attorney for estate planning and elder abuse protection
I agree with the other 5 star reviews. Todd Stevenson literally saved our family's wealth by stopping financial elder abuse of my aging father. Todd Stevenson is a complete professional, knows the law and the strategies to protect "your" (my) assets at a reasonable cost. I have used his services for several years and have never been anything but completely satisfied with the outcome and this includes fair billing practices. I also live in the bay area and the geography makes no difference because he is an expert in his field. You are safe with his firm and he will fight vigorously for your protection and your rights.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Stevenson Law Office
  • 2006 - Present


  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Psychology
  • N/A
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • N/A


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Todd and I have been against each other a couple times before. Todd works hard for his clients and ensures their interests are protected."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sherman Oaks Trusts Lawyer W Todd Stevenson
W Todd Stevenson
Trusts Attorney
Sherman Oaks, CA
Licensed for 23 years
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