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Deborah L. Kahn

Estate planning Attorney at Claremont, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
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Deborah L. Kahn is the Principal Attorney and Founder of The Kahn Law Firm. She is a Los Angeles, Orange County,  San Gabriel Valley, and Inland Empire Attorney who has maintained caseloads in both Family law and Civil litigation. She has represented clients in all aspects of divorce, including appeals. 

Ms. Kahn has even submitted writs to the California Court of Appeals and petitions to the California Supreme Court. 

Although concentrating in Family Law and Estate Planning, Ms. Kahn has also performed document review, drafting of operating/business agreements, business formation and incorporating procedures, and various real estate law issues.

Prior to Ms. Kahn’s graduation from Southwestern Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate, she externed at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, where she had the opportunity to be in the courtroom every day.  She was one of three students chosen for a year-long fellowship at the Edelman Children's Court.  As a certified law clerk, she represented minors in dependency hearings and maintained her own caseload.  Also in law school, Ms. Kahn researched, drafted, and argued an appellate brief, where she earned the title of “Honorable Mention Oralist,” a distinction only 20 first year students obtain.

Furthermore, while in law school, Ms. Kahn was selected to be a member of the Southwestern Journal of International Law. During her time on Law Journal, she completed several intensive legal research and writing projects.  She also wrote an article on a controversial international legal topic, which was published in an online periodical.  Ms. Kahn was also hand selected as a teaching and research assistant for her torts professor, Alan Calnan, a position she held for two and a half years.

Post-graduation and after passing the California Bar Exam, Ms. Kahn went on to pursue her passion for business strategy and obtained a Masters in Business Administration at Claremont Graduate University.  She successfully completed the Southwestern JD/MBA dual-degree program.

Ms. Kahn is diverse from other law practitioners because she is able to see more than just faceless text on a page. When reading facts for the first time, the people behind the actions immediately come to life in her mind.  Ms. Kahn brings a humanistic approach to the practice of law.  She has a unique ability to hone in on both parties’ strengths and weaknesses and determine the minutia the trier of fact may have overlooked.

Ms. Kahn is also fluent in Cantonese and conversant in Spanish. A lover of languages, Ms. Kahn is working to improve her Hebrew language skills.


The Kahn Law Firm
415 W. Foothill Blvd.
Suite 106
Claremont, CA, 91711

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Posted by Renee | June 22, 2021
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Highly Recommended
Ms. Kahn helped us out tremendously by writing my parent's living trust expeditiously because we needed it done fast. She did not miss any details after she patiently listened and advised us virtually at the initial meeting and then met us when we execute the trust. We highly recommend her.
Posted by Cat | September 21, 2020
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Will and Trust
Ms. Kahn was very professional, prompt and communicated very well. I needed to make an amendment to a current trust. Ms. Kahn was able to assist and provide additional guidance so that I can make an informed decision during our online zoom meeting. I was surprised by how swiftly she updated our family trust. I am very pleased with her legal services and did an outstanding job in explaining the legal jargon into plain simple language. I would definitely use the Kahn Law Firm again in a heartbeat and so should you.
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Posted by Keyiona | August 19, 2020
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estate planning, will and trust
Deborah Kahn was very professional and she stayed in contact with mw every step of the way. I needed estate planning done and I knew nothing about the process and Deborah explained everything in a way I could understand. With the online zoom call consultation I had with her, I was able to tell her what my family and I wanted to do, and she gave her advise on what was the best way to handle it. She created an updated will and trust for my family and we are very pleased with her legal services. Meeting her was a pleasure as she explained and answered all our questions.
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Posted by Michael | July 1, 2020
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Family trust
The Kahn Law Firm, did a fantastic job assisting us with our family trust. They were very professional and made it very easy for us, I highly recommend getting a family trust and The Kahn Law Firm is the way to go. We feel that our children will be taken care of, which means a lot. Thank you Kahn Law Firm. - Mike
Posted by Robert | February 19, 2019
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Estate Planning
My wife and I recently used Mrs. Kahn, to replace an outdated and existing trust with one that is more current to our lives today. She did an excellent job, was professional , and worked hard to ensure that we fully understood each area of the trust. I would highly recommend her for any of your family law and estate planning needs.
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Posted by Carol | January 29, 2016
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Efficient, Timely, Genuinely Cares
I was in a crisis with my ailing mother and Deborah assisted our family in a timely manner. She took charge of the situation and our escrow officer was so impressed. The escrow officer stated "You must have had a really good lawyer, if you didn't have to go to court." We couldn't be more pleased with the timeliness and attention Deborah gave to our family.
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Posted by Ratika | January 5, 2016
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Informative and Approachable
Deborah Kahn helped me with my estate plan as well as my family's. What I really liked about her is that she made everything clear and easy to understand. She was always available whenever I had a question and made me feel comfortable when I explained my situation. For me, the best part about her is that she seemed to genuinely care.
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Posted by Renee | December 7, 2015
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Knowledgeable and Sincere
Ms. Kahn met with us initially to explain why we should have a family trust and we were sold on her knowledge and sincerity. She kept her professionalism throughout the entire planning and completion course; she was available to us at all times to answer our concerns and advised us on topics we would have never thought of and those we were not ready to address. Ms. Kahn did not charge a penny more after she gave us a quote for her service at the beginning. She made a task that we've kept putting off for so long so simple. We have recommended her to a few of our friends who have been thinking about having a revocable living trust but have not yet acted on it.
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Posted by Xander | November 25, 2015
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Prompt and Seamless Representation
I was in need of an individual who could review contracts for my businesses. When I reached out to Ms. Kahn she was professional and I felt I could trust her with this very important task. I am extremely happy I did so. Our communication was prompt and seamless. It seemed like Ms. Kahn read every line in the contract with a level of detail I never expected. She consistently sent suggestions and revisions until the final contracts were perfect. The Kahn Law Firm is exactly what I needed and will definitely be continuing my business with Ms. Kahn.
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Posted by Michael | November 20, 2015
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You Will Not Find Service Like This Elsewhere!
I needed some help with a simple living trust and could've settled for any attorney, but after finding The Kahn Law Firm I realize how fortunate I was to be counseled by the best. Ms. Kahn was professional, attentive, and courteous--she made me feel listened to and helped me make sound decisions for my future in a comfortable, non-judgmental way. Sure, you have to pay for legal services but something about the way Ms. Kahn interacted with me and my loved ones made us feel that she cared about our case like family. You will not find service (and qualification) like this from a flat rate attorney, especially one as reasonable as her. Anyone represented by Ms. Kahn will have a true advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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Trustworthy, Dependable, Accommodating
My family needed help with our estate planning needs and thank goodness we trusted in her! She was dependable, trustworthy, and always went out of her way to accommodate us! It was always our best interests in mind! Finally we have peace of mind for the future, thanks so much Deborah Kahn!
Posted by Thomas | November 17, 2015
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Accommodating and Attentive, Highly Recommended
My family and searched around for a knowledgeable Estate Planning attorney. We consulted with friends and found The Kahn Law Firm. We could not have been more satisfied with our selection. Ms. Kahn was attentive, accommodating, and extremely pleasant. She thought of every last detail. She made customized recommendations based on specifics we had mentioned about our family. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the unique tax ramifications involving our family business. Ms. Kahn was also very timely in responding to our inquiries and emails. Most importantly, The Kahn Law Firm was also very reasonable in respect to cost. We shopped around and her firm was the most reasonable we had found for the amount of work our Estate Plan required. We will definitely be consulting with The Kahn Law Firm for future modifications. Since working with her, we have recommended this firm to our family and friends. You definitely can't go wrong with representation like The Kahn Law Firm.
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Posted by C. | October 21, 2015
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Highly recommended
Deborah is a tenacious and nimble advocate who is able to resolve key issues in a dispute no matter how contentious the combatants are on each side. Deborah was my divorce attorney in a grueling and draining divorce fraught with custody issues. I am a battle-tested attorney myself but admired Deborah's ability to be highly empathetic, firm, and capable all at the same time. Thanks to Deborah my divorce was finalized within the time frame I had hoped for to my complete satisfaction. Deborah is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her services!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2015
Unflappable and professional.
I was fortunate to have found Deborah to represent me in my highly contentious divorce involving sensitive custody issues. Deborah knew how to wade through the messy facts to posture and ultimately help resolve the divorce. No matter how contentious my case got, Deborah proved to be a steady, unflappable, and consummate professional. She is also one of the nicest and most thoughtful people I know. I highly recommend Deborah as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2015
An excellent attorney and an excellent person.
Deborah is a person you want on your side in a crisis. I am an attorney myself but was swept away by fear and hopelessness in my divorce before I found Deborah. Deborah is a dedicated and sensitive professional with a precise memory for the myriad of factual details in my case. She also proved to be a wonderful counselor and a talented writer. Deborah helped bring my divorce to a satisfactory conclusion. I am truly impressed with her abilities and grateful for her representation.
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Posted by Julie | October 10, 2014
An Excellent Attorney
Deborah Kahn handled my sensitive case with both exceptional professionalism and efficiency. From start to finish, Deborah and the firm have been extremely knowledgeable, considerate, and thorough. Deborah went above and beyond in ensuring there was always clear communication and attention to detail; I am grateful for her expertise as well as kindness. I highly recommend Deborah Kahn's services to anyone who requires a Family Law attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Kahn Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Harris Family Law Group
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Oddenino & Gaule
  • 2013 - 2013


  • Claremont Graduate University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2013
  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2012
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • International Criminal & International Sales Law
  • 2010
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese

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Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having gone to law school with Deborah, I have always been impressed with her work ethic and professionalism. Recently Deborah has come to work with our firm, Harris Family Law Group, and is an invaluable co-counsel and attorney. Her knowledge of Family Law, Dependency, and other legal issues continues to impress me and our clients. I look forward to continuing to work with Deborah. She is a rising star and excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Claremont Estate planning Lawyer Deborah L. Kahn
Deborah L. Kahn
Estate planning Attorney
Claremont, CA
Licensed for 11 years