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Layne Allyn Bartholomew

Probate Attorney at Upland, CA

4.4   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Includes formal probate, summary procedures for transferring property after death, trust administration, and associated litigation.

    28 years, 200 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Includes preparation of Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Healthcare Directives.

    28 years, 500 cases

  3. Guardianship
    Includes Conservatorships and Guardianships of the Person and Estate and associated litigation.

    28 years, 150 cases

  4. Elder law

  5. Trusts

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Law Offices of Layne Bartholomew
222 N Mountain Ave Ste 100
Upland, CA, 91786

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Posted by Greg | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed
I knew in the first minute that Mr. Bartholomew was the attorney for me! He knows his stuff and after interviewing several others no one compared. He is very positive with great solutions. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Even though a one man office, Mr. Bartholomew was professional and knowledgeable. He gave me the information on how to move forward without any sales pitch or pressure. Our business was done efficiently and well below the cost of other attorneys in the area. Would refer to everyone.
Posted by Alice | February 5, 2014
He was recommended by Regional Center to handle a special needs trust. I was not disappointed. he did an excellent job on a very complicated matter.
Posted by Cheryl | October 16, 2013
YOU WILL BE SO VERY GLAD YOU CHOSE LAYNE BARTHOLOMEW!!!!! After meeting with 5 different Probate attorneys to review our case, we were referred to Layne Bartholomew by another attorney. We were so very lucky to be referred to Mr. Bartholomew. He is extremely knowledgeable, up-to-date on all the laws and precedent-setting cases, completely on target, no nonsense, down to earth, and so very, very experienced that he was able to guide us through the court proceedings to a positive outcome. We needed to protect our Mother from an opportunistic distant relative who was trying to cheat her out of her inheritance. (She was being sneaky to gain legal advantage over a 90-yr-old woman!) We needed the best and we got it with Mr. Bartholomew. He is highly regarded among his peers, and yet is so down-to-earth. He is also very ethical when calculating fees. His total was less than another hot-shot lawyer's initial retainer! We got a positive outcome, with the BEST attorney, in the least amount of time, at a reasonable and fair price. There were no surprises. He communicated very well with us the whole time. Now that Mom's case is over, I am planning to have him write up my own trust and will in order to protect me & my assets. Honestly, we cannot say enough good things about this wonderful man. (We refer EVERYONE to him.)
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2012
Watch out!
Despite a protest that final accounting was off, Mr B insisted that it was correct. Came back a year later, admitted they'd made a mistake. Demanded immediate consent & agreement to reimburse, but basic math made new calculations as flawed as the original. More interested in covering for his assistant than in doing the right thing for his client. Finally acknowledged that second groups of numbers confusing and continuined to be reluctant to review the figures. A nice guy, but made a big mistake. And the incompetent paralegal? Still there. So make sure somebody reliable goes over the accountings. And stay away from the paralegal!
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Layne A. Bartholomew
  • 1995 - 2016


  • Univ of LaVerne COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • California St Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Section
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • State Bar of California - Certified Specialist
  • 2012

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Upland Probate Lawyer Layne Allyn Bartholomew
Layne Allyn Bartholomew
Probate Attorney
Upland, CA
Licensed for 28 years