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Mara Christine Allard

Probate Attorney at CARLSBAD, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as Mara Smith

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
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    Active No misconduct found

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  1. Probate
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    Trust and Probate Litigation, Elder Abuse Litigation

A veteran attorney and former prosecutor with 23 years trial experience in courts throughout the state supported with staff dedicated to serve clients with tenacity, respect and sensitivity. Ms. Allard has litigated hundreds of bench trials and 76 jury trial trials as lead or sole counsel in courtrooms throughout the state.
 
Ms Allard specializes in probate and trust trial litigation and has a background as a child abuse and domestic violence prosecutor.
 
She has also advocated on behalf of child victims of sexual abuse in civil, criminal and family law actions.

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Allard Smith A Professional Law Corporation
5857 Owens Avenue, Suite 300
CARLSBAD, CA, 92008
Allard Smith A Professional Law Corporation
28581 Front Street, Suite 311
Temecula, CA, 92590
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Posted by Eric | August 3, 2017
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Couldn't be happier by what Mara Allard Smith accomplished
I have a 24 year old special needs son that had lived primarily with his mother for ten years. Each year, the quality of care declined, then she took my son out of state and hid him from me. I hired Ms. Allard Smith to get a conservatorship while my child was out of state. Then the x-wife filed for and was granted a guardianship in the other state. Being a male, the non custodial parent and having a child under guardianship in another State, the odds were stacked against us. The opposing counsel basically told us not to even bother showing up at court, because their case was a slam dunk. With Ms. Allard-Smith's guidance, the case has been totally turned around. Mara's 20+ years as a prosecutor and probate attorney showed. She delivered an impassioned closing statement at a recent hearing that clearly blew away the opposing counsel. She focused on the important facts and did not get drawn into the distracting minutia which is common in such emotional family type matters. I have a highly excitable personality and Ms. Smith even protected me from making impulsive mistakes. I totally trust her as an attorney and would recommend her to anyone needed probate work. Eric CEO, G That's Awesome Brands
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Allard Smith
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Lisa Frisella
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mara Allard
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Diego County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 2008
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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CARLSBAD Probate Lawyer Mara Christine Allard
Mara Christine Allard
Probate Attorney
CARLSBAD, CA
Licensed for 31 years