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Christopher Albence is the founding member and managing partner of the firm of Albence & Associates, APC, established in 1994. Mr. Albence's practice concentrates on wills, trusts, probate, elder law, and advocacy for senior citizen's legal rights. He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Mr. Albence's first legal position was as an associate attorney for Senior Citizens Legal Services and Complete Estate Services, both non-profit organizations. He has conducted numerous seminars and speaking engagements on estate planning and financial protection of the elderly. Mr. Albence's business, financial and legal background have created a practice that consists of all facets of estate planning, trust administration, trust and estate litigation. Mr. Albence was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, with a B.S. in Finance and obtained his J.D. at California Western School of Law.

Mr. Albence's organization affiliations include the California State Bar, State Bar Board of Specialization - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate, 2003-2005 chair of the San Diego Bar Association Trust and Probate Section, 1997-1998 President South Bay Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the La Jolla Bar Association, the South Bay Bar Association, the California State Bar Trust and Probate Section, the San Diego County Bar Trust and Probate Section, the La Jolla Bar Trust and Probate Section; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, former board member of the South Bay Bar Association, former Board of Directors for the South Bay Lawyer Referral Service and Board of Directors La Jolla Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    22 years, 350 cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    23 years, 300 cases
  3. Trusts: 30%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Wills: 10%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases



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  • John Karl Buche

    On several occasions I have referred clients to Chris for estate planning services. He is my "go to" estate attorney in San Diego and I trust his skills and judgment. Chris is attentive to detail, practical, and a board certified specialist.


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Contact info

Albence & Associates, APC

7777 Fay Avenue.
Suite. 205
San Diego, CA, 92037

Albence & Associates, APC

231 Fourth Ave
Chula Vista, CA, 91910

Albence & Associates, APC

7777 Fay Avenue
Suite 205
La Jolla, CA, 92037



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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
La Jolla Bar AssociationN/AN/A
South Bay Bar Association (LA)N/AN/A
Trust and Probate SectionN/AN/A
Trust and Probate SectionN/AN/A
The La Jolla Bar Trust ----Trust and Probate SectionN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
La Jolla Bar AssociationLong Term Care Planning2008
San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate SectionElder Law2007