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Kirby & McGuinn APC

707 Broadway, Suite 1750
San Diego, CA, 92101-5393

Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 70%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 10%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyersSan Diego Super Lawyers2011
San Diego SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2010
San Diego SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2009
San Diego SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2008
Member and Published CommentSan Diego Law Review1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AKirby & McGuinn APC2001 - Present
N/AHinchy Witte Wood Anderson & Hodges1984 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem2011 - Present
Enright Inn of CourtMaster2003 - Present
North County Estate Planning GroupMember2004 - 2010
San Diego Law ReviewMember & Author1982 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Alda McCourt TrustClient won -Contestant lost and Trust upheld as valid
In re the George & Margareta Burger TrustClient won - Care giver gift invalidated
Union Bank, Trustee v. Mission Hills Health CareUnion Bank, trustee, won the case
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJ.D.- cum laude1984
California State University, San DiegoPolitical ScienceB.A. with distinction1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Diego County Bar, Trusts and Estates SectionEstate Planning Pitfalls Leading to Litigation2013
San Diego County Bar, Trusts and Estates SectionProbate Appeals2012
2012 PFAC Annual ConferenceLitigation By and Against Fiduciaries2012
2010 Professional Fiduciaries Association of California ConferenceLitigation Involving Fiduciaries2010
Litigation Section MeetingAdvanced Deposition Techniques2009
La Jolla Probate SectionTrends in Trust and Estate Litigation2009
Elder Law SectionFinancial Elder Abuse2009
Probate Practice: The BasicsProbate Litigation2008
Practical Issues of the Prudent Investor ActLitigation Involving the Prudent Investor ACt2008
2008 Professional Fiduciaries Association ConferenceFinancial Elder Abuse2008
Understanding Trustee and Executor Liability IssuesTrustee and Executor Duties and Liabilities2007
Professional Fiduciaries Association ConferenceLitigation Involving Trustees2007
Financial Elder Abuse - Elder Abuse & Dependent Adult Civil Protection ActFinancial Elder Abuse2007