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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award||State Bar of California||2005|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Gary W. Powell||1978 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Chair, Fee Arbitration Committee||1998 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Chair, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee 2014, Member 09-14||2009 - 2014|
|State Bar of California||Member, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee||2002 - 2005|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|North Dakota State Univ||English/History||undergraduate||1966|
|End of Life Decisions||Estate Planning - "You Can't Take It With You"||2012|
|Arbitrator Advanced Training||Attorney Client Fee Arbitration||2012|
Posted by Daniel
When my partner and I decided to formalize our estate planning and establish a trust we contacted several lawyers and found a wide range in prices. Gary was recommended by a good friend and his rate was very reasonable. He offered all of the same services as lawyers charging twice as much.
We met with him and found him to be knowledgeable, answering all of our questions in language we could understand. He clearly outlined the steps needed to create the trust and was always available when we had questions about the drafts. We ended up with exactly what we were looking for and were very happy with Gary's professionalism.
I would highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for estate planning, he went above and beyond our expectations.
Posted by Steve & Vivien
After a bad experience with a lawyer previous to meeting Gary, it was extremely refreshing to work with someone so knowledgeable and responsive. Gary is a straight-forward, friendly guy who really knows his stuff. I worked with him on completing a modification to my grandmother's living trust, as well as creating a pour-over will. His fees were very competitive at $250/hr, and I think very cheap relative to his experience. Our total cost was only $300, which is half what my previous lawyer wanted to charge, and I'm sure well below most other lawyers. He explained things very clearly and was extremely thorough. He also completed everything in a day or two. I couldn't ask for a better experience and I enthusiastically recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Gary is straight-forward and thoughtful. My husband and I have worked with him over a long period of time and have complete confidence in his handling of our estate.