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About me

A large part of my duties as an elder law, estate planning, and Probate attorney involves listening to my clients and providing sound advise that meets their individual and family needs. I have considerable experience in trusts and elder care matters. I can help you with Probate, Probate ligitation, Elder law litigation, trust litigation and Probate litigation appeals. I have handled cases in all civil courts in San Diego county including downtown, north county and east county. I also assist senior citizens and their families in elder law planning, and with nursing home and dementia care issues. I have also handled matters in northern California, Orange county, Riverside county, Santa Barbara county, Ventura county and Los Angeles county. I also represent out of state individuals who have California estate, trust, elder law, litigation or Probate appeal matters that require my assistance. My husband and I live in San Diego county and have three grown children and two grandchildren. I am also known as Rosemary Leonard.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    33 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    36 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    25 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    36 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Ernest J. Lee

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Rosemary for almost 1 year and I have found her to be well qualified, intelligent, always helpful, resourceful and very friendly and easy to work with. I am a criminal defense and personal injury attorney, who knows close to nothing about probate matters, so when a client came to me with a probate-estate matter I was lost. But not for long. I remembered that Rosemary had answered a probate question for me on Avvo so I reached out to her. Man, I am glad I did. She quickly allayed my probate concerns and is still assisting me to this day. In fact, she is now my firm’s go to person for probate. I heartily endorse and recommend Rosemary for any probate or estate and trusts matter.


    Ernest Lee Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Hovanes Margarian

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Contact info

4456 Florida St
San Diego, CA, 92116


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic achievementKappa Delta Sorority1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Rosemary Meagher-Leonard1981 - Present
Staff attorneySenior Citizens Legal Services1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
P.E.O.Corresponding Secretary2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2010 - Present
American Bar Associaion Real Estate, Trusts, and Estates SectionMember2010 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember2009 - Present
P.E.O.Member2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
P.E.O.Chaplin (past)2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of CrommingerCase settled shortly before trial
Hwodek v. HwodekSettled at trial: the granddaughter was able to keep the residence.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
San Diego State UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
P.E.O. Chapter MeetingEstate Planning 101: Who needs a trust and why2008