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Mr. Ofseyer is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and his practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Court proceedings involving Trusts, Estates, and Conservatorships.  

He has the highest available peer-review rating, AV® Preeminent™, from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available Avvo™ rating, 10.0 Superb, and Palm Springs Life magazine has selected him as one of its "Top Lawyers" for Estate Planning.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude 1990).

Mr. Ofseyer is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law, where he teaches Wills & Trusts and Estate Planning, and is on the panel of Court-appointed attorneys for Conservatorship cases in Riverside County Superior Court in Palm Springs.  He is a member of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California.

He began his legal career in New York, as a Judicial Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. He has years of litigation experience at some of New York's elite firms, including four years as a Senior Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, an eminent large firm based in Manhattan.  He went on to start his own firm in Palm Desert, California in 2005, focusing on estate planning and probate matters, and was a partner of Nethery & Ofseyer LLP from 2008 through 2013.

Mr. Ofseyer also has an M.A. in Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics, from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics, from the University of North Carolina. He has taught Ethics at Harvard, N.Y.U., U.N.C., and U.C.L.A. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation of the Desert, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of the Desert.  


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 40%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Wills: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%

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Contact info

Law Office Of Jeremy J. Ofseyer, APC

74000 Country Club Dr., Ste. H-1
Palm Desert, CA, 92260


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office Of Jeremy J. Ofseyer, A Professional Corporation2014 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Wills & Trusts and Estate Planning,University of La Verne College of Law2009 - Present
PartnerNethery & Ofseyer LLP2008 - 2013
PrincipalLaw Office of Jeremy J. Ofseyer2004 - 2007
Senior AssociatePaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP2000 - 2004
Teaching FellowUniversity of North Carolina1997 - 1999
Visiting Assistant ProfessorU.C.L.A.1996 - 1997
Teaching Fellow and AssistantUniversity of North Carolina1993 - 1996
AssociateFriedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman LLP (NNA)1991 - 1993
Judicial ClerkU.S. District Court (E.D.N.Y.)1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer American Inn of CourtMember2010 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2005 - Present
Desert Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawEthicsPhD - Doctorate in Philosophy1999
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPoilitical Science & PhilosophyBA1986
New York University School of LawEthicsMA - Masters in PhilosophyN/A