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.