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Ryan Edward Fender

Estate planning Attorney at Redlands, CA

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    We take a holistic approach to estate planning. We want to help clients protect their assets and legacy during their lifetime and ensure any inheritance left to their children is protected from creditors, divorce, and mismanagement.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Unfortunately, not everyone creates an estate plan. If you only have a Will or do not have an estate plan then Probate is often necessary. Probate can be confusing and time consuming. Our office can help guide you along the way.

  3. Trusts
    20%
    A trust is one component of a comprehensive estate plan. It allows someone manage your assets upon incapacity or death and ensure's assets go to your intended beneficiaries in a responsible manner.

Ryan Fender is the founding attorney of the Law Office of Ryan E. Fender. He believes his passion for helping others and truly enjoying what he does is what makes him a great attorney. When Ryan was 9 years old his father passed away from cancer. His father was only 31 when he died. His parents were young and were not prepared for this loss and Ryan saw firsthand the hardships this placed on his family. From a young age, he made it his mission to ensure that when he had a family, they would be taken care of in the event something was to happen to him. This work ethic and passion for helping others can be seen be clients he works with. He places a lot of emphasis on learning about clients and their families and also educating them. This approach allows a plan to be designed that will protect the client, their families, and their legacy. 

Ryan enjoys educating others on the importance of estate planning and offers free seminars for those interested in learning more. We also offer a free review of existing estate planning documents to ensure the plan you have in place will meet your goals. 

Professional Background

Prior to going to law school, Mr. Fender managed his own home theater and TV installation business. He oversaw a staff of 55 and serviced over 15,000 clients on an annual basis. His business experience not only prepared him to run his own law practice but taught him how critical customer service and client communication are. Ryan requires his firm to be detailed orientated and always go the extra mile to ensure a client’s needs are taken care of. 

His first business was successful, but he felt the need to do something that had a more meaningful impact on the lives of others. This led him to pursue his law degree. He attended Northwestern California University School of Law and graduated 6th in his class. He successfully completed the bar exam on his first attempt and began his legal career. Initially he was unsure what area of law he wanted to practice but knew it had to put him in a position where he felt he could make a real difference and positive impact on the lives of others. Ryan was hired to work with a law firm that focused on real estate, civil litigation, probate, and estate planning. He quickly discovered his passion in estate planning and probate and also realized that after running his own business for almost 20 years, he was better suited to manage a law practice then to be an employee in one. 

The Law Office of Ryan E. Fender is one of only three firms admitted as members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Academy firms have been recommended to consumers by Money Magazine and Suze Orman because of their extensive continuing education requirements and high caliber estate planning services. 

Personal

Ryan has been a resident of Yucaipa for over 20 years. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. He helps coach little league, enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, and Angels baseball.

Location

Law Office of Ryan E. Fender
300 E State St Ste 214
Redlands, CA, 92373-5235

Reviews

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Posted by Cathleen Shockley | January 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sooooo knowledgeable!!!
Ryan has been so patient and so helpful! I have been going through an emotional family matter and he keeps it real and calms me down. He's so knowledgeable and anticipates potential happenings and in so doing helps to avoid unnecessary issues. I'm so grateful for his help and his incredible knowledge!!!
Posted by John | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lengthy probate hearing
Ryan helped us through a rather difficult probate…He was knowledgeable, responsive and well organized…I recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Posted by Brande | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I have dealt with lawyers in the past and this was by far the best experience I've had. Ryan was very knowledgeable and took the time to listen to my concerns and went over all my options and all possible outcomes. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Courteous and Professional
I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Fender today and discussed the details of an issue with my fathers trust in which I am both a beneficiary and trustee. He consulted with me in a respectful manner and dove deeper into the details than I even expected to on our first call. At the end of our call he left me with a few options for next steps and referred me to other attorney's who may be better suited for the different options that we discussed over the course of our call. I am out of my depth in this situation and Ryan was the first attorney that I was able to reach by phone, so I am not sure if this level of professionalism and courtesy is standard when it comes to a first time consultation but I would recommend at least a conversation with him to see where you stand on the specifics of your case. Thank you Ryan!
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Posted by Becky | June 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He's the real deal
Things I've never said to a lawyer before: "WOW, how did you fix my problem so FAST?" "I'll be right over to pay you!"
Posted by Robert | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Probate Lawyer in San Bernardino County
Mr. Fender was a huge help through the entire probate process. He was super informative and thorough whenever I had questions or needed help (even going so far as to answer my questions while on vacation). I cannot recommend him enough. If I ever have to deal with probate again, he'll be my first call, and he should be yours too.
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Posted by Geliseth | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Death certificate
I just want to thank Ryan and his team for taking the time to listen when others wouldn’t. I was having trouble finding someone to help me obtain a death certificate In behalf of my children who are minors. He really went beyond my expectations and helped me obtain what I needed for them. He truly cares and won’t stop till he has exhausted all options. He helps guide you in the right direction while working with you. If your looking for someone genuine and honest, Ryan is your man. Thanks again for all your help, Definitely will be returning.
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Posted by Joel | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
piece of mind specialist
Ryan Fender was instrumental in helping me tie up the final business in my moms and my brothers probate. Legal entanglements that would have haunted me until the end of my days. his soothing presence made me right at ease with subject matter I am not at all comfortable with.
Posted by Carol | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence and Integrity
Mr. Ryan Fender proved himself to be well recommended by a friend. We had been looking for a good lawyer to prepare a trust for us. Over the years, we had attended several classes and seminars about trusts, both from attorneys and at universities, so we had a pretty good idea of what we needed, and what we did not need. Ryan met our expectations. His expertise in the area is outstanding. And his integrity, follow-through on details and ability to listen carefully, answer both small and large questions are excellent. Beyond that, however, was the friendliness and capacity to hear our concerns for our family’s inheritance. We highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by David and Barbie | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Rating.....A plus
Ryan Fender is a professional in matters concerning living trust and wills...If we had a question, it was answered. All paperwork and legal matters were well explained and dealt with quickly and was a job well done....
Posted by Brent | September 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Ryan Fender is very knowledgeable and took his time explaining everything to us. He has a sincere desire to be sure his clients are educated in their decisions and happy with his service. We highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking to complete a Living Trust.
Posted by Cay | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Trust!!!!
I had a very short period of time to get order in my personal affairs - a matter of weeks. Ryan provided that service with time to spare. He go my Living Trust set up and my power of attorney for health care, etc. I'm having surgery in a few weeks and wanted to have my affairs in order should anything unplanned occur. Ryan gave me peace of mind. I'm VERY thankful!!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Fender Trust Attorney
My husband and I recently hired to Ryan to review and ultimately update our trust and wills. Ryan was thorough, organized and extremely helpful. Ryan listened carefully and maintained contact throughout the process. He was flexible and accommodating of our situation - my husband is extremely ill. Ryan took the time to make sure we both understood all aspects of our final trust and the related documents. I have already recommended Ryan to family.
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Posted by Nori | July 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the rare few
I read quite a few reviews before calling Mr. Fender. I chose him because of his reported genuine concern for the well being of his clients. Any successful attorney has to understand the intricacies of their profession and know how to win a verdict, but not all of them are caring and compassionate, and for me personally, that makes the difference between a good rapport and a great one! At the very onset of our conversation, I admitted I was doubtful I had a case or at best, a weak one , but before I threw in the towel, I wanted to be assured I had no legal rights to contest a trust. Knowing he wasn’t going to earn a dime, he could have politely apologized there was nothing he could do and said goodbye ( blow me off as we say). Instead he talked with me for half an hour, respectfully and graciously answering every one of my questions by explaining the law pertinent to my particular situation. Although our interaction was brief, I was very impressed with Mr Fender and endorse the validity of the great reviews I read from others who have done business with him . He knows the law and he knows how to treat people with dignity.
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Posted by Kat | June 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Professional and Humanitarian!
Mr. Fender was extremely professional. Yet he was highly knowledgeable but still personable. I went on-line with some questions in regards to the estate/probate of a loved one who had just passed. Mr. Fender not only emailed me but called me personally. Other attorneys told me to call back in 40 days or never replied back. In comparison, there were none. Mr. Fender was so helpful and gave us a wealth of information. His communication skills were excellent and he explained the law clearly and was so precise. Mr. Fender took the time to listen and judge what our needs were; when during the loss of a loved one it can be hard to know where to even start. Mr. Fender took the time to answer my questions and gave me the opportunity to call back if I had more questions. Other attorneys didn't offer these qualities or extend an invitation to speak with us further. The first concern with others was the amount of the estate and their cost. Mr. Fender gathered the information and gave professional input to which I never felt pressured. When the time arrives I would hire Mr. Fender for all our legal needs. Thank you for being a true professional but yet compassionate at a time that is so overwhelming.
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Posted by Felipe | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Lawyer
Ryan is very, very thorough and detailed, covering a lot of materials. My wife and I have learned a lot more now regarding living trust and estate planning which was not possible to know before we met Ryan. Ryan takes a lot of time to explain things that we sometimes could not follow. We highly recommend Ryan!
Posted by Walter | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
Ryan immediately responded to our initial inquiry to find a probate attorney. In the l;ast few weeks he has gone above and beyond our expectations to advise and consult my wife and her sister concerning the passing of their sister and to address each and every issue arising from this tragic loss. We are grateful for Ryan and would whole heartedly recommend him.
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Posted by Wayne S. | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services
I had come to learn about Attorney Ryan Fender from a referral and was very pleased with Mr.Fender and his services. In brief I had needed advice regarding a family related matter dealing with an elder parents pension matter. Mr Fender advised on the matter and offered several options. He promptly orchestrated the restructuring and paperwork needed to facilitate our family's needs.We couldn't be more pleased with the results from Mr Fender. I would highly recommend him to anyone that required a knowledgeable legal professional.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence in Knowledge, Diligence, Professionalism
Mr Fender was easy to work with to resolve our probate issue on my father's home. He addressed the issue to find the quickest, least expensive way to be able to sell the home. He worked with us to have all the documentation complete that was needed to present on our court date. His knowledge and diligence to our case was beyond our anticipate level of professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Experience
Mr. Fender is very friendly and easy to talk to. I did a trust with its related paperwork. His knowledge about trusts and wills is encyclopedic, and he explains all the details very clearly. He brought up things I hadn't considered, and explained all of my possible choices. I know I can turn to him for any possible questions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Ryan E. Fender
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Price Law Firm, APC
  • 2017 - 2018

Education

  • Northwestern California U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Unfunded Trust
  • Quickly received court order declaring property an asset of the trust
  • First Party Special Needs Trust
  • Client was able to protect money from MediCal recovery and retain benefits
  • Protecting Inherited Money
  • Client's inheritance was protected from DHCS recovery

Associations

  • Estate Planning Group Network
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Redlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar for Real Estate Agents
  • Selling the home of an incapacitated or deceased person
  • 2019
  • Legacy Wealth Planning Workshop
  • Estate Planning-Wills and Trust
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Ryan
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very fortunate to know Ryan, and would trust him with estate planning or probate matters for my loved ones without second thought. Ryan is an expert in the law, but more importantly, he is a compassionate, caring counselor who treats everyone he meets, including potential clients, clients and even other attorneys, like family. As a colleague, I can call on Ryan any time for his unmatched expertise. He is a gentleman, the consummate professional, and a genuinely caring person."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ryan for the past couple of years as a colleague in the estate planning profession, and he is always willing to help clients with difficult estate planning issues. Ryan's professionalism and knowledge is certainly an asset for any client. I highly recommend Ryan for your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is one of the hardest-working lawyers I know of. He's a skilled, knowledgable and dedicated attorney who brings a blue collar sensibility to a white collar profession."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a man of integrity and a very conscientious attorney. You will not regret selecting him as your estate planning, probate or conservatorship attorney."
Probate Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is with great pleasure that I endorse Ryan Fender. He is detailed oriented and has a sharp legal mind."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's with great pride that I endorse Mr. Fender. He is a zealous advocate of his clients and an asset to the legal community."
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