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Wilfrid Cunningham Lemann

Estate planning Attorney at San Bernardino, CA

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Wilfrid

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Firm partner Wilfrid C. Lemann chairs the firm's Business Law Department and focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, general business law, corporations, partnerships, securities, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit corporations, and church . Lemann has attained the highest possible peer review, "AV" and a 5 out of 5 client rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Fullerton Lemann Schaefer & Dominick
215 North D Street First Floor
San Bernardino, CA, 92401
Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP
18500 Von Karman Ave Suite 59
Irvine, CA, 92612
Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP
77564-A Country Club Dr. Suite 132
Palm Desert, CA, 92211
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Posted by Timothy Prince | September 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extraordinary talent, civility and creativity
Bill displays extraordinary talent, civility and creativity as an experienced member of the bar. His ethics and loyalty are beyond compare. He is a trusted mentor, colleague, friend and go-to expert capable of handling most business, corporate and real property matters as well as litigation. Bill has my highest confidence and recommendation.
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Posted by Taylor | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An Attorney Who Cares
A couple years ago, my father passed away after a couple week stay in the hospital. During this horrible time, Mr. Lemann was more than an attorney, he went above and beyond the call of duty for my family during this terrible time. He treated us like we were part of his own family, and we are truly grateful. If you are looking for an attorney who will treat you like one of his own while providing top notch service, look no further than Mr. Lemann. He is not just an attorney, but someone I consider a friend.
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Posted by Jeannie | February 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bill Lemann
Bill Lemann started out as a young lawyer helping my mother. He proved to be the most trusted and valuable of advisors to her and later to myself and my family. He truly cares about his clients and they become family to him. Working as a court reporter for 40 years I was able to view firsthand his skills in the courtroom and they are stellar. I can't speak highly enough of Bill and our experiences with him in handling the most complex legal problems in a professional and brilliant manner
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Posted by Michael | February 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Wilfrid Lemann just handled a very complex case for me that involved not one but both of my parents that unfortunately both have very serious mental illnesses Bill handled this case with grace and dignity for both of my parents who were so ill that both were making it very complicated for myself as oldest son to obtain a healthcare directive and power of attorney by nature I am a very impatient person however I trusted Bill and he accomplished the task his knowledge of the law and his mastery of compassion and empathy and his desire to protect the dignity of both of my parents was a masterpiece sincerely Michael L Valentine
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Posted by Amy | February 20, 2015
The very best!
When my brother passed away suddenly, without a will, we needed a probate attorney. Mr. Lemann was highly recommended by someone I trust completely and he was everything we could have hoped for. He was always available for questions, he has a fantastic staff, and he guided us through the probate process with as little stress to me and my mother as possible. I can't say enough good about him, and his entire firm.
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Posted by Jennifer | December 31, 2012
Extremely helpful - Excellent attorney
Mr. Lemann has assisted me with various business and personal issues for the past several years. Mr. Lemann has negotiated several real estate deals for me and I have always been very pleased with the end result. He has also helped me with legal issues of a personal matter and those issues were also resolved with the best outcome I could hope to achieve.
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Posted by Elaine | August 30, 2012
Client
My husband and I have used Mr. Lemann's firm for decades. He and his firm have assisted with estate planning and corporate and real estate legal work. We have used other firms. However, I have relied upon Mr. Lemann since my husband passed away about 12 years ago. Although estate planning can be full of conflict, Mr. Lemann has great interpersonal skills and has been able to work with everyone in the family. I really appreciate his assistance.
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Posted by Fred | February 4, 2012
Organization and Leadership
Mr. Lemann was well staffed and organized when we needed leadership for our business and family when our Patriarch became ill. His wise counsel with our large and complex business and family corporate and investment interests assisted us immensely in a trying time. We will be forever grateful.
Posted by Scott Thomas, Thomas Engineering | November 13, 2010
Business client
Very clever. Brilliant. Best we have ever worked with in 20 years.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2010
Ron Rezek
Saved my life and business
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2009
Client Review
Very wise fellow
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Santa Clara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Milian v. DeLeon
  • Judgment Affirmed

Associations

  • KVCR Educational Foundation
  • Incorporator and Director
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Emeritus Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Aquinas High School
  • Foundation Chairman
  • 1995 - Present
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center
  • Corporate Executive Council
  • 1994 - Present
  • California State University San Bernardino
  • Pfau Library Addition Chair
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • United States Claims Court
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Sturges Center for the Fine Arts (Sturges Foundation)
  • Legal Counsel
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • National Orange Show
  • Director
  • 1981 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Catholic Charities
  • Board Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Sierra Club of San Bernardino
  • Founding President
  • 1980 - Present
  • San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Legal Counsel
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • John B. Surr Award
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2016
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2015
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2013
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • St. Thomas More Award
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Overall Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Naming Honor (Bill Lemann Baseball Complex)
  • Aquinas High School
  • 2009
  • Naming Honor
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center- Emergency Admission Center
  • 2009
  • Life Achievement Award
  • San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society
  • 2008
  • Vision of Hope Award
  • Catholic Schools
  • 2006
  • Caring Hands Award
  • St. Bernardine Medical Center
  • 2000
  • Good Samaritan Award
  • Catholic Charities
  • 1991
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Susan G. Komen Spring Conference
  • Estate Planning, Advanced Health Care Directives
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill's warm and sincere manner simply compounds his effectiveness on his cases. I strongly endorse Bill Lemann as one of the top business lawyers in the Inland Empire."
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