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Bruce Shields Ross

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Estate planning Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1972
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Holland & Knight LLP
633 West Fifth Street
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071-2005
Bruce Shields Ross
52570 Idyllmont Rd
P O Box 3363
Idyllwild, CA, 92549-2505
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Oberlin College
  • A.B
  • 1968
  • UC Berkeley SOL
  • N/A

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 1983 - Present
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2006
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Rutter Group publication
  • California Practice Guide: Trusts: Administration and Litigation
  • 2007
  • Rutter Group publication
  • California Practice Guide: Probate
  • 2006
  • Stetson Law Review
  • Conservatorship Litigation and Lawyer Liability: A Guide Through the Maze
  • 2002
  • Third Edition of the American College of Trust and Estate Council
  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 1999
  • Unknown
  • Los Angeles County Probate Court Mediation Rules
  • 1997
  • 133 Trusts & Estates 10
  • The American College of Trust & Estate Council Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Particularized Guidance on Ethics for the Estate and Trust Lawyer
  • 1994
  • 28th Annual Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (Matthew Bender & Co)
  • How to Do Right by Not Doing Wrong: Legal Malpractice and Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning and Administration
  • 1994
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Emerging Damages Claims and the Right to Jury Trials in Fiduciary Litigation" (Campisi, Ross & Latham)
  • 1992
  • Major Tax Planning, Matthew Bender & Co
  • Estate Planning Under the Ten Percent Valuation Tables
  • 1985
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 1984
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 1983
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Basics of Charitable Giving
  • 1983
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 1982
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Basics of Charitable Giving
  • 1982
  • Estate Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar Program Materials
  • Selected Problems in Characterization of Property Interests and Handling Business Interests, Selected Probate Problems
  • 1982
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 1981
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Basics of Charitable Giving
  • 1981
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 1980
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Selected Problems in Characterization of Property Interests and Handling Business Interests, Selected Probate Problems
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 2004
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Palm Beach
  • So What's New in Ethics in Trusts and Estates?
  • 2004
  • Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Boca Raton
  • So Whats New in Ethics in Trusts and Estates?
  • 2004
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Ethical Guidelines for the Estates and Trusts Lawyer: The ACTEC Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Notes on Ethics 2000
  • 2003
  • 25th Annual Duke University Estate Planning Conference
  • Steering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors
  • 2003
  • 23rd Annual Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum
  • Current Developments in the Area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility for the Estate Planning Practitioner, and Workshop: Avoiding Liability for Ethical Violations
  • 2003
  • Washington Bankers' Association
  • Steering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors
  • 2003
  • American Bankers' Association Annual Trust Seminar
  • Steering the Fiduciary Past the Shoals of Surcharge: Advice to Trustees and Their Advisors
  • 2003
  • Southern Federal Tax Institute
  • Recent Developments in Professional Responsibility
  • 2003
  • American College of Trust & Estate Council Summer Program
  • Mediation-An Answer for Your Practice and Your Clients
  • 2003
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 2003
  • The Rutter Group, San Francisco
  • Probate Litigation
  • 2003
  • The Rutter Group, Los Angeles
  • Probate Litigation
  • 2003
  • American Bar Association Tax Section National Audio-conference
  • Tax Link Live: What Engagement Letter?
  • 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 2002
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 2001
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 2000
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Estate and Trust Section
  • Probate Litigation Update
  • 1999
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Trusts Attorney | Jul 15
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Trusts Attorney | Aug 24
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"I endorse this lawyer. Was a pleasure to work under him for three years. He is the preeminent attorney in trusts & estate litigation."
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Bruce Shields Ross
Estate planning Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 52 years