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Sarah Anne Kirland

Estate planning Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   2 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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In August 2010, I opened the doors of my own firm.  Prior to this, I was a senior associate at Quinlivan Wexler LLP where I had been a member of the Estate Planning and Probate department since joining the firm in 2001.  I am dedicated to personalized service for each and every client. My approach is educational and proactive – I first determine each client’s individual needs, desires and values, and then tailor their plan to best fulfill their wishes.


Sarah A. Kirland, Esq., Inc., a Professional Corporation
5120 Campus Drive
Suite 301
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


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Posted by Walter | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Performance review of Ramona Burns Estate Probate by Sarah A Kirland,Probate Attorney.
Having been named Executor of Ramona Burns Estate by a legal Last Will and Testament,it became clear that the Estate had to go through the process of Probate according to California law.Sarah was recommended to me by a good friend who had engaged her services in a previous Probate case involving one of her own parents.She was highly recommended. Because of my particular circumstances,it was essential that the advice I received from a legal professional was on point and helped me to navigate the unique problems that I faced when my good friend died and left me to wind up her affairs as nominated Executor.I might add that Ramona Burns nominated me as Executor with power for her health care decisions(she had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was hospitalized for several months before her death),but not with Power of Attorney over her Finances.Essentially,I was left with the maintenance of her home with very little income to maintain the property during the period that she was in intensive care and unable to make any decisions regarding her day to day financial obligations. With this in mind,it was important that Sarah could counsel me in what I could and couldn't do in the use of assets belonging to the Estate. The decision to hire Sarah after an initial consultancy was a fortuitous one. Sarah advised me on what I needed to do.She told me exactly what paperwork I needed to find and provide her with.She informed me of important Court dates that I needed to be aware of and what powers the Court would provide me with in order that I could arrange for the wishes of the deceased to be met with.She performed all the legal State requirements that were incumbent upon her for me and all the paperwork that accompanied these.I never had to go to Court as Sarah made all of it unnecessary. I can't imagine having a better professional experience with an Attorney .She was exemplary.More than Highly Recommended.5 Stars.
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Posted by Kristi | November 20, 2014
a great asset
Sarah Kirland successfully represented me in a tough case for conservatorship of my 18 year old son with a traumatic brain injury. She was very informative, honest, available and thorough. Very professional with a personal touch, she seems to really care for her clients and their families best interests. I would most definitely recommend her and call on her in the future if needed.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sarah A. Kirland, Esq., Inc., a Professional Corporation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Quinlivan Wexler LLP
  • 2001 - 2010


  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California Durable Powers Of Attorney
  • Ethical Considerations When Drafting Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Needs Coalition Workshop
  • Conservatorships
  • 2012
  • Special Needs Planning Educational Workshop
  • Planning for a Loved One With Special Needs
  • 2010
  • Special Needs Coalition
  • Conservatorships for the Developmentally Disabled
  • 2010
  • Special Needs Coalition
  • 18 and Independent – Is a Conservatorship in your Child’s Future
  • 2010
  • National Convention
  • Planning for a Loved One With Special Needs
  • 2008
  • Lighthouse Capital Corporation
  • Ten Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes: An Education Seminar
  • 2007
  • A Financial Edcuation Seminar
  • A Financial Education Seminar: Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • 21st Annual Educational Conference
  • What About the Pearls?: The Basics of Funding A Revocable Living Trust
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Sarah
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah takes great care of her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is a really wonderful attorney. She is a very capable advocate for her clients, and focuses on making the process of estate planning a very pleasant experience."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ms. Kirland because she knows the law and always seeks the best result for her client."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is an energetic, positive and personable lawyer whose interest in her clients, patience, and skill in estate planning are a tremendous benefit for her clients as they plan for the future. I recommend her without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is committed to her clients and is very knowledgeable about her field of the law. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you first meet Sarah, it is obvious she is dedication, down-to-earth and absolutely committed to the clients she serves. Her professionalism, her focus on favorable outcomes and her ethics make her an outstanding attorney. She is a credit to the legal profession and I'm proud to endorse her and recommend her without reservation."
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Newport Beach Estate planning Lawyer Sarah Anne Kirland
Sarah Anne Kirland
Estate planning Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available