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Sharon Marie Anderson

Guardianship Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   11 reviews
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Reason: Government Attorney

About Sharon

Learn Sharon’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    60%
    Conservatorships

    27 years

  2. Probate
    40%

    27 years

Sharon is a Southern California native but moved to Northern California to attend college where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Political Science. Following college, she moved back to Southern California to attend law school at Western State University College of Law. While at law school Sharon was the recipient of numerous American Jurisprudence Awards, was a member of Law Review, graduated Magna Cum Laude and was 2nd in her class. During law school Sharon worked as a law clerk for the Internal Revenue Service's Estate and Gift Tax Division and for a law firm that specialized in estate and trust planning, corporate formations and tax law.

Sharon received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1995 with an emphasis in Taxation. After graduation, Sharon worked at two Southern California law firms where she sharpened her legal skills, which include estate planning, probates, conservatorships, corporate formations and trust administrations.  Sharon's practice primarily involves probates, estate planning, conservatorship, guardianships and trust administration. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, as well as the Riverside Bar Association.

While not in the office, Sharon is active in the fight to cure Type 1 diabetes and is a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as will as the Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Foundation. She is an avid runner and also enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends and her family of 5.

 
Licensed for 27 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 02/13/2012

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Orange County Superior Court
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship
We hired Sharon to obtain a guardianship over our grandchildren. Sharon explained the process to us in a straightforward manner, prepared all documents promptly and we were able to obtain our guardianship. She answered our numerous questions promptly and thoroughly. We would definitely recommend her to others. Her kindness and compassion for her clients in unheard of in the legal field.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
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Heggstad Petition
Sharon filed a Heggstad Petition to obtain order transferring Grandparents house back into name of trust. Their home was removed from trust to process reverse mortgage and lender/bank was supposed to record deed back into trust but failed to do so. Sharon obtained order and our family was able to purchase family home instead of it going into foreclosure and sold at auction. She was very kind, attentive, and walked us through the entire process. Our family learned a lot through this process and we are so thankful Sharon was there to help us.
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Posted by Joanie | December 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Sharon assisted my sister when her son passed unexpectedly at only 50 years old. It was tragic and very emotional for us and Sharon was very empathetic with our situation and sincerely cared... that meant the world to us. On the legal side, she walked us through the options and made the process as simple and seamless as it could have possibly been. Would I recommend her services again? Without question and in fact I am going to be seeing her for my personal estate planning. Sharon is simply amazing.
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Posted by Johnny | December 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the southwest
I was referred to Sharon by a family friend to help me with a prolonged legal dispute, which she handled accurately and swiftly on my behalf. I would recommend Sharon to any friend or family in the area. Thank you Sharon for helping to resolve my legal issues in a professional and expedient manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Anderson
Came to Anderson for help with probate. She was always communicating, seemed to be on top of any issues that arose, kept my family in the loop. I'd recommend her services to others in my situation.
Posted by Greg | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Client
I have been receiving council from Sharon Anderson for quite a few years, and the team at the office is fantastic! I have been pulled out of several complicated legal situations and saved countless thousands of dollars with the incredible, professional help from Sharon and the team. As I ng as I need any legal advise or resolution to a legal issue, I will continue to work with Sharon Anderson and the Holstrom team. I can't thank you enough!!
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Posted by Geronimo | May 13, 2015
Highly recommended
Sharon helped our condo association with a probate case and throughout the process she was patient, thorough and answered all the questions our Board of Directors had for her. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of probate law and I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Rick | March 26, 2012
Sharon M. Anderson is great
Approximately 6 years ago we needed an attorney to help us gain custody of my wife's niece after her father suddenly passed away. We were very lucky to be referred to Sharon Anderson of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson. We could not have made a better choice. Although the process can be very complicated, Sharon Anderson and her office have made it as easy as possible on us. She has fought hard for us, while at the same time keeping our cost to a minimum. For the last six years we have had court ordered reports that must be submitted annually, and Sharon has helped us every year. After 6 years it's hard to imagine that we will no longer be working with her office in June of 2012 as our niece will be turning 18 years of age. Sharon has taken care of us all the way, sometimes feeling like more of a friend than our attorney. Our phone calls to her office have always been returned promptly and the billing has always been clear and accurate. Although when we were searching for an attorney, cost was not the most important thing, we found Sharon's and her office to have extremely competitive rates and always felt that they were putting our best interests before their own wallets, something not so common in today's world. Our court system is a very scary place for a novice like myself, but if like me you are lucky enough to find the right attorney it can be a whole lot less painful. If my wife and I are ever in need of an attorney in the future, we will be calling Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson with he hopes that they will assist us again.
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Posted by D Bedford | October 5, 2011
Best possible outcome- A WIN!
I personally want to thank Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, APLC Law Firm because they assured me; my legal issues were in the hands of true professionals. The family law attorneys Dayn Holstrom, Kristen Holstrom-Fiebiger and Sharon Anderson were there for my family’s needs and tactfully guided me through the legal aspects that were necessary to make my case - A WIN. I attest that this company upheld a prompt response time, professional attitude when answering all of my questions, and gave me a sense of freedom while walking through my specific family law issues. I can now say, my dream has come true and that my family is living peacefully at home. I personally recommend Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, APLC Law Firm to any family, looking for a professional family law attorney, who’s ready to execute their case. Thank You and God Bless, Staff Sergeant Daniel Bedford (United States Airforce)
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2011
Great Probate Attorney
I have worked with Sharon (as her client) on a Trust Administration for 2 plus years. She is hardwrking, trustworthy and competent. I highly reccomend her services to anyone in need.
Posted by Rian K. | March 21, 2011
Sharon was a blessing to my family and I!
I hired Sharon and her firm Holstrom, Sissung, Marks and Andderson in August of 2010. Sharon worked with my siblings and me (and is still working with us) to help my Mom. She helped my older sister and me receive permanent guardianship of my mom. Not only is Sharon very helpful, he also keeps my family informed of all that is going on. He is more than just a lawyer. He has become a friend. She truly cares about my family and is very passionate about his job. Sharon is very honest and straight-forward. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help us. She was a blessing from above.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Orange County Superior Court
  • 2019 - Present
  • Trial Counsel
  • Holstrom, Block and Parke, APLC
  • 2006 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Sorrento Law Group
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Cooper & Wolowski
  • 1995 - 2004
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Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • California State University, Chico
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Associations

  • Riverside Community Collelge District Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Attorneys
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2010
  • American Jurisprudence (AmJur) - Contracts
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence (AmJur) - Constitutional
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence (AmJur) - Taxation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence (AmJur) - Civil Procedure
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 1996
  • Law Review
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consolidated Legal Services
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (32)
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Anderson is not only a great attorney but her attention to detail is impeccable. Ms. Anderson is an asset to our legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharon is very skilled at navigating the emotional and frustrating probate process."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sharon is one of the warmest, friendliest faces at Holstrom. Her clients absolutely adore her, as do her co-workers. She'll instantly put you at ease with her empathy and experience, even if you are dealing with significant legal issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharon did the estate planning for one of my family law clients, and she did a great job. I strongly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Anderson is a skilled and compassionate practitioner. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for clients in court."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Santa Ana Guardianship Lawyer Sharon Marie Anderson
Sharon Marie Anderson
Guardianship Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 27 years