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I help people protect their family and loved ones through affordable and personalized estate planning. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 100%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elisabeth Anne Donovan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tompkins is a very bright and knowledgable estate planning attorney who takes good care of his clients. He is experienced, accessible, and most of all, truly cares about every client he works with. I highly recommend him for your estate planning needs.


    Elisabeth Donovan Family Attorney
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  • Marian Bishay Esq

    I endorse this lawyer. Dwight is down to earth, knowledgeable, and truly cares about providing his clients with the best legal services possible. I confidently refer my clients to him for their estate planning needs and they have all made it a point to let me know how extremely pleased they have been with him.


    Marian Bishay Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

171 S. Anita Drive,
Suite 119
Orange, CA, 92868

Dwight Edward Tompkins, Attorney at Law

171 S. Anita Drive
Suite 119
Orange, CA, 92868



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Am Jur Award for Trial AdvocacyAmerican Jurisprudence1990
National Honor Society - AcademicsPhi Kappa Phi1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - Solo PracticeDwight Edward Tompkins, Attorney at Law1991 - Present
AssociateChing Kurtz1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
LeTip of OrangeWills, Trusts & Estates Attorney2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A
Rotary InternationalPast Club President1994 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of BuenafeHeggstad Petition Granted
Estate of MillerFinal Distribution
Estate of ClausenFinal Distribution
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Publication nameTitleDate
20 Journal of Education & Law 301 (1991)An Argument For Privacy In Support Of The Choice Of Home Education By Parents1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
California State University, Long BeachPublic PolicyMaster of Public Administration1982
California State University, San DiegoAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kanini Advisory Group SeminarEstate Planning Basics2016
Integrity Escrow Lunch & LearnEstate Planning Basics for RE Prof2016
Garden Grove Rotary LuncheonEstate Planning Update2016
Fiduciary ExpertsEstate Planning Basics2016
Edward Jones Senior Issues PanelLegal Issues Affecting Seniors2016
Calvary Ch Downey LIfe Issues FairEstate Planning2016
LeTip of OrangeEstate Planning Problems2015
Kanani Advisory SeminarEstate Planning Basics2015
Golden Futures 50+ Senior ExpoExibitor2015
Wells Fargo AdvisorsEstate Planning Basics2014
LeTip of OrangeEstate Planning Capacity2014
LeTip of OrangeTrust Funding & Follow Up2014
LeTip of OrangeEstate Planning in 20142014
LeTip of OrangeJoint Tenancy Problems2014
Kanani Advisory GroupEstate Planning Overview2014
Griffith CompanyEstate Planning2014
Garden Grove Women's Chamber of CommerceEstate Planning Basics2014
Calvary Chapel Downey Life Issues FairEstate Planning & Living Trusts2014
Pangasinan Brotherhood MeetingEstate Planning & Living Trusts2013
Life Issues FairEstate Planning Presentation2013
LeTip of Orange MeetingProbate2013
LeTip of OrangeEstate Planning2013
Edward Jones Financial MeetingEstate Tax Update2013
LeTip of OrangeEstate Planning2012
City of Lake Forest Employee LunchEstate Planning2012
Calvary Chapel Downey Life Issues FairEstate Planning2012
WFG TrainingEstate Planning2011
Rotary Lunch SpeakerEstate Tax Planning2011
Various Meetings and ConferencesEstate Taxes2010
Various Meetings and ConferencesEstate Planning2010