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Katherine has been gaining experience with clients on their estate plans, conservatorships, trust administrations and probate proceedings for more than four years as a paralegal.  She also worked on incorporating small businesses and has kept them going.  In 2011, Katherine passed the California State Bar Examination on her first attempt, and was admitted to practice law in the State of California. 


Katherine is continuing her work with Ventura County families and individuals in planning their estate and administering trusts and probate proceedings.  She also works frequently with families on conservatorships for their loved ones - these are court proceedings to protect someone with special needs or dementia.


Katherine is currently also working with clients in need of assistance with animal welfare issues.  Katherine loves animals and believes that they should have more of a voice in the law, which is shown in her cases prosecuting animal abuse and neglect.  Katherine founded the Animal Law Section of the Ventura County Bar Association, and is a strong voice for the animal law movement and animal welfare issues in Ventura County and Southern California.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Trusts: 25%
  4. Corporate: 15%



Hourly ($150-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP

120 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA, 93060


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP2016 - Present
Of CounselSchneiders & Associates, LLP2013 - 2015
PartnerBen Schuck & Katherine Becker LLP2012 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office of Ben A. Schuck III2011 - 2012
ParalegalLaw Office of Ben A. Schuck III2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Ventura County Bar Association, Animal Law SectionCo-Founder and President2012 - Present
Women Lawyers of Ventura CountyPresident and Treasurer2012 - Present
Animal Legal Defense FundAttorney Member2011 - Present
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2011 - Present
Ventura County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning SectionN/A2010 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
CitationsFamily Companion or Coffee Table? The Growing Field of Animal Law2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AParalegal Certificate2007
Boston CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women Lawyers of Ventura County Lunch MeetingLitigating for Animal Companionship2012
SMART Networking Care Team MeetingPrepare to Prevent the State from Controlling Your Estate2012