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Stefanie Marie Herrington

Estate planning Attorney at Montecito, CA

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About Stefanie

Learn Stefanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%
    We assist families with all of their estate planning needs, including preparing trusts and wills, protecting minor children and family members with special needs, asset protection planning, and incapacity planning.

    12 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    We help personal representatives navigate formal probate court proceedings and informal probate transfers when estate administration is necessary.

Stefanie is an estate planning attorney who is passionate about helping people plan for their family’s future. Fore more than ten years, she has focused on estate planning, trust administration, and probate and helps clients design plans that efficiently and effectively accomplish family goals. She routinely counsels clients in crisis and following the loss of a loved one. Stefanie is also a licensed broker and represents buyers and sellers on real estate transactions.

Stefanie has been a Rotarian for twelve years, and serves as president of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset and sits on the board of the club's charitable foundation. Stefanie volunteers with Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, where she served on the board of trustees for seven years, including two years as president. She also founded and co-chaired the nonprofit's largest annual fundraiser for six years. In February 2021, Stefanie was appointed to the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, and currently serves as vice chair. 

Stefanie grew up in Portland, Oregon, and received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Oregon Law Review. During law school, Stefanie clerked for business and environmental litigation law firms, as well as the Hon. Michael Hogan for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Before moving to California, Stefanie clerked for the Hon. Daniel M. Taubman at the Colorado Court of Appeals and practiced complex business litigation in Portland. Stefanie was a partner in a law firm in Carpinteria for six years before establishing Montecito Law Group in 2018.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/07/2022
State OR
Status Resigned
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Stefanie

Montecito Law Group, P.C.
559 San Ysidro Road, Suite J
Montecito, CA, 93108

Reviews

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Posted by Carol | August 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, Professional, Prompt Service
Stefanie keeps her skills on the cutting edge of her field! She helped tremendously in planning my estate and foundation. Her devotion to Girls Inc is a fine testament of her commitment to her clients and community. I will use her expert services again.
Posted by Pat | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very caring and professional attorney.
Stefanie set up my estate plan before major surgery, as I had no previous plan at all. She is so patient, making sure I understood everything, and very professional. I would highly recommend Stefanie.
Posted by Michael | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer we could ask for!
If you are ever in need of a lawyer that is smart, knowledgeable, funny and responds quickly we highly recommend Stefanie at the Montecito Law Group. We needed some help putting together a trust/will and asked our friend Robert to recommend someone who could help us. He recommended Stefanie. Not only did Stefanie do a great job putting together an "easy to understand" trust for us she also helped us with some real estate questions we had and her fees were very reasonable. We highly recommend Stefanie and have referred her to our friends.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder and attorney
  • Montecito Law Group, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bartlett & Herrington, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Appellate Law Clerk
  • Colorado Court Of Appeals
  • 2010 - 2010

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset
  • Founder, Board Member
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning
  • Program Chair
  • 2011 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Paul Harris Service Award
  • Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning
  • N/A

Publications

  • Oregon Law Review
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Friend
"Stefanie is one of the smartest and hardest working people I know. I would hire her should the need arise."
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