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Karen J. Chilina

Estate planning Attorney at Atascadero, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
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Karen Chilina is an attorney for and shareholder of Chilina Law Firm, focusing on estate planning and real property matters. Karen earned her Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School, graduating with highest honors. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon University in March 1999 and later earned a Paralegal Certficate from California Polytechnic State University.

Karen is enthusiastic about the law and enjoys helping her clients through their legal matters by providing high quality legal services and maintaining and encouraging open communication. Prior to her admission to the State Bar of California and joining Chilina Law Firm, Karen owned and operated Chilina Paralegal Services, a contract paralegal business providing litigation, research, and transactional support to local civil law, administrative law, and criminal law attorneys. Karen also worked as a paralegal for the real estate and land use practice group of the law firm Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green, LLP before opening Chilina Paralegal Services. Prior to her work with AMMC&G, Karen worked in the commercial real estate industry, both in office management and appraisal. 

In addition to providing pro bono legal services to local non-profit organizations, Karen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County. Karen and her family live in Atascadero, California where she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, swimming, reading, baking, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and son.

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Karen J. Chilina
7840 Morro Road, Suite 210D
Atascadero, CA, 93422
Chilina Law Firm, a Professional Corporation
7840 Morro Road
Suite 210D
Atascadero, CA, 93422
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Posted by Jennifer | December 26, 2023
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Quick and Easy Estate Plan Process
Karen prepared our estate plan. She made the process quick and easy. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Jessica | October 16, 2023
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Thorough, helpful, & timely
Karen & Greg helped us with both creating an LLC as well as our family trust. We had a lot of moving parts and they were able to put everything together, answer all questions we had, and provided friendly, top notch service... very knowledgeable, we highly recommend them!
Posted by Patty | October 15, 2023
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Excellent service!
Karen completed a family trust for me. She was thorough, prompt and helpful. Excellent service and support.
Posted by Candace | October 14, 2023
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So Easy
I met with Karen to review my Trust. With no idea how to proceed she guided me in the right direction and got it done. We met with my daughter to go over it all and it was so easy and understandable. So thankful for the professionalism and how she made it very easy. Thank you!
Posted by walter | October 14, 2023
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Estate Planning
Karen was very thorough while doing our estate planning. She explained everything iin a way that we completely understood.
Posted by Elizabeth Szenasi | October 14, 2023
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Pat and Elizabeth Szenasi
We live in th.e bay area, also on vacation to AZ. Karen was great working with us even while traveling. She's a joy to work with. THANKS
Posted by Cheryl | July 24, 2018
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Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
After being the executor of my step-mom’s estate and engaging the services of the Chilina Law Firm to facilitate the probate process I determined I wanted to assure my own affairs were in order. I hired Karen Chilina to educate me on the estate planning process and guide me in making the best decisions for my own situation. Karen has the ability to explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand. There were many decisions to be made that I had given little to no thought to. Karen provided the professional support I needed to move through the process and emerge with the legal documents I need to assure my affairs are left in good order. I can recommend Karen Chilina to anyone seeking an attorney for estate planning purposes.
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Posted by Annette | June 29, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Karen is very professional and thorough in everything she does. She was very understanding and helpful to me, a successor trustee to interpret trust documents, understand my duties as a trustee and ensure that the trust is managed and dissolved correctly. She oversaw the fiduciary accounting of trust assets to beneficiaries, handled the real property transfer, and answered all of my questions. Karen was with me through the whole process. Thank you Karen!
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen and I have worked together on many estate planning matters. She is very professional and knowledgeable in both estate planning and real estate legal matters."
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Atascadero Estate planning Lawyer Karen J. Chilina
Karen J. Chilina
Estate planning Attorney
Atascadero, CA
Licensed for 10 years