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Jeffrey Brian Pape

Litigation Attorney at Clovis, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 39 years
    Iowa - IA 41 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1982
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    42 years, 100 cases

  2. Estate planning

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Trusts

    42 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Business

    42 years

  5. Probate

    39 years, 100 cases

  6. Wills and living wills

    39 years, 750 cases


Mr. Pape has practiced law for 39 years. He has extensive legal experience in tax law, the formation, operation, and taxation of businesses, real property transactions, trust and probate litigation, and estate planning. He has also successfully handled a wide range of business litigation matters, which has enhanced his ability to counsel his business clients.


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Posted by Brett | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, well seasoned, knowledgeable attorney
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Pape for several years. We have employed Mr. Pape as our family attorney, creating wills and living trusts. He has also handled real estate and financial transactions for us. He is an excellent negotiator and always has his clients' best interest in mind. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jeffrey Pape has proven abilities to obtain great results!
Mr. Pape was brought in as co-counsel with me on a multi-million dollar litigation matter concerning trusts, family business entities and a hostile takeover. Working with him has exceeded my expectations. My 30 years worth of litigation experience allows me to highly recommend him!
Posted by Jason | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked with Him MANY Times
There's no attorney I value more than Jeff Pape. I've worked with him many times, referred others to him time and again, and every experience has been fantastic. He's a guy who knows what he's doing, and is fast and efficient at getting it done. If I'm in a spot, he's the one I go to. His entire firm is filled with qualified and professional personnel. The fact that he's also a Certified Tax Specialist is a huge bonus. (Becoming a Certified Tax Specialist in California is extremely difficult!) Jeff is a great guy who gets the job done and stands up for his clients. He's a pro at litigation, estate planning, business advice, probate, and several other areas. I've known Jeff for years and have always walked away knowing I was in good hands.
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Posted by Paula | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer.
Mr. Pape listened to our complex estate planning issues. He is very knowledgeable, professional and efficient. We are completely satisfied with the estate plan prepared by him. Mr. Pape is an excellent attorney.


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Pape, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Pape &Shewan
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Jackson, Pape et al.
  • 2004 - 2006


  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1993
  • University of Iowa
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Morningside College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Matter of Rocha Living Trust
  • Favorably settled after appeal
  • Estate of Friguglietti
  • Court found in favor of trustee. Trust amendment was found to be valid.


  • Rotary Club of North Fresno
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Greek Community of Fresno County
  • President
  • 2003 - 2006
  • March of Dimes, Central California
  • President
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Top Attorneys in Fresno
  • Fresno Magazine
  • 2009
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Certified Specialist - Taxation Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1997
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  • Law Journal
  • The Importance of Thoughtful Family Business Succession Planning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Jeffrey
Probate Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I handled a case where Jeff had been appointed to represent the estate party. Jeff was insightful as to pit falls posed by the legal issues in the cast that I would have considered as I do not practice probate or estate law. He is also a pleasure to work with on a case and not afraid to go to trial when needed to get a great result for his client(s)."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is a very experienced litigator who can handle cases covering a wide spectrum of legal issues. I've had the pleasure of working with Jeff on complex trust and estates matters and have seen first-hand his practical approach to navigating the minefields of probate and trust litigation. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent litigator and is highly respected in the Fresno legal community."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I an an attorney at law in Fresno, California and worked with Mr. Pape on a trust litigation matter and found him to be extremely competent in his representation of his client and highly knowledgeable of trust law. I would highly recommend Mr. Pape in any trust or probate matter."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a terrific attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable, well-prepared and professional."
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Clovis Litigation Lawyer Jeffrey Brian Pape
Jeffrey Brian Pape
Litigation Attorney
Clovis, CA
Licensed for 41 years