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Robert Lee Ferris

Probate Attorney at Daly City, CA

4.4   9 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Robert L Ferris

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Probate can be a complex court proceeding which in some instances can take years to complete. I strive to make that process as simple and fast as possible. In most instances I am able to complete the probate in about 8 months so that all the beneficiaries can receive the property to which they are entitled. Attorney's fees are paid from the estate when the probate is finished.

    31 years

  2. Trusts
    I provide clients with estate planning strategies designed to pass their property to their designated beneficiaries in the fastest and most cost effective manner. The most common vehicle to accomplish this is an estate package which includes a revocable trust, a pour over will and a quitclaim deed transferring the client's property into the trust. A revocable trust is an excellent probate avoidance device which can save thousands of dollars for the client's family.

    31 years

Free 30 minute telephone consultation; Saturday/Evening Appointments. 30 years experience. To see more client reviews go to our website: and cllck 5 Star Reviews, to see Robert on KRON 4 explain Probate and Trusts just click "IN THE NEWS" .

We can help you with Probate, Revocable Trusts, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, Deeds, Small Estate & Spousal Property Petitions, Heggstad Petitions, and Help for Realtors. LET'S TALK and get this off your bucket list. Call or email                       



Photos and videos

"Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community"
State of the Cities Address luncheon with Colma Town Mayor Joanne del Rosario and Daly City Mayor Ray Buenaventura (01/30/2015)
03/21/2015: Ribbon cutting of our new office in 455 Hickey Blvd., Ste. 501, Daly City with Daly City Mayor Ray Buenaventura, Daly City Councilmember David Canepa, Colma-Daly City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Georgette Sarles and friends.
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Law Offices of Robert L. Ferris
455 Hickey Blvd.
Suite 501
Daly City, CA, 94015

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4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My Father's Estate
Robert was very helpful in settling my father's estate. He helped me with all the paperwork and saved me a lot of headache. He is also very knowledgable, caring, and checked in on me.
Posted by Mark | November 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Probate Services
Robert made for smooth court proceedings in connection with my brother's probate. Comprehensive explanation of, and competent guidance through, the probate process from start to completion. Timely and communicative.
Posted by Jan | November 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Probate Attorney
Mr. Ferris is a very capable attorney, and he pays attention to all the details. His follow through is excellent, and we always felt secure that things would be done correctly the first time. We plan to refer him to other interested parties and use him again ourselves in the future.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 22, 2015
Mr. Ferris was a very sweet and hind hearted man, I had no idea what probate was. He had clarified everything to me. And even spent some of his own time explaining in detail the process to me. He is very patient and cares for his clients. I am so thankful that someone very close to me advised him because I would surely recommend him to others.
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Posted by julie | December 26, 2014
family attorney
Robert has been our attorney for many years. He has advised my parents as well as my in-laws on family estate trust. He has assisted my son with legal matters and I trust him with our entire families legal affairs.
Posted by Ana | December 26, 2014
Robert Lee Ferris did the probate on my mom's house after her passing. I found him through the San Mateo County Lawyers Referral Service. He answered all my phone calls immediately and answered all my questions. He kept me informed as to the status of the probate and explained what to expect. I appreciate that because that helped me prepare to provide him with all the information and payments required of me. Considering how difficult this was, working with Mr. Ferris went very smoothly and I found him to be extremely considerate and professional.
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Posted by Rudolf | December 9, 2014
An attorney who actually listens
We retained Mr. Ferris to assist in resolving issues that arose from a complicated probate/ trust case in 2012. He has provided representation regarding a breach of contract case as well. He is methodological around case analysis. He always explained options when decisions needed to be made around case direction. He kept us well-informed during both processes. He received a "good" rating RE: "knowledgeable" due to his needing to preform considerable research around unexpected judicial obstructions. He stays current in providing billing invoices; He is not averse to meeting with his clients to discuss/ clarify any unclear line items.
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Posted by Glenn | December 10, 2014
Will and Trust for my parents
I contacted Mr. Ferris to assist my parents in creating a living trust. He was Conscientious in his dealings with my parents. He answered all concerns in a professional manner. All work was completed with reasonable haste.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Poor Representation And I Would Avoid This Attorney!
I hired Robert Ferris to represent me in a probate case and he was the worst choice I could have ever made. He had awful communication skills, and even worse when it came to actually fighting for my case. In my opinion, he made very poor decisions regarding my case and did not represent me very well. He never filed a rebuttal to the objection filed by the other party and did not show up to the case prepared with the facts. When I hired a different attorney, I spoke with many who could not believe how he handled the case. I would not recommend this attorney to anyone.
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Response from Robert Ferris December 9, 2014
This matter does not sound familiar. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Probate, Wills and Trusts Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert L Ferris
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate/Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Robert J Bockelman
  • 1992 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Hastings Civil Practice Clinic
  • 1991 - 1991


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • J.D Degree
  • 1992
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • 1992
  • San Jose State University
  • Bachelor of Science Administration of Justice
  • 1976


  • San Francisco Supreme Centennial Lion's Club
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Daly City--Colma Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
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  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning Probate Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Lawyer Referral Services
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Francisco County Lawyer Referral Services
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Filipino
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Member of Congress
  • 2015
  • Commendation to Community Dedication
  • Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Senate -State of California
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Daly City-Colma Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Understanding Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • 2014
  • Seminar on How To Handle the Decedent's Estate
  • Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • 2014
  • Seminar on Understanding Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • 2012

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Wills and living wills Attorney | May 09
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"I endorse this lawyer. I am an attorney with over 35 years of practicing law. I have know Mr. Ferris for many years and refer clients to Mr. Ferris. I have found him to be very good with clients and a highly competent attorney."
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