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Kendra Kaldor Bowen

Trusts Attorney at Palo Alto, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 31 years
    Georgia - GA 28 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kendra

Learn Kendra’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    I have established thousands of estate plans including living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care directories and irrevocable trusts for individuals and couples over twenty-five years.

    29 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Estate planning

  3. Wills and living wills

    29 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation

    29 years, 150 cases

Born and raised in the Bay Area, and as a graduate of Hastings College of the Law and University of California, Davis,  I am commited to helping my fellow residents enjoy the peace of mind which comes from proper estate planning.  I have drafted thousands of estate plans and have seen nearly every family and living situation.  I keep the process simple, easy and actually enjoyable for clients and always hand deliver the final, original documents. I will stay with you every step of the way.



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Posted by Diane | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kendra Kaldor Bowen
I had reached out to Kendra because my Trust was over 20 years old and my life had changed so I felt sure my Trust should too. After reviewing my old Trust, she provided me with an easy to follow workbook. Throughout the process, I appreciated how she made herself available to answer my questions and when it was completed met me in person to review and notarize. I am very pleased with Kendra's service and would recommend her to help anyone with the critical and somewhat emotional preparation of a Trust and Will.
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Posted by Alexander | November 23, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Professional, Delight to Work With
Kendra delivered a comprehensive plan that addressed all our estate planning needs. Patient and professional, Kendra truly listened to our concerns about some of the most difficult personal and financial decisions that we will ever make. We signed our final documents feeling confident that Kendra helped us craft a comprehensive estate plan that will protect us during our lifetime and will eventually ensure the smooth transition of everything we've taken a lifetime to build.
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Posted by Joe | November 10, 2017
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Excellent Attorney. Very knowledgeable
Kendra was wonderful. She quickly grasped the complexities of our estate, answered all of our questions and was extremely professional. We couldn't have asked for more! We would highly recommend her for all estate planning needs.
Posted by Jennifer | November 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with a great lawyer!
Kendra helped my Husband and I with our estate planning. She was very patient and made sure we understood everything. She responded quickly to our emails/phone calls, and paid attention to the details. Great experience, we highly recommend Kendra!
Posted by Irene | October 13, 2017
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Efficient and Thoughtful Lawyer
My husband and I are both busy and really liked working with her. She helped us in choosing guardians for our kids and led us through the thought process with much care and TLC. I appreciate the flat fee method of charging for the services rather than billable hours. Highly recommend Kendra.
Posted by Debbie | October 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lovely and experienced estate planning lawyer
She was so smart and efficient! Kendra prepared my estate planning in an enjoyable and pleasant way. She did not try to impress me with lawyer lingo but really assisted me in making sound decisions for my family. Price was reasonable and finished product turnaround was very fast as I was taking a trip out of the country.
Posted by Loris | July 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trust preparation
Oct. 27. Vanguard Legal Group trust seminar in Monterey. We made a deposit of $1200 Nov 3. Met attorney Kendra Bowen in Monterey and started trust preparation. Paid final cost of trust for two. Jan 3. Notified Kendra Bowen of David's death Jan. 17. Local attorney arranged my single title to my house Jan. Requested a single trust for me. No cost reduction March 10. Notarized single trust papers in Monterey April 13. Vanguard sent an Email saying a grant deed request was sent to county recorder's office in Monterey May 17 I called Monterey County recorder's office. No request received. I called Vanguard and they asked (for the first time) for my husband's death certificate. I mailed an original death certificate that day. June 2. Called Vanguard and was told request for grant deed going out that day. June 12. Vanguard says request sent July 5. Vanguard says request was returned June 27th because the amount they sent for the grant deed was $20 short July 13. Called Monterey County court recorder. Still no record of a grant deed request for my trust, which is still totally unfunded.
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Response from Kendra Bowen October 15, 2017
Kendra no longer works with Vanguard.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Fidelity Law Offices, APC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Vanguard Legal Group
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Legal Consultant
  • Celerity Consulting Group
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Walters & Ward
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Mark C. Watson
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • University of California, Hastings College of The Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of California, Davis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Blended family estate plan
  • A very favorable estate plan for each of them, and the next generation, including protection for each partner's individual assets and children
  • Single parent estate plan
  • Very favorable for mom and son and included provision for mom's family to one day distribute assets for the benefit of her son


  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education presentation-Alameda County Law Library
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Plannning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kendra and I have worked together on a couple of matters involving mutual clients. She always goes above and beyond to make sure the clients receive the care and attention they deserve. Additionally, I greatly appreciate the time she takes to make sure that clients get the planning they truly need, as well as the time she spends making sure they understand their Estate Plans. I would highly recommend Kendra Bowen to anyone seeking to have their Estate Plan prepared."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kendra is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I do not hesitate to refer clients to her when they have estate planning questions."
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Palo Alto Trusts Lawyer Kendra Kaldor Bowen
Kendra Kaldor Bowen
Trusts Attorney
Palo Alto, CA
Licensed for 31 years
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