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Janet Lee Brewer

also known as Janet L. Brewer

About me

Permit me to assist you in planning for the two things that matter most ... everything you own and everyone you love.
My staff and I provide innovative guidance to create practical solutions that accomplish our clients' goals and objectives in the areas of wealth transfer strategies, estate planning, and probate law.
I have been certified as a specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1996 - less than 1.5% of all California lawyers have earned this certification.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 24%
    26 years
  2. Wills: 24%
    26 years
  3. Probate: 24%
    26 years
  4. Estate Planning: 24%
    26 years
  5. Tax: 4%
    26 years



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Contact info

Law Office Of Janet L. Brewer

2501 Park Boulevard Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA, 94306-1925


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Northern California SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2014
2013 Northern California SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
2012 Northern California SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2012
2011 Northern California SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2011
Laureate in Wealth StrategiesSouthern California Institute2010
2010 Northern California SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2010
Laureate In Wealth StrategiesSouthern California Institute2009
2009 Northern California SuperLawyersSuper Lawyers2009
2008 Northern California SuperLawyersSuper Lawyers2008
2007 Northern California SuperLawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning & Probate LawBoard of Legal Specialization - State Bar of California1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Janet L. Brewer1990 - Present
N/AUniversity of California - Santa Cruz Extension1998 - 2008
General Counsel and Director of AdministrationTelebit Corporation1986 - 1989
Vice President - LegalGreenbrier Capital Corporation1985 - 1986
General Counsel & Legal Dept. DirectorCorvus Systems, Inc.1983 - 1985
General CounselHills Bros. Coffee, Inc.1979 - 1983
Staff AttorneyHewlett-Packard Company1975 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard of Trustees2014 - Present
Silicon Valley Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
WealthCounselFounding Member1997 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate SectionMember1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember (Inactive)1975 - Present
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionExecutive Committee Member (Appointed for term 2009 - 2012)2009 - 2012
California Society of Enrolled AgentsAffiliate Member2002 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: the Albert Einstein Family Correspondence TrustSealed by the Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Society of Enrolled AgentsEstate & Gift Tax Traps for Foreign Clients2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxation LawLLM Tax Law2010
Golden Gate UniversityBusinessMBA1983
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of WisconsinSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Wealth Planning ForumCalifornia-Specific Estate and Family Planning Issues for the International Client2009