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Thank you for your interest in my law practice and our firm. We are proactive. We will examine your issue and offer innovative legal remedies that best benefit you. We thoroughly explain the process and give you an idea of what to expect. We strive to establish a relationship based on a foundation of trust so that you will feel comfortable moving forward. Our services are not a product, but a process.


Common sense tells you that you do not plan your estate or solve trust and estate problems just by throwing money at them. That same common sense should tell you that you do not plan your estate or solve your trust and estate problems by throwing money at your lawyers. The best solutions and the best lawyers are not necessarily the most expensive.


Daniel Brown is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar. He is a San Mateo attorney who began his legal career in tax law. His significant tax experience allows him to examine your situation, listen to your concerns and advise you in the development and creation of an estate plan that preserves your estate and is tailored to your particular family. Post death, we assist the fiduciary (Executor or Trustee) in the implementation and administration of your estate plan.


Mr. Brown has two law degrees, a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    28 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    30 years
  3. Tax: 20%
    33 years
  4. Trusts: 20%
    28 years



Hourly ($375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Camelia Mahmoudi

    I enthusiastically endorse this superb lawyer. I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Brown as an associate attorney, when I transitioned from practicing family law to estate planning. In addition to being a seasoned coach and a great mentor to me, he is an outstanding attorney and asset to our trust and estate legal community. His ethics, honesty and skill are unsurpassed. He is highly skilled, professional and experienced and I recommend him to anyone seeking representation in the area of trust and estate.


    Camelia Mahmoudi Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc.

400 South El Camino Real
Suite 400
San Mateo, CA, 94402-1760


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawState Bar of California2007
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Daniel G. Brown1996 - Present
DirectorWilliams, Romanski, Polverari & Skelton, P.C.1994 - 1996
Associate AttorneyWilliams, Romanski, Polverari & Skelton, P.C.1988 - 1994
Associate AttorneyBeck & Nolan1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyerMember1998 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re THE LEVIN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN TRUSTPetitioner not beneficiary of trust; appeal denied
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1984
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
California State University, FullertonAccountingB.B.A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Course on Tax PlanningUniversity of California, Berkeley Extension1997