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Kathleen "Katie" Siemont

Estate planning Attorney at Benicia, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 25 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Kathleen "Katie" Siemont grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attending CSU Chico and George Washington University National Law Center in Washington D.C.  She was one of the first graduates of the Joint J.D./M.P.H programs at George Washington Medical Center in D.C., earning a law degree and a Master's Degree in Public Health in three years.  

Katie worked for over a decade as a Worker's Compensation Defense attorney for a large statewide firm. She represented large corporate accounts, CIGA cases, State and County self-insured entities, and major corporations including McDonalds, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Mart. Practice areas include San Francisco, Oakland, Ukiah, Napa and Sacramento. She has been a Certified Legal Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law since 2007. Katie is a member of the California Applicant's Attorney Association, and NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives. In 2015, she opened the Law Offices of Kathleen Siemont, representing applicants in Estate Planning, Probate, Worker's Compensation and Social Security law.  She is admitted to practice law in both California and the District of Columbia.  

Katie regularly volunteers with the Vallejo Lawyers in the Library program, providing free pro bono legal services every month to the public. In her spare time, she performs in childrens' performance theater on a weekly basis and performs improv comedy. 

She currently resides in Napa with her two daughters and a tennis-ball obsessed dog.  

Location

Law Office of Kathleen Siemont
701 Southampton Drive
Suite 211
Benicia, CA, 94510

Reviews

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Posted by Shirley | August 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind, helpful, smart
Katie gave me great advice in helping me make decisions regarding a family member’s legal issues. She responded quickly and easily addressed all my concerns. I highly recommend her expertise!
Posted by Joyce | September 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very friendly and informative
I spoke with Kathleen regarding how to apply or appeal social security she was very direct and friendly. I would definitely retain her to represent me in the future because she cares about the people.. Thanks for caring
Posted by Kevin | June 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive and effective representation.
Kathleen is the most personable and caring attorney I have ever met. She was patient, attentive and transparent throughout the entire W.C. process. My case was finalized well above my expectations. She is highly recommended. Thanks Katie.
Posted by Raymond V | November 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Smart and Empathetic
I am so glad to have found Kathleen Siemont for my case. She always made me laugh, even when it didn't seem like there was anything to laugh about. She's just a really caring and nice person. Most attorneys don't take the time to really explain the process and get to know you. Five stars!
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disgusting behavior.
I called to possibly hire her, and was thrown off by her rude and dismissive responses. She didn’t want to take the case im assuming. And instead of just saying so she judged me, and has been harassing me in my messages. Leaving extremely nasty remarks about a case she has no knowledgeable of. I highly suggest you look else were for help. She has a disgusting way of handling things she doesn’t want to deal with and is very rude. Im so appalled she attacked me in my messages .
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Response from Kathleen Siemont December 21, 2022
Note: this review was posted because I refused to represent someone who admitted committing elder abuse. Seniors should not have to worry about an unemployed relative attempting to steal their life savings during their last days. When your family has to sue you, and a judge orders you to leave your deceased Grandma’s house after determining that you falsified documents, you are not a client I would ever represent. (Review is based on my refusal to represent a thief who steals from the elderly. )
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 12%-15%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Kathleen Siemont
  • 2019 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Wright & Falls
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Senior Associate Attorney - Defense
  • Grancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens & Thomas
  • 2005 - 2015

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Skyline College
  • AA
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States Fire Insurance v. W.C.A.B. (Kamakeeaina, Alexander), Lexis Advance
  • 100% permanent disability plus $10k payment / month for HHC

Associations

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (16)
Endorse Kathleen
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Ms. Siemont to be a meticulous and passionate lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend her services. She is highly qualified and she has my trust and confidence."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Siemont wholeheartedly. Ms. Siemont is a dedicated, professional, and caring individual who strives to provide her clients with top quality representation. I believe anyone who needs a workers' compensation attorney would be well served to reach out to her."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Siemont is a very knowledgable and effective advocate for her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Katie is a brilliant litigator with a comprehensive knowledge of the workers' compensation system. She is very highly regarded by the judges in the system."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is attentive, knowledgable and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katie Siemont is a tough litigator, who knows how to bring a case to a great end. I know she works hard for her clients, and does an excellent job! I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Ms. Siemont for future legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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