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About me

I am a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.  This specialization is distinguished by the fact that out of 182,000 active attorneys in California, only 984 are currently certified legal specialists in the area of Estate Law (as of August 2014).  I do work in wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives and business formation.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 21%
    8 years, 290 cases
  2. Wills: 20%
    8 years, 290 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    8 years, 290 cases
  4. Probate: 20%
    8 years, 7 cases
  5. Power Of Attorney: 19%
    8 years, 290 cases


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Contact info

Law Offices of Matthew M. Hart

3432 Hillcrest Ave., Suite 125
Antioch, CA, 94531

Law Offices of Matthew Hart

1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 430
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust LawState Bar of California2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew Hart2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Council of Diablo ValleyMember2009 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Contra Costa County BarEstate Planning for Digital Assets: Has Technology Taken Us Back to the Wild West?2014
Contra Costa County BarOffice Systems2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John F. Kennedy University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Petsas and Hill Client Education SeriesRound Table on Estate Planning2011
Los Medanos Legacy CommitteeAvoiding Financial Elder Abuse2011
Estate Planning for the FamilyEstate Planning for the Family2011
Estate Planning for the FamilyEstate Planning for the Family2011
Calvary Temple ChurchAvoiding Financial Elder Abuse2011
Pittsburg Senior CenterAvoiding Financial Elder Abuse2010
Estate Planning for the Small BusinessEstate Planning for the Small Business2010
Estate Planning for Small BusinessEstate Planning for Small Business2010
Antioch Senior CenterAvoiding Financial Elder Abuse2010