Estate planning, trust administration, family law & litigation are my primary areas of practice.Probate litigation, divorce, child custody, visitaiton, property characterization, unlawful detainerIrrevocable trusts, charitable trusts & special needs trusts can be excellent planning tools.
I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses primarily on probate, planning and administration, I am well aware of the types of pitfalls that can render planning and administration vulnerable to litigation.
I represent select clients in family law and landlord-tenant litigation.
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Ann and I have crossed swords twice now in contested will and trust scenarios. She is dedicated to firmly advocating her client's position. She is civil and professional with opposing counsel. She bought girl scout cookies from me when I took my daughter with me to court. Thanks Ann.
Kyle Johnston Estate planning Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2013 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of Southern Alameda County||member||2012 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Advanced Legal Training Institute||Participant||2012 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Admitted Attorney||2002 - Present|
|Rosenthal v. Great Western Financial Securities Corp.||N/A|
|Comb v. PayPal||class action settlement for consumers|
|Badie v. Bank of America||successful on appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|New Solutions: Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy||Amanda Hawes: A Formidable Force for Chemical Companies to Contend with in Worker Health & Safety Cases||2011|
|Cornell Law School||LAW||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|