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.
|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|
Posted by Ron
I want to thank Ann Saponara for the person she has been to me and my brother, she has helped us in so many ways above and beyond her job description, it's not often one will find a tender kind hearted humble being among all others,
and did I mention Compassionate & Honest, much kudos to you Ann
Posted by Frank
Ann was approachable and communicative on the subject matter. Was willing to answer a range of questions and could discuss details in plain language, without resorting to too much legal terminology.
Posted by anonymous
We had Ms. Saponara re-work our antiquated Living Trust and Wills. We needed to have this completed before we left the continental United States last year. She went over them thoroughly and was able to turn them around very quickly, and my husband and I really appreciated that. Ms. Saponara also explains things without using "legaleeze." I highly recommend her.
Kyle Johnston, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.