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Alan Douglas West

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Estate planning Attorney at Castro Valley, CA

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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
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Alan D West Attorney At Law Apc
19992 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA, 94546-3452


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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2021
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Responsive and thorough
Having work with many attorneys over the years in my profession I can’t recommend Alan enough. Alan’s attention to detail and ability to talk family through the process, setting appropriate expectations on timelines, is incredibly rare in his profession.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2012
Very Helpful
Mr. West was very helpful to me. He returned my calls within 24 hours,and he really listened. He even recommended another attorney to help with a different problem I was having.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2011
Helped us a lot!
He helped us help a friend and gave us great info. A young boy is now safe with his dad because of it!
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
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Sad in Castro Valley
I went to Alan after a few weeks after my father died, Mr West agreed to take care of several issues for me and wanted the money right then. Being distraught I took him at his word and never got what he was going to do in writing. I have called several times to remind him of what he agreed to do and each time he wants me to remind him of what we discussed. I suggested that he might want to write it down. It has been 3 months and still nothing. He seems very nice and helpful, but then doesnt follow through. Im already out 5000.00 dollars and really need him to do what he said he would do.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2010
Would NOT Recommend
Alan is terrible at the basics of a lawyer/client relationship. He does not return calls and even forgot about a court date that I had to remind him of. I had to go elsewhere for representation due to his ineptitude and apparent disregard for my case. I would urge potential customers to look elsewhere as well. It was a horrible experience and a waste of money.
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  • Lincoln University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

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Castro Valley Estate planning Lawyer Alan Douglas West
Alan Douglas West
Estate planning Attorney
Castro Valley, CA
Licensed for 41 years