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Jerald Norman Marrs

Estate planning Attorney at San Ramon, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Jerry Marrs

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About Jerald

Learn Jerald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning provides individually tailored estate plans to all of our clients after personally discussing each individual’s or couple’s goals and concerns.

    5 years, 30 cases

  2. Employment and labor

    7 years, 20 cases

  3. Mediation
    Provides mediation services to families in crisis, whether when making difficult decisions about care for an elderly loved one or resolving disputes that arise during probate or trust administration.

    9 years, 30 cases

Jerald N. Marrs, Attorney at Law, is a longtime resident of San Ramon. Jerry practices elder law and estate planning. He is committed to helping seniors, individuals, couples and families through the trying times associated with the aging process and the preparation and administration of estate plans. He drafts estate planning documents, including Wills, Trusts, Advance Healthcare Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney, and assists with probate and trust administration. He also helps seniors with asset protection, government long-term care benefits, conservatorships, probate and veteran’s benefits. 

Jerry is also a mediator and is devoted to helping people resolve disputes in a logical and appropriate manner. Jerry has a very calm demeanor, is easy to interact with and is an excellent communicator. He mediates disputes regarding elder law, care decisions, asset distribution, probate matters and trust administration. He has a background dealing with emotionally charged issues and has resolved a variety of matters. He has completed significant mediation training, including Dispute Resolution at the University of Colorado School of Law, negotiation training with the EEOC, and 50 hours of Mediation Training with the Center for Community Dispute Settlement. 

Jerry is a disabled veteran from the U.S. Air Force and strives to help others who have served our country.

Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/07/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Responsive
I have conferred with Jerry multiple times and I have found him to be very responsive and great at listening. I also appreciate his experience with mediation because it can really make a difference with holding down legal costs.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jerry has done great work on my Estate Plan, he was thoughtful and thorough and made sure we understood everything in the plan. Easy to work with and now we are protected from probate with our new Trust, etc.!
Posted by Stewart | October 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jerry Marrs Consultation
Jerry is an excellent attorney, and he has a great deal of practical experience in many areas of the law. Jerry is a good listener, and has the ability to completely understand the issues at hand. I would highly recommend Jerry for your estate planning needs.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Jerald Marrs
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, Inc.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Barranti Law Group
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Mediator
  • Mediation Office of Jerald Marrs
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Federal Investigator
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Legal Technical Specialist/UAT
  • Zenith Insurance Co.
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Claims Litigation Supervisor
  • Farmer's Insurance Group
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephen Harhai
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Vietnamese Linguist
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1988 - 1993
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  • Univ of Colorado SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Basic Vietnamese
  • 1990


  • San Ramon Valley Education Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Conference
  • The Use of Technology in a Family Law Practice
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jerry Marrs. He is intelligent, competent and hardworking and most importantly, he cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is a smart, compassionate and experienced attorney with the highest ethical standards. I am happy to endorse him."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerald is a very patient and methodical mediator that collects all the information on a given issue then commences a reasonable approach to problem solving. He has a very calming effect on both parties and attorneys when assessing the problems presented to him and that makes him a very formidable problem solver and mediator. I endorse him without any reservation."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jerry in several capacities, including as an advocate and as a mediator. Jerry is a strong professional with great client skills. I look forward to using Jerry as a mediator and referring trust clients to him."
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San Ramon Estate planning Lawyer Jerald Norman Marrs
Jerald Norman Marrs
Estate planning Attorney
San Ramon, CA
Licensed for 24 years
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