I have been a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since inception of State certification program in 1990. LL.M. degree in taxation.
My law practice is rated "av" (highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards) by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and has been included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers annually since 1995. Northern California Super Lawyer designation annually since 2005.
1991-1992 Member of the Executive Committee of California State Bar's Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section. 1990 President of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.
Appointed by Alameda County Probate Court as Special Master, Guardian Ad Litem, and Personal Representative in contested trust, probate, conservatorship, and guardianship cases