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Kyle M Johnston

Estate planning Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Flat fee packages and hourly drafting. Initial consultation free and guaranteed to be entertaining. You will be forced to chuckle about your inevitable demise.

  2. Probate
    A process and detail oriented attorney committed to moving matters through probate as promptly as possible.

  3. Trusts
    Specializing and experienced in trust administration, litigation, and dispute resolution.

I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I prepare estate plans from the simple will to the complete family complex trust package. I advise and assist trustees in administering trusts. I advise beneficiaries of trusts as well.  When an estate requires a probate administration, I guide and represent the executor or administrator through the entire process. I am experienced in litigating will and trust contests, trustee challenges, and other probate litigation issues.  I will also consider conservatorship matters. 

I practice primarily in Contra Costa and Alameda counties but I am capable of providing service throughout the northern California Bay area. Home and hospital visits are available with fully mobile draft, print, notary and copy capability for clients needing urgent planning and administration services. I run a low overhead office so that I can provide prompt and compassionate legal services at very competitive hourly and flat fee rates.

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Law Offices of Kyle M. Johnston
5315 College Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94618

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Posted by Suzanne | March 25, 2014
A Recommendation for Kyle M Johnston
My father had developed rapid onset dementia without making any plans for his estate or his care. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired Kyle to be my father's attorney. He set up a trust that assured Dad's on-going care and protected his assets. When dad died, Kyle settled the estate for the family. Kyle was professional, knowledgeable, extremely responsive with a "can do" attitude. He is easy to talk to, responds quickly to emergencies, and deals well with difficult personalities. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Robin | July 27, 2012
Great experience
We put off estate planning forever -- too expensive, our family too complicated, etc. Kyle just walked us through it, helped us make the best decisions and followed through. A great service and at very reasonable prices.
Posted by Mary Matis | September 21, 2011
estate planning
Worked with Kyle on estate planning. He is professional friendly and sensitive to issues which inevitably come up in estate planning. it was a pleasure doing business with him and highly recommend him


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  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
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  • University of California - Santa Barbara
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  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is a straight shooting attorney with great experience and very fair rates. I have referred him a few times to people in need of trust preparation, estate planning, and probate matters. Every time I do, I hear glowing reports. Kyle is great at explaining estate planning in easy to understand terms. I strongly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kyle is very professional and excellent to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kyle is the consummate professional. He's ethical, approachable, knowledgeable and works well with opposing attorney's. Kyle places the needs of his clients first -- but is empathetic to both parties and seeks to find a practical resolution in family law matters. I endorse Kyle Johnston."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kyle is one of the brightest and most helpful attorneys I know. Whether helping answer legal questions I have or helping me with other apsects of my own practice Kyle is always readily available. I would recomend him with confidence to any potential clients looking to explore the world of estate planning."
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