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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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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
  3. Trusts: 30%

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  • Spencer Caswell Young

    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.


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  • Alexander Chen

    Kyle is very professional and excellent to work with. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Kyle M. Johnston

5315 College Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94618


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Association namePosition nameDuration
East Bay Trusts and Estates LawyersN/A2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John F. Kennedy University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AN/AN/A