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Lynn Margaret Sherrell

Estate planning Attorney at Berkeley, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    29 years, 1,400 cases

  2. Personal injury

    40 years, 2,000 cases

  3. General practice

    29 years, 356 cases

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Lynn Margaret Sherrell
2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA, 94705

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Posted by Dawn | December 6, 2014
Lynn Sherrell is Our Family Lawyer
My husband and I attended a course on Wills & Trusts that Lynn taught at the Berkeley Adult School. The information she gave us was clear, concise, and current. We have worked with Lynn on our wills, taxes, and other issues through the years. We have found her to be easily accessible. She explains things very clearly and uses humor to help lighten the mood. We are always pleased with the resolution of our issues and the cost of Lynn's services. She is trustworthy and knowledgeable.
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Posted by Thomas | September 29, 2013
Here is an excellent personal injury attorney
I hired Ms Sherrell for a CA personal injury automobile case. She guided me through the medical treatment to ensure that the treatment was correct, she was very easy to work with in general. I had no trouble to communicate with her and she kept me informed at every step of the process which took over a year to conclude. Her work and excelent knowledge of the law resulted in a reward which went beyond what I was expecting . This might have had something to do with the fact that Ms. Sherrell prepares every case for trial which makes an out of court settlement more probable.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2011
Lynn gives lawyers a good name...
Lynn Sherrell changed my life. She made sure I received medical treatment after my injury on the job and helped me through one of the hardest experiences I've ever faced. She truly cares about doing the right thing by her clients and I feel completely blessed to have found her. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and keep her name at the tip of my tongue for anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2009
Social Security name confusion and a Living Trust completed
In 2006 I took Lynn's Wills and Trust class and then she did my trust. I found her extremely knowledgable and helpful in making the trust. In 2009, I had a problem getting my divorce documents from the Alameda County Courthouse and Lynn helped me thread my way through Social Security and the County Records Departments.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2007
Great advice on living trust administration before and after my father's death. Proactive help in resolving trust dispute with step-parent. Successful resolution with win-win solution. Have recommended her many times and all have been favorable to my friends and associates.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2007
changed their point of view
Lynn assisted me greatly in the following action: When my 97 year-old dad drove his car through the garage door, damaging my classic Chevy, the insurance company denied coverage and payment,claiming that he "had care of" the vehicle in the garage.Ms. Sherrell persuaded the insurance company that the damage WAS covered by my father's insurance policy, and payment was made. Insurance policies are tricky, and companies don't like to pay. Lynn was very helpful in my case and I am grateful for it!
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  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 95-265 per hour
  • Contingency 12%-45%
  • Pro bono 1 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Law Office of Lynn Sherrell
  • 1993 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Brayton, Gisvald & Harley
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of David Hirshik
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Weltin, Van Dam and Flores
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of James J Duryea
  • 1983 - 1986
  • Adjunct Professor- Civil Litigation
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1983 - 1983
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • J. D> Juris Doctorate
  • 1983
  • San Francisco State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1979
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Nuisance cannibis smoke from neighbors


  • East Bay Trusts and Estate Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association-Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Alameda County Assessment Appeals Board
  • Hearing Officer/Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 1983 - Present
  • Professional organizations and associations
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • Board of Legal Specialization State Bar of California
  • 2012
  • Wiley Manual Award for Pro Bono Services
  • 2001
  • Commendation - Assessment Appeals Board
  • Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • 2000
  • Certificate of Specialization- Workers Compensation
  • 1994
  • Division D- Best Evaluation Speaker
  • Toastmasters International District 57
  • 1988
  • Civil Litigation Award Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 1983
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  • Alameda County Bar Association Bulletin
  • It's Race Judicata Time
  • 2001
  • Alameda County Bar Association Bulletin
  • Property Tax Disparities in Alameda County
  • 1995
  • 31 American Trial Lawyers Association L. Rep.
  • Punch Press Accident; Crushed Hand; Removal of Safety Device
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Adult Education Classes
  • Attorney Assisted Estate Planning
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Sherrell has long demonstrated a gift for zealously protecting and furthering the rights of her clients throughout her years of practice. She works tirelessly to achieve the best possible result for those she represents. I have no hesitation in enthusiastically recommending her."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lynn Sherrell is committed to helping her clients attain their goals. She is practical, fair and ethical. I highly recommend her."
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Berkeley Estate planning Lawyer Lynn Margaret Sherrell
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
Estate planning Attorney
Berkeley, CA
Licensed for 40 years
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