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I practice exclusively in the area of estates and trusts and am first and foremost committed to treating my clients as I would want my most beloved family members to be treated by a trustworthy advisor.

My approach to planning is wholistic, which allows individuals and families to forge and articulate their complete human legacy as opposed to merely their financial legacy. I take the time to get to know my clients deeply, so that I can more effectively help them translate their values into financial and intangible gifts that will be passed down to loved ones and to cherished causes.

I also help people remember that the quality of their relationships is the primordial "asset" in a successful navigation of life's transitions, including the birth of children, new family configurations, and the unforeseen challenges that visit many lives. Assets accumulated over a lifetime can too easily be dissipated in senseless family disputes, where the interpersonal bonds have not been strengthened throughout a lifetime, nor wishes clearly communicated.

Truly acknowledging that we are more than the dollars we have accumulated, that the world needs our generosity for its re-creation, and that the quality of our relationships is vital to a harmonious trajectory through this life, are just some of the great benefits of approaching estate planning in a wholistic manner. It is always a deep honor to assist my clients in this important process.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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  1. Estate Planning: 100%

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Lerman Law Bldg

802 B St
San Rafael, CA, 94901


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot Court Award: Best BriefUnversity of California at Berkeley School of Law1993
Senior Thesis Grant AwardPrinceton University1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Aida M. del Valle1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid of MarinVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
East Bay Trusts and Estates LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Estates and Trusts Section, Marin Bar Association, Mentor GroupCo-chair2008 - 2010
• Volunteer Legal Services Program of San Francisco Bar AssociationVolunteer Attorney2004 - 2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Princeton UniversityHistoryOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Power LuncheonChoosing a Guardian for Your Children2012
Speaker SeriesVoicing Your Life's Legacy-Wholistic Estate Planning for Women2011
Women and Money ConferenceWholistic Estate Planning for Women and Families2010
Parenting SeminarsEstate Planning for You and Your Minor Children2010
Estate Planning for New FamiliesProtecting Your Loved Ones from the Unthinkable2009