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Mary L. Symons is a certified specialist in the area of estate planning, tust and probate law - certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 65%
    26 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    26 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    26 years



Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:


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    I have attended many estate planning section meetings of our local bar association, as well as many estate planning mentor group meetings. In both settings, I have found Mary Symons to be an exceptionally knowledgeable estate planning attorney, who time and again has impressed me with her thorough grasp of the intricacies of estate planning. I highly recommend her without any reservation whatsoever.


    Mike Zaidlin Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Mary L. Symons

1000 Fourth Street, Suite 875
San Rafael, CA, 94901-3143


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyersNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
Northern California Super LawyersNorthern California Super Lawyers2005
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California, Board of Legal SpecializationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Offices of Mary L. Symons1999 - Present
AttorneySideman & Bancroft, LLP1998 - 1999
AttorneyLosey & Associates1994 - 1998
Legal Research Assistant - Professor Guy B. MaxfieldNew York University1993 - 1994
N/ADinkelspiel, Donovan & Reder1992 - 1993
Research Asst - Hon. Isabella Horton GrantSan Francisco Probate Court1991 - 1992
AttorneyPillsbury Madison & Sutro1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marin Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
San Francisco Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Francisco Area Women Tax LawyersN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1994
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - BerkeleyBusiness AdministrationN/A1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mentor Group Meeting2010 Tax Changes - Selected Topics for Discussion2010