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Patricia A. Mayer

Estate planning Attorney at Larkspur, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    California - CA 36 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 41 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1982
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patricia

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I am a third generation lawyer. Both my grandfather and father practiced law in Johnstown PA, where I grew up.

Both sides of my family settled in southwestern PA over 150 years ago, so my roots run deep. My grandparents lived within walking distance, and genealogy was a family pastime. I grew up hearing stories: about an ancestor who was kidnapped by a distant tribe, later escaped and made her way back home to what was then the “western frontier”; about later settlers from Wales and Germany who fell in love with the area because it reminded them of home; about cousins who ran for the hills with their children to escape the Johnstown flood of 1889. These stories gave me a strong sense of belonging – of knowing where I came from and how I fit into the world.

Everyone has their own stories. Many estate planning attorneys talk of leaving a “legacy,” but often they are referring only to assets. As I see it, estate planning can and should be so much more than just deciding who gets what after a death. In my practice, we help clients get to the heart of what really matters to them. Working closely together, we analyze various planning opportunities to find the one that best achieves their unique needs and visions. As a member of WealthCounsel, I have access to the knowledge and know-how of some of the most qualified estate planning attorneys in the country who keep me current on the most effective tax and legal planning strategies.

For clients who wish to leave a legacy of more than assets, we provide creative opportunities through video, written memoirs, ethical wills, and the continuation of family rituals to pass down their values and their stories for generations to come.

I love what I do. I like to think that my practice combines the best of “small town” law with “big city” resources. The most important part of my practice is getting to know my clients and their families, sustaining those relationships over time and being there for them when it counts.


Law Offices of Patricia A. Mayer
100 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 112
Larkspur, CA, 94939

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Posted by Tiffany | September 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind, remarkably skilled and on your side
When Ms. Mayer was recommended to me she was described as an incredibly kind person who's also an incredibly skilled bull-dog when required. The more I get to know her the more I realize they were so right! I trust her to treat me and my family like individuals and to make sure we are in the best legal situation possible for our needs.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-425 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Patrica A. Mayer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Patrica M. Doyle
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Sideman & Bancroft
  • 1993 - 1995


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LLM
  • 2004
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Wellesley College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • Marin County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Marin County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • BNI
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Estate Planning Specialist
  • California State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Honors
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Order of the Coif; High Honors
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • 1982
  • Wellesley College Scholar
  • Wellesley College
  • 1975
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Speaking Engagements

  • Aging Wisely
  • Estate Planning for Elders
  • 2014
  • Getting Your Papers in Order
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patricia A. Mayer's answers on Avvo demonstate that she quickly finds and analyzes the gist of legal issues in the probate, estate planning, wills, and trusts area of law. Her educational credentials and experience levels are superb. Persons with estate planning issues in the Marin County area would be smart to consult with her."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Mayer provides a much needed service on Avvo. She donates her time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Probate Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Mayer's analysis is always comprehensive and detailed. Her understanding of the law and people are great qualities in a lawyer. I would recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers I have read of Ms. Mayer have been accurate, comprehensive, and tailored to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are excellent qualities that every client should look for when hiring an attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is a dedicated attorney who serves her Estate Planning clients in planning one of the most important aspects of their lives. She is a credit to the legal profession and I am proud to endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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