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Doug Barnes is an attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of California, who is a Certified Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. This field of law also includes estate and trust administration, probate litigation, and elder law. He is in his 34th year in this field of specialization.

Mr. Barnes received his B.A. in Criminology from U.C. Berkeley , his M.B.A. in Tax from Golden Gate University , and his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law. He is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California, the U.S. Federal Court and the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Barnes maintains two offices, one in Los Gatos, California and the other in San Luis Obispo, California. He travels extensively throughout California where he counsels numerous large agri-business conglomerates and wealthy land owners on various estate and business tax planning techniques.

He has completed the Santa Clara Country Bar Association Mediation Training program and has mediated many estate litigation matters to settlement without a court trial. Mr. Barnes lectures frequently at estate planning workshops and is a past panel member for the SALA (Senior Adult Legal Aid) Wills Group, a non-profit organization for the benefit of senior citizens. He is also a member of the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council and the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section of the California State Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Trusts: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%

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Law Offices of Douglas P. Barnes

210 Almendra Avenue
Los Gatos, CA, 95030


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust LawState Bar of California1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices Of Douglas P. Barnes1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate SectionMemberN/A
Santa Clara County Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate UniversityN/AM.B.A.1981
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - BerkeleyCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975