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Gary Brainin

Estate planning Attorney at Santa Clara, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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At Brainin Law Office, we excel at guiding our clients through the often-confusing maze of legal and financial decisions to create estate plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of their cherished goals. We take pride in integrating family-owned businesses and real estate investments into the planning process. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, Brainin Law Office will help you craft a plan that honors your wishes and protects the people you love.



Gary Brainin is a dedicated advocate for individuals, families, and business owners seeking to protect themselves, their assets, and the people they love. He believes that serving clients is about more than just creating documents, but instead about establishing clear and open lines of communication where people can feel comfortable talking to their attorney without fear of a bill for every phone call, fax, or email they send.


Brainin Law Office
2855 Kifer Road.
Suite 220
Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Satellite Office (by appointment only)
1687 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA, 94070
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Posted by Kenneth | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable in estate planning
Gary took the time to advise on various options to customize the estate planning based on my preference and needs. Very capable and efficient staff.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust
Great to work with. Clear in his explanations. Very organized, timely, efficient, reminded us of what we needed to do. Excellent service by Patricia.


  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Attorney
  • Brainin Law Office
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Chillag and Associates
  • 1997 - 2013


  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Brandeis University
  • 1989


  • Stanford Law Review
  • Executive Editor
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Estate planning Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I had loved ones living near Gary, there is no one else I would trust more to make sure that what is most important to them is protected than Gary. Gary's work with families and businesses unmatched and the result of not just his incredible knowledge of the law but also his personal, compassionate approach. He is a caring advocate anyone would be lucky to have in their corner."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an exceptional estate planning attorney. He is dedicated to helping families, and continuing to increase his knowledge of this complex area of the law. Gary is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, which provides continuing education and other opportunities for professional development to estate planning attorneys across the country. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a family that is in need of estate planning services in his area."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have gotten to know Gary over the past several years as a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Gary is a colleague I admire for always being on top of current changes in the law and his very thoughtful approach to creating estate plans that fit his clients' needs. I would confidently refer clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Gary as a colleague in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I would be comfortable referring my clients to him and know they will receive thoughtful and thorough planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Ms. Luis. As a fellow member of American Academy of Estate Planning Attorney, I can vouch for her drafting and analysis skills."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
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Santa Clara Estate planning Lawyer Gary Brainin
Gary Brainin
Estate planning Attorney
Santa Clara, CA
Licensed for 31 years