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Jennifer Mispagel became an associate at Lonich & Patton, LLP in November 2008. She focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate.


Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm.  When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education.  She received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration in 2008.  Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy for her academic achievement in those courses.   


While in law school, Jennifer interned for the Honorable Socrates Peter Manoukian in Santa Clara County Superior Court and worked for the legal department of a telecommunications startup.  She also honed her legal and business skills working as a law clerk for more than three years in the areas of family law, business, finance and estate planning.  She has found that the combination of her MBA and law degree provides her with a unique perspective that allows her to focus her practice on the three interrelated disciplines of business law, family law and estate planning. 


Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.  She is also a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, including the Barristers and Family Law Sections. 


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 75%
    1 year
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    1 year



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Community PropertyCALI2008
Witkin Award for Debtors and Creditors RightsWitkin Legal Institute2008
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Community PropertyWitkin Legal Institute2008
Certificate of Excellence in BankruptcyAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLonich and Patton2008 - Present
Law ClerkNextG Networks2007 - 2007
Judicial ExternHonorable Socrates Peter Manoukian - Santa Clara County Superior Court2006 - 2006
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Gallagher, Reedy & Jones2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
United States District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2008 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember2004 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogCommon Fears About Divorce In California2015
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogHow Will Proposed Tax Reform Affect Your Estate Plan?2015
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogThe Surprising Tax Benefits Of Holding Title As Community property With Right Of Survivorship2014
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogA Cautionary Tale Of Fill-In-The-Blank Wills: Not So E-Z After All2014
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogEnsuring The Creation Of A Valid Trust2011
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogEstate Planning Bucket List: Managing Important Documents In Case Of Death2011
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogPredatory Unions: Protect Yourself And Protect Your Family2011
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogUnmarried Couples Living Together May Need A Cohabitation Agreement To Implement An Effective Estate Plan2011
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogCalifornia Blended Families Face Unique Challenges When Developing Comprehensive Estate Plans2011
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogFor Tips For Ensuring Your Pet Is Cared For After Your Death2011
Lonich & Patton, LLp BlogThe Importance Of Advance Health Care Directive2011
Lonich & Patton, LLp BlogTwo Reasons Why Your Family Business May Need a Business Succession Plan2010
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogRoyal Engagement Illustrates The Importance Of Consulting A Qualified Attorney Before Marriage2010
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogDo You Need A Revocable Or Irrevocable Trust?2010
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogUnsettled Law Makes Estate Planning For Same-Sex Couples Challenging2010
Lonich & Patton, LLP BlogMaking Your Wishs Known At The End Of Life2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2008
Santa Clara UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2003