5.0 stars 13 totalReview John Palley
Posted by Carol
I was told early on by an elderly kind attorney, that the probate process in California is no joke. As a matter of fact he indicated he no longer had the energy to do a full
Probate & suggested that I find someone that specializes in that area. So since the fees in California are statutory I set out to find the very best. And the best I found! I can't say enough about John Palley and his paralegal Danielle; actually everyone in that office who I had an interaction with. Words that come to mind........ caring, efficient, responsive, knowledgeable, dynamic. He is totally
on your team and steers you in the best direction for your situation. I had some other issues (probate related) come up during the process and John advised me on those as well. It was like being treated as a family member...in some instances better than a family member. I could go on and on and on. So I will just end this review by stating the obvious....... YOU ROCK JOHN PALLEY!!! You really do! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Posted by Teddy
We had a surprise on who was and was not on the title to the house after my step-father died. John gave us clear, actionable advice within an hour after I sent an email to him. I felt like I knew what legal grounds we stood on and direction about what to do next. Thank you John!
Posted by Traci
My family had hired an attorney that had completely misinformed us about the position we were in and what we were entitled to regarding our probate/estate case.
Wanting a second opinion, I emailed John and he was quick to respond and dead on accurate with his information to me. He definitely knows this area of law. If he was closer to Orange County I would've fired our attorney and hired him.
Posted by Eileen
John is my trust attorney, and has been for 10 years. He is intelligent, competent, and never fails to respond quickly to any questions/concerns I might have. Highly recommended!
Posted by Leslie
He responded within 10 minutes via email. He asked many questions and was thorough, kind, caring and though he couldn't help me, he was quick to let me know how to widen my search! I would recommend Mr. Palley to anyone!
Posted by Andrew
John assuaged a lot of my worries and concerns regarding my estate planning. For me, his greatest strength was that he listened to all my questions and answered in them in language that I could understand. No hidden agendas and no misleading -- just straight-forward and helpful advice and execution.
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I am an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice defense in Maryland. I was named the Executor of an Estate in Sacramento County, California and rapidly learned that my Estates and Trusts experience in Maryland was not up to the task of California Probate. I searched for an experienced Estates firm to assist me through the process and found John Palley and his firm.
I cannot say with enough enthusiasm how strongly I would recommend John and his firm. He was incredibly accessible, knowledgeable and supportive though the whole process. Additionally, I found his Associate and his staff to be equally accessible, helpful and professional.
Thanks to John and his team for a very successful outcome!
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Posted by Ed
Joh, did a complicated will and trust for me and was always timely, courteous and professional.
Posted by Amelia
Mr. Palley was so helpful, kind, courteous and very interested in my issues. Mr. Palley took the time to investigate my issues and respond to me before making any conclusions. He made sure he knew what he was talking about and not just a "for instance" kind of lawyer as the one I had spoken to before Mr. Palley. I am so glad I found Mr. Palley and would highly recommend recommend him for anyone that wants an awesome lawyer that is truly interested in protecting their best interests.
Posted by Scott
It was a pleasure working alongside Mr. Palley on a complex and hostile probate matter. Since then I have referred clients to Mr. Palley and remain comfortable doing so based upon his knowledge, experience and people skills.