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Clara Yang

Trusts Attorney at Placerville, CA

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Clara

Learn Clara’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    A trust allows you to transfer assets to your loved ones without having to go through probate, and it avoids estate recovery if you ever used Medi-Cal for long term care.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Probate
    Legal preceding one has to go through to transfer assets to loved ones. Its costly. you can avoid probate by creating a trust at the faction of the cost of setting up a trust.

    20 years, 100 cases

  3. Power of attorney
    A power of attorney allows you to nominate someone you trust to help you manage your assets in case of your incapacity.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Guardianship
    Legal proceeding where the court appoints a person to take care of a minor. For adults, it is called a conservatorship. you can avoid a conservatorship by executing a Durable Power of Attorney at a faction of the cost of a conservatorship.

    20 years, 100 cases

At Law Office of Clara Yang, we focus exclusively on Estate Planning, Wills, Trust, Special Needs Trust, Probate, Conservatorship, and Elder Law, making us skilled Counselors.

The real value of an attorney is to listen to your circumstances and goals and lead you to the best course of action. Remember, you are paying for our experience, expertise and seasoned insight.   Proper estate planning is crucial and mistakes can cost you, and your heirs, thousands, if not millions, of dollars. 

When you choose Clara Yang, Attorney for your estate planning needs, you can expect:

·      Personalized attention and customized solutions – Our first priority is you. You have unique needs and goals. So, every estate planning document generated by our office is specifically tailored to help you and your family eliminate any ambiguity and conflict. We believe that every single word, in every single document, matters.


Our Fees

While hourly rates are available, we work primarily on a project fee basis for estate planning. Our consulation fee for the first hour is $200.   We discuss our fees upfront after the consultation. During our meeting, we will discuss your situation and that nature of the work that needs to be done, describe what we propose to do (wills, powers of attorney, revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, deeds etc.), and give you an estimate of how long that may take, and the planning fee. We will then prepare an engagement letter that spells out the work to be done and the planning fee we will charge.  After signing the fee agreement, if the scope of the work should greatly change, or if you need additional work that was not discussed at the initial meeting, additional fees may be charged to cover the additional work. 


We always strive to deliver high quality client services at fair and reasonable prices.  Some of the factors that determine project fees are:  complexity of the project; the amount of time it will take to complete your planning; the level of expertise required, and the level of risk we assume by representing you.  




在Clara Yang律师事务所,我们专注于遗产规划,遗嘱,信托,特殊需求信托,遗嘱认证,监护权和老年法,我们是以上法律业务的佼佼者。




当您选择Clara Yang律师为您的遗产规划需求时,您可以期望:

个性化的关注和客制化的解决方案 -- 我们的首要任务是您,您有独特的需求和目标。因此,我们办公室生成的每份遗产规划文件都经过专门定制,以帮助您和您的家人消除任何模稜两可和冲突。我们相信每一份文件中的每一个字都事关紧要。






我们始终致力于以公平合理的价格提供高质量的客户服务。决定项目费用的一些因素是:项目的复杂性; 完成计划所需的时间;所需的专业知识水平,以及我们通过代表您承担的风险等级。

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Law Office of Clara Yang
2810 coloma St., Ste. A
Placerville, CA, 95667


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  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Nicole | January 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I am pleased with the advise, efficiency and execution of the Trust, Will and associated documents prepared on my behalf.
Posted by Laurie | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Clara is knowledgeable
Clara was able to give good insight, and answer my questions clearly. I needed some changes done, and they were made quickly.
Posted by Mary G. | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Clara is a top-notch professional !
Clara did my estate and trust and will and I couldn't be more satisfied. Not only does she thoroughly explain everything, she answers all our questions. She keeps up with all the new tax laws and related property laws. I thought I knew everything about my Reverse Mortgage, but she had new information for me that was vital to our situation. She is sharp, personable, honest, very likeable, trustworthy and sincerely cares about her clients.
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Posted by Sherry | November 21, 2017
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Knowledgeable and friendly
Clara Yang did my will and trust. I met other lawyer before, however after I talked to Clara I immediately decided to let her handle my case. She's very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. She helped me and made sure I understand all possible situations. She also gave me very useful suggestions. I would highly recommend Clara Yang for handling your estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
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When you need an advocate
Just hearing the words "I need to hire an attorney" can make ones stomach churn. On the other hand hearing the name Clara Yang, esquire can calm that churning. From my first meeting Clara was able to help me through the process of legal paper work and court demands. She listened to me and my history with my situation as Trustee to my mother's estate and attempts of settlement. She read through my mounds of paper dealing with settling the State's demand for payment and sibling demands. Clara then advised me of the options available in proceeding and asked me what I wanted as the outcome. In my situation I was more interested in clearing and closing the case rather than concern with getting more. Clara was not pushy with her advice when it differed with my desires and presented my case according to my wishes. She is ethical, caring, sympathetic yet always pointing out how situations could have worked better if I had used legal council at the onset rather than trying to settle it myself. She is calm and collected, mild mannered but don't let that fool you when she presents your case as she is well able to get the facts and situation presented successfully. She kept me informed about my case dealing with the opposing attorney and walked me through all the proceedings prior to each event. She gets the job done.
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Posted by DANIEL | September 30, 2016
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Trust Administration
My mother obtained Clara to address her living trust at the time of her passing. I must say that Clara did an exceptional job as our attorney. She made a difficult and unpleasant situation move along as smoothly as anyone could possibly do. She is a proffessional. Her expertise was very evident. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Jay Hamid | September 30, 2016
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Estate planning
We were looking for an attorney to prepare PO. We were intruduced to Carla by a friend. We called her office they arranged a meeting in the same week. We met Carla in her office, she was very friendly knowledgeable. It took her one week to have the whole PO done and price was very reasonable.
Posted by Bill & Marilyn | September 30, 2016
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We needed to update our Trust, Wills & Power of Attorney
Our wills and family trust were over 30 years old and needed to be updated. Also, it was time for us to assign durable powers of attorney. We picked Clara Yang because she also specializes in elder law We met with Clara and she listened as we gave her a background as to our needs and family situation. After several weeks, she emailed the documents to us for our review. We made notations on the documents, were we had questions. We met with Clara again and she went over the documents with us explaining the areas that we had noted. She also made a suggestion as to a change we might consider, in the family trust. We were grateful for the suggestion and made the change. We recommend Clara Yang for anyone needing a lawyer to help them with estate planning (wills, trust & power of attorney, etc)
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Posted by Mitch | April 23, 2016
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Mitch Review
Ms Yang provided me with the estate documents that I needed, clearly explaining each of them to me and gave me the chance to ask questions. All was made clear to me before I signed.
Posted by Scott | March 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Clara Yang Provided Excellent Service
We hired Clara to do our Estate Planning documents. She provided excellent service and is recommended. The process was difficult personally for us but she guided us with understanding, clearly walking us through the various provisions which we didn't initially understand.
Posted by Anne | February 20, 2016
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Clara Yang Review
Clara was very helpful and gave me a lot of good advise. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a way that was easy to understand. I have been going to Clara for for several years with my legal questions/issues. She has always given me great direction and I have benefited from all of her advise. Clara is a very gracious, caring person, and an excellent lawyer .
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Posted by Muriel | February 11, 2016
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Thorough, Knowledgeable & Experienced
After a consultation with Ms. Yang we decided she was the attorney for us. Ms. Yang was very thorough in providing an assessment of our planning needs. We found her insight valuable and practical. She is very easy to talk to, down to earth, professional and extremely knowledgeable in her field.
Posted by June | December 20, 2015
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Living Will and Trust
Ms. Yang was most helpful with every aspect of our Living Will and Trust. When my husband and I had wishes that did not quiet match, she was very helpful with offering a variety of solutions for us to choose from. He expertise made what could have been an uncomfortable experience for us, into a very pleasant one. When we signed the final papers, we felt very fortunate to have attended her seminar at the local community center and hired her as a result of what we learned from her at that seminar. Ms. Yang certainly knows her stuff!
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Posted by William | December 17, 2015
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I found Clara Yang to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. I was given great advise and options that I had never considered before. I was please to find an attorney that I felt had my best interests in mind and not just running up a large fee. Clara's help in preparing my trust was outstanding and would recommend her to others.
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Posted by Candace | November 8, 2015
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#1 Attorney!
Clara Yang's knowledge of the law is second to none. In addition to her years of experience, she continually updates her expertise by attending periodic seminars applicable to current and new legislation in the field of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Clara is extremely conscientious - and a superb listener - for each of her clients when making sure every detail to one's particular and individual needs have been meticulously addressed before finalizing documents. Exceptional legal skills, extremely competitive fees, and an overwhelming sense of genuine compassionate concern for insuring the best outcome for her client sums up my experience when recently hiring Clara for specifications and preparation of some of "most important papers" .
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Posted by Walt | October 12, 2015
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She will be my attorney from now on
I was named by my mother to be the Trustee of her trust. I thought I understood the duties of this, but felt I needed professional oversight. Clara was an absolute blessing! She explained the complex laws and rules pertaining to my duties, filed all the correct papers and is dealing with family members for me. I will not hesitate to recommend her services to my friends and will hire her to review my own trust. I only wish I had met her sooner.
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Posted by Richard D | September 27, 2015
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knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate
Clara Yang has done our will and trust. She took the time to make sure we understood all of the documents. We have the tendency to put things off so when we started doing our will and trust we gave her all of the information and she prepared the documents and submitted them to us for approval and any need correction. We had paid most of the fees up front so there was no need on her part to keep reminding us about finishing the documents. So after about 6 months of her persistence we finalized the documents. To her credit she had to do several rewrites due to changes that were needed due to our procrastination. She followed through were most lawyers would have just let it slide and we would have never finished what needed to be done. I would highly recommend Clara Yang for handling any and all of your estate planning. She is extremely knowledgeable and will take the time necessary to get all of the answers you would ever need and make sure you understand everything.
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Posted by Jack | September 4, 2015
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A rewarding and comfortable experience
I engaged Clara Yang originally to handle a landlord/rental problem which she did quickly and professionally. Then understanding her expertise of elder care, wills, and trusts I engaged her to handle all of my trust, will, and elder care needs which she did quickly, professionally and with the greatest care and professional ability. She was prompt, easy to speak with, explained all things well and made these often difficult and delayed decisions easy and comfortable.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2015
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Great Experence
we were pleased in our experience in dealing with Clara. She has the knowledge we have been looking for and did a great job in resolving the unusual problem we had in updating our will. We look forward to a long relationship and will recommend others to her whenever we get the chance.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2009
Very sharp, high ethics, completely trustworthy, very knowledgable
Clara is one of those remarkable persons that you remember all your life for her personal perserverance, frankness and strength of character. She is largely a self-made woman who has achieved many notable successess in her professional endeavors. She was thorough, thoughtful, and attentive to my Estate Planning needs. You can rely on her judgement to do what is best for you and your family. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Law Office of Clara Yang
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mother Lode Law
  • 2006 - 2017


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • graduate
  • 1998
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • undergraduate
  • 1996


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform ( CANHR )
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • El Dorado County Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • El Dorado County Bar Association
  • 2nd Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • English
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Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Planning Seminar
  • Medi-Cal Part-D
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Trusts Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, her office is neat and spacious and a very professional place to meet clients. She is meticulous and careful in her work."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Yang since law school and she is an excellent and trustworthy attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maintains the highest levels of professionalism. Goes out of her way to remain current on the law and reach out to the community"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Clara for over 12 years and have found her to be conscientious and attentive to her client's needs. She is well informed and seeks to have her clients understand all of their Estate Planning needs and the various ways to meet them."
Probate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Clara on two court matters where she was appointed to represent a party. She is very reasonable and logical. I have enjoyed working with her."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Placerville Trusts Lawyer Clara Yang
Clara Yang
Trusts Attorney
Placerville, CA
Licensed for 20 years