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Kristin M. Kaminski

Estate planning Attorney at Roseville, CA

5.0   11 reviews

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Kristin M. Kaminski is admitted to practice in California, Nevada and Wisconsin. As an experienced estate planning and administration attorney, Kristin takes a hands-on approach to client representation and works to create a strategy to fit each family’s individual needs. Kristin works with trustees, executors, and personal representatives to assist them navigate the trust or estate administration process. Kristin also assists heirs and beneficiaries to preserve their interests and she is prepared to protect her clients’ rights in the courtroom.

Kristin earned her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she received Dean’s List honors and admittance into the Law School’s Pro Bono Honors Society. While in law school, Kristin successfully represented claimants in contested unemployment insurance hearings. She also gained experience interning with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i, and studied at the University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law. Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business and Management from Alverno College, a top-ranked Catholic women’s college, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kristin is an active member in the community, serving on the board of the South Placer Estate Planning Council. Kristin is also a member of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the Placer County Bar Association, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks, and serves as a volunteer attorney with the Sacramento Estate Planning Clinic. Kristin was named a 2018 Northern California Rising Star with Super Lawyers.

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/09/2022
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/10/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/07/2022

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Kaminski Law Group, A PC
13 SierraGate Plaza, Ste B
Roseville, CA, 95678

Reviews

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Posted by Shawn | March 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Successful Heggstad Petition!
I was referred to Kristin by the lawyer handling my father's estate in a different state and I'm glad they did. Kristin was upfront with the process and estimated cost and best of all she was successful. Well worth the money and if I ever needed her expertise again I would hire her again immediately.
Posted by Alice | March 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
We were very happy with Kristin Kaminski's legal services.
My husband and I hired Kristin to restate our family trust, incorporating some major changes. She gave us advice on choosing our final successor trustees. Kristin also contacted a lawyer in New Mexico on our behalf regarding some property we owned there. She was very reliable, knowledgeable and efficient. Kristin is also a fellow member of my Rotary Club and I know she had high ethical standards.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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Professional and caring
She handled our Trust and answered a multitude of questions....always very professional, sweet and kind.
Posted by Lauren | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive
Ms Kaminski has been helpful, responsive and up to date with all inquiries and work we've sought her assistance with. Her follow up has been first rate also.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
Very thorough and professional
Kristin handled our Living Trust restatement in a very thorough and down to earth manner. She did a great job reviewing all the changes from our original trust and made all needed alterations promptly. We are very satisfied with her work and personality!
Posted by Jan | December 10, 2014
Update Living Trust & Wills
Ms. Kaminski took our old, outdated trust and completely updated it to current standards. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and competent, while taking the time to encourage us to carefully consider exactly how we want our affairs handled. We appreciated her suggestions, many we wouldn't have thought of on our own. We are now very happy to have a document the fully meets current legal standards, as well as all of our estate needs. We feel that she did an excellent job us.
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Posted by Melissa | December 9, 2014
Responsible, knowledgeable, & timely.
Kristin was a pleasure for my husband and I to work with. She put our mind at ease by demonstrating a high regard for professionalism and responsiveness. She was able to properly guide us with any questions we had regarding our estate plan.
Posted by Lisa | December 5, 2014
Excellent advisor and attorney!
Mrs. Kaminski was very helpful, efficient, and knowledgeable. I would refer her services anytime! She helped me with my husbands and my will when he was very ill.
Posted by Debra | December 5, 2014
Kristin updated my trust and did a fabulous job. I am very pleased with her work & highly recommend.
I went to the Burton Law Firm to have my trust updated and am very grateful that I met Kristin who was assigned to perform this task. During the initial consultation I was very impressed with her sincerity, knowledge, consideration, patience, and thoroughness. She listened and had a lot of good ideas as we covered different scenarios of what I wanted written and potential legal outcomes. I learned a great deal because she answered questions in simple terms, gave examples, and offered good advice. She has knowledge and experience with Nevada and California laws concerning trusts, so anticipated and thought of things that I would not have known to ask about -- therefore additional items of benefit to me were added to my trust. After the initial consultation I corresponded with Kristin by email. She and her staff were prompt and professional to gather information and answer questions to keep me informed. Although I had a good idea of the changes I wanted to make to my trust, I definitely learned that there was a lot more to it than I had originally thought. Kristin took the time and put in the work to give me a revised trust that is exactly tailored my needs and life circumstances. At the signing Kristin gave a thorough explanation of all the sections and pages in my trust, her expertise and extensive knowledge of her craft evident as she answered all of my questions. The trust she prepared is very well organized in a binder with sections divided by tabs. I had my trustee with me at the initial consultation and the signing and she was so impressed with Kristen (from the get go) that she and her husband plan to have Kristin update their trust too. I am very pleased with the outcome of having my trust updated and highly recommend Kristin to anyone who needs the services of an EXCELLENT attorney. The Burton Law Firm is very fortunate to have her on their team!
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Posted by Julie | October 18, 2014
Knowledgeable and Professional
Kristin was detailed oriented, knowledgable, and possessed excellent communication skills. She patiently walked my husband and I through the estate planning process. The documents she created incorporated all of our requests. We feel confident that should something happen to one or both of us, our estate will be protected and distributed according to our wishes. I highly recommend Kristin Kaminski.
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Posted by Rand | October 9, 2014
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My wife and I are moving from the child-rearing phase of life to the parents-of-adult children phase. As such, we wanted to be sure that our estate was in order and be passed down to our children according to what we want when we die. We had a basic will detailing our children's guardianship and a few other items. However, since it was written while our children were very young and we did not have much for assets, we were worried that our wishes would not be fulfilled properly. As our children grew up and we began to acquire some modest assets, we knew we would need to update our wills. We contacted Kristin for guidance in this matter. Prior to writing anything down, Kristin took considerable time listening to us talk about our life and what we value. She asked good questions that got to the heart of our needs and, just as importantly, she listened to our answers. As she began the process of developing our wills and powers-of-attorney documents she proved to be very knowledgeable, patient and adept at getting our wishes into the documents. During reviews of the documents, Kristin was extremely flexible in meeting with us around our work and family schedules. Throughout the entire process, working with Kristin was a joy. Even when we changed some details a couple of times, she worked with us to make sure we were comfortable with the changes. While this is a very serious matter, Kristin's demeanor helped us feel comfortable with the process and the finished documents.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Dudugjian & Maxey
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Goralka Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Burton Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Navy JAG Corps - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Marquette University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Alverno College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Visiting JD Student
  • N/A
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Associations

  • South Placer Estate Planning Council
  • Vice President, Marketing
  • 2018 - Present
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fair Oaks Rotary
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Placer Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star - Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Honor Society
  • Marquette University
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Marquette University
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Prime Lifestyle Magazine
  • Planning Your Estate After The American Taxpayer Relief Act
  • 2015
  • Burton Bulletin
  • Trust Decanting: A Nod to Nevada
  • 2014
  • Burton Bulletin
  • Fulfill Your Philanthropic Goals Through a Donor- Advised Fund
  • 2014
  • ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter
  • Federal Arbitration Act Contains Exclusive Grounds For Vacating and Modifying Arbitration Awards in Federal Court
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Financial Foundation Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • The Financial Foundation Seminar
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts and Administration
  • 2018
  • Women's Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2017
  • Fair Oaks Rotary
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2016
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Tax and Legislation Update: End of Life Option Act
  • 2015
  • Women to Women
  • Interviewed as part of a series on women making a difference in their communities and in the region.
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kristin is a highly skilled attorney and a real asset to our firm. Her attention to detail and ability to understand what her clients want are just a few of her many strengths as an attorney. I would trust her with my own estate plan."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kristin is an exceptionally intelligent and capable attorney. She is focused on the needs of her clients which makes her especially suited for estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kristin is a dillengent, thorough and dedicated attorney to her clients."
Probate Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I know Kristin from our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. She is a delightful person and an excellent attorney. I am happy to endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
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