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Cheryl Lynn Sommers

Probate Attorney at El Dorado Hills, CA

4.7   9 reviews

also known as Law Office of Cheryl L. Sommers

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Cheryl

Learn Cheryl’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    30%
    Due to the current situation, our office has returned to accepting new Bankruptcy cases. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases are available to help you erase debt and save you come. Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Adversary Proceedings.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Administering an estate, whether an estate that must go through the complicated probate process or a well-planned trust, can be confusing and overwhelming. Helping families in their time of need is our specialty.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    A well-prepared plan can protect you, your assets, and your loved ones from problems later. Even better, it will give you peace of mind. Call today to discuss your unique circumstances and how we can help.

  4. Trusts
    10%
    Drafting and administration of trusts - Durable Power of Attorney - Guardianship

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%
    With a properly drafted will, you can avoid unwanted results and specifically direct how your assets will be distributed upon your passing.

I am a Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning and Bankruptcy attorney in the Bay and Sacramento areas.  I handle divorce, custody, and support matters as well as estate planning which includes wills, trusts, durable power of attorneys, asset protection strategies.  I also handle probate cases and estate administration including conservatorships and guardianships.  In addition, my office handles Bankruptcy cases including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings as well as Adversary Proceedings.  

I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people.  I feel my practice areas, helping families with issues close to home, gives me the best opportunity to accomplish that and I would be happy to help you with yours.

 

With my 13 years experience you can expect prompt, professional and effective representation.

Location

Cheryl Sommers
5011 Golden Foothill Parkway
Suite 5A
El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762
Law Office of Cheryl L. Sommers
3984 Washington Blvd.
#145
Fremont, CA, 94538
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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Thorough, knowledgeable, always prompt with responses. Respectful and considerate. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Cheryl is excellent in understanding your needs . Cheryl explains in a way you know without a doubt she has your best interests in mind . Cheryl is also proactive in her approach and communication.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney!
I’m so very thankful to have Cheryl representing me in what has become a nightmare for me with my 3 yr old son and his Narcissistic father. This is one of the most hardest things I have ever had to go through and I’m grateful to have her there for my family. I have been harassed and bullied, and set up by my ex and even his lawyer. She took over and has, is putting a stop to it. We have not yet attended court but do so in a little over a week and I can rest a little easier knowing she will be by my side. I would highly recommend her and will to anyone I know!
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Posted by Deanna | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She's awesome to work with!
I have been trying to get divorced since 2008. Cheryl was not my first attorney but she is my last. Cheryl is the first attorney that treated me like a person and not just another dollar sign. She makes sure I'm understanding everything every step of the way. She won't sign off on any proposals until she's sure that I'm in agreement with them. Even when they don't go the way I want them she tries to find a silver lining and makes sure I know she will keep fighting along beside me not giving up. She has worked with me on costs, understanding that I'm on a budget, and has made court appearances by phone so that I avoid the extra travel and lodging costs. When all is said and done she's a great lawyer that cares about her clients.
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Posted by Peter | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and gets results...
I have had a lot of different events over the years where I needed legal help. Cheryl always listened well, came up with a game plan, and implemented that plan to get results for me. She helped me in a lot of legal situations and if she didn't feel that she had the experience needed to help me out, she consulted with me free of charge and then directed me to other lawyers that might be able to help me out.
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Posted by Kathy | May 7, 2015
Excellant assistance****
Cheryl helped my mother & I with a situation that was going from bad to worse. We appreciate everything she has done for us!! Highly recommend her as she is thorough, knowledgeable and caring.
Posted by Gael | May 6, 2015
You will never regret using Cheryl as your lawyer,.
I was so very blessed that I found Cheryl. I felt hopeless, taken advantage of, and felt I had no where to go... Until I spoke to Cheryl on the phone.. To me that was divine intervention... Her compassion, forthrightness, and command presence gave me hope I did not have. We WON our case only because she believed in me and the wrongness of my situation. I would give a million star rating to Cheryl in a heartbeat.. She made me while again.
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Posted by Jacqueline | April 29, 2015
Top Notch Lawyer
I just recently render the services of Cheryl Sommers for my divorce and the sale of my marital home. I would (and have) recommend Cheryl Sommers to anyone who needed a "getter done gal". Extremely professional, knows how to handle non cooperative spouses and quick to respond to any and all issues. In our very first appointment she was able to settle every topic but one that the ex was stuck on but was resolved in our second appointment!! I still can't believe it! Not only did we have multiple homes, cars and boats we were also dealing with spousal support and pension funds. With the type of person my ex husband was, this woman should be considered a miracle worker!!! Which is why I have hired her again to find my new home!
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Posted by Misha | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Weak and unprepared In Family Court
I have given this review a full year to sit before posting in case my opinion has changed, but it has not. Cheryl did the bare minimum when it came to my custody case and was completely unprepared when it came to cross examination during trial. Although the case was open/shut and 50/50 schedule was eventually implemented, Cheryl and opposing counsel managed to drag the full trial out to 6 full afternoon sessions. In addition, the judge went over the 90 day limit in ruling on the case, but Cheryl repeatedly dismissed my concerns about the length of time taking to make this ruling. I would not recommend Cheryl as an attorney, especially to fathers going to trial. She will not work very hard for you, not stand up to bullying by the Court and will treat you like your concerns are trivial.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Cheryl L. Sommers
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bay East Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Sommers is a zealous advocate on her client's behalf. I endorse this lawyer."