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Jeb Umphred Burton

About me

Jeb Burton is the managing principal of The Burton Law Firm. Jeb's legal career is focused in the areas of Business, Tax, Trust/Estate and International Law . He is specifically knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of Advanced Estate and Tax Planning (both domestic and international), Business/Investment Structure and Governance, Exit Planning, Asset Protection, as well as Business Succession Planning.


Jeb is admitted to practice law in the State of California, and he is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California. He received his Juris Doctorate from King Hall at the University of California, Davis. He accomplished his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.


Jeb has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was named in Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyer” list for both the areas of Estate Planning and Tax Law for 2015 and 2016. He has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager and has held a perfect 10 rating by for over 5 years. 


Over the course of his practice, Jeb has represented a wide variety of clients on diverse and challenging issues. Jeb’s services range from developing estate, tax and business planning for local business owners to advising executives at Fortune 500 companies with domestic and international concerns. He routinely speaks locally and nationally to Attorneys, CPAs and other professionals in the areas of tax, business succession, international law and estate planning.


Jeb currently serves as the President of the Sacramento Estate Planning Council, Chair of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, and Northern California Forum Leader for Wealth Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the California State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, including a variety of sections within that organization. He previously served as Chair of the Tax Section. He also the past Chair and First District Commissioner for the Yolo County Planning Commission, where he served for 8 years.


Jeb is a member of the West Sacramento Rotary, and on the board of several non-profits including the West Sacramento Foundation. Jeb and the Burton Law Firm are also members of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.


On a personal note; Jeb is happily married, a proud father of two, and lives in West Sacramento. He is a dedicated traveler and an avid collector of fine wines.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    400 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    200 cases
  3. Tax: 25%
    100 cases
  4. International Law: 10%
    100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Betty Jean Williams

    I have served with Jeb on the Sacramento County Bar (Tax Section) and he has shown good leadership and good lawyering!


    Betty Williams Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David L. Kelly

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Kelly Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Burton Law Firm

400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1850 (18th Floor)
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Burton Law Firm- Roseville

3741 Douglas Blvd
Suite #320
Roseville, CA, 95661



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Five Star Wealth ManagerFive Star Professional2013
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2013
Paul Harris FellowN/A2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
1st District CommissionerYolo County Planning Commission2007 - Present
Owner/Senior AttorneyThe Burton Law Firm2006 - Present
CommissionerEconomic Development Advisory Commission, West Sacramento2007 - 2009
Vice ChairYolo County Advisory Committee on Tribal Matters2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilSecretary2013 - Present
Vistage PDAPDA Advisor Member2010 - Present
West Sacramento Chamber of CommerceDirector2009 - Present
Rotary ClubVarious2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilTreasurer2012 - 2013
Sutter Health Heritage Advisory BoardBoard Member2011 - 2013
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilTechnical Forum Chair2010 - 2012
Sacramento County Bar Tax SectionChair2009 - 2010
CPA/Law Forum, Sacramento ChapterAdvisory Board Member2008 - 2012
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilProgram/Speaker Chair2008 - 2009
American Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2008 - 2011
Sacramento Young Tax Lawyers AssociationVice-Chair2007 - 2008
Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionVarious Positions2007 - 2008
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionLT Governor of 9th Circuit2003 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Landlord TodayLLCs for Real Estate Investors2007
Landlord TordayHolding Title as Community Property With Right of Survivorship2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of the PacificN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Real Estate Tax ConferenceEstate Planning for Real Estate 2013 and Beyond2013
Tenth Annual Real Estate ConferenceTop Real Estate Planning for Real Estate Strategies 20122012
Winter Advisors ForumLessons Learned from Muli-Generational Philanthropy2011
Estate and Financial Planning and Taxation Committees Joint MeetingPostmortem Sucession and Estate Planning for S Corporation Shareholders2011
Real Estate and Tax ConferenceEstate Planning for Real Estate from 2010-20122010
CalCPA November Estate and Tax Planning Joint SessionEstate Planning Under the Obama Administration2008