|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers List||Sacramento Magazine||2016|
|Best of the Bar||Sacramento Business Journal||2015|
|Staff Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection||Federal Trade Commission||1994 - 1998|
|Law Clerk||U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif.||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services||Director||2017 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Litigation Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court||Master Member||2010 - Present|
|Sacramento Estate Planning Council||Membership Chair||2008 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Legal Services of Northern California||Former Director||2009 - 2014|
|Voluntary Legal Services Program||Former Director||2009 - 2014|
|In re Doherty Trust||Trust and will validated by trial court judge. Ruling affirmed by Third District Court of Appeal.|
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|Blog on California Trust and Estate Litigation||Trust on Trial||2015|
|California Trusts and Estates Quarterly||Yellow Light: Trustee May Follow Authorization to Defend Contested Amendment Until Enjoined by Probate Judge||2015|
|Pathways - Trust and Estate Newsletter||It's Not Easy to Be Mom and Dad's Successor Trustee||2011|
|California Trusts and Estates Quarterly||The Andersen Twist in Trust Contests: Testamentary Capacity Standard Sometimes Applies When Document Resembles a Will||2011|
|San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals||The Rising Tide of Will and Trust Contests||2010|
|Sacramento Lawyer||Trust and Estate Litigation in Sacramento - A Peek Into Department 129||2010|
|San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals||Stranger in a Strange Land: Entering Trust and Estate Litigation||2010|
|ABA Section of Antitrust Law||Consumer Protection Law Developments (Author of Subchapter on Nevada Consumer Protection Law)||2009|
|Pathways - Trust and Estate Newsletter||Why Wills Matter||2009|
|Pathways - Trust and Estate Newsletter||When Does a Trustee Have to Go to Court?||2008|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Harvard University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|South Placer Estate Planning Council Monthly Meeting||On the Lookout for Undue Influence||2016|
|Sacramento Legal Secretaries Association Dinner Meeting||Mental Capacity and Undue Influence Issues in Trust/Estate Disputes||2016|
|Sacramento County Bar Association Boot Camp Program||Will and Trust Contests||2016|
|Placer County Bar Association Spring MCLE||A Litigator's Take on How to Avoid or Reduce Estate Plan Combustion||2016|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section||Mental Capacity Rules and Riddles After Andersen v. Hunt||2013|
|Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Northern California Region||Trapdoors for Trustees: Estate of Giraldin and Other Pitfalls for Fiduciaries||2013|
|State Bar of California, Annual Meeting||Competently Litigating Competency in Trust and Estates Matters||2012|
|Placer County Bar Association Annual Conference||Sister Sue[d] Me! Trust and Estate Disputes and How to Avoid Them||2012|
|Gold Country Estate Planning Council Monthly Meeting||Trapdoors for Trustees: A Litigator's Take on the Perils of Trust Administration||2012|
|Yolo County Bar Assn. Monthly Meeting||The Rising Tide of Will and Trust Contests||2011|
|South Placer Estate Planning Council Monthly Meeting||Trapdoors for Trustees: A Litigator's Take on the Perils of Trust Administration||2011|
|Planned Giving Forum of Sacramento Annual Meeting||Wayward Trustees, Pushy Heirs and Other Threats to Charitable Gifts||2011|
|PFAC Sacramento Chapter Meeting||The Rising Tide of Will and Trust Contests||2011|
|Firm-Sponsored Workshop||Brand Strategy: Dancing with the Lawyers||2009|
|AMA Monthly Luncheon Program||Legal Do's and Don'ts for Internet Marketers||2007|
Posted by Sheila
I hired Jeffrey Galvin to help me settle an inheritance dispute involving a complex family trust after my father’s death. I can offer the highest recommendation for Jeffrey Galvin. He was very knowledgeable in every aspect of this matter, and he took the time to truly understand my situation and was sincerely interested in my best interest and securing the positive outcome. I can attest to his integrity, his careful attention to detail, he was always very pleasant to work with, including showing his sensitivity and concern for me through every step. He is as professional as he is personal. Jeffrey Galvin is a skilled, dedicated, excellent and caring attorney you can trust! No words can ever express how truly grateful I am for all of his hard work and the results he has obtained for me and my family. Seldom have I been able to recommend someone with such confidence, I would hire him again and recommend him highly!!!
Posted by Pam
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Posted by Jon
Jeffrey Galvin literally saved my life and my business. In 2001 I was meet with a politicized adverse action by the Federal Trade Commission. Imagine your a small company, less then $1M gross per year, and suddenly it is you .vs. the US Federal Government. I found myself in such a position. I had the great fortune to find Jeff Galvin who had actual hands on experience with my adversary. His vast knowledge not only of the agencies involved but also his ability to make direct contact with specific individuals in the government hierarchy led to what would have been my financial demise instead being settled for a very nominal sum.
... and that was only my first experience.
Years later in 2009 I had a dispute with FedEx. A few well placed communications between Jeff and FedEx resulted in a 15k savings for me at a cost of about 10 cents on the dollar in legal fees. That is my kind of return!
I keep a constant retainer with Downey Brand (Where Jeff Galvin "does his thing") as it is the best insurance a business person could have. Simply knowing that I can call upon Jeff and his vast resources (and personal skills) helps me sleep at night. I know if trouble pops up I have a legal gun with the fire power to actually help.
Feel free to ask Jeff for my name and phone number. He has my permission to provide it and I will share my experience in greater detail in a direct conversation.
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