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Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977 (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and General Sciences), UOP McGeorge Law School in 1980 (J.D.) and 1981 (LL.M-Taxation). He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California of Legal Specialization. He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning and is a member of the California State Bar, American Bar Association and Sacramento County Bar. He was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court before all nine Justices on June 9, 2003, in Washington D.C. Mark has served on the boards of most major Northern California charities, including The American Cancer Society, The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Sutter Hospitals Foundation, Stanford Settlement, St. Hope Academy, McGeorge School of Law and California State University, Sacramento Foundation and is co-chair of California State University Sacramento’s Endowment Committee. He received the CSUS president's medal for Distinguished Service in June of 2014. Mark has formed or chaired the planned giving committees for many major Northern California charities and is widely regarded as one of the region’s top experts on Charitable Remainder Trusts and other Planned Giving concepts. Mark has been a member of The Sacramento Estate Planning Council since 1982, was the founding editor of their monthly newsletter, a member of their Board of Directors for eight years, and President in 1992 and 1993. Mark has practiced law for over 35 years, and founded DROBNY LAW OFFICES, INC. in 1989. He limits his practice to Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, Business Planning and Taxation, and has offices in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Diego. Palo Alto and San Ramon. Mark has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Sacramento Superior Court’s Probate division for over 20 years. Mark S. Drobny is a frequent speaker on Estate Planning matters, having given over 1,000 presentations in an entertaining and informative format.
Mark has 2 children: Dane, 29, is the manager and lead trainer for West Hollywood's Barry's Bootcamp San Diego facility and certified yoga instructor in Del Mar. Danielle, 23, is a recent graduate of Seattle University and is also a certified yoga instructor.


Contact info

Drobny Law Offices, Inc.

4180 Truxel Road
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA, 95834-3765

Drobny Law Offices, Inc.

2010 Crow Canyon Place
Suite 100
San Ramon, CA, 94583

Drobny Law Offices, Inc.

801 10th Street
5th Floor, Suite 1
Modesto, CA, 95354


Practice areas


  1. Life Insurance: 19%
  2. Tax: 19%
  3. Business: 19%
  4. Probate: 19%
  5. Other: 24%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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  • John N. Demas

    Mark Drobny is a true professional and exceptional lawyer. Having worked with Mark over the years, I have been particularly impressed with his wealth of knowledge, insight and strategic thinking. Mark provides the highest level of representation possible. He is a true professional and an asset to the legal community. He is the rare lawyer that I refer clients to without any hesitation. A true class act and the best around.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust LawState Bar of California2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
American Jurisprudence Award-Estate PlanningN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDrobny Law Offices, Inc.1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember1982 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California State University Sacramento Endowment CommitteeCo-chair2000 - 2010
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilPresident1992 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1981
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of IowaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977