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Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature Sacramento Business Journal article called, "Estate Fate." She was quoted extensively in Comstock's magazine in the articles "Death and Taxes," "The Wizards of Cause," "Life and Taxes," and "Estating the Obvious." She has appeared regularly in the Sacramento Bee in their “Ask the Expert” feature column. Trudy has also been quoted as a respected estate planning expert in news publications such as Money magazine and ABC World News Tonight.


She is listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer® and as a Northern California Female Super Lawye®. 




Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Tax: 10%
  5. Wills: 5%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Generations, An Estate, Trust, Probate Law Firm

5301 Madison Avenue, Suite 402
Sacramento, CA, 95841


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyer2012
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2011
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate LawState Bar of California2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2006
SuperLawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2005
Super Lawyer in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyGenerations1996 - Present
PartnerDiepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, LLP1992 - 1996
AssociateHopkins & Carley1987 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sutter Medical Center Foundation/Heritage Adv.Oversight Committee Member2009 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2000 - Present
Eskaton Planned Giving CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - 2012
Jewish Community Foundation of the WestChair for Professional Advisory Committee2009 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Comstock'sEstating the Obvious2009
Comstock'sLife and Taxes2009
Comstock'sWizard of Cause2007
Comstock'sDeath and TAxes2007
Comstock'sPulp Friction2007
Sacramento Business JournalEstate Fate2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1986
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Savvy Social Security - Maximize Your Retirement IncomeSocial Security2013
Estate Planning for the Sandwich GenerationSo you've been named the successor trustee of a trust, the executor of a will, or the agent of a loved one's power of attorney...2013
Assisted Living - Things to Consider and Tax RamificationsAssisted Living2012
How to Give Your Children Enough Money To Do Something But Not So Much They Do NothingGifting2011