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Ralph Tallmadge Collins III

Trusts Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Ralph T. Collins

Licensed for 33 years

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Licensed for 33 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 09/15/2022

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Posted by David | March 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent - Strongly recommend
When I was asked to become the successor trustee for a will/trust, I hired Attorney Ralph Collins. Several issues needed legal advice and action, which was very competently accomplished by Mr. Collins. Not being familiar with the necessary processes, Mr. Collins first educated me in my role and duties. Mr. Collins worked very professionally and, very important to me, friendly as he represented me as well as the beneficiary of the Trust. Court action, as well as action by the County District Attorney, was necessary and was competently facilitated by Mr. Collins. My work with the process was made possible, and easy, by the expert guidance by Mr. Collins. He was very clear in his communications with me, expedited the process efficiently. Mr. Collins always responded to e-mail communications and telephone messages so I always knew the progress and details of the case. I recommend Mr. Collins without hesitation as a Will/Trust attorney. When I needed advise with my personal Will/Trust, I went to him.
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Posted by Paul | December 26, 2014
Helpful Advice!
Mr. Collins provided me with helpful advice in dealing with my brother's estate matters. Living out of state, it was important to find someone who's advice could be relied upon. Mr. Collins went out of his way to assist me on short notice during a busy time of year. I would recommend him highly for any estate related matters.
Posted by Tracy | December 5, 2014
Very Pleased!!
I consulted with Ralph regarding problems involving my Uncle's Estate. Ralph came highly recommended for good reason. He listened patiently as I explained the situation, including my concerns and frustrations and walked me through my options giving me much needed practical advice. I appreciated getting realistic recommendations for a difficult situation. I found him to be extremely helpful and would happily refer him to anyone who needed the assistance of a reliable Attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Reese, Smalley, Wiseman & Schweitzer, LLP
  • 1989 - Present


  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • Mediating the Litigated Case
  • 2019
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • In re Daniel M. (1993) 16 Cal. App. 4th 878 [20 Cal. Rptr. 2d 291]
  • The appellate court decision upheld the trial court judgment in my client's favor. This case created new law in California by assisting children who had been abandoned by a parent.


  • State Bar of California
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Trusts 101 -- An Overview of Trusts
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • The Importance of Wills & Trusts
  • 2020
  • Trusts: The Ultimate Guide
  • Gun Trusts
  • 2019
  • 2018 Financial and Tax Planning Conference
  • Wills and Trusts -- An Overview
  • 2018
  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts
  • 2016
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Probate Administration
  • 2015
  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts / Estate Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Collins, not just because of his obvious professional skill, but also for his high integrity that stands out among many lawyers I have known and worked with over 24 years of practicing law. You can trust Ralph to energetically seek what's best for you in any situation. He's ahead of the curve."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Redding Trusts Lawyer Ralph Tallmadge Collins III
Ralph Tallmadge Collins III
Trusts Attorney
Redding, CA
Licensed for 33 years