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From 1976 to 1996 Bert Z. Tigerman was a name partner in three Beverly Hills law firms. His then practice generally involved transactional and litigation work on real estate and tax and later estate planning and probate matters. He has appeared in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles as well as the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In 1996 he left the active practice to become the Executive Director of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the sixth largest volundary bar association in California.

He retired from the bar association in March of 2004, and became Of Counsel and Firm Administrator of the Wartnick Law Firm in San Francisco. There he managed the dissolution of the firm overseeing staff, legal personnel, accounting and all other operating law firm issues. He also supervised the probate department of the firm and was involved in the preparation of several appellate briefs for the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He now practices probate and trust administration and related litigation as a sole practioner in West Los Angeles, California.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 43%
    40 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    40 years
  3. Litigation: 27%
    40 years



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Beverly Hills, CA

Law Offices of Bert Z. Tigerman

1505 S. Bentley Ave.
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA, 90025



ILVoluntarily Inactive195405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alumnus of The YearExecutive Committee, Conference of Delegates State Bar of California1996
Board of Director's AwardBeverly Hills Bar Association1988
Distinguished Service AwardBeverly Hills Bar Foundation1987
Life FellowAmerican Bar FoundationN/A
FellowState Bar of California FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselThe Wartnick Law Firm2004 - 2007
Executive DirectorBeverly Hills Bar Association1994 - 2004
PartnerTurner Gerstenfeld Wilk Tigerman & Young1977 - 1996
PartnerTankel Toll Strassman Leavitt & Tigerman1965 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember, President 19821958 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar FoundationMember, Board of Trustees2008 - 2011
National Conference of Bar PresidentsPresident1985 - 1986
American Bar AssociationMember House of Delegates1982 - 2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember, Board of Trustees1977 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zita Nathanson vs. Etta Dean Nathanson as ExecutrixChanged Calif. law re filing of claims in probate.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A