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Olena Likhachova

Trusts Attorney

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
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Olena represents individuals, families, charities and financial institutions in cases including will and trust disputes, contested conservatorships, breach of fiduciary duty matters, and elder abuse litigation. Olena handles each of her cases with an incredible attention to detail and guides her clients to a successful resolution of their disputes with compassion and understanding. Olena is a native Russian language speaker and is proud to serve the Russian-speaking communities in Sacramento and the Bay Area.

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Posted by Yuliya | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client specialist
Best lawyer I ever who is respectful, understanding and smart. I had a good experience dealing with a very hard issue because of the professional work Olena completed per case.
Posted by Lisa and Karen | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
After working with several attorneys through a difficult situation, we have so much appreciation for Olena Likhachova from law office of Daniel Spector. She was there for us to answer questions, fight for our needs and keep us informed of our case's progress. She helped us through the difficult times and helped to celebrate the victories. Her work is thorough, her disposition is kind yet serious, and she takes the time to listen to concerns and responds to questions swiftly and courteously. The entire experience was so much easier on us because of her wonderful service. We highly recommend her!
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Posted by Bob | June 30, 2019
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Olena Likhachova is great!
Olena helped my family and myself though a very tough situation. Olena is a excellent listener. Olena was able to pull all the information I gave her into a understandable and precise case. I grew to trust her completely. We were very comfortable sharing with her. I would not hesitate to call her again if the need arises. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Carol | June 25, 2019
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Highly recommended and appreciated
Olena demonstrated her legal expertise in our work together. She strategized the best use of our time, energy, and money. She clearly understood the emotional impact of our experience. Olena was truthful and kept us well informed. We felt that she welcomed our input and information. She clearly described what she was doing, what she needed, and what to expect as the case proceeded. The situation that led to our contact with Olena was one of the worse experiences in my life. Olena was kind and sensitive as she helped us through this situation. I trusted her to use her abilities to represent and to support us with her experience, knowledge, and compassion. I have great respect for and appreciation of Olena. I'm thankful she was not working for the other side!
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Posted by John | October 24, 2018
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Family probate case
I have been involved in a probate case with my sister for three and a half years now. It seemed to be getting nowhere, and I was actually referred by my priority attorney to Olena. She took on a case that was stuck and had no movement whatsoever. Within two meetings with her (one to confirm what had transpired before I had hired her, and to go over the living trust.) Within three weeks she set up mediation. I had no idea what this woman was made of but I found out early on in mediation. Olena is a tiger at negotiations, and actually forced the opposing attorney to bend to her demands. Needless to say I was amazed at her knowledge and ability to read and work with people, especially opposing attorneys and still get what she wants for you the client. I would very highly recommend Olena for your next council if you wish for the results that I received. Remember Olena took three years of stalemate and resolved the issue in less than a month. What more can you say about your council? It was truly a rewarding and amazing experience. This is just a personal opinion that I formed after my case but, I feel Olena is in a class by herself. I'm sure you will agree with me whether you have a consultation or hire Olena. If only there were ten stars........
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Posted by Margot | April 12, 2018
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Absolutely the best!
My Uncle and I hired Olena Likhachova to help us with a Trust dispute and the results we received were better than we expected. Olena's knowledge of the law is outstanding and we were impressed with her presentation as she argued our case in court. Where some attorney's come off as aggressive and overbearing, Olena is soft spoken and has a quiet confidence with an amazing ability to recall facts. She is a wonderful listener, asks great questions, worked tirelessly on our case and kept us informed every step of the way as to what to expect and how we should approach it. At one point in the process we were not sure if we would get the outcome we wanted but Olena suggested an alternative approached which proved to be a much better solution for us. Amazing is the best word I can use to describe Olena Likhachova and I would hire her again in a heartbeat! We are very very pleased with the outcome!
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Posted by Vladimir | August 22, 2017
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Great service
I hired Olena after consulting with her on an elder financial abuse problem. At our first meeting, she had money that was taken out of my bank account returned to me the very day I met with her. I was shocked and pleased how quickly Olena did this. Also, this very capable attorney listened carefully and discussed how to proceed with my case. I brought my friend (who worked in the legal field before retirement) along with me as I have not had many dealings with attorneys and did not know what to expect. Even my friend was surprised how quickly Olena moved things along. I have a very complicated case and Olena's compassion, knowledge and hard work put me at ease that I was in very very capable hands. I don't know what I would have done without Ms. Likhachova. It is also a great plus that Ms. Likhachova is fluent in Russian which is my primary language.
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Posted by Ted | June 21, 2017
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Family Trust Dispute
Olena Likhachova helped me settle difficult and complex family situation regarding undue influence and elder abuse. I can offer the highest recommendation for Olena Likhachova. She was very knowledgeable in every aspect of this matter and she took the time to truly understand my situation and was sincerely interested in my best interest and securing a positive outcome. I can attest to her integrity and her careful attention to detail, she was always pleasant to work with. Olena Likhachova is a skilled, dedicated attorney you can trust.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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Trust accounting
Never was able to get a fully executed copy of the trust specifically the schedule of property was missing. Hard working but very green and hard to manage even with a highly defined agenda. Aggressive but not able to grasp the importance of meeting my clearly identified need for the production of requested docs from opposing cancel. Actually I dispute my entire bill
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-385 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • The Law Office of Daniel I. Spector
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Robert W. Pratt
  • Superior Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • 2011 - 2011

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Traynor Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Northern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2018
  • Capital Commendation for Public Service
  • The Capital Center for Public Law and Policy
  • 2012
  • Emil Gumpert Trial Advocacy Award
  • UOP McGeorge
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Probate and Trust Administration Seminar
  • Probate Process and Overview
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Olena
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Olena Likhachova and highly recommend her services as an estate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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