Best Probate Attorneys in Berkeley

Why These Probate Attorneys?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Berkeley Probate Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Hoekstra Law, P.C.

Hoekstra Law PC is a boutique law firm founded by Heather Matsumoto Hoekstra, a probate attorney in Berkeley with over a decade of legal experience serving clients in the surrounding communities. Ms. Hoekstra has successfully represented people in all aspects of probate administration, including estate litigation where interested parties allege fraud or the mental incapacity of the decedent at the time of writing their will. The firm also practices elder law.

1569 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707


Law Offices of Howard E. Kane

The Law Offices of Howard E. Kane is a boutique practice that focuses almost exclusively on all aspects of estate planning and trust and probate administration in the San Francisco Bay Area. Attorney Kane has been practicing law since 1990 and has significant experience guiding executors through the probate process. He has also successfully liquidized estates, dealt with claims from creditors, and ensured heirs and beneficiaries received their inheritances as quickly as possible.

1271 Washington Boulevard
San Leandro, CA 94577


People Law Practice

People Law Practice is a full-service firm of probate attorneys near Berkeley who represent individuals and families throughout the surrounding communities. The attorneys have experience in assisting will executors during the emotional and legal stresses of administering the final will of a loved one. Their services include petitioning the proper probate court, notifying interested parties of the beginning of probate, such as heirs and creditors, and liquidizing the estate in preparation for handover to its beneficiaries.

3873 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611


Trust Matters

Trust Matters is a small law firm founded by Alan Statman, an estate planning attorney near Berkeley who has been practicing law, particularly in the field of wealth transfer, since 1978. The firm has extensive experience in operating as an independent trustee in probate cases where there is family conflict or allegations of fiduciary duty breaches by the nominated executor. Attorney Statman is a State of California licensed professional fiduciary and registered guardian by the National Guardianship Foundation.

4096 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611


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