Main Office: Sacramento, California
Will meet in-person in Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, via Skype, phone, email, or otherwise for clients with legal needs throughout California.
Phone: (916) 920-5983 Ext 405
Toll Free: 800-965-1106
Fax: (916) 920-9379
Email: Email Me
California probate attorney John Palley is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. John is highly efficient at the California probate process and his personal practice is 100% dedicated to probate court work only.
John has received the rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubbell which is their highest ranking and since 2014 has been rated as a “Superlawyer” by superlawyers.com. He also has received the highest ratings of “10.0” from both AVVO.com and JUSTIA.com. In 2015 the readers of the Roseville Press Tribune voted John “Best Attorney.”
John is also a past probate and estate planning “expert” for the Sacramento Bee and has been interviewed and quoted on such websites as Forbes.com, Grandparents.com, Care.com, HuffingtonPost.com and TheWeek.com. He also was recently highlighted in an article in Sacramento Magazine.
John has lectured on estate planning and probate at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management MBA program, the UC Davis Extension Certified Financial Planning courses, and the National Business Institute among others. John dedicates his entire law practice to probate law.
He helps clients spread all over California, including but certainly not limited to: Sacramento, Roseville, Woodland, Davis, Stockton, San Francisco, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego. John lives with his wife Kathleen and their two teenage children in Roseville. He is now retired as coach for their various sports teams as their skills have exceeded his now. Though born and raised in Los Angeles, John is a die-hard Sacramento King’s fan! Oh ya, John is a real person. Please look at his videos on Youtube.
Professional Associations and Memberships – Current and Past
John Palley is the lead probate attorney and who you will work with personally. However, other attorneys may help out to ensure your case navigates the probate process as efficiently as possible.
For example, Evelyn Skall, was a probate Court attorney at the Sacramento Superior Court (probate division) for over 20 years. She advised the Judges on upcoming probate hearings. She reviews many of our documents before filing to ensure exact compliance with the probate Court standards. Prepare yourself to be impressed with our knowledge and efficiency!
The firm was founded by two attorneys, Robert Fort and Morgan Johnson, on the core belief of providing top notch legal services with reasonable legal fees. While the firm has continued to meet those core beliefs, our lawyers have also added efficiency and client service to our core.
We will provide you top notch legal services with extremely reasonable legal fees, and at the same time provide you with the top shelf client service that our clients have learned to expect; the “white glove” treatment if you will. Additionally, you can expect to receive efficient replies to emails and calls, meetings set on short notice and legal work done when we say it will be done.
For all your legal matters on probate matters and trust petitions including the Heggstad petition, contact us today. We are available through phone call, toll free at 800-965-1106, or through our online contact form. Don’t face the complex process of probate at such difficult times alone.