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Barry L. Adams

Barry L. Adams

Law Office of Adams & Rafferty, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • California
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Summary

I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family dispute regarding a trust or estate and with administration issues after a loved one passes away. Listen to my podcasts to find out more information about these issues.

Education
University of the Pacific
J.D. (1986) | Law
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Whitworth College
B.A. (1983) | Journalism
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Editor of Newspaper, 4 year varsity letter for tennis, Academic All-American tennis
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Law Office of Adams & Rafferty, P.C.
- Current
Practice which consists of all aspects of estate and trust matters. Including estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust litigation.
Founder and Clinical Professor
Community Elder Law Clinic, Empire Law School
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Founder of non-profit elder law clinic providing free legal advice to seniors. Recipient of Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award 2003.
Owner
Law Office of Barry L. Adams
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Associate
Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon & Gray
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Associate
Rutan & Tucker
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Speaking Engagements
Nuts & Bolts of Trust Administration on Death, Continuing Education for Lawyers, Santa Rosa, California
Sonoma County Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Section
An introductory class on trust administration for lawyers providing detailed information, forms and checklists
Probate Nuts & Bolts, Continuing Education for Lawyers, Santa Rosa, California
Sonoma County Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Section
An introductory class on probate administration for lawyers providing detailed information, forms and checklists
Awards
Excellence in Education, Teaching Award
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Awarded for teaching Elder Law Clinic at Empire Law School
Pro Bono Award
Sonoma County Bar Association
Pro bono award for service to seniors through Empire Law School Elder Law Clinic
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section
Member
- Current
Sonoma County Bar Association, Trusts and Estate Section
Steering Committee Member
- Current
California State Bar # 125474
Member
- Current
Empire Law School
Founder and Professor Elder Law Clinic
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Activities: Founder of highly successful Empire Law School Elder Law Clinic. Providing free legal advice for seniors in Sonoma County.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial one-half hour free consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Possible contingent fee arrangement in trust or will contests
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust Administration
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
LAW MADE EASY PODCAST WEBLOG
Contact & Map
Orange County Office
19900 Beach Boulevard, Suite B
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA
Telephone: (949) 274-4760
Santa Rosa Office
1400 North Dutton Avenue, Suite 19
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
USA
Telephone: (707) 542-6644
Fax: (707) 528-3189
San Diego Office
By appointment only
San Diego, CA 92108
USA
Telephone: (619) 419-0212