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Blake A. Rummel

Blake A. Rummel

Weinstock Manion
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Arbitration & Mediation
  • California
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Summary

Blake Rummel is a litigator focused exclusively in the areas of probate, conservatorship, and estate and trust litigation. She has been successfully resolving disputes for almost 30 years, both in and out of the courtroom. Blake is highly respected by her peers, assisting them when client matters turn from administration to litigation. Although she is aggressive in representing the best interests of her clients, she treats every client with compassion and discretion, sensitive to the emotions that often cloud the parties’ ability to amicably reach agreement.

Through her representation of both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, Blake has tremendous insight into the concerns typical to all parties to a matter. In representing fiduciaries, she collaborates with the trust departments of financial institutions and other clients to ensure compliance with all statutory and fiduciary obligations. In representing beneficiaries, she advocates for their best interests and receipt of bequests as intended by the benefactor. In addition to individuals, she frequently represents charities, thereby helping clients fulfill their intended philanthropic goals.

While every matter has unique nuances, Blake believes that she is able to achieve the best possible outcome for each client as a result of the firm’s depth in estate planning and administration. Among the firm’s attorneys are experts in virtually every aspect of the estate planning and administration process. This leads to efficiency as well as being economically beneficial for clients.

Blake was named 2017 Trust Litigation Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. She is honored to have been named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® each year since 2005 and has been rated “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 / 5.0” on Martindale-Hubbell® by her peers.

Education
Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles
J.D.
Honors: Dean's List
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | Political Science with Specialization in Law & Society
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Professional Experience
Shareholder / Director
Weinstock Manion
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Estate Litigation, The Basics Conference: Trust & Estate Administration & Litigation, CEB
September 2016
Drafting PVP Reports: What You Need To Know, Judge Mary Thornton House
Trusts, The Basics Conference: Estate Planning, CEB
September 2018
Hot Topics in Accounting and Bad Faith Objections, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Ethics and Estate Planning; Guidance for Your New Year, Woodland Hills Tax and Estate Planning Council, Inc.
Awards
Leaders in Their Field - Private Wealth
Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide
Top Litigators in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Business Journal
Trust Litigation Lawyer of the Year
Century City Bar Association
Five Star Professional – Estate Planning Attorney
Five Star Professional
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Since 2005
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 150308
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blake A. Rummel's Website Profile
Website
Weinstock Manion Website
Contact & Map
Weinstock Manion
1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA
Telephone: (310) 553-8844
Fax: (310) 553-5165