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David Clark Jones

David Clark Jones

Hackard Law, a PLC
  • Elder Law, Probate
  • California
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Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Law Degree
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Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
(2016) Trial Practice
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Professional Experience
Senior Trial Lawyer
Hackard Law, a PLC
- Current
Perform professional legal work on the behalf of civil litigants (mainly financial elder abuse) and other probate and estate litigation. Responsibilities include preparing civil cases for trial; preparing pleadings, briefs, points and authorities; conducting legal research; examining and evaluating evidence; and representing clients at trial and other hearings in the Superior Courts. Representing clients in probate court for contested estate hearings.
Senior Attorney
American Justice Center
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Perform professional legal work on the behalf of criminal defendants. Responsibilities include preparing criminal defense cases; preparing pleadings, briefs, points and authorities; conducting legal research; examining and evaluating evidence; and representing clients at trial and other hearings in the Superior Courts. Also represents appellants in their criminal appeals in the California Court of Appeals.
Deputy Public Defender
Tulare County Public Defender
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Performs professional legal work in the defense of indigents. Responsibilities include preparing and assisting in criminal defense cases; preparing pleadings, briefs, points and authorities; conducting legal research; examining and evaluating evidence; and representing clients at trial and other hearings in the Superior Courts.
Publications
Articles & Publications
What to Do at an Arraignment
Avvo.com
What to Do if Stopped by Police
Avvo.com
Las Vegas Police Conduct Unconstitutional Checkpoint to Find Witnesses
American Justice Center
Speaking Engagements
Talking to a Jury, Online
Hackard Law, a PLC
Dave Jones speaks about how he goes about talking to a jury during a trial.
Jury Trial vs. Bench Tria, Online
Hackard Law, a PLC
Dave Jones speaks about the differences between a jury trial and a bench trial (court trial).
Applying Dr. Canick’s Approach to Your Work: How to build the “unsinkable” estate plan, Lunchtime CLE, Sacramento, CA
Hackard Law, a PLC
Dave Jones presented his lecture after Dr. Canick spoke on the role of neuropsychologists. Dave explained how Dr. Canick's information can be tailored to drafting attorneys' work to help prevent the successful challenging of estate plans.
Assessment of Testamentary and Financial Capacity in the Elderly: A Workshop and Mock Trial, Assessment of Testamentary and Financial Capacity in the Elderly: A Workshop and Mock Trial, Palo Alto, CA
Stanford University School of Medicine
Live conference given to practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, instructors, and clinicians about how their assessment of capacity and undue influence in the elderly impacts the legal realm. Dave Jones presented a one hour talk entitled "The 'Legal' Role of Mental Health Professionals" and conducted a live mock-trial/direct and cross exam of a capacity "expert".
It Starts Here: Dave Jones on Undue Influence and Capacity, Hackard Law Blog, https://vimeo.com/228741720
Hackard Law, a PLC
What is undue influence and capacity? Dave Jones explains.
Trustee Removal Actions: Drafting Trust Provisions to Define and Limit Power to Remove Trustees, Strafford, Online Live Webinar
Strafford
Live webinar on how to remove trustees and how to prevent that removal with better trust drafting.
Drafting Trust Provisions Relating to the Removal of the Trustee, 39th Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum, San Diego, CA
Tax & Estate Planning Forum
Live presentation about trustee removal and how to make it easier or harder to remove a trustee based on specific language in the trust. Compares California law to the Uniform Trust Code.
Certifications
Rescue Diver
PADI
Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI
Open Water Diver
PADI
Awards
Lead Counsel Rating for Elder Law
Thomson Reuters
Lead Counsel Rating for Probate
Thomson Reuters
Lead Counsel Rating for Criminal Law-State
Thomson Reuters
10-Year Anniversary
Martindale-Hubbell
5-Year Anniversary
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Sacramento County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Tenth Amendment Center
Member
- Current
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California State Bar # 237196
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Hackard Law, a PLC
10630 Mather Blvd
Mather, CA 95655
USA
Telephone: (916) 313-3032
Fax: (916) 226-5177