Jeremy J. Ofseyer
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • California, New York
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Biography

Mr. Ofseyer is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and his practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Court proceedings involving Trusts, Estates, and Conservatorships.

Since 2012 he has had the highest available peer-review rating, AV® Preeminent™, from Martindale-Hubbell and the highest available Avvo™ rating, 10.0 Superb. Palm Springs Life magazine has selected him as one of its “Top Lawyers” every year since it started rating lawyers in 2011. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude 1990).

He began his legal career in New York, as a Judicial Clerk at the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. He has years of litigation experience at some of New York's elite firms, including four years as a Senior Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, an eminent large firm based in Manhattan. He went on to start his own firm in Palm Desert, California in 2005, focusing on estate planning and probate matters, and was a partner of Nethery & Ofseyer LLP from 2008 through 2013.

Mr. Ofseyer has an M.A. in Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics, from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics, from the University of North Carolina. He has taught Wills & Trusts and Estate Planning as an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law, as well as Ethics at Harvard, N.Y.U., U.N.C., and U.C.L.A. He served on the Committee on Ethics of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California, which published the 2013 update to the Guide to the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Counsel (3rd Edition). He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation of the Desert, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of the Desert.

Education
University of North Carolina School of Law
Ph.D. | Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics
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New York University
M.A. | Philosophy, with a concentration in Ethics
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Harvard Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: magna cum laude
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University of North Carolina School of Law
B.A.
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Jeremy J. Ofseyer
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Certifications
Certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Top Lawyers
Palm Springs Life
2011-current
Top Lawyers
Inland Empire Magazine
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Professional Associations
New York State Bar
Member
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State Bar of California  # 235222
Member
Current
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Desert Bar Association
Member
Current
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Desert Estate Planning Council
Member
Current
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Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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New York
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Conservatorships
  • Living Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Retirement Plan Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Disputed Trusts & Estates
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Law Office of Jeremy J. Ofseyer
74000 Country Club Drive
Suite H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Telephone: (760) 346-3355
Fax: (760) 346-7057
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed