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Joseph E. Patton

Joseph E. Patton

Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law - Simplified.
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law
  • California
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Biography

Joe is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California.

Joe has practiced in Probate law since 2012, including in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Litigation, Trust and Probate Administration, Conservatorships, and the Probate of Estates, gaining extensive knowledge and experience in the many different and nuanced aspects of Probate law.

Joe has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the years 2020 - 2023 in the field of Estate and Trust Litigation. He was most recently further honored by being named as a Super Lawyers "Up-and-Coming 25: 2023 Orange County Rising Stars."

Joe earned his B.A. degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine. He continued his studies at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, earning his Juris Doctorate. He also earned his certificate in Business Law studies.

Joe is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association (Trusts and Estate Section; Conservatorship, Guardianship & Protective Proceedings ("CGPP") Section) and is the 2023 Chair of the CGPP section. He serves on the Orange County Superior Court panel of attorneys for appointment as counsel and as Guardian Ad Litem in probate proceedings. He is licensed to appear in all courts of the State of California. Joe is also a proud member of ProVisors.

Joe is a lifelong Orange County resident. He enjoys spending his free time with Neda and their four young children. Between the kids' school, sports, scouts, dance, and the occasional date night with Neda, he also enjoys playing guitar, watching hockey and baseball (Go Ducks and Angels!), and DIY projects at home.

Education
Western State University College of Law
J.D.
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University of California - Irvine
B.A. | Criminology, Law, & Society
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Professional Experience
Founder and Principal Attorney
Patton & Patton, PC
Current
I have practiced in the Probate field since 2012, including Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Administration, Conservatorship, Probate proceedings, and Trust and Probate Litigation, gaining extensive knowledge in the many different aspects of Probate law.
Speaking Engagements
Involuntary Holds & LPS Conservatorship: Helping Families During a Mental Health Crisis, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS SECTION WEBINAR
ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Moderator
Certifications
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
State Bar of California
Awards
Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation
Super Lawyers
Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation
Super Lawyers
Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation
Super Lawyers
Rising Star in Estate and Trust Litigation
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 279599
Member
Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Current
Activities: Trusts and Estate Section; Conservatorship, Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust Litigation
  • Conservatorships
  • Financial Elder Abuse
Languages
  • English
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Website
Patton & Patton, PC
Contact & Map
Patton & Patton, PC
Anaheim Hills
5241 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Suite 107
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Telephone: (714) 584-5401
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Evening, weekend, house call, and special appointments available by request.