Stephanie Naomi Barclay

Stephanie Naomi Barclay

Attorney, Problem Solver, Collaborator, Connector, Community and Client Focused
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Biography

Stephanie joined Carmel & Naccasha’s Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning team in 2023. Stephanie graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1996 and practiced civil litigation at several large bay area law firms, eventually becoming a Deputy Attorney General at the California Attorney General’s Office in the False Claims Section before returning to her hometown of San Luis Obispo in 2003.

Upon returning to the Central Coast where she grew up, Stephanie worked at a local law firm practicing business and real estate law when she was invited to join the San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation’s (SLOLAF’s) Board of Directors in 2011. In 2013 Stephanie left the firm to become the Project Director for Senior Legal Services Project, at that time, she was the organization’s only employee running its only program. A year later, the Board of Directors elevated Stephanie to Executive Director, the organization’s first in its 25-year history. Stephanie has been credited with exponentially increasing the organization’s ability to assist the most underserved in the county and fostering strategic partnerships with other service providers. When she resigned from SLOLAF in 2023, she left the organization with 12 full-time employees and stable grant funding for years to come. Stephanie understands the importance of succession planning.

Stephanie currently serves on the SLO County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral & Information Services Committee. Stephanie is the past President of the SLO County Bar Association, past President of the San Luis Obispo Women Lawyer’s Association, and volunteers for the County Mock Trial Program. Stephanie is a member of the SLO Leadership Class XXVI and was the 2018 recipient of the John L. Seitz Community Service Award. Stephanie lives in Arroyo Grande with her blended family including three teenagers at Arroyo Grande High School, their two dogs, one cat and seven chickens.

Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
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University of California - Davis
B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Experience
Partner
Carmel & Naccasha LLP
- Current
PRACTICE AREAS: Elder Law Elder Abuse Litigation Probate and Estate Planning Trust Administration Trust Litigation
Legal Director, Executive Director
San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
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Directing Attorney
Senior Legal Services Project
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Attorney
Ogden & Fricks LLP
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Speaking Engagements
Wisdom From the Porch With Stephanie Barclay, San Luis Obispo, CA
Las Brisas Senior Living, San Luis Obispo
Partner Stephanie Barclay, on our Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning team, was a guest on Wisdom From the Porch, a live, weekly YouTube broadcast focusing on issues facing senior adults and elder care. The broadcast is hosted by elder advocate Bill Degnan, and sponsored by Las Brisas Senior Living in San Luis Obispo. This event was specifically designed to explore healthy aging and lifestyle choices available to older adults and their families.
Professional Associations
San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Services
Committee Member
- Current
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San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: • President (2020) • Board Member (2018–2021)
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Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County
Member
- Current
Activities: • President (2008) • Board Member (2005 –2009)
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California State Bar  # 187262
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 187262
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Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Carmel & Naccasha LLP
694 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 546-8785
Fax: (805) 546-8015
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed