Marshal A. Oldman

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Attorney Awards


Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. President, San Fernando Valley Legal Foundation, 1980-1989. Author: "Estate Planning and Conservatorship Substituted Judgment Rule," Report, Daily Journal, July 17, 1981; "Chapter re Gifts in California Estate Planning," CEB, 2002; "Published Articles: Probate and Estate Planning," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1990—; Re Phelps-Dodge and Organized Labor in Bisbee & Douglas, Western Legal History, May 1992 edition. Lecturer: CEB, Fundamentals of Estate Planning, 1989; Probate Litigation, 1994; Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, 1996, 1998; Estate Planning for the Terminally Ill, 1997; Fundamental of Probate Administration, 1999-2000; Drafting Modern Estate Plans, CEB, 2002. President, 1980-1989 and Board Member, 1990, San Fernando Valley Community Legal Foundation. Member, Board of Directors, San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 1986-1988. Member, Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society; National College of Probate Judges, 2006—.Chairman of the San Fernando Valley Bar Probate Section 1978-1980. Member of Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Probate Section 1983-1990. Chairman, Probate Section, County Bar Association 1988-1989. Chairman, Legislative Monitoring Committee of County Bar Probate Section 1985-1988; Member of Committee 1985 to present. Consult with staff of Assembly Judiciary Committee. Testified before Assembly Judiciary on probate legislation for Los Angeles County Bar Probate Section. President of San Fernando Valley Bar Association 1989-1990. Member of Board of Trustees of San Fernando Valley Bar Association 1979-1981; 1986-1991. Member of Executive Committee of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section of the State Bar of California 1995 to 2006. Chairman of Incapacity of 1998-1999. Chairman of Litigation 1999-2001. Vice Chairman of Estate Planning Trust and Probate Section 2001-2002. Chairman of Trust and Estate Section 2002-2003. Authored numerous articles for the San Fernando Valley Bar Bulletin, Probate Column for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Journal of Western Legal History, and for the Daily Journal Report. Numerous speeches before the Los Angeles County Bar Probate Section, San Fernando Valley Bar, Santa Monica Bar, Pasadena Bar, CEB, and other organizations. Served as expert witness in probate, attorney fee, legal malpractice, and federal estate tax matters. Public Member, California Board of Accountancy, 2007-2014. Elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer in November, 2009. Elected to serve as Vice President in November, 2010. Elected to serve as President in November 2011.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Litigation
  • Conservatorships and Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1976, California
Los Angeles County (Secretary-Treasurer, 1985-1986, Vice Chairman, 1986-1987 and Chairman, 1987, Executive Committee and Chairman, Legislative Monitoring Committee, 1984-1989, Probate Section; Chair, Probate Section, 1988-1989; Member, Board of Trustees, 1988-1989; Reappointed to Executive Committee Probate Section, 1993-1996), San Fernando Valley (Chairman, Probate Section, 1981-1982; Probate Volunteer Panel, 1978—; Member, Board of Trustees, 1979-1982; Delegate, State Bar Convention, 1979-1980; Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee, 1985-1988; Treasurer, 1986-1987; Secretary, 1987-1988; President-Elect, 1988-1989; President, 1989) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Advisor, Executive Committee, Trust and Estate Section, 2003-2006; Vice-Chairman, Legislative Monitoring Committee, 1996-1997; Chairman: Incapacity Committee, 1997-1998; Litigation Committee, 1998-2001; Vice Chairman, Estate Planning Trust & Probate Section, 2001-2002; Chairman, Trust and Estates Section, 2002-2003); California Board of Accountancy (Public Member, 2007—).
Birth Information:
Santa Monica, California, September 30, 1951
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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