Michael G. Desmarais

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Attorney Awards


Order of the Coif; Thurston Society; Hastings Law Review. Author, "California Trust and Probate Litigation." Past President, Silicon Valley Bar Association. Past Commissioner, Board of Legal Specialization, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Advisory Commission. Past Chairman, Litigation Subcommittee of the Executive Committee, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

(Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
408-335-7473  Phone
408-356-6024  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Davis, A.B., Economics, 1970
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, and US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1973, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1984, US Tax Court; 1973, California; 1975, US Claims Court
Birth Information:
Oakland, California, January 11, 1948
( Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization )

Peer Reviews

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Los Gatos, California

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