Attorney Profile:

John Dudley Laughton, Esq.

JL

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wills & Probate

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D.
Admission:
1978, California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
ISLN:
905602477

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 12 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Trust Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Estate Administration

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/07/12 in Estate Planning

    Known John for almost 50 years, and he's an excellent lawyer; conscientious and ethical Read more

    Known John for almost 50 years, and he's an excellent lawyer; conscientious and ethical

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    It is an honor to be recognized by a legal peer for the qualities reflected in this Peer Feedback.

  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/26/12 in Estate Planning

    John referred a client to me for a bankruptcy. The client was the beneficiary of a spendthrift trust in which the bankruptcy trustee asserted an interest. John provided... Read more

    John referred a client to me for a bankruptcy. The client was the beneficiary of a spendthrift trust in which the bankruptcy trustee asserted an interest. John provided me with timely analysis regarding the trust and whether the spendthrift provision was valid under California law. His assistance was instrumental in protecting the client's interest in the trust from a motion by the trustee for authority to sell her interest in the trust.

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    Law firm response:

    Working in a collegial manner with other lawyers is critical to achieving success for clients.

  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/25/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning

    John is a gentleman and pleasant to work with. Read more

    John is a gentleman and pleasant to work with.

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    Law firm response:

    I have always sought to be collegial and solution oriented with all members of the bench and bar. This personal philosophy has made for a professionally satisfying law practice which in turn has contributed to satisfied clients.

  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/14/12 in General Practice

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/12 in Trusts and Estates

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  • 2.8/5.0 on 02/12/13

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