Ellen Sarah Cookman

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  • Associate at Lakin Spears, LLP
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Peer Reviews
    4.7/5.0 (17)
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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate Administration
  • Trusts & Estates

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Pomona College, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Berkeley Law School, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, California
ISLN:
918087339

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (17)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.7/5.0
  • Judgment

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  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/29/14 in Estate Planning for the Disabled on 10/29/14

    Ms. Cookman represented a beneficiary in a very challenging Trust Administration, in which I represented the Trustee. She was one of the lone bright lights as she was res...

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    Ms. Cookman represented a beneficiary in a very challenging Trust Administration, in which I represented the Trustee. She was one of the lone bright lights as she was responsive, collaborative and tried to get to a solution for our mutual clients. Unfortunately the same could not be said for attorneys for some of the other parties.

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Deputy General Counsel on 10/24/14 in Estate Planning on 10/24/14

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/13/14 in Estate Planning for the Disabled on 10/13/14

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/13/14 in Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children on 10/13/14

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/13/14 in Estate Planning on 10/13/14

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/08/14 in Estate Planning on 10/08/14

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/13/12 in Estate Planning on 06/13/12

    Ellen is a knowledgeable, conscientious, professional who cares about her clients. She is responsive and courteous to her colleagues, and exemplifies what an experienced...

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    Ellen is a knowledgeable, conscientious, professional who cares about her clients. She is responsive and courteous to her colleagues, and exemplifies what an experienced estate planning attorney should be.

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/12/12 in Estate Planning on 06/12/12

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 05/25/12 in Civil Litigation on 05/25/12

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  • Ellen Sarah Cookman

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 01/21/12 in Estate Planning on 01/21/12

    Ms. Cookman is an excellent lawyer. In addition to being very knowledgeable in her area of practice, she is a very ethical, caring, and professional lawyer.

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    Ms. Cookman is an excellent lawyer. In addition to being very knowledgeable in her area of practice, she is a very ethical, caring, and professional lawyer.

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