M. Denise Kristof

M. Denise Kristof: Attorney with Kristof & Kristof, Attorneys at Law
Attorney Awards


Attorney M. Denise Kristof, founding partner of Kristof & Kristof, has a long history of leadership in positions of trust. She is an established member of the Probate Volunteer Panel – a select group of attorneys relied upon by the Courts. She serves as Arbitrator on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Service, she has served as Mediator the Los Angeles County Superior Court Probate Settlement Program, she has spoken on Trust and Estates matters throughout California, and she has served as a Delegate from the Los Angeles County Bar Association to the State Conference of Delegates. Before founding Kristof & Kristof, Ms. Kristof routinely crisscrossed the nation presenting highly detailed, scientific material.

Ms. Kristof’s pre-legal career involved high value mediations between union members and management and utilizing legal counsel for public agencies.

She is caring and compassionate, effective and skillful. Ms. Kristof is a parent, grandparent, sister, and child – she can empathize and sympathize. Ms. Kristof appropriately channels these feelings.

Ms. Kristof has vast educational experience. Her education began with a Bachelor of Science degree, followed with a degree of Master of Science combined with a Masters in Business Administration. Ms. Kristof completes more continuing legal education units in one year than many attorneys complete in three. In addition to having earned her Juris Doctorate degree, Ms. Kristof has also completed her LLM – a terminal legal degree - in Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Law Practice Mgmt
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Wills
  • Probate
  • Living Wills
  • Living Trusts
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Elder Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
626-486-9746  Phone
(626) 535-9445  Phone
(626) 535-9660  Fax
Law School Attended:
Western New England College, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1999, California
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
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  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 10/12/17 in Trusts and Estates

    I have known Denise for a number of years. She is well respected in the community and an excellent lawyer.

    I have known Denise for a number of years. She is well respected in the community and an excellent lawyer. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Attorney on 09/28/17 in Trusts and Estates

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Pasadena, California

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