Michael J. Valencia

Michael J. Valencia: Attorney with Law Offices of Ross, Hackett, Dowling, Valencia & Walti A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Michael J. Valencia has been practicing law for 37 years and has been a partner at Ross, Hackett, Dowling, Valencia & Walti for 27 years. Over the past several years, Mr. Valencia has been appointed by the San Francisco and San Mateo County Superior Court to act as Executor, Interim Trustee, and Special Administrator in contested trust matters. Additionally, he has been appointed Guardian Ad Litem by the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Mr. Valencia administered these matters at a minimal cost and expense to the trust estates, thus reducing otherwise expensive litigation costs in trust matters. He has gained notoriety for his Trust Administration and frequently gets appointed by counsel or courts to oversee difficult trust administration problems that families are unable to do themselves. In addition, Mr. Valencia’s areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Transactions, and Business & Corporate Law.
Dick Noftsger Lifetime Achievement Award from the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 2010
Member of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, 1985
Received Martindale Hubbell Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethics Standards

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trust Administration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-588-0367  Phone
University Attended:
California State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1973
Law School Attended:
San Francisco Law School, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, California State Bar
Current Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association
Board President of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 2006
President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
Director of the San Mateo County Bar Association, 1986-1987
President of the South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1984-1986
President of the North San Mateo County Bar Association, 1984

Served as a Judge Pro Tem in San Mateo County Superior Court
Served as a Judge Pro Tem in San Mateo Small Claims Court
Served as an Arbitrator in San Mateo County
Served as Court Appointed Independent Fiduciary
Served as Court Appointed Executor

Birth Information:
Bemidji, Minnesota, August 16, 1950
Reported Cases:
-Served as Trustee of Bay Area Metals, San Francisco for 3 years
oResponsible for running a metal recycling company and managing ten employees.
-Appointed Trustee
oResponsible for selling several pieces of commercial property
-Appointed Successor Administrator concerning disputed family estate
oResponsible for selling commercial real estate in California and Montana.
-Appointed Acting President of a Corporation
oActively engaged in the sale of commercial property located in Daly City in excess of $12 million.
-Appointed Majority Interest Proxy Holder in a Limited Partnership
oHolds the majority vote and acts in the best interests of the limited partnership
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

San Bruno, California

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