Mr. James B. Creighton, Esq.

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Assistant Adjunct Professor (Wills & Trusts), UC Hastings College of the Law (2011-present). Recipient, American Juris Prudence Award, Wills and Trusts. Expert Witness in Estate Planning and Trust Administration matters. Frequent Lecturer on Estate Planning matters to Estate Planning Councils and other professional groups in San Francisco and on the San Francisco Peninsula. CLE Lecturer: Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Santa Clara County Bar Association. Member, Board of Directors of the following organizations: Peninsula Estate Planning Council (PEPC), 2009-2011; San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, 2003-2007; Member: Advisory Board, San Mateo County Leadership Program, 2004-2007; Rotary Club of San Mateo, 1999-2011. Sergeant at Arms, Rotary Club of San Mateo, 2002-2003. Founder, United American Bank of San Mateo.

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

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-288-4714  Phone
650.344.0700  Phone
650.344.3312  Fax
University Attended:
California State University, B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 1988; Phillips Exeter Academy, Diploma, honors graduate
Law School Attended:
University of Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994, California
Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section); Silicon Valley Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of California (Member, Trusts and Estates Section).
( Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization )
Administered over 500 Living Trusts established by individuals and married couples; administered over 50 estates of decedents (i.e., over 50 probate proceedings); drafted over 1250 estate plans for individuals and married couples.
Hobbies & interests:
Italian language; Creative Writing; Marionnette Making; Travel
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (9 reviews)
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Indian Wells, California