Probate Laywer for Pleasanton

Customer service is an important part of my business. Here is what clients have to say:


Jim Phillips is extraordinarily competent in estate planning including distribution proposals and tax consequences. His discussions are in layman's terms and not in esoteric legalese. His office staff is gracious, knowledgeable and responsive. I have reviewed the work of numerous practitioners and selected Jim as my attorney.

Retired Alameda County Superior Court Judge

Jim, Thank you for your efforts in settling our father's estate. You did so in such a personnel and professional manner. You made it as easy as this very complicated and emotional matter could be. Your genuine concern, vast knowledge, and results oriented helped expedite this matter in such a timely fashion.

Local Real Estate Broker

I inherited James Phillips from my parents who sought his expertise for their estate and trust planning. They were drawn to his reputation of integrity, compassion, and knowledge of the law. He surpassed their expectations.

James Phillips has advised me on legal matters for a number of years. He is the perfect combination of a good listener, effective communicator, strategist, and clear thinker. He is a stickler for having things in order and thoroughly thinks matters through.

I have also had the opportunity to work with his staff and find them to be competent and friendly.

Daughter of Estate Planning Clients

Jim was very professional and knowledgeable concerning the sometimes emotional issues involved. He handled everything correctly with tact and understanding.

Estate planning clients with a "blended family" and a family business

We provide probate court services for any County in California and estate planning services to California residents, including those in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Alameda, Hayward, Castro Valley, Antioch, Brentwood, Danville, El Cerrito, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Tracy, Stockton, Alameda County and Contra Costa Counties, and the San Francisco Bay Area.