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Jan Marie Hales is a partner at Hales & George.

Ms. Hales is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Martindale-Hubbell and named Ms. Hales AV Preeminent which is the highest rating of skill and ethics an attorney can obtain. In 2010, Ms. Hales was nominated and thereafter selected by Super Lawyers magazine. This magazine lists outstanding attorneys in each state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ms. Hales was selected in 2011 and has been selected again for 2012.

Ms. Hales works with individuals and families to assist them with the preparation of an estate plan that is unique to their circumstances. In addition, Ms. Hales counsels both non-registered and registered domestic partners on important estate planning issues that can significantly affect their rights as partners, parents and real property owners.

Ms. Hales' reputation has led to continued referrals from satisfied clients and ongoing relationships with other professionals who need a trusted attorney to assist their clients with estate planning.

Ms. Hales has testified as an expert witness due to her knowledge and expertise in the areas of Estate Planning and Trust Administration. In addition, Ms. Hales is a frequent speaker locally, nationally and internationally on estate planning.

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Probate

State Bar of California, June, 1987
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1987)
Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals (1987)

Santa Clara University, School of Law, Santa Clara, California, J.D. (1986)
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, B.A. (1983)

Professional Affiliations:

Member, State Bar of California; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section
Member, Silicon Valley Bar Association
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
Member, California Women’s Lawyers Association
Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

Certified Specialist-Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law; State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (1995)
Northern California Super Lawyer (2010, 2011 & 2012)


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