Jan Marie is a partner at Hales & George and has provided counsel to individuals and families on estate planning, trust administration, and probate matters for over 30 years. Jan Marie is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She has also testified and consulted on court matters involving estate planning and trust administration. In addition to her practice, Jan Marie frequently presents on estate planning for audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

Jan Marie has been recognized by her peers, various publications, and other entities for her work. Martindale-Hubbell named Jan Marie AV Preeminent, the highest rating of skill and ethics for an attorney. She was first named to Super Lawyers magazine’s list of top lawyers for Northern California in 2010 and subsequently every year thereafter. Jan Marie is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court Northern District of California, the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and completed her undergraduate degree from Boston College.




Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate


State Bar of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

Supreme Court State Bar of California

U.S. Supreme Court


Santa Clara University, School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, Juris Doctor
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Affiliations

Member, State Bar of California; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, Silicon Valley Bar Association
Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council



State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; Certified Specialist-Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (1995 – Present)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
Northern California Super Lawyer (2010 – Present)