Estate Planning & Probate Section

The Estate Planning & Probate Section was established in 1993. Membership is open to practicing attorneys, private professional fiduciaries, accounting practitioners, trust officers, and law students. Section members and non-members are invited to attend our numerous programs throughout the year. Our programs begin in January each year at the Contra Costa Country Club with the annual Probate Bench Luncheon.

Every year since 1994 our section, with co-sponsorship of The Mechanics Bank’s Trust Department, has presented an Annual Estate Planning Symposium in the spring. The event draws counsel, educators, and professionals to present topics of current interest to the Bar, tax professionals and students. We are pleased to present this program with availability of specialization credit.

Board members and section liaisons provide volunteer service, each devoting time and energy to ensure that events provide broad continuing education opportunity for members at a competitive cost. The section continues its practice of donating to local legal service organizations as a regular Platinum level sponsor of “The Bar Fund.”

The section is broadly based among probate, estate planning, conservatorship, guardianship, and trust practitioners. We strive to present opportunities for members to obtain MCLE credits at programs that address all these areas of practice and welcome suggestions from our membership.


Esther Kim
Esther Kim
Turner, Huguet, Adams & Farr
838 Escobar St.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-3433

Tracy Regli
Tracy Regli
Acuna Regli
3478 Buskirk Ave., Suite 300
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
(925) 906-1880


Board Members

Oliver W. Bray
The Bray Law Firm
(925) 228-2550

Matthew Hart
Law Office of Matthew Hart
(925) 754-2000

Kathryn S. Korn
Korn Law Group
(925) 253-1808

Mona Nia
The Bray Law Firm
(925) 228-2550

Joseph Morrill
Morrill Law
(925) 322-8615

Scott Poling
Poling & Poling
(925) 256-7000

Matthew Toth
Pedder Hesseltine Walker & Toth
(925) 283-6816

Ann Battin