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.

Kathryn S. Korn


Kathryn S. Korn
Korn Law Group
23 Altarinda Road, Suite 215
Orinda, CA. 94563
(925) 253-1808
[email protected]

Board Members

Oliver W. Bray
The Bray Law Firm
(925) 228-2550
[email protected]

Matthew Hart
Law Office of Matthew Hart
(925) 754-2000
[email protected]

Esther Kim
Turner, Huguet, Adams & Farr
(925) 228-3433
[email protected]

Joseph Morrill
Morrill Law
(925) 322-8615
[email protected]

Scott Poling
Poling & Poling
(925) 256-7000
[email protected]

Tracy Regli
Acuna Regli
(925) 906-1880
[email protected]

Matthew Toth
Pedder Hesseltine Walker & Toth
(925) 283-6816
[email protected]