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John B. Palley

John B. Palley

Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.
  • Probate, Estate Planning
  • California
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Biography

I have been practicing estate and probate law since 1994. My practice is 100% focused on California probate court cases only. I pride myself on efficiency and answering my client's questions within minutes rather than days. I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. I have highest ratings on numerous websites including Martindale Hubbell "AV" rated, AVVO "10.0" rated, and am a "Superlawyer." I also am a past Sacramento Bee estate and probate "expert." I speak on estate and probate law to professional groups and have been quoted in numerous articles on the subject. I am married and actively involved in my kids sports and activities in Roseville, CA.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    In select cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer both flat fee and hourly fee arrangements in different cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.
- Current
Attorney
John B. Palley, Attorney at Law
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Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
J.D. (1994) | Legal Studies
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California State University at Sonoma
B.A. (1991) | Major: International Business; Semester in London 1989
Honors: Deans List
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers of Northern California
Super Lawyers selects approximately the top 5% of attorneys for standing out in their field.
10.0 Rated
Avvo.com
AVVO has become an industry leader and their 10.0 rating is the highest offered among attorneys.
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale Hubbell has been rating lawyers for about 100 years and the "AV" designation is their highest.
Professional Associations
Rotary Club of Roseville
Member
- Current
Activities: The Rotary Club of Roseville has been awarded as being an international leader in the Rotary world and is active locally and internationally to make our world a better place.
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Sacramento Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
Activities: The Sacramento Estate Planning Council is one of the oldest and most esteemed, of it's type, in the area.
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California State Bar  # 173469
Member
- Current
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California State Bar Trusts and Estates Section
Member
- Current
Activities: A leader in legislative reform and education in the areas of trust and estate law in California.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ask an Expert
Sacramento Bee
Certifications
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
My Main Website
Website
My Law Firm's Home Page
Blog
My Blog
Legal Answers
133 Questions Answered
Q. My grandma recently passed without a will. Is there anyome im the sacramento area i could meet with for free advice
A: I am sorry for your loss. Happy to answer questions if you text or shoot me an email on my website Californiaprobate.info
Q. Considering hiring a new attorney. Been waiting 4.5 yrs for a probate resolution. Does this sound out of the ordinary?
A: You should most definitely talk to a new attorney. Find a highly experienced California probate attorney. It seems odd to keep a duplex vacant during probate. I would rent it out. Probate should take a year or less unless there are some unique factors/reasons for keeping probate open. Typically 4.5 years would only happen if there is fighting, lawsuits, etc.... Good luck!
Q. my mother passed away I know the property needs to go to probate but I don't know where to start this process
A: The key is getting started! Get that ball rolling by filing the initial petition. We usually have the initial documents ready the same day and can be on file in most counties in California within two business days. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss the particulars.
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Contact & Map
South Placer Office
2281 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 300
Roseville, CA 95661
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Sacramento Office
1555 River Park Dr
Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95815
Toll-Free: (888) 920-5983
Telephone: (916) 920-5983
Fax: (916) 920-9379