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Matthew B. Talbot

Matthew B. Talbot

Top Probate Attorney SF East Bay
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Summary

Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at the University of San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California Berkeley. Matthew is a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the California State Bar. Additionally, he is a member of the Barristers section, Estate Planning and Probate section, Elder Law section, ADR Section, Solo and Small Firm Section, and Litigation section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Matthew is on the Executive Board for the Robert G. McGrath American Inns Of Court. He is an active member of the Executive Board for Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services, and is on the board of directors for the Barristers Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. In addition, Matthew is a columnist for Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine. He currently lives in Walnut Creek with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Mani-Ann.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board Member
Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services Board
- Current
Columnist
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
- Current
Executive Board Member
Inns of Court Executive Board
- Current
Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: yes
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (2003) | Political Science, Business
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Honors: yes
Activities: Cal Marching Band
Awards
Super Lawyers
Findlaw Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Findlaw Thomson Reuters
Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 245353
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Link to All Publications
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
Inside the Guest Editors Column
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
When Elder Abuse Crosses Over
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
How the LinesHow the lines of attorney- client privilege can be blurred when acting as Trustee of an Estate
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Probate 101 for Attorneys, Concord, CA
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Ethics of Entrepreneurialism: An MCLE Class for Attorneys, Concord, CA
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Certifications
California Notary Public
State of California
Videos
Conservatorship and Elder Abuse in California: Response to New Yorker Article on Guardianship

My name is Matthew Talbot and I am an attorney in Walnut Creek California who focuses on Elder Law. I wanted to talk to you today about Conservatorships, and in...

Two Ways to Invalidate a Trust: Lack of Capacity and Undue Influence

Matthew Talbot is an Elder Law Attorney in Walnut Creek, California. Today I want to talk about ways people can contest the terms of a trust. By that, I mean...

Undue Influence and Flipping the Burden of Proof

My name is Matthew Talbot and I am an an elder law attorney in Walnut Creek. I handle elder abuse cases and today what I want to talk about...

Elder Abuse Attorney SF East Bay

Matthew Talbot is an Elder Law attorney in Contra Costa County who does a lot of elder abuse work within the umbrella of Elder Law. I wanted to talk about...

Conservatorship Attorney SF East Bay

Matthew Talbot is an Elder Law Attorney in Northern California with a focus on Conservatorship. law. In this video, Matthew addresses what a conservatorship is and what the process looks...

Common Issues in Trust Lawsuits

Matthew Talbot, Trust Litigation attorney in Walnut Creek California, talks about some of the common trust litigation cases he has run across in his practice over the last decade. Many...

What is an Estate Plan and why do SF Bay Area families need one?

Elizabeth Talbot speaks with Walnut Creek Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney Matthew Talbot about what an estate plan is. Why do we all need an estate plan? An estate plan...

When do you need a Conservatorship in California?

Walnut Creek Elder Law, Probate and Trust Attorney Matthew Talbot discusses what a conservatorship is and when a conservatorship is necessary in California. A conservatorship is a court proceeding where...

Probate 101: How is an Administrator chosen when there is no Will?

Probate and Estate Attorney Matthew Talbot discusses how an administrator of an estate is selected when there is no legally valid will. Matthew describes the purpose of an administrator (called...

How to Know if an Estate needs to go through the Probate Process in the SF East Bay

East Bay Probate attorney with Trust and Estate Firm in Walnut Creek discusses the probate process in California. First, Matthew Talbot describes the purpose of probating an estate: to access...

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Contact & Map
Main Office
2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
USA
Telephone: (925) 322-1795
Cell: (925) 322-1795
Fax: (925) 407-8227