John Palley

John Palley has been an attorney since 1994 and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, his reputation among local attorneys and judges has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV” peer review rating, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

John has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers of Northern California. John was selected as the “Best Attorney” by the Roseville Press Tribune in 2015. John has received the prestigious “10.0” rating from AVVO.com and is “Lead Counsel Rated” from lawinfo.com which is their highest rating.

John is also a past probate and estate planning “expert” for the Sacramento Bee. John has taught classes for UC Davis Extension and National Business Institute on probate and estate planning. John dedicates his entire law practice to estate planning, trust, and probate law and has been doing that since he became a lawyer in 1994.

John has received countless client testimonials over the years. Some of them are listed on his web page.

John lives with his wife Kathleen and their two tween-age children in Roseville. He has volunteered as a coach for t-ball, baseball, basketball, and soccer teams… but for some reason his daughter does not think he is capable of coaching her gymnastics team. Though born and raised in Los Angeles John is a die-hard Sacramento Kings fan and has lived in Northern California since 1986!

  • Attorney since 1994
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • 10.0 Rated by Avvo.com
  • Superlawyer by Superlawyers.com

Bar Admissions
California, 1994
Utah, 1995

Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, May, 1994
J.D.

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, May 1991
B.A.
Major: International Business
Honors: Dean’s List, Semester in London, President Delta Sigma Phi

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