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Amy H. Ruggles

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning 75%
  • Trust Administration
  • Mediation
  • Probate


Ms. Ruggles was admitted to the bar in 1997 and is currently practicing estate planning, trust administration, probate, and business law. She is one of a limited number of attorneys in the State of California that is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Ruggles has been with Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles Inc. since May 2005 and became a partner in 2019. Her practice encompasses all aspects of estate planning including special needs trusts, crossover business issues and clients with multiple real properties. She has received specialized mediation training and is on the Mediation Panel for the Sacramento County Probate Court.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney, Partner, since May 1, 2005

Specialties And Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specializations, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Mediation Panel for Sacramento County Probate Court
  • Wealth Counsel Member
  • Rotary Club of East Sacramento


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, May, 1996
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws
    • Major: In Progress
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, May, 1986
    • B.A.
    • Major: Finance

Client Reviews

Amy – Thank you for your amazing knowledge, patience, and attention to detail throughout this process. We appreciate your and Kevin’s hard work and feel so very fortunate to have you as our team. – L.G.