100% California Probate Attorney
1555 River Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95815
Toll Free: 888-920-5983
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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. Mr. Palley is the managing partner of the probate department at Meissner, Joseph, Palley & Ruggles.
John is my trust attorney, and has been for 10 years. He is intelligent, competent, and never fails to respond quickly to any questions/concerns I might have. Highly recommended!
– Eileen (5 star review)
John Palley provides “Top Shelf” service!!! He assisted my family with a Living trust and Will. The process was easy and turn key. John took the time..
– Gary (5 star review)
We had a surprise on who was and was not on the title to the house after my step-father died. John gave us clear, actionable advice within an hour after I sent an email to him. I felt like I knew what legal grounds we stood on and direction about what to do next. Thank you John!
– Teddy (5 star review)
I was told early on by an elderly kind attorney, that the probate process in California is no joke. As a matter of fact he indicated he no longer had the energy to do a full
Probate & suggested that I find someone that specializes in that area. So since the fees in California are statutory I set out to find the very best. And the best I found! I can’t say enough about John Palley and his paralegal Danielle; actually everyone in that office who I had an interaction with. Words that come to mind…….. caring, efficient, responsive, knowledgeable, dynamic. He is totally
on your team and steers you in the best direction for your situation. I had some other issues (probate related) come up during the process and John advised me on those as well. It was like being treated as a family member…in some instances better than a family member. I could go on and on and on. So I will just end this review by stating the obvious……. YOU ROCK JOHN PALLEY!!! You really do! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
– Carol (5 star review)
My family had hired an attorney that had completely misinformed us about the position we were in and what we were entitled to regarding our probate/estate case.
Wanting a second opinion, I emailed John and he was quick to respond and dead on accurate with his information to me. He definitely knows this area of law. If he was closer to Orange County I would’ve fired our attorney and hired him.
– Traci (5 star review)
John Palley helped me through the probate process when my husband passed away. His knowledge of probate law and estate planning including testamentary and special needs trusts is unmatched. Mr. Palley guided me through one of the most difficulty processes a person can go through. I would recommend him to everyone I know.
John assuaged a lot of my worries and concerns regarding my estate planning. For me, his greatest strength was that he listened to all my questions and answered in them in language that I could understand. No hidden agendas and no misleading — just straight-forward and helpful advice and execution.
– Andrew (5 star review)
I am an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice defense in Maryland. I was named the Executor of an Estate in Sacramento County, California and rapidly learned that my Estates and Trusts experience in Maryland was not up to the task of California Probate. I searched for an experienced Estates firm to assist me through the process and found John Palley and his firm.
I cannot say with enough enthusiasm how strongly I would recommend John and his firm. He was incredibly accessible, knowledgeable and supportive though the whole process. Additionally, I found his Associate and his staff to be equally accessible, helpful and professional.
Thanks to John and his team for a very successful outcome!
– anonymous (5 star review)