Attorney John Palley

John Palley

100% California Probate Attorney

1555 River Park Drive
Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone:  916-920-5983
Toll Free:  888-920-5983
Fax:  916-258-6387

Client testimonials about 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. Mr. Palley is the managing partner of the probate department at Meissner, Joseph, Palley & Ruggles.

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 Tribunein 2015. John has received the prestigious “10.0” rating from and is “Lead Counsel Rated” from 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 was also recently the focus of an article in Sacramento Magazine about probate and estate law. Over 1,000 California probate estates successfully completed – start to finish!

John dedicates his entire law practice to California probate law and has been working in the probate and estate area since he became a lawyer in 1994. Very few lawyers have the personal focus as John does. 100% dedication to California probate law only.

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 teen-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
  • Superlawyer by
  • 100% California probate attorney only

Bar Admissions
California, 1994
Utah, 1995

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, May, 1994

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

Sacramento Estate Planning Council

Rotary Club of Roseville, CA

Sacramento Planned Giving Forum

Placer County Bar

Roseville Chamber of Commerce

Practice Areas


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