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San Francisco Estate Lawyer

Estate Law Attorney in the Bay Area

The Law Offices of James O'Neil was founded in 2019 to serve the probate, trust, and estate needs of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. At the Law Offices of James O'Neil, our professionalism combines with our expertise and in-depth knowledge to give our clients the very best protection and guidance available anywhere in California.

James O'Neil, based in San Francisco, provides thoughtful legal advice and guide you through the process from start to finish. He offers a common sense approach and powerful legal know-how to meet your needs and exceed expectations. He focuses on estate matters to help you establish a trust or draft a will, the probate and trust administration processes, inheritance litigation options, and more.

Contact our compassionate and experienced law firm today for thorough legal advice and representation.

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Committed to Our Clients Every Step of the Way

With years of experience, our team at Law Offices of James O'Neil, has provided our San Francisco community with reliable representation. Our happy clients have found the resolutions they were looking for with their estate planning, small estate administration, probate administration, trust administration, and estate litigation matters. We want to help you with your case and will guide you through the process from beginning to end.

  • “Very easy to work with and an outstanding professional. ”

    Former Client

  • “Everything was made simple and the fear of signing a will was removed!”

    Former Client

  • “ I went away feeling empowered to continue with the process. ”

    Former Client

  • “His writing is clear, understandable, and succinct—he is a superb writer.”

    Kate C.

  • “Thank you for your guidance and expertise!”

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Planning for the future isn’t easy, especially when you consider scenarios in which you or a loved one won’t be around to make decisions. But it’s critical to have your estate in order so that in the unfortunate event that tragedy strikes, you and your loved ones are prepared. At the Law Offices of James O'Neil, we are more than an estate law firm. We are a compassionate team committed to making these processes easier. We want to learn about our clients, understand their expectations, and then create a goal-oriented plan of action. Providing for you and your future is our primary objective. Reach out to us today to get started towards a more confident future.

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