Estate planning attorney in California

Shane K. Barnard, Managing Attorney

Shane Barnard brings a personal approach to estate planning for individuals and families. She counsels her clients to navigate the estate planning process to create the best plan that exemplifies their wishes and protects their families and loved ones. Shane learned first hand what happens when her mother passed away without an estate plan. During a time when she was grieving the loss of her mother, she experienced a lot of confusion and conflict because she did not know her mother’s wishes. Her mother had remarried and by the time she was diagnosed with dementia it was too late to have those important conversations about her medical and financial wishes or how she wanted to distribute her assets. Shane is committed to working with families to ensure they never have to go through the experience she did.

Shane is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association and prior to transitioning into Estate Planning she was a practicing attorney on the San Francisco Juvenile Dependency Panel representing parents and children in the foster care system. She is a current board member San Francisco Foster Youth Fund and volunteers as a foster parent for puppies with Hopalong Animal Rescue .