Secure Your Future
With Seasoned Attorneys

Providing Expert Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Conservatorship Services

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Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys in San Mateo

San Mateo-based Attorneys Serve the Estate Planning Needs of Peninsula and Santa Clara County Residents

Offering nearly 70 years of combined experience in wills, trusts, and conservatorships

San Mateo-based Thirkell Law Group provides residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with Estate Planning vehicles such as Wills, Trusts and Conservatorships, and counsels executors, administrators and trustees in Will Probate and Trust administration. The firm stands ready to litigate on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in estate planning matters as well.

Personal Service and Qualified Legal Experience

Thirkell Law Group attorneys make it a point to work with you, making sure you understand what needs to be done and why. And they are experienced. Firm founder and principal Ed Thirkell has been practicing for 40 years, primarily as a trust trial lawyer. His portfolio includes several published cases, and he is well regarded by his peers. Ed has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional ability. Julia Lingys is also well-versed in state law, bringing more than 18 years’ legal experience in addition, she is fluent in German.

This mix of experience and skills provides clients with valuable counsel in shaping their estate planning strategies.

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We Have Your Will, and Estate Planning Needs to Be Covered

Whether it’s estate planning strategy or courtroom tactics, Thirkell Law Group provides you with comprehensive estate planning and administration legal services:

Estate Planning

We advise you on an array of estate planning matters, including the creation of and subsequent amendments to wills, tax issues, estate creation and protection strategies, the selection of an appropriate executor, and decisions about whether to deploy guardianship, living wills, and other types of trusts.

Trust Administration/Will Probate

If you’ve been named the administrator or executor of a will, look to us to provide you with counsel regarding the filing of the will with the probate court, the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate, even how to locate beneficiaries and value estate assets. If you’ve been named a trustee, we can advise you on the management of assets and trust financial reporting as well.


Thirkell Law Group helps you provide for an elderly parent or disabled adult child when you’re gone. Besides giving counsel, we help you select a qualified trustee for each conservatorship you create.

Trust Litigation

When disputes arise regarding the administration of a will or trust, there’s no need to seek additional litigation counsel. Years of experience eminently qualify Thirkell Law Group to represent plaintiffs or defendants in court.

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Rest Easy, Knowing Your Loved Ones’ Future is in Good Hands

Nothing is more satisfying than knowing you’ve taken steps to ensure your loved ones’ future is a happy, comfortable one. Just make sure you have an experienced, meticulous, and knowledgeable attorney on your side. Call us at (650) 348-1016 today to schedule a consultation and get started on an estate planning strategy that makes sense for you.

Our Office

San Mateo

  • 181 Second Avenue, Suite 625, P.O. Box 190
    San Mateo, California 94401

  • (650) 348-2968


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