Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, LLP

Probate Lawyer | Serving Lafayette, CA

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3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549

A Reputation for Sound Guidance and Determined Advocacy

What does it mean to be the longest-serving law partnership in Contra Costa County? For us, it means a strong legacy of accomplishment and client service — which we uphold every day. We receive many referrals from other attorneys and the sons, daughters and friends of those we have helped in the past. More than 90% of our cases resolve in our clients' favor.

As proven trial lawyers, we have taken many cases through trial. Our valued clients have won positive outcomes in complex will contests and trust contests, and we are a widely respected probate firm. In addition, when you can turn to us for comprehensive estate planning, or when you have critical needs like establishing or contesting a conservatorship, we know what to do.

We maintain comfortable, productive offices and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. You can count on our responsiveness and honesty in any stressful or pivotal situation.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Trusts and Litigation
  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Breach by Executor or Trustee
  • Undue Influence
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Conservatorships

Call  925-318-1840 today arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Stanley Pedder

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1961

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1960
  • College of the Pacific
    • B.A. - 1957
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • St. Mary's College. Raises Quarter Horses, Former Professor
  • Contra Costa County Farm Bureau, Attorney

Attorney Wally G Hesseltine

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1969
    • Law Review: Golden Gate University Law Review, Member, 1968 - 1969
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. - 1966

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member
  • California Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Member

Attorney Timothy B Walker

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Humboldt State University
    • A.B. - 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member
  • Futures Explored, Inc (Non-Profit Agency for Developmentally Disabled Adults), Board of Directors, Past President
  • State Bar of California, Member

Attorney Matthew S. Toth

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002

Education

  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California
    • J.D. - 2001
  • California State University
    • B.S. - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member
  • Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, Executive Officer/Board Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Pro Bono Guardianship Clinic

 

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