Danielle F. Diebert

Associate


Experience

Danielle is an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of trust and estate litigation, including contested trust and probate administration, and contested conservatorships.

Danielle earned her J.D. with distinction from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and graduated as a member of the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society for academic achievement. While in law school, Danielle took courses in environmental law and intellectual property, and obtained the Witkin Award for academic excellence in Patent Prosecutions.

In her free time, she enjoys staying active (particularly playing tennis) and spending time with friends and family.

Representative Matters:

  • Negotiated settlement regarding trust contests, distribution disputes, and fiduciary removal.
  • Negotiated settlement regarding fiduciary removal, modification or termination of a special needs trust, and accounting disputes.
  • Defended trustee accounting and trustee’s exercise of an option to purchase real property as a beneficiary.
  • Aided in multiple trials regarding defense to accountings of the fiduciary and action for surcharge.
  • Defended litigation opposing client’s appointment as conservator and seeking to remove client as agent under power of attorney.
  • Obtained an order enforcing a settlement agreement against trust beneficiaries after conducting an evidentiary hearing.

State Bar of California, Trust and Estates Section,
Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section,
Member

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2018-2020

J.D. with Distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2012

B.S. in Economics, Concentration: Real Estate, Minor in Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009

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