Danielle F. Diebert
Danielle is a senior attorney in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates practice 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.
- Negotiated settlements 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 an 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
Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
Probate and Estate Planning Section Treasurer (2020)
Probate and Estate Planning Section Secretary (2021)
Sacramento Estate Planning Council
Board Member (2021)
Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
Member and Former Magister of Shields Inn
Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2018 – 2021
Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch” – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates, 2022
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
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Fiduciary’s Guide to the Attorney-Client Privilege
Summary of Program As a fiduciary, you may think that all of your communications with your attorney are confidential. While communications between an attorney and his or her client are generally protected by the attorney-client privilege,
Seminar: Sacramento Trust and Probate Litigation “Boot Camp”
The Sacramento County Bar Association’s Probate and Estate Planning Section hosted a trust and estate litigation ‘Boot Camp’ on September 20, 2016. The six-hour-long seminar featured a panel of speakers who discussed will and trust contests in California Superior Court,
WT Wins: Weintraub Awarded $1.5M Judgment in Elder Abuse Litigation
Danielle Diebert obtained a judgment of approximately $1.5 million at trial on behalf of our client as conservator of the estate. The court determined that the conservatee’s son had misappropriated assets belonging to the conservatee,
16 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America® and 6 Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Sacramento, CA (August 19, 2021) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys have been included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America and 6 Weintraub attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California. In addition,
33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California. In addition,
30 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that more than 30 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys Northern California. In addition,
37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.
Is the Britney Spears Conservatorship “Toxic”?
Britney Spears says so. After thirteen years of conservatorship, on June 23, 2021, Britney appeared remotely at her conservatorship hearing and relayed her emotional plea to the judge to terminate her conservatorship without the need for any further evaluation.
The Tale of Choupette the Cat and Other Common Issues in Trust and Estate Litigation
When Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February of 2019 in France, many speculated that his cat, Choupette, was well provided for as part of his estimated $150 million estate. This pampered feline was much loved by Mr.
Dead Men Tell No Tales and Other Issues with Contracts to Make a Will
First, what is a contract to make a will? A contract to make a will is exactly as it sounds. It is an agreement to provide for a person as part of a decedent’s will.
And You Are? Long Lost Relatives Need to Prove Up Their Entitlement to Inherit
Under California law, the laws of intestacy control who inherits when a person dies without having prepared a valid will or trust. These rules can be complicated particularly as remote or even unknown blood relatives may have a claim to assets of the decedent’s estate.