Meissner Joseph & Palley, Inc.

John Palley

Probate Attorney

Meissner Joseph & Palley, Inc.

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John B. Palley has been an estate and probate lawyer since 1994. His personal practice is 100% devoted and focused on California Probate Law. He has been deemed a Certified Specialist in the area of trust, estate planning and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Probate Ancillary Probate, International Probate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation
Trusts and Estates Contested Trusts and Estates, Decedents Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Childre, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Settlements, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation, Financial Planning, International Estate Planning, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts, Offshore Trusts, Personal Planning, Pet Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Surrogates Court Practice, Trust Administration, Trust and Estate Collections, Trust Law, Trust Litigation, Trust Planning, Unclaimed Property, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation
Wills Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions


  • California

Employment History

  • Probate Attorney | Meissner Joseph & Palley, Inc.

    1999 - 2018

  • Estate attorney | John B. Palley, Attorney at Law

    1995 - 1999

    Solo practice focused on estate planning, trust and probate law

  • Technical Marketing Consultant | Manulife Financial

    1994 - 1995

    Assisted financial professionals with sophisticated life insurance and related wealth planning techniques.


  • JD | McGeorge School of Law (University of Pacific)

    1991 - 1994

  • BA, International Business | Sonoma State University

    1986 - 1991

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  • Sacramento, California, Sacramento County

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