Sarah A. Brooks

Shareholder, Attorney

Contact

Redwood City Office

900 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 600
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Phone: (650) 368-4662, Ext. 130
Fax: (650) 367-8531
Email: sbrooks@arcr.com

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Trust Law
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Conservatorships
Biography

Sarah A. Brooks focuses her practice on litigation arising from trust, estate, and conservatorship matters, including elder abuse litigation. A fierce advocate, she has successfully represented professional fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and others in all stages of litigation. “I put myself in my client’s shoes, and I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for my client based on the particular circumstances. That might be a day in court, or it might be a settlement.” Ms. Brooks is well-versed in handling all aspects of litigation, from the trial court level through the appellate process. She prevailed in the First District Court of Appeal case Stine v. Dell’ Osso (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 834, which resulted in a published opinion clarifying successor conservator standing in a legal malpractice action.

Raised in Michigan, Sarah moved to the Bay Area in 2007. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons.

Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 2006, cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.S. 2002, with distinction
Bar Admissions
  • 2008, California
  • 2006, Michigan
Appellate Decisions
  • Stine v. Dell’Osso (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 834
Publications and Presentations
  • Co-Author, Quasi-Judicial Immunity in Conservatorships: A Guide for Court-Appointed Counsel for Conservatees and Proposed Conservatees (CA Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 3, 2016)
  • Co-Author, Quasi-Judicial Immunity in Conservatorships: A Guide for Conservators and Their Counsel (CA Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2016)
  • Co-Presenter, Selected Crossover Issues Between Probate and Family Law (San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate Section. 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, Legislative Update: A Look into the Future (PFAC Norcal Region, 2014)
Awards and Recognition
  • Selected as a Top Rated Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney Rising Star in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine, 2017 – 2018
  • March 2018 Recipient of the Justice Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California
Bar Associations
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • California Women Lawyers

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