Michelle L. Barnett
Redwood City Office
- Trust Law
- Trust and Estate Litigation
- Estate Planning
- General Civil Practice
Ms. Barnett focuses her practice on trust, probate and conservatorship litigation. Ms. Barnett represents both individuals and professional fiduciaries in a wide range of litigated matters including financial elder abuse actions, removal and surcharge actions, contested conservatorships, will and trust contests, accounting disputes, and related civil claims.
Ms. Barnett also provides estate planning services to meet her clients’ wealth transfer and tax goals, including the preparation of revocable living trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney, and advance health care directives, and advises clients on all aspects of trust, probate and conservatorship administrations.
Ms. Barnett currently serves as Chair of the Women Lawyers’ Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and serves on the Board of California Women Lawyers. Ms. Barnett is also a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, and Alameda County Bar Association.
Ms. Barnett joined Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, APC in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barnett earned her J.D. at Brooklyn Law School where Ms. Barnett graduated Cum Laude. During law school, Ms. Barnett served as Executed Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and earned CALI awards in Evidence and International Law. Ms. Barnett earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated Cum Laude.
- 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-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-Presenter, Selected Crossover Issues Between Probate and Family Law (San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate Section 2017)