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Sarah A. Brooks

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Redwood City Office

333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 350
Redwood City, CA 94065
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Phone: (650) 368-4662, Ext. 130
Fax: (650) 367-8531
Email: sbrooks@arcr.com
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Practice Areas
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Probate
  • Trust Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Conservatorships
  • General Civil Practice
Biography

Ms. Brooks has been practicing in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law since 2008. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. Brooks as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.

Ms. Brooks focuses her practice on trust, probate, and conservatorship litigation at both the trial court and appellate court level. Ms. Brooks represents individuals and professional fiduciaries in a variety of litigated matters including financial elder abuse actions, removal and surcharge actions, contested conservatorships, probate and family law cross-over actions, will and trust contests, accounting disputes, and related civil claims.

Ms. Brooks advises clients on all aspects of trust, probate, and conservatorship administrations. She 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.

Appellate Decisions
  • Stine v. Dell’Osso (2014) 230 Cal.App.4th 834
Publications and Presentations
  • Quasi-Judicial Immunity in Conservatorships: A Guide for Conservators and Their Counsel, California Lawyer’s Association’s California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 2, co-author (2016)
  • Quasi-Judicial Immunity in Conservatorships: A Guide for Court-Appointed Counsel for Conservatees and Proposed Conservatees, California Lawyer’s Association’s California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 3, co-author (2016)
  • Selected Crossover Issues Between Probate and Family Law, San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate Section, 2017, co-presenter
  • Prosecuting and Defending Claims Against Trusts and Estates, Tax & Estate Planning Forum, San Diego, California, 2018, co-presenter
  • Collecting Claims Against Trusts and Estates, Tax & Estate Planning Forum, San Diego, California, 2018, co-presenter
  • Conservatorships and Incapacity in Family Law Proceedings, Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2018, co-presenter
Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, with distinction, B.S. Environmental Policy and Behavior
Admissions
  • State of California, 2008
  • State of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California
Honors and Recognitions
  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020-2023
  • Recipient of the Justice Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2019, State Bar of California
Sarah A. Brooks
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Bar Associations
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • California Women Lawyers

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