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John B. Palley

John B. Palley

Probate Attorney
(Sacramento, CA)

Meissner Joseph, Palley & Ruggles, Inc.

John Palley handles probate cases throughout California and has been an attorney since 1994 focusing on trust and estates throughout his years in practice. John is a “Super Lawyer” as determined by Superlawyers.com, he has been rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell (lawyers.com), he has been rated as “Lead Counsel Rated” (lawinfo.com) and he has a 10.0 rating on AVVO.com. Additionally, he is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has held that credential since 2008.

John is a past Sacramento Bee estate planning expert and has been quoted in other publications including Forbes.com, Private Wealth Magazine and Grandparents.com. John is a partner at Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc. which is an AV rated firm serving California since 1979.

John B. Palley

Probate Attorney
(Sacramento, CA)

Meissner Joseph, Palley & Ruggles, Inc.


How To Live & Die With California Probate
Published Date: Sep 2016
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How To Live & Die With California Probate

In this book, John B. Palley has explained the court side of the probate process in detail to help people better navigate the system. There are other books on probate but it's his feeling they talk too much about the forms and not enough about the actual process.

As a person who has taught classes on probate and estate planning law at UC Davis Extension, NBI and McQuillan, John thinks he is well versed to write a book to help educate people on the whole process. He asks people to be his students and also tells them not to worry because there won’t be any test at the end!