Gregory R. Lowe - Attorney at Law

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Firm Overview

My focus is on estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, family law, bankruptcy, business litigation , and litigation involving property damage. I also work as a mediator for the court and in private practice. I pride myself in being able to accurately assess my client's needs and form a practical plan to achieve those needs. I keep in close contact with my clients so that they are an informed participant in the process. If opposing counsel is involved I stay focused on the law and the facts and finding a practical solution to the conflict while treating all parties with respect.
I began my mediation practice in 1995 and my law practice in 2000. I have always worked as a sole practitioner. My prior business experience gives me the confidence to take on big projects and creatively reach results that are good for my client.

Example cases

Complex Estate Plan involving multiple sub-trusts with separate beneficiaries for each trust to maximize benefits; Family Law custody dispute involving drug use of custodial parent resulting in new custody plan; Litigation involving the outing of a pastor from his church resulting in a dismissal of damages claim.

Main Office

Main
3463 State St
Suite 507
Santa Barbara  CA  93105

Phone
  • (805) 687-3434
Fax
  • (805) 620-3761

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

30 minutes at no charge

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I currently offer basic Estate Plan packages for married couples at $1800 and for singles $1400. The Package includes Wills, a Trust, Certificate of Trust, POA and AHCD as well as re-titling of assets. I charge $1500 for basic "no-asset" Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Hourly Rates

Currently $250

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

I speak Indonesian and some Spanish.

Other Offices


  • 3463 State Street,
    Suite 507
    Santa Barbara,  CA  93105

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy Estate Planning in that it can proactively avoid future family and other problems. Family Law as it deals with a necessary and important element in an individual's life. General litigation gives me a chance to bring a new approach to often long standing problems.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage and support self help to the limits of an individual's desire and ability. It is an absolute necessity in Family Law matters.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I often review documents prepared by clients and suggest edits as necessary.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Depending on my assessment of a client's ability I would encourage them to represent themselves, especially in Family Law matters.

Gregory R. Lowe

In 1975, after 3 years of world travel I formed an import clothing business. It included a Santa Barbara retail store and for 25 years operated as a national wholesale outlet. I took part in the management of the business and the design and distribution of the products. My duties included national and international travel meeting with customers and vendors as well as international banking and import/export requirements. The company produced 2 to 4 new product lines a year and was in the creativity mode throughout it's history.

My business, travel, and mediation experience make me more able to listen, communicate, and act for the best interests of my clients.

Communicator, listener/evaluator, creative problem solver, able to make difficult concepts understandable.

Personal interests:

Golf, politics, swimming, body boarding, travel to other countries.

License
  • Bar Number: 207802
    California , 2000
Education
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2000
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My focus in law school was to learn as much as possible while keeping the perspective as a problem solver gained through my business and mediation experience. I finished in the top part of my class.
  • UCSB
    Bachelor of Arts , 1970
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I majored in Political Science with a focus on International Relations.

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