Law Offices of Marlene P. Getchell

Firm Overview

The firm focus is (1) the preparation of wills and trusts; (2) probate and trust administration and (3) litigation in the field of elder abuse, trust and probate law. I have had my own law firm in Marin County for the last 15 years. I have been a certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law for over 10 years.

Example cases

I have written many trusts and wills. I have probated numerous estates and administered many trusts. I successfully represented a client in a will contest in San Francisco where the client's inheritance was threatened. I also successfully defended a trustee who had been sued for breach of trust.

Main Office

790 Mission Avenue
San Rafael  CA  94901
  • (415) 457-8830
  • (415) 459-1384

Marlene P. Getchell

I was a partner in a law firm in the financial district in San Francisco for 14 years.

I continue to practice in the area of my expertise and take continuing education courses in my field of practice.

I enjoy my work and I communicate clearly with my clients. I am creative in finding solutions to the problems my clients face.

I am pleasant, cooperative and straightforward.

Personal interests:

Tennis (I play competitive team tennis) and gardening.

  • Bar Number: 72187
    California , 1976
  • Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctor , 1976
    San Francisco, CA
    Moot Court Board for the Year 1975-1976

    Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Appellate Advocacy in the David E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition
  • University of California at Davis
    A.B. in English , 1973
    Davis, CA
    Elected to Student Council, 1972-1973

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