Qualls Law Firm

Qualls Law Firm

Qualls Law Firm is a law firm solely dedicated to estate planning for individuals and families.

Firm Overview

We believe in giving our clients the freedom to protect their families from stress and uncertainty when a loved one dies or becomes incapacitated.

Although planning for what happens when we are no longer here may feel like a difficult subject to discuss, we make the conversation natural and (as one client recently reported on Google and Yelp.."surprisingly enjoyable").

Our offices are located in Pleasanton, San Jose, San Mateo, Lathrop, and Fresno California.

Brian Qualls, our estate and trust planning attorney, has over a decade of experience exclusively practicing in this area. He loves his clients, and they love working with him. He responds to emails and calls promptly and enthusiastically, even years after a client has signed their documents and has questions. Prices are reasonable, transparent, always agreed to in advance, and are well worth it (Brian saves his average client over 10 times what they pay in fees).

Brian has made the process of estate and trust planning highly organized, thorough, and simple while still being sophisticated.

Our clients range from very modest estates (with perhaps a home and/or some financial accounts or life insurance), to high net worth (with multiple properties, extensive stock, and businesses). We represent young parents with minor children, folks in their peak earning years, as well as people who are nearing or in retirement. All are equally valued.

Getting started begins with a focused conversation - either during an in-person consultation, over the phone, or over the web. We promise to listen and understand your most important concerns and goals, and help you design a plan that gives you the peace of mind you deserve.

Main Office

Pleasanton - Main Office
4695 Chabot Drive
Suite 200
Pleasanton CA 94588

Phone

(925) 400-7753

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for estate planning we offer complimentary initial consultations (in person or via web meeting) provided you complete our estate planning organizer prior to the consultation. We also offer a 20 minute complimentary initial phone call.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Living Trusts, Wills, Restatements of old Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives.

Hourly Rates

Varies - We use flat fees wherever possible

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for estate planning we offer complimentary initial consultations (in person or via web meeting) provided you complete our estate planning organizer prior to the consultation. We also offer a 20 minute complimentary initial phone call.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Living Trusts, Wills, Restatements of old Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Real Estate Transfer Deeds.

Hourly Rates

Varies - We use flat fees wherever possible

Office Information

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Office Hours

8:30-5 Monday-Friday, and every other Saturday 9-3

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Office Hours

8:30-5 Monday-Friday, and every other Saturday 9-3

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

Silicon Valley Office
1960 The Alameda
San Jose

San Joaquin County Office
210 Towne Centre Dr
Lathrop

Peninsula Office
1900 S. Norfolk Street
San Mateo

Fresno Office
466 W Fallbrook Ave
Fresno

Estate Planning

We practice only in the area of estate planning and trusts - with over a decade of experience representing individuals and families ranging from modest estates, to high net worth.

Brian Qualls makes the estate planning journey both organized and easy. Google him and you'll see his clients consistently confirm that fact.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We only do estate planning and trusts.

We have integrity - our word means everything.

We are accessible and enthusiastically welcome communication from our clients throughout the estate planning process, and years following.

We speak in plain English so our clients truly understand.

We are flexible. We meet our clients where they are, online, via text message, in their homes on a weekend, or in one of our many office locations.

Our fees are reasonable, transparent, and always agreed upon on advance.

Brian Qualls

Qualls Law Firm

My name is Brian Qualls. I've been a licensed California attorney for almost 15 years now.

I'm different than a lot of other attorneys. My firm's mission is to make the law easy for our clients. That starts with focusing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. It's a dream law practice for me in many ways, one I have spent my entire career figuring out and refining.

After graduating with distinction from McGeorge School of law in 2004, I practiced as a junior trial lawyer for business and civil cases for one of the larger firms in Sacramento. It was fun work at times, but the lifestyle just wasn't for me. In fact, I used to sit and dream at my desk about going out on my own and working on important personal matters with my clients, such as drafting trusts and wills so their estates would be organized in a way that doesn't leave a burden behind for loved ones, and leaves a truly positive legacy instead.

Soon thereafter, I stepped out on my own and started learning everything I could about how to work with clients on their trust and estate matters. I joined the premier national association of estate planning attorneys, and purchased training and other resources from the top minds and practitioners in the industry. Then, after practicing on my own for a while, I was fortunate to receive the opportunity to work inside three well established estate planning law firms. While at these firms, I received hands on training from some of the most distinguished and respected specialist attorneys in California before ultimately going back out on my own again (which has always been the right fit for me).

The result of all of the above experiences is that I've attained a level of knowledge and expertise in the area of trust and estate law that few attorneys have. That experience includes personally drafting hundreds of California living trusts and wills, from basic to highly complex. What's more, the plans truly work. To date, none of my clients I've drafted a trust for have had to go through any probate proceedings or similar inconveniences following a death. I'm at a sweet spot in my career where I know what I'm doing, and (being just over 40 years old) believe I still have a long time left to do it.

My associations include serving as a board member for the Young Lawyers Association, and membership in local Trust and Estate sections of the California Bar. I've also served my community by giving several presentations every year, including educational seminars for the Alzheimer's Association, as well as local associations of financial and tax advisors, banks, and real estate professionals.

I choose to practice only in the area of trust and estate law because it allows me to work alongside great clients to help them protect what they love. When a client hires us, they have a lifelong relationship with me. I rarely bill by the hour. My clients know there is never a charge to speak to me or email me throughout their lifetimes, because my goal is to be their personal attorney for life.

License

Bar Number: 232232
California, 2004

Education

McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2003

California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Arts - Economics, 2001

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2004

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