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Barbara L. Taaff

Barbara L. Taaff

Associate
Location:
Westlake Village, California
Phone:
818-338-3252
Fax:
818-338-3287
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BARBARA L. TAAFF is an associate attorney with the Kenneth E. Devore & Associates in Westlake Village. The firm specializes in estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and elder law. Ms. Taaff worked as a research attorney for the Superior Court of California in Santa Monica and has extensive experience in the areas of conservatorships, probate and trust administration, elder law, and estate planning. Ms. Taaff has also practiced in the area of community association law and other real estate related matters. She worked 15 years as a probate paralegal prior to becoming an attorney.

Ms. Taaff is a member of the American Bar Association; the Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations; the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles; and the San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. Additionally, Barbara is a certified specialist in in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Taaff earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from California State University, Northridge. She was first in her class at the University of La Verne College of Law where she graduated summa cum laude. There she served on Law Review for two years as senior staff writer for the Journal of Juvenile Law and editor of the Journal Legal Advocacy & Practice. She also competed nationally with the University's Moot Court Team.

Areas of Practice

  • Conservatorships
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Community Association Law
  • Real Estate Related Matters

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Education

  • University of LaVerne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: First in Class
    • Honors: University's Moot Court Team
    • Law Review: University of La Verne Law Review
    • Law Journal: Journal of Juvenile Law, Senior Staff Writer
    • Law Journal: Journal Legal Advocacy & Practice, Editor
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Member
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council, Member, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court of California in Santa Monica, Research Attorney

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