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Kenneth E. Devore

Kenneth E. Devore

Westlake Village, California

KENNETH E. DEVORE is an attorney in Westlake Village specializing in estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and elder law. 

Mr. Devore is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He provides clients with comprehensive planning solutions that integrate lifetime and estate planning objectives, including advanced planning for retirement assets, income and property tax planning, structuring family gifts to move assets downstream, family limited partnerships, and charitable trusts.  His practice also includes probate and trust administration, with an emphasis on identifying planning opportunities that arise at death.  Mr. Devore is a founding member of the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council.  He was chosen by his peers as a Super Lawyer in 2012 through 2019 for Southern California.  No more than 5% of the lawyers in California become a Super Lawyer.  Mr. Devore is a past Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the California State Bar's Taxation Section.

Mr. Devore is on the Board of Directors of Hyperacusis Research, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Hyperacusis, a hearing disorder involving a collapsed tolerance to sound. Mr. Devore received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1991, his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in 1995, and his LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University in 1999. 

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Taxation Law
  • Conservatorships

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M. - Taxation - 1999
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1995
  • UC San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Legislative Proposal Regarding the Sale of a Principal Residence by a Trustee of a Bypass Trust and the Availability of the I.R.C.121 Exclusion of Gain, Tax Management Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal, July-August, 1999

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