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Barbara L. Taaff

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

BARBARA L. TAAFF is an associate attorney with Kenneth E. Devore & Associates in Westlake Village.  The firm specializes in estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and elder law.  Ms. Taaff is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  She has 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 fifteen years as a probate paralegal prior to becoming an attorney. 

Ms. Taaff is a member of the Ventura County and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations; the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys; and the Warner Center Tax and Estate Planning Council, of which she is a past President. 

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. 

Education

  • University of LaVerne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: First in Class
    • Honors: University's Moot Court Team
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: With Honors

Past Positions

  • Superior Court of California in Santa Monica, Research Attorney

Professional Associations

  • 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

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Practice Areas

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