Law Office Of Jane K. Penhaligen

Jane K. Penhaligen J.D., LL.M

  • Attorney


Pleasant Hill, CA






Jane K. Penhaligen specializes in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, probate, business succession planning, asset protection and trust administration. Her forward-looking estate planning guidance has saved her clients millions of dollars in the past 20 years. A well-crafted estate plan often assures a smooth transition of assets including businesses. At the Law Office Of Jane K. Penhaligen, our experienced estate planning law firm's founder is committed to working with clients to assure that personal and financial needs are provided for in their estate plan.

An estate planning attorney since 1995, Ms. Penhaligen obtained her Master's Degree in Tax Law at Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. in 1987, and received a B.S. degree at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.

A member of the California Bar Association since 1987, Ms. Penhaligen joined the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the Bar in 1995. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley.

Ms. Penhaligen resides in Walnut Creek and has resided in the East Bay since returning from Southern California after law school. As a long standing environmentalist and SCUBA diver, Ms. Penhaligen has done pro bono work for CORAL which works to preserve coral reefs around the world.

Jane is also a member of the Sierra Club. As an avid hiker, she has a focused appreciation of nature and the work required to preserve it, similar to her focus in preserving a legacy for her clients. Additionally, she promotes the consideration of family pets when planning one's estate.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2004
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.S. - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Member, 1987
  • California Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, Member, 1995
  • Estate Planning Council, Diablo Valley, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sierra Club, Member