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Bruce J. Gary

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Location: Irvine, California
Phone: 949-261-2233
Toll free: 866-576-6975
E-mail: E-mail Me

Bruce J. Gary is a well-respected name in law throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, where he has practiced since graduating law school from the University of Minnesota in 1980.

  • Bruce J. Gary is a Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law

He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, WealthCounsel, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

It is the commitment to quality and knowledge that has earned Bruce the highest rankings by the most widely recognized lawyer referral guide as a rating of his legal ability and general ethical standards.

Bruce is the past chairman and executive board member of the Orange County Bar Association Trust and Estates Section. He is a regular lecturer to attorneys for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, most recently teaching a course to attorneys on Buy-Sell Agreements for California Businesses. He also is frequently asked to give lectures on living trusts to the general public in seminars sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Trust Company of Long Beach.

Bruce is well known in the local probate courtrooms by both Judges and members of the bar. He is often asked by Judges and other attorneys to assist in settling complex cases.

Bruce lives with his wife, Wendy Hirsch Gary, in Irvine). His hobbies include travel, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, cooking on the barbeque, baking cheesecakes, and the outdoors. He also organizes several blood drives annually for the American Red Cross.

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Bruce J. Gary's Recent Cases

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • Estates and Trusts Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Representative Cases

  • In the Matter of the DOE FAMILY TRUST
  • In the Matter of The DR. Walter F. Combs, O.D., Living Trust , Dated October 24, 2003, As Ambeded (Orange County Superior Court 2003)
  • Michael J. v. Superior Court, Case No. A176260 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • In the matter of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of Marjorie Brandenburg, Conservatee, Case No. A207768 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • In re the Matter of the Bulman Revocable Living Trust Under Declaration of Trust , Case No. A222147, Dated August 10, 1994 (Orange County Superior Court 1994)
  • In the Matter of the Derner Revocable Inter Vivos Trust , Case No. A226694, Dated April 10, 1996 (Orange County Superior Court 1996)
  • In the Matter of the Alvaro and Racel Deen Trust, Case No. 14713 (Imperial County Superior Court)
  • In the Matter of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of Abraham J. Zion, Case No. A218270 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • In the Matter of the Elden W. Bainbridge and Sharon Ann Bainbridge Life Insurance Trust, Case No. A231417 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • In the Matter of The Clarence L. Bevington Trust, Under Declaration of Trust Dated February 1, 1996, Case No. A226908 (Orange County Superior Court 1996)
  • In the matter of the Mary C. Mckenna And Veronica Cochran Trust , Case No. A234551, Dated March 15, 2003, An Intervivos Trust (Orange County Superior Court)
  • In the Matter of the Ione A. Gourley Family Trust, Case No. A226882 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Estate of Georgia Boyd, Case No. A153535 (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Eventpeopleforyou.Com V. Unique Maintenance Staff, Inc., Case No. NC037045 (Los Angeles Superior Court)
  • In The Matter of The Stanley J. and Sybil Burroughs Trust, Riverside County Superior Court
  • In The Matter Of The Estate Of Scott Gibson, Case No. PRO30310 (Humboldt County Superior Court)
  • In The Matter of The Estate of Ruth M. Shapiro, Case No. A186746 (Orange County Superior Court)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Buy-Sell Agreements for California Businesses, Attorneys for the California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Lecturer, Living Trusts to the General Public , Farmers & Merchants Trust Company of Long Beach

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • WealthCounsel, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Past Chairman and Executive Board Member
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Price, Crooke, Gary & Hammers
10 Corporate Park Ste 300
Irvine, CA 92606
Toll Free: 866-576-6975
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