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Deb L. Kinney - San Francisco, CA

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104

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Updated: 09/26/2022

San Francisco Estate Planning Lawyer


Deb L. Kinney is Of Counsel at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP, a law firm providing comprehensive estate planning, trust administration, probate and family law. The practice provides foundational estate planning, wealth transfer, charitable planned giving, and non-citizen and international planning to a broad spectrum of families, as well as extensive probate and trust administration practices representing both beneficiaries and trustees...

About Deb L. Kinney

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


  • English
  • French


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California, 2017

Other Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Trust and Estates Section (Member)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • National LGBT Bar Association (Board of Directors)
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (Member)


  • New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, California

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Phi

Pro Bono Activities

  • Equality California, Board Member, 2006 - 2012
  • Equality California PAC, 2009 - 2012
  • Horizons Foundation, Board Member, 2004 - 2013
  • Horizons Foundation Advisory Council, 2013 - Present
  • Tides Advocacy Fund, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • National LGBT Board, Board Member, 2017 - 2020
  • Planned Parenthood Board Member, Mar Monte Chapter, 2019 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Presenter, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015
  • Speaker at Fortune 500 companies including Google, Intuit, Oracle, Schwab, Wells Fargo, Salesforce, Facebook, Merrill Lynch, Northern Trust, Morgan Stanley, amongst many others
  • Speaker at NorCal FPA Annual Meeting, 2010, 2015, 2019
  • Speaker at Stanford Charitable Planning Seminar, 2016 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Deb L. Kinney

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Deb L. Kinney on Super Lawyers


  • CA Super Lawyers, 2020 - Present
  • Selisse Berry Legacy Leader Award Winner, SF Business Times, 2020 - Present

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Office Information


101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104


  • 415-693-0500

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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