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Erin A. Norcia - Danville, CA

140 Town & Country DriveSuite A Danville, CA 94526

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Updated: 01/03/2024

Danville Trust, Probate, and Conservatorship Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Erin A. Norcia is a partner at Temmerman, Cilley, Kohlmann & Norcia, LLP. She joined the firm in 2005. Ms. Norcia's practice focuses on trust, probate, and conservatorship litigation, including but not limited to will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary removal and surcharge, accounting disputes, reformation, modification, and interpretation of estate planning documents, disputed real property claims, contested conservatorships, and related civil litigation.

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Erin A. Norcia is a partner at Temmerman, Cilley, Kohlmann & Norcia, LLP. She joined the firm in 2005. Ms. Norcia's practice focuses on trust, probate, and conservatorship litigation, including but not limited to will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary removal and surcharge, accounting disputes, reformation, modification, and interpretation of estate planning documents, disputed real property claims, contested conservatorships, and related civil litigation.

Ms. Norcia handles every stage of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, discovery, law and motion, mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, trial, and appeal. Ms. Norcia is admitted to practice law in all superior courts of California, all appellate courts of California, the Supreme Court of California, and all federal district courts in California.


In addition, Ms. Norcia represents trustees, executors, agents, and beneficiaries in contentious trust and estate administrations, as well as assists clients with preparation of their personal estate plans, including living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, nominations of guardians, and all property transfer documents.

In 2019, Ms. Norcia was elected on to the California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee which reviews and proposes revisions to the California Probate Code, and she is an editor of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, a scholarly journal. In 2022, Ms. Norcia . Ms. Norcia was selected as a fellow of the prestigious American college of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACETC). Ms. Norcia is also an Adjunct Professor of the Wills & Trusts Course at Santa Clara University School of Law.

About Erin A. Norcia

Practice Areas

  • Trust, Probate, and Conservatorship Litigation
  • Estate Planning

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Equity Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 2005

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006

Other Affiliations

  • California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee, 2019 - Present
  • Diablo Valley Estate Planning Council, 2018- present (Member, Current Board Member)
  • California Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present (Trusts and Estates Section, Member)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2013 - Present (Member, Estate Planning & Probate Section)
  • Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council, 2013 - Present (Member, Former Board Member)
  • California Dept. of Real Estate, 2005 - Present (Broker)
  • Phi Delta Phi, 2005 - Present (Legal Honor Fraternity)
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, 2022- present (California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Executive Commitment liaison)

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 2006
    J.D.
    Honors: Witkin Award for Estate Planning and Taxation, 2006
    Honors: Best Oral Advocate Award, 2005
    Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, 2004
    Honors: Santa Clara University Pro Bono Plaque for volunteer legal services provided to the community
    Honors: National Moot Court Competition, Represented SCU
    Law Review: Santa Clara Law Review, Business Editor, 2005 - 2006
  • San Jose State University, 2002
    B.A.
    Major: Biology
  • Oxford University, 2004
    Major: Comparative Intellectual Property Law Program

Pro Bono Activities

  • Santa Clara University School of Law Pro Bono Plaque, 2005 , 2005 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Developing a Theory of the Case and Rules for Admitting and Excluding Evidence in Probate Court Trials, California Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Speaker, California Recent Developments; A Look Back at the Remote Times, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, 2021
  • Speaker, T&E Current Developments, Estate Planning Council of Stanislaus County, 2020 – 2021
  • Speaker, The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of HEMS, Bar Association of San Francisco, Silicon Valley Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association, East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, 2015 – 2021
  • Speaker, Financial Elder Abuse Nuts & Bolts, California Lawyers Association, 2020-2022
  • Speaker, Omitted Family Members, Putative Spouses, and Adopted Children Do I get a Share and How?, California Lawyers Association & East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, 2019
  • Speaker, Probate Boot Camp, National Business Institute, 2018
  • Speaker, Recent Developments, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, 2014
  • Speaker, Estate Planning Basics, Law Review CLE, 2013
  • Speaker, Trust Administration: Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary Liability, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Speaker, Joint ownership and property Division Issues, Santa Clara County Bar Association and Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2022
  • Speaker, California Recent Developments; Back to the Old Normal? Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, 2022
  • Speaker, Community Service Alert: Annual Updates Have Always Been Endemic!, Estate Planning Council of Stanilaus County, 2012
  • Speaker, How to Invade Someone's Privacy 101, Sacramento County Bar Assocaition, 2022

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Erin A. Norcia

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Erin A. Norcia on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Superlawyer Trusts & Estates Litigation - 2021
  • Superlawyers Rising Star – 2018
  • Witkin Award – Estate Planning and Taxation – 2006
  • Santa Clara University School of Law – Best Oral Advocate – 2005
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Legal Research and Writing – 2004
  • Oxford University Comparative Intellectual Property Law Program – 2004
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC)- 2022 to present

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Office Information

Address

140 Town & Country DriveSuite A Danville, CA 94526

Fax

  • (408) 998-9700

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30-5:00

Publication

Articles

  • Co-Author, “Additional Property Transfer Obstacles for Married Persons and Registered Domestic Partners,” CEB California Estate Planning, May 2020- present Updates
  • Co-Author, “How to Invade Someone’s Privacy 101,” California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, 2021
  • Co-Author, “The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of the ‘HEMS’ Standard,” California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, March, 2017
  • Author, “Grandma Got Scammed by a Reindeer”, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, December, 2015

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