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John S. Rueppel - San Francisco, CA

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104 - 4133

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Updated: 02/18/2024

San Francisco Trust and Estates Litigation Lawyer

Overview

John Rueppel is a Partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. John has extensive experience with trust and estate litigation in all Bay Area jurisdictions as well as around California. He has represented trustees and trust beneficiaries in contested matters such as trust contests, removal petitions, contested accountings, and other trust matters...

John Rueppel is a Partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. John has extensive experience with trust and estate litigation in all Bay Area jurisdictions as well as around California. He has represented trustees and trust beneficiaries in contested matters such as trust contests, removal petitions, contested accountings, and other trust matters. He has also represented executors and administrations and estate beneficiaries in will contests, accountings, and Probate Code 850 claims as well as individual parties in cases involving financial elder abuse, fraud, and undue influence.

Before joining Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP, John was a founding partner at O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, a trust and estates boutique firm located in San Francisco.

John is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and is a member of the Litigation and Trusts & Estates Sections of both organizations. He has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2015 to 2019, and in 2020 was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his J.D. magna cum laude from University of California College of the Law (formerly UC Hastings). John is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

John has contributed to the community through his pro-bono work for Bay Area organizations such as the Aids Legal Referral Panel, and the California Lawyers for the Arts. He is also on the Diversity Committee of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and is President of the Lawyers Club of San Francisco Inn of Court.

John lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, John meditates, runs, and plays chess and archery with his boys.

About John S. Rueppel

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate

Litigation

  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009

Specialties and Certifications

  • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, CA State Bar, 2018

Other Affiliations

  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
  • Lawyer's Club San Francisco Inn of Court, President
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Diversity Committee, Membership Committee
  • California Lawyer for the Arts, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Education

  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), San Francisco, California, 2009
    JD
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    2006 to 2007
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 1993
  • Loyola College of Baltimore
    M.Ed. 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2010 to 2020
  • California Lawyers for the Arts, 2010 to 2018

Classes and Seminars

  • CLE Presentation: Trust and Estate Litigation, Trial, and People v. Sanchez June 7, 2022
  • CLE Presentation: “Uberwhelmed? Try Under? The Legal Troubles of an Upstart Business” January 10, 2018
  • CLE Presentation: “Discovery: It Isn’t Sexy, But It Makes You Attractive to a Potential Employer” October 19, 2016
  • CLE Presentation: “I See Dead People: Fatalities in Litigation” January 13, 2016

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About John S. Rueppel

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
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John S. Rueppel on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • “Perfectly Matched Client and Attorney = Another Successful LRIS Referral” February 25, 2016, Bulletin of the Bar Association of San Francisco

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Office Information

Address

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104 - 4133

Fax

  • 415-693-0500

Accepts Credit Cards

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