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Richard C. Dayton - San Jose, CA

1754 Technology DriveSuite 230 San Jose, CA 95110- 1319

Updated: 01/12/2023

San Jose Estate Planning Lawyer


Founder of The Dayton Law Firm, P.C., in San Jose, Richard C. Dayton has been practicing estate planning, trust and probate law since 1998. He is sensitive to the emotional nature of his profession, which leads to an approach marked by understanding and compassion. He listens closely to his clients’ specific concerns and wishes, then taps into his extensive expertise to deliver solutions that are customized to each individual’s particular needs...

About Richard C. Dayton

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning 100%


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder/Attorney at Law


  • English (Primary)


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • WealthCounsel, LLC, 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Probate and Trust Sections of the American and California Bar Associations
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, Estate Planning Advisory Committee
  • History San Jose, 2015 - Present (Board Member)


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1998
    Juris Doctor

Past Positions

  • United States Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel
  • IBM, Senior Software Engineering Manager, 1965 - 2002

Classes and Seminars

  • Estate Planning class for Financial Planners, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, 2010 - Present
  • Planning for Small and Mid-Sized Estates, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2015

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Office Information


1754 Technology DriveSuite 230 San Jose, CA 95110- 1319


  • 408-437-7509

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.



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