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Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles, Inc. - Sacramento, CA

1555 River Park DriveSuite 108 Sacramento, CA 95815- 4666

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Updated: 05/03/2023

Sacramento Probate & Estate Administration Law Firm


John Palley is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. John has received the rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubbell which is their highest ranking. John is also a past probate and estate planning “expert” for the Sacramento Bee. John has taught classes for UC Davis Extension and National Business Institute on probate and estate planning...

About Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles, Inc.

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Johnson Fort Meissner Joseph, January 1, 1979

Practice Areas

  • Probate & Estate Administration


  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law - California Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Published Works

  • Multi-Employer Welfare Benefit Trusts, The American Society of CLU Business Compensation, 1995
  • Sacramento Bee Estate Planning and Probate Expert, Sacramento Bee, 2009

Classes and Seminars

  • UC Davis Extension - Estate Planning for CFP Students, UC Davis, February 1, 2005 - May 1, 2005
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, May 1, 2008 - Present
  • Estate Administration - Why Each Step is Important, National Business Institute, December 10, 2010 - Present
  • Estate Planning for High Net Worth Families, UC Davis Extension, May 1, 2010 - May 8, 2010
  • Estate Planning and Probate for Taxation Students, UC Davis Extension, July 10, 2010 - Present
  • Probate and Trust Administration, Sacramento Planned Giving Forum, December 5, 2008 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • 20+ hours per year


  • Available upon request.




Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1555 River Park DriveSuite 108 Sacramento, CA 95815- 4666

Office Hours

8-5 M-F

Other Offices

Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles, Inc. 2281 Lava Ridge Court Suite 300 Roseville, CA 95661 916-282-5033

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