Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

Barbara J. Dibble - Fullerton, CA

1235 N. Harbor BoulevardSuite 200 Fullerton, CA 92832 - 1349

Updated: 10/16/2017

Fullerton Elder Law Lawyer

Overview

Barbara was born in New Haven Connecticut, grew up on Long Island, and went to college in Westchester County, New York. After college, she lived in Manhattan and worked in copy editing for Simon & Schuster Publishing at Rockefeller Center. In 1973, her parents moved to Fullerton, California, and Barbara followed them in 1974. She has lived in Orange County ever since. Prior to becoming an attorney, Barbara was a teacher and private elementary school owner for 11 years and taught at the junior college level in a government program for Indochinese refugees. The elementary school that Barbara helped to found -- the Berkeley School of Fullerton -- was in operation for 40 years and just closed its doors in 2016, when the remaining owners retired. After graduating USC Law School, Barbara practiced health care regulatory law in a mid-sized firm and specialized in formation and structuring of medical corporations and physician self-referral and fraud and abuse compliance issues. In 2005, after serving as trustee of her parents' trust, she changed her focus to estate planning law and was offered the opportunity to take over an established estate planning practice from a retiring colleague. Her practice consists primarily of working with families, which she considers to be the best part of her job. Her practice consists of helping families to plan ahead before any life changing event has occurred; representing trustees in handling family trusts after a death or incapacity has occurred; and in representing executors in court supervised probates of estates when someone has died without estate planning. Barbara enjoys art and art history, having spent her junior year of college studying in Venice, Italy. She and her daughter enjoy traveling to Europe and to New York City to visit family and to take in all the great museums.

About Barbara J. Dibble

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Probate Administration
  • Healthcare Law
  • Transactional Law & Formation of Business Entities

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • Trust and Estates Section of California State Bar
  • Trust and Estates Section of Orange County Bar Association, 2006 - Present

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1990
    J.D.
    Honors: Participant in Honors Moot Court Program
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
  • Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, 1972
    B.A.
    Major: English Literature
  • California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California, 1976
    High School Teaching Credential

Office Information

Address

1235 N. Harbor BoulevardSuite 200 Fullerton, CA 92832 - 1349

Fax

  • 714-871-5620

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our FindLaw.com Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Value
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Unable to send request

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Map Location

Google Map

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

Cost
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Find a Lawyer

More Options