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Name: David R. Packard
Address: 706 Cowper Street, Suite 207-209
  Palo Alto, CA 94301

Telephone:(650) 324-0300Fax:(650) 324-1432  
      

Email: drpackardlaw@yahoo.com

Fees: $250 per hour  
Other Costs:  None

BAR Number:0041001

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

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I have served as independent counsel to the San Mateo County (Superior) Court - several probate and conservatorship cases, and have extensive probate, trust and conservatorship experience, including dispute/litigation experience. I have been a member of the San Mateo County Bar Estate Planning and Probate Committee for over 25 years and have served as Judge Pro Tem for the Municipal and Superior Courts. I have conducted numerous fee arbitration cases for Palo Alto Area Bar Association and attended fee arbitration training classes presented by the State Bar.
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SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment: Business: Real Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency: Probate:xConstruction: 
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 Accoutings:Conservatorships/Guardianships:Wills/Trusts:x
 Other: Criminal Law

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I have extensive trial experience as a criminal defense attorney and in civil litigation matters over a 40 year period.
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I prefer mediation and neutral evaluation references.
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Training: Focused primarily on arbitration and neutral evaluation of attorney-fee client disputes and probate/conservatorship disputes. I have completed several State Bar and Local Bar fee arbitration training sessions and have served as independent counsel in many probate and conservatorship proceedings.

Experience: For many years I have served as judge pro tem in San Mateo County courts, from Small Claims matters, to hear Civil trials and motions in Municipal and Superior Courts. My practice has concentrated increasingly on probate, trust administration, estate planning and conservatorship proceedings during the past 15-16 years. These areas include probate disputes such as will contests, accounting objections, 9860 Petitions, trust administration disputes and conservatorship estate management issues covering a wide range of fiduciary duties. As an attorney for trustees and executors, I have utilized ADR procedures in a number of cases and am convinced of it value in probate matters.
I enjoy handling any of the ADR options presented through the Project, particularly mediation, neutral evaluation and settlement conference neutral. I have gained substantial expertise as a neutral, as a M.A.P. program participant, during the past five years.

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