Carolyn E. Henel

Carolyn E. Henel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Oakland, CA

Roisman Henel LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-466-6000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile


Carolyn E. Henel is a partner at Roisman Henel LLP. She represents individuals in estate planning, probate and trust administration, family business planning and charitable giving. In addition, she advises trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in the administration of decedents’ estates, preparation of estate tax returns, and the administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts.


Carolyn is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. She serves on the Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) Board of Directors and is a former chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association.


Carolyn has been selected by her peers and the publishers of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers” for twelve consecutive years from 2004 through 2015 and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California in 2007, 2010, and 2011. She was named one of “The Top 100 Attorneys in the United States” attending to affluent families by Worth Magazine  in 2006 and 2007. Carolyn has held an “AV” preeminent ranking fromMartindale-Hubbell for over ten years.


Carolyn is a contributing author to CEB and speaks to professional groups on topics relating to trusts and estates.



About Carolyn Henel

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section

Educational Background:

  • Yale University, B.A., 1992
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
Office Location for Carolyn E. Henel

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612


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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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