John A. Hartog possesses particular expertise in counseling nonprofessional trustees in the administration of living trusts after a settlor's death and in resolving disputes among trust beneficiaries and trustees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. He is a former Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Trust and Estates Section. He is co-author of California Trust Practice, a treatise for professionals. Mr. Hartog has lectured at professional education programs on trust administration and estate planning throughout California and from Boston to Honolulu and from New Orleans to Seattle.