Thomas E. Rossmeissl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in San Jose, CA

Law Office of Thomas E. Rossmeissl
 | 100 W. San Fernando St, Suite 555
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-883-3520
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Planning how their assets should be divided and their affairs handled after they pass on may be uncomfortable for many people. As the owner of the Law Office of Thomas E. Rossmeissl, Mr. Rossmeissl understands the importance of estate planning. He offers dedicated legal guidance and representation to clients in San Jose and Los Gatos, California, and throughout Santa Clara County.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Rossmeissl focuses his practice on estate planning and trust law, handling cases involving estate administration and litigation, trust administration and litigation, powers of attorney and nominations of guardians. He helps clients draw up wills, establish living trusts, and designate a trusted family member or friend to make decisions on their behalf if they become incapacitated. It is Mr. Rossmeissl's goal to help his clients find peace of mind in knowing that they have made the probate process as smooth as possible for their loved ones.

Mr. Rossmeissl graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1984, and he received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1990, graduating magna cum laude. Gaining experience after law school in large and small law firms, and having served as regional trust manager for a major bank, Mr. Rossmeissl has built his career assisting high net worth individuals with complex estate and business law matters. Well versed in dispute resolution and business litigation, he has an Avvo "Superb" rating and has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Rossmeissl is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Silicon Valley Bar Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation: Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Thomas Rossmeissl

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: http://rossmeissllaw.com/about/

Honors and Awards:

  • Peer rated “AV Preeminent” for ethical standards and legal ability, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Magna Cum Laude, 1990
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Order of the Coif, 1990
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Litigation, 2012
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award, Estate Planning, 2014
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Estate Planning, 2014
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb, Top Litigation Attorney
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb, Top Estate Planning Attorney

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Trust, Estate & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • California, 1990
  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Board of Trustees

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Citizens Oversight Bond Committee, Union School District

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Law Review: The Georgetown Law Journal, 1990

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Davis, California B.A., (Summa Cum Laude) – 1984, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Office Location for Thomas E. Rossmeissl

100 W. San Fernando St
Suite 555
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-883-3520

 

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Last Updated: 5/19/2017

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