Shawn S. Kerendian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Keystone Law Group, P.C.
 | 11300 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-444-9060
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Shawn S. Kerendian focuses his practice exclusively in probate, trust and estate litigation and administration matters in the Southern California area. Shawn is the founder and principal of Keystone Law Group, P.C., an 8-attorney team of probate litigators that represent clients in estate, trust, conservatorship and guardianship matters valued from a few hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. Shawn has litigated hundreds of probate/estate disputes, including heirship claims, community/separate property issues, 850 petitions, financial elder abuse claims, will contests, trust contests, Marvin actions, creditor’s claims, equitable adoption claims, etc. Whether he is litigating on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees, creditors, heirs, or other interested persons, Shawn provides one-on-one attention and comprehensive representation to every client.

For his accomplishments, Shawn has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he holds an Avvo "Superb" 10.0 rating, was selected Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2016 and 2017, and was recognized as one of the top 40 Lawyers in California under 40 by the Daily Journal. Shawn has also been certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Shawn enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with other lawyers and other professionals by teaching trust and probate related classes for the National Business Institute. He is also a member of The State Bar of California's Trust & Estates Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Section, the Santa Monica Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Shawn has also been selected as a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Volunteer Panel where experienced probate attorneys are appointed to represent the interests of minors, conservatees, and others who are unable to obtain representation for themselves.  

Shawn graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 2007.

*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 & Trust Litigation (80%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate & Trust Litigation: Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate: Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Shawn Kerendian

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.keystone-law.com/our-team/shawn-s-kerendian/

Honors and Awards:

  • Shawn was selected by The Daily Journal (California's largest legal newspaper) as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 in California for 2017. This is a great honor as only 20 attorneys are selected from Southern California and 20 from Northern California. He will be published in a special edition in April 2017., Daily Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2017
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel, 2015
  • Shawn has been rated as a 10 out of 10 based on his accomplishments, and both client and peer reviews., AVVO Rating, AVVO

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court's Probate Volunteer Panel where experienced probate attorneys are appointed to represent the interests of minors, conservatees, and others who are unable to obtain representation for themselves, 2017
  • Santa Monica Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Trusts & Estates and Litigation sections of the State Bar of California, Member
  • Trusts & Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts), 2004
Office Location for Shawn S. Kerendian

11300 W. Olympic Blvd
Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: 310-444-9060

 

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Last Updated: 3/24/2017

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