Dennis M. Sandoval

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Riverside, CA

Dennis M. Sandoval, A Professional Law Corportation
 | 3233 Arlington Avenue, Suite 105
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: 951-787-7711
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

Dennis M. Sandoval and his firm focus on estate planning, special needs trusts, elder law, probates, conservatorships, trust adminsitration, will and trust litigation and tax controversy. The law firm handles cases in Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

In 1992, Dennis was in a car accident that left him paralyzed and requiring the use of a wheelchair for ambulation. Despite his disability, he has been able to continue his role as a husband, father, business owner and community leader.

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Sandoval has assisted hundreds of clients with their estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate, conservatorship and tax controversy needs. He has a Master of Tax Law (LL.M.) dgeree and Juris Doctorate. He is the only attorney in California who is a Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist, Certified Taxation Law Specialist and Certified Elder Law Attorney. Mr. Sandoval's devotion to legal skills and ethics has earned him the designation of Fellow from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney, Accredited Estate Planner for the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He has been rated AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell (its highest rating) and 10.0 (Superb) by Avvo (its highest rating).

Mr. Sandoval maintains an active presence in the legal community. He is the author of several articles on matters relating to estate planning, special needs planning, elder law and tax. He speaks at national and local conferences and other events and teaches as an adjunct professor at four different Universities. In addition to these activities, Mr. Sandoval has served on the Board of Directors and in various officer positions for legal associations and various non-profit organizations primarily working with the elderly and disabled individuals.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Guardianships & Conservatorships

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

Elder Law (30%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Guardianships & Conservatorships

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2017

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About Dennis Sandoval

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.protect-your-wealth.com/about/our-staff/

Honors and Awards:

  • Member of the Year, Southern California Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2011
  • Western State University College of Law, Cum Laude 1995
  • Fellow - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Less than 100 elder law attorneys nationwide have been granted this honor
  • 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo, Inc.
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, 2007
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, 2004
  • Certified Taxation Law Specialist by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2002
  • Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President 2008, Board of Directors since 2005, Southern California Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Southern California NAELA), 2015
  • Accredited by Veterans Administration since 2008, 2015
  • Director of Education American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys - since 2000, 2015
  • Board of Directors National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys from 2007 to 2012, 2012
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Elder Law Foundation - since 2007, 2012
  • Board of Directors Life Care Planning Law Firms Association - since 2011, 2012
  • Vice President Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, 2011
  •  Board of Directors, National Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (NAELA) from 2006 to 2008, 2008
  • President Southern California Chapter National Academy Elder Law Attorneys, 2007
  • Chairman Estate Planning Section Riverside County Bar Association, 2003
  • Member Inland Empire Planned Giving Roundtable
  • Adjunct Professor at Chapman University College of Law in Orange, California, where he teaches various classes for its Master of Tax Law (LL.M.) program since 2008 
  • Adjunct Professor University of Redlands since 2012
  • Member of the Year of Southern California NAELA, 2011
  • San Bernardino County Estate Planning Council
  • Riverside County Estate Planning Council
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Estate Planning and Elder Law Section of the Riverside County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors Peppermint Ridge

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Educational Background:

  • Golden Gate University College of Law, LL.M. Taxation, Cum Laude, 1999
  • California State University at Fullerton, B.A., in Business Administration / Finance, 1983

Industry Groups

  • Conservatorships
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Tax Controversy
  • Will And Trust Litigation
  • Office Location for Dennis M. Sandoval

    3233 Arlington Avenue
    Suite 105
    Riverside, CA 92506

    Phone: 951-787-7711

     

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    Last Updated: 9/19/2016

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