Erin Anne Norcia

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Danville, CA

Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP
 | 140 Town and Country Drive, Suite A
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: 925-529-3999
Fax: 925-837-7149
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Erin A. Norcia is a partner at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP. She joined the firm in 2005. Ms. Norcia's practice focuses on trust, probate, and conservatorship litigation, including but not limited to will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary removal and surcharge, accounting disputes, reformation, modification, and interpretation of estate planning documents, disputed real property claims, contested conservatorships, and related civil litigation.

Ms. Norcia handles every stage of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, discovery, law and motion, mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, trial, and appeal. Ms. Norcia is admitted to practice law in all superior courts of California, all appellate courts of California, the Supreme Court of California, and all federal district courts in California.

In addition, Ms. Norcia represents trustees, executors, agents, and beneficiaries in contentious trust and estate administrations, as well as assists clients with preparation of their personal estate plans, including living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, nominations of guardians, and all property transfer documents.

Ms. Norcia was elected on to the California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee beginning October 2019. Ms. Norcia is also an Adjunct Professor of the Wills & Trusts Course at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Erin Norcia

Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Recipient of the Witkin Award for Estate Planning and Taxation, 2006, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of the Santa Clara University Pro Bono Plaque for volunteer legal services provided to the community, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of the Best Oral Advocate Award, 2005, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Represented Santa Clara University in the National Moot Court Competition, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, 2004, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • California Real Estate Broker, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar, 2006
  • Former board member and current member, Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Business Editor, Santa Clara Law Review, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Speaker, “Probate Boot Camp,” National Business Institute, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of HEMS”
  • Speaker, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, 2018
  • Speaker, East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers, Spring Symposium, 2016
  • Speaker, San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, 2016
  • Speaker, Silicon Valley Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, 2015
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments,” Contra Costa County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, 2014
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning Basics,” Law Review CLE, 2013
  • Speaker, “Trust Administration: Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary Liability,” National Business Institute, 2011
  • Co-Author, “The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of the ‘HEMS’ Standard,” California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, March 2017
  • Author, “Grandma Got Scammed by a Reindeer” – Recognizing and remedying financial elder abuse, Contra Costa Lawyer, December 2015  

Educational Background:

  • San Jose State University, B.A., Biology, 2002
  • Oxford University, Comparative Intellectual Property Law Program, Summer 2004
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Office Location for Erin Anne Norcia

140 Town and Country Drive
Suite A
Danville, CA 94526

Phone: 925-529-3999

Fax: 925-837-7149

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