Agnieszka K. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Oakland, CA

Roisman Henel + Adams LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-466-6000
Fax: 510-466-6040
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish
Attorney Profile

Agnieszka K. Adams has developed her career around the practice of estate planning and probate law. As an attorney at Roisman Henel + Adams LLP in Oakland, California, she has gained recognition for her depth of knowledge on subjects such as business succession planning, guardianship, trust administration, probate and estate taxes. The California Board of Legal Specialization through The State Bar of California has certified her as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. The East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers group relies on her as a vice chair of its Estate Planning Section. At The Bar Association of San Francisco, she belongs to the Barristers Club Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. Ms. Adams co-authored a chapter within the guide “Real Property Ownership and Taxation” published by Continuing Education of the Bar.

Organizations regularly invite her to speak about estate planning. In 2015, she gave a presentation to the California Association of Winegrape Growers about estate and succession planning for families. That same year, The Bar Association of San Francisco sponsored her talk about alternatives to probate. At the 20th annual conference of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, she spoke about probate and administering trusts after clients die. Her pro bono work includes volunteering at the guardianship clinic offered by the Alameda County Bar Association.

Ms. Adams brings an international background to her career. Originally from Poland, she attended the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, where she began her legal education. Stateside, she graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Her degree concentrated on taxation. She currently holds a "Superb" rating from her peers through Avvo.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Agnieszka Adams

Admitted: 2009, California

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  • F. J. Lee Award for the Most Outstanding Graduating Senior

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  •  California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California:  Trusts and Estates Section
  • East Bay Estate Planning Council
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Barristers Club Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section
  • Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer
  • East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Estate and Succession Planning for Families, California Association Of Winegrape Growers, 2015
  • EBTEL Probate Bootcamp: Alternatives to Probate and Initial Probate Filings, 2014
  • PFAC 20th Annual Conference: Starting Probate and Trust Administration After Death of Client, 2015
  • Bell Investments Advisors Women’s Roundtable: Giving with a Plan, 2013
  • Problem Areas in Probate, NBI Probate Bootcamp, 2016
  • Co-authored a chapter in the 2017 CEB Real Property Ownership and Taxation
  • California Association of Winegrape Growers:  Estate and Succession Planning for Families, 2015
  • San Francisco Bar Association:  Alternatives to Probate and Initial Probate Filings, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Lee University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004
  • University of Southampton, LL.B., 2006
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Office Location for Agnieszka K. Adams

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-466-6000

Fax: 510-466-6040

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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