Agnieszka K. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Oakland, CA

Roisman Henel + Adams LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-466-6000
Fax: 510-466-6040
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
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 a partner 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
    • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

    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:

    • CEB Estate Planning Intensive Course, 2017
    • NBI Probate Bootcamp Seminar, Probate Problem Areas, 2017
    • NBI Probate Bootcamp Seminar, Probate Problem Areas, 2016
    • California Association Of Winegrape Growers, Estate and Succession Planning for Families, 2015
    • EBTEL Probate Bootcamp, Alternatives to Probate and Initial Probate Filings, 2015
    • PFAC 20th Annual Conference, Starting Probate and Trust Administration After Death of Client, 2015
    • San Francisco Bar Association, Alternatives to Probate and Initial Probate Filings, 2014
    • Bell Investments Advisors Women’s Roundtable, Giving With A Plan, 2013

    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
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    Office Location for Agnieszka K. Adams

    1999 Harrison Street
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Phone: 510-466-6000

    Fax: 510-466-6040

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2020

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