Rachel A. Dodson

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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: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
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    Rachel A. Dodson is an attorney with the Roisman Henel + Adams LLP law firm in Oakland, California. A top-rated lawyer who is board-certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, Ms. Dodson has more than eight years of total legal experience, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the Oakland metro and surrounding areas of Contra Costa County and Alameda County who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Estate planning
    • Trusts and trust administration
    • Probate and estate administration

    Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Dodson has gained a reputation for her compassion and integrity when dealing with her clients as she helps them make the best-informed decisions regarding their final wishes and potential long-term health care needs. Drawing upon her extensive legal experience, she is able to address her client's issues efficiently and help them achieve their goals and the positive results they seek as cost-effectively as possible.

    Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Dodson has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers. She has also received 'Superb' client ratings on Avvo as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from those she has served.

    A 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Dodson received her master's degree in public policy from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in 2012. That same year, she also obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. While in law school, she served as managing editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy as well as chair of the Art in the Law School committee.

    Ms. Dodson is an active member of The State Bar of California's Trusts and Estates Section, East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers, the East Bay Tax Club and the East Bay Estate Planning Council as well as the Women Lawyers of Alameda County.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    Admitted: 2012, California

    Professional Webpage: http://roismanhenel.com/attorneys/rachel-a-dodson


    • Northern California’s “Rising Stars”, 2015 - Present
    • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2015
    • Chair of the Art in the University of Washington School of Law committee

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • East Bay Estate Planning Council
    • Women Lawyers of Alameda County
    • East Bay Tax Club
    • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
    • East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • VLSC Community Legal Assistance Saturday Program (CLASP), volunteer
    • Alameda County Bar Association VLSC Guardianship Clinic, volunteer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Managing editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, University of Washington School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, M.P.A., 2012
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in History, cum laude, 2006
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    Office Location for Rachel A. Dodson

    1999 Harrison Street
    Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Phone: 510-466-6000

    Fax: 510-466-6040

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    Last Updated: 12/11/2020

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