Rachel A. Dodson

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: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

An associate at Oakland, California-based Roisman Henel + Adams LLP since 2016, Rachel A. Dodson focuses her practice on estate planning and administration. Representing clients throughout the area, she has been certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. Highly regarded by her colleagues for her professionalism and the quality of her work, Ms. Dodson has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and she is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

In her estate planning practice, Ms. Dodson regularly prepares and reviews trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney, and advance health care directives. Ms. Dodson works with each of her clients to determine what their personal and family objectives are while striving to minimize taxes when appropriate. Her estate administration and probate practice encompasses working with fiduciaries on the administration of trusts and estates, and on the distribution of the decedent's property.

Ms. Dodson attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude. After working for a Seattle-based arts nonprofit, she enrolled at the University of Washington, and in 2012, she obtained both a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law and a Master of Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Reflecting her belief in public service, she is a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services that is given annually by The State Bar of California.

 
Practice Areas
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Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Rachel Dodson

Admitted: 2012, California

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

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

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: 2/19/2019

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