Olena Likhachova

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Law Office of Daniel I. Spector
 | 9700 Business Park Drive, Suite 301, Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: 916-800-1330
Fax: 916-504-2404
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

Handling trust and estate administration cases, Olena Likhachova is an attorney at The Law Office of Daniel I. Spector. She has extensive litigation experience and advocates for clients in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, Fairfield, Vacaville, Davis and Vallejo, as well as throughout Sacramento, Yolo, Alameda, El Dorado and Placer counties.

In 2008, Ms. Likhachova received a Bachelor of Science in economics and graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida. She then attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2012.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Likhachova has advised executors, trustees and beneficiaries throughout the decisions associated with trusts and estates. Additionally, she has worked with families, financial institutions and charities. She is a native Russian speaker who is able to represent people from all walks of life.

These cases are often fraught with emotion as people dispute the rightful ownership of assets or what a decedent’s wishes were. Ms. Likhachova offers compassion while at the same time taking a balanced view of the circumstances. She has been able to use her knowledge of the law to return outcomes that exceed her clients’ expectations. People she has represented have commented on her ability to listen to their concerns and efforts to keep them apprised of how matters are progressing.

The landscape of estate planning law is often changing due to new laws or strategies. Ms. Likhachova remains on top of new trends through her memberships with the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Probate and Estate Planning Section, The State Bar of California and the California Lawyers Association’s Trusts & Estates and Litigation sections.

 
Practice Areas

Estate & Trust Litigation (90%)
Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (90%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Olena Likhachova

Admitted: 2012, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.dspectorlaw.com/meet-our-team

Honors/Awards:

  • In 2018, Olena was selected as the Rising Stars award recipient, which is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys. , Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2018
  • As published in the 2018 San Francisco Magazine for Top Attorneys in Northern California, Olena Likhachova was selected as 2018′s Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers award recipient., Northern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California. , 2012
  • Olena joined the Sacramento County Bar Association's Membership Committe. , 2018
  • California State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member (2013 - present)
  • California State Bar Association, Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Section, Member (2018 - present)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Capital Commendation for Public Service (extraordinary committment level), 2012
  • Emil Gumpert Trial Advocacy Award, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of South Florida, B.S., Economics (summa cum laude) , 2008
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
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Office Location for Olena Likhachova

9700 Business Park Drive, Suite 301
Sacramento, CA 95827

Phone: 916-800-1330

Fax: 916-504-2404

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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