Matthew B. Talbot

Matthew B. Talbot

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Talbot Law Group, P.C.
 | 2033 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-322-1795
Fax: 925-407-8227
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Our firm is recognized as one of the top Probate Firms in the SF Bay area. We specialize in Complex Trust and Probate Matters - including Conservatorships, Trust Litigation, Probate, Elder Abuse, Trust Administration, and Estate Planning. 

    Our family run firm is client-focused and resolution oriented. Matthew's commitment to service has earned him the honor of being awarded the prestigious "Superlawyers" designation four years in a row and Avvo's top rating of "Superb" in Elder Law. Attorney Emily Nashban is recognized as one of the top women attorneys in the Contra Costa Probate field and has been designated a Superlawyer in Trust and Estate Ligitation for both 2018 and 2019.

    Our firm works with clients in the SF East Bay, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Martinez, Orinda, and surrounding areas of Contra Costa and Alameda County. 

    About Matthew Talbot

    Admitted: 2006, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.matthewbtalbot.com/elderlawattorneymatthewtalbot

    Honors/Awards:

    • Each year, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine chooses from its best writers and awards them the position of guest editor. This year, I was chosen for the December issue., Guest Editor, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, 2015
    • Super Lawyers , 2018
    • Super Lawyers , 2016
    • Super Lawyers, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Notary Public, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Matthew is a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the California State Bar. Additionally, he is a member of the Barristers section, Estate Planning and Probate section, Elder Law section, ADR Section, Solo and Small Firm Section, and Litigation section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  Matthew is on the Executive Board for the Robert G. McGrath American Inns Of Court. He is an active member of the Executive Board for Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services, and is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.  In addition, Matthew is a columnist for Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine and Lamorinda Weekly., 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Attorney and Board Member for Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, an organization that provides free legal services to seniors in Contra Costa County., 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successfully mediated case in which a son needed to get a conservatorship over his father because he was undergoing financial elder abuse by a woman whom he had recently met. We were able to obtain the conservatorship and remove her from the house., 2015

    Representative Clients:

    • Conservatorship, Trust Litigation, and Elder Abuse case in which my client, the daughter, was trying to obtain a conservatorship over her mother, who was incapacitated and being abused and isolated by her sister. In addition, we needed to get the sister removed as trustee of the mom's trust. Successfully mediated and resolved situation to protect mother and trust assets.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Co-teacher of "Probate 101 for Attorneys" on behalf of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, 2015
    • AVVO Rating of "Superb" in Elder Law
    • Matthew is on the Executive Board for the Robert G. McGrath American Inns Of Court. He is an active member of the Executive Board for Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services, and is on the board of directors for the Barristers Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.  In addition, Matthew is a columnist and editor for Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine.

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    Educational Background:

    • J.D., University of San Francisco, 2006
    • Bachelor of Science, University of California Berkeley, 2003
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    Office Location for Matthew B. Talbot

    2033 North Main Street
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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