Cheryl Edwards Tannenberg

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Kirby & McGuinn, A P.C.
 | 707 Broadway, Suite 1750
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-525-1655
Fax: 619-525-1656
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Cheryl Edwards Tannenberg is an attorney at Kirby & McGuinn law firm in San Diego, California. She and the firm represent clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas in Southern California. Attorney Tannenberg specializes in representing individuals, businesses and financial institutions in trust, estate, financial elder abuse litigation and appeals.

    Ms. Tannenberg earned her Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in 1976 and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1984. While in law school, she was a member of the San Diego Law Review. She was admitted to The State Bar of California in 1984 and was approved to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005.

    Since beginning her legal career, she has been a member of various legal associations, including the North County Estate Planning Council – San Diego, the North County Estate Planning Group, and the Probate Attorneys of San Diego. She is a master in the William B. Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

    Attorney Tannenberg is recognized as one of the top attorneys in her field and has earned several awards and recognitions. She has been named as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and holds a "Superb" Avvo rating. She was the co-chair of the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust section of the San Diego County Bar Association for the year 2006-2007 and was a member of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board of Directors from 2001 through 2005. She has been a member of SuperLawyers since 2008 and was named a top attorney by San Diego Magazine from 2015 through 2018.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Appellate


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About Cheryl Tannenberg

    Admitted: 1984, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Cum Laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 1984
    • Rated "Superb" by Avvo, their Highest Rating
    • Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell, their Highest Rating of Skill and Integrity

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, University of San Diego, School of Law Alumni Board of Directors, 2001 - 2005
    • Member, State Bar of California, Trusts & Estate Section, 2002 - Present
    • Member, San Diego Estate Planning Group, 2011
    • Member, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, 2012 - Present
    • Member, North County Estate Planning Group, 2001 - 2009
    • Member, North County Estate Planning Council, 2012 - Present
    • Co-Chair, San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section, 2006 - 2007
    • Member, San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section, 2001 - Present
    • Master, American Inns of Court, William B. Enright Chapter, 2003 - Present
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
    • California, 1984

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Member and Comment Author, San Diego Law Review, 1981 - 1984
    • Assembly Bill No. 1596, amending Welf. & Inst. Code §§15657.03, 15657.04, 2010

    Educational Background:

    • San Diego State University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1976
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    Office Location for Cheryl Edwards Tannenberg

    707 Broadway
    Suite 1750
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-525-1655

    Fax: 619-525-1656

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    Last Updated: 10/21/2020

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