Tamila Jensen

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Granada Hills, CA

Law Offices of Tamila C. Jensen, P.C.
 | 10324 Balboa Blvd, Suite 200
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Phone: 818-363-6733
Fax: 818-831-8513
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Tamila Jensen is the sole practitioner at Law Offices of Tamila C. Jensen, P.C., in Granada Hills, California. Serving clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metro and surrounding areas, Ms. Jensen has more than 47 years of legal experience, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to individuals and families who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Elder law

    ·       Estate planning and probate

    ·       Estate and trust litigation

    Among her legal credentials, Ms. Jensen is a certified mediator pursuant to the California Dispute Resolution Program Act, and she has achieved significant success helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and adversarial court battles. She also has extensive experience in real estate and small business law, which helps her to better address her clients' complex property and business succession needs as they relate to their estates.

    A leader in her legal community, Ms. Jensen has served as chair of the Women Lawyers Section and Resolutions Committee for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and she has served on the organization's board of trustees as well as its delegate to the State Bar Contention, the ABA Conference of Delegates and the Conference of California Bar Associations. She currently serves as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has also served as vice president and a member with board of trustees.

    Ms. Jensen is also an active member of several other legal organizations, and she has served on a number of committees, task forces and panels throughout her region and across the country. She also has several publications to her credit, and she has conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to estate planning, real property, business development, conservatorships and other subjects, including seminars at University of Debrecen Faculty of Law in Hungary and at the European School of Law and Governance in Pristina, Kosovo.

    After graduating with great distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969, Ms. Jensen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1973 and graduated Order of the Coif as well as member of Phi Kappa Phi. While in law school, she served as staff writer and managing editor of the UCD Law Review. She earned her Master of Laws in Transnational Commercial Transactions from Lazarski University in 2015.

    She is admitted to practice before all state courts in California as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the California and U.S. Supreme Courts.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Tamila Jensen

    Admitted: 1973, California

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of California, 1973
    • President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Vice President, Neighborhood Legal Services

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • SFVBA Delegate to Conference of Delegates 1997 to present
    • President, Neighborhood Legal Services, 2012 - 2013
    • SFVBA Delegate to ABA Conference of Delegates, 2009-2010
    • Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2004/2005
    • Member, Bench Bar Coalition, California Judicial Counsel, 2005 - present
    • Board of Directors, Neighborhood Legal Services, 2001-present
    • President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association - 2008 - 2009
    • Member, San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Counsel, 2000 - present
    • Member Probate Volunteer Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1996 - present
    • Member, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 2000 - present
    • Member, Committee for the 75th Anniversary of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
    • Member, Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, 2001 - present
    • Certified Mediator pursuant to the California Dispute Resolutions Program Act, 1998
    • Member Appeals Panel, Department 70, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1996 - 2006
    • Member Probate Mediation Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1997 - 2000
    • Dispute Resolution Services, settlement officer, 1996-present
    • Participant, Judge Pro-Tem Program of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1997 - 2001
    • Joint Association Settlement Officer Program (JSOP), L.A. County Bar Association
    • School Leadership Counsel, Valley View Elementary School, L.A. Unified School District, 1990 - 1991 and 1991 - 1992
    • Class Agent, King Hall Alumni Association, class of 1973, 1995 - 2000
    • Energy Task Force, Land use, and Transportation Committee, City of Bloomington, Indiana, 1977
    • Mayor's Committee to Study/Amend the Charter, Santa Barbara, California, 1975
    • Board of Directors, Monroe County Girls Club, a United Way Organization 1977 - 1979
    • Board of Directors, King Hall Alumni Association, 1974-1975
    • Estate Planning Counsel of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1994 - 1997, 2006 to present
    • Member of LACBA Appellate Courts Committee
    • Member Board of Directors, WLALA, 1999/2000
    • Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, 1994 - 2004
    • Member LACBA trusts section
    • L.A. County Bar Association President Elect 2019-2020
    • California Women Lawyers, 1975 - present
    • L.A. County Bar Association vice president 2016-2018
    • L.A. County Bar Association Board of Trustees, 2009 - 2010
    • L.A. County Bar Association, 1994 - present
    • Counsellor, Senior Citizens Legal Services Program, San Fernando Valley Bar Association 1995 - 1998
    • Delegate to State Bar Contention for San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1995 - present
    • Chair, Women Lawyers Section, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1997 - 2001
    • Chair, Resolutions Committee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1995/96, 1996/97, 2000/2001, 2004/2005, 2015-2016
    • Member Board of Trustees, SFVBA, 1998 - 2004 and 2005 - 2009
    • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 1993 - present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Teaching Real Estate Law Abroad”, Valley Lawyer, February 2011 at p. 20
    • Staff Editor, American Business Law Journal, 1979- 1980
    • Presenter, 12th Annual Women's Conference, College of the Canyons, "Entrepreneurship and Starting Your Own Business", panel member, April, 1998
    • Debrechen School of Law, Debrechen, Hungary, seminar “American Legal System and Contract Law”, October 2007
    • European School of Law and Governance, Pristina, Kosovo, seminar “Real Property Law in the U.S.” October 2010
    • Presented, April, 2012 PFAC Conference, “The Powers of a Conservator to Intervene in the Marital Relationship of the Conservatee”
    • Co-presented, June 8, 2012 CEB class “Enhancing Communication Between Lawyer and Client in Estate Planning”
    • Presented, June 2, 2016 PFAC Conference, “The Powers of a Conservator to Intervene in the Marital Relationship of the Conservatee”
    • “Scalia’s Lasting Legacy: Debating the Constitution” “The Living Constitution”, Valley Lawyer, May 2016, p. 12
    • “Challenging Sex Discrimination: The Costs and Benefits”, 1 of 7 half-hour videotape programs on Women in Newspaper Management, producer, interviewer, co-editor, May, 1977, Center for New Communications, School of Journalism, Indiana University
    • "Looking Back, Looking Forward", King Hall Counsellor, Winter 1998 at p. 34
    • “Protesting a Perceived Injustice: Sex Discrimination and the Restoration of Equity”, Social Justice Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1988, co-author
    • "Perceived Personal Costs of Filing Complaints of Sex Discrimination", Working Paper Series, College of Administrative Science, The Ohio State University, WPS 83-18, April 1983, co author
    • “The Whistleblowing Process”, 3 Work and Occupations, 10, February, 1983, co-author
    • “Correlates of Whistle blowers’ Perceptions of Organizational Retaliation”, 27, Admin. Sci Quarterly 17, March, 1982, co-author
    • “From Belle Terre to East Cleveland: Zoning, the Family and the Right to Privacy”, XIII Family Law Quarterly 1, Spring, 1979
    • “Availability of Minorities and Women for Professional and Managerial Positions 1970-1985, by Stephen A. Schneider”, Business Horizons, August, 1978, at p. 87, book review
    • Taught a seminar on the law of contracts at Debrecen University School of Law in Hungary. In 2010 I will team-teach a seminar on real property law at the European School of Law and Development in Pristina, Kosovo, Visiting lecturer, Debrechen University School Of Law, Hungary, 2007
    • “Environmental Law and the Consumer”, paper presented at annual convention of Business Educators, 1978, at Indiana University
    • “Changing Concepts of Property Law”, paper presented at School of Business Executive Education Program, 1978, at Indiana University
    • “A Supreme Court Zoning Decision”, Business Horizons, August, 1977, at p. 72
    • “Arcosanti v. Traditional Property Rights and Land Use Regulation: Ecologists’ Solution or Landowner’s Bane?”, Selected Papers of American Business Law Association Annual Meeting, 1977

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • United States Supreme Court November 13, 2012
    • Supreme Court of California, December 19, 1973
    • Kasperbauer v. Fairfield, (2009) 171 CA 4th 229, 88 CR 3d 494
    • Boranian vs. Clark (2004) 123 Cal.App.4th 1012, 20 Cal.Rptr.3d 405
    • In Re Marriage of Ruelas (2007)154 Cal.App.4th 339
    • Santa Monica Pines, Ltd. v. Rent Control Board (1984) 35 Cal.3d 858 (amicus)
    • Frank Annino & Sons Construction, Inc. v. McArthur Restaurants, Inc. (1989) 215 Cal.App.3d 353 (plaintiff and appellant)
    • California Coastal Commission v. Quanta Investment Corp. (1980) 113 Cal.App.3d 579 (intervener and respondent)
    • El Patio vs. Permanent Rent Control Board (1980) 110 Cal.App.3d 915 (petitioner)

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Berkeley, Great Distinction in General Scholarship, Honors Program Completed in the Major with Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Class of 1969
    • Boston University School of Law (Lazarski University), LLM., 2015

    Industry Groups

    • Bench Bar Coalition
    • California Women Lawyers
    • Estate Planning Counsel
    • Granada Hills Chamber Of Commerce
    • King Hall Alumni Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • National Association Of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Neighborhood Legal Services
    • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
    • Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
    • Southern California Counsel Of Elder Law Attorneys
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    Office Location for Tamila Jensen

    10324 Balboa Blvd
    Suite 200
    Granada Hills, CA 91344

    Phone: 818-363-6733

    Fax: 818-831-8513

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