Cynthia Catalino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Catalino Law
 | 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1103, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-979-3366
Fax: 310-979-3311
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Cynthia Catalino is an attorney and the founder of Catalino Law in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Catalino handles all aspects of trust and estate law, including estate planning, gift tax planning, probate and trusts, serving clients including individuals, beneficiaries, executors and trustees throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan region. She is fluent in both English and Italian and assists a variety of Italian clients with their legal matters.

Ms. Catalino is dedicated to helping California residents plan for their family’s future. She has more than 25 years of experience and holds a certification in estate planning, trust and probate law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Catalino has received honors and awards for her accomplishments including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating given by the respected organization. Her experience includes serving as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School, where she taught estate planning, and also serving as a former editor of the California Tax Lawyer.

Active in The State Bar of California, Ms. Catalino is a member of the bar’s taxation section and previously served on its executive committee. She belongs to organizations including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Ms. Catalino received a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. She earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and in 1993, obtained her California law license.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020

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About Cynthia Catalino

Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2009-2010, 2012- present
  • Highest Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Recipient of Gunnar Nicholson Scholarship, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Insurance Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (“STEP”)
  • American County Bar Association
  • Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, California State Bar
  • Active Member, Taxation Section, California State Bar
  • California, 1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Taught "Estate Planning" course as Adjunct Professor at Whittier Law School in 2001. Editor of California Tax Lawyer, 2000-2003

Educational Background:

  • Golden Gate University, Masters of Law, Taxation, with Honors, 1997
  • Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts, 1988
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Office Location for Cynthia Catalino

12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1103
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-979-3366

Fax: 310-979-3311

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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