Erin Anne Norcia

Top rated estate & trust litigation attorney in Danville, California

Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP
Erin Anne Norcia
Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP

Practice Areas: Estate & trust litigation, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
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Erin A. Norcia is a partner at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP. She joined the firm in 2005. Ms. Norcia's practice focuses on trust, probate, and conservatorship litigation, including but not limited to will contests, trust contests, financial elder abuse, fiduciary removal and surcharge, accounting disputes, reformation, modification, and interpretation of estate planning documents, disputed real property claims, contested conservatorships, and related civil litigation.

Ms. Norcia handles every stage of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, discovery, law and motion, mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, trial, and appeal. Ms. Norcia is admitted to practice law in all superior courts of California, all appellate courts of California, the Supreme Court of California, and all federal district courts in California.

In addition, Ms. Norcia represents trustees, executors, agents, and beneficiaries in contentious trust and estate administrations, as well as assists clients with preparation of their personal estate plans, including living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, nominations of guardians, and all property transfer documents.

Ms. Norcia was elected on to the California Lawyers Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee beginning October 2019, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. Ms. Norcia is also an Adjunct Professor of the Wills & Trusts Course at Santa Clara University School of Law.  

Practice areas

Estate & trust litigation, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Will contests, Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 80% Estate & trust litigation
  • 20% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 2006, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • California Real Estate Broker, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California State Bar, 2006
  • Former board member and current member, Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Business Editor, Santa Clara Law Review, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Speaker, “Probate Boot Camp,” National Business Institute, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of HEMS”
  • Speaker, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, 2018
  • Speaker, East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers, Spring Symposium, 2016
  • Speaker, San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, 2016
  • Speaker, Silicon Valley Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, 2015
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments,” Contra Costa County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Probate Section, 2014
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning Basics,” Law Review CLE, 2013
  • Speaker, “Trust Administration: Preventing and Litigating Fiduciary Liability,” National Business Institute, 2011
  • Co-Author, “The Planning, Administration, and Litigation of the ‘HEMS’ Standard,” California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, March 2017
  • Author, “Grandma Got Scammed by a Reindeer” – Recognizing and remedying financial elder abuse, Contra Costa Lawyer, December 2015  
  • Recipient of the Witkin Award for Estate Planning and Taxation, 2006, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of the Santa Clara University Pro Bono Plaque for volunteer legal services provided to the community, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of the Best Oral Advocate Award, 2005, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Represented Santa Clara University in the National Moot Court Competition, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, 2004, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society
Educational Background:
  • San Jose State University, B.A., Biology, 2002
  • Oxford University, Comparative Intellectual Property Law Program, Summer 2004

Office location for Erin Anne Norcia

40 Oak Ct
Danville, CA 94526

Phone: 925-529-3999


3 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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