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Angela Hawekotte

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Angela Hawekotte, A Professional Law Corporation
790 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 350
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-435-8107
Fax: 626-583-8030
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (70%), Tax: Business (20%), Business/Corporate (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Angela Hawekotte is the founder and owner of Angela Hawekotte, A Professional Law Corporation, in Pasadena, California. Nationally ranked as one of the leading attorneys in her region as well as the entire country, Ms. Hawekotte provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate and trust planning

·       Estate and trust administration and probate

·       Guardianships and conservatorships

·       Business and corporate law

·       Tax law

A former certified public accountant in California, Ms. Hawekotte has a wealth of financial and tax-related experience that she uses to help her clients protect their assets and preserve the bulk of their wealth for the future. She has also assisted numerous entrepreneurs and small business owners with establishing their companies along with counseling them on the day-to-day operations of their commercial enterprises.

Moreover, Ms. Hawekotte has achieved a long record of success representing her clients with their complex and pressing tax-related issues before the IRS, the State Board of Equalization, the Franchise Tax Board and other government entities, and she has extensive experience handling tax compliance and research functions for a variety of clients in various industries. She has also written training materials and other documents related to taxation for a prominent tax, accounting and business consulting firm.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Ms. Hawekotte holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in the United States. In addition, Pasadena Magazine has voted her a Top Lawyer in probate, trusts, estates and estate planning consistently since 2009 and Beyond L.A. Law: Break the Traditional "Lawyer" Mold featured her as among the top 46 attorneys in the U.S.

A 1975 graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles (now Mount Saint Mary's University), Ms. Hawekotte obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 1979. The recipient of a Rotary International Graduate Fellowship, she then completed an intensive year-long program at what is now Aberystwyth University in Wales, where she received a diploma in international law and relations with an emphasis on the European economic community.

A leader in her legal community, Ms. Hawekotte once served as president of the Pasadena Bar Association, becoming the third woman to ever do so, and she is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County and Pasadena Bar Associations, The State Bar of California, and the Irish American Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

Committed to her local community, Ms. Hawekotte has also served as president and board member of the Pasadena Police Foundation, foundation board member of the Pasadena Rotary Club and vice president and board member of the Pasadena Senior Center.

*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
  • 70%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Tax: Business
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Tax Law, Business Formation and Planning


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Angela Hawekotte

First Admitted: 1980, California

Educational Background

  • Aberystwyth University, (Wales, UK), 1980, Diploma in International Law and Relations; Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles, 1975, BA in Political Science

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Pasadena Bar Association, 1998-1999; Member, Irish American Bar Association


  • I received a fellowship to study at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth, UK) (now known as Aberystwyth University) for the 1979-1980 academic year where I earned a postgraduate degree in International Law and Relations, Rotary International Graduate Fellowship, Rotary International
  • Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to society, the practice of law and to the Loyola Law School Community, Board of Governors Award, Loyola Law School, 2000

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • 1979-1980, Rotary International Graduate Fellowship

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive license), California State Board of Accountancy, 1985

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of Governing Board, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising ("FIDM"), 2020
  • Vice President, Board Member - Pasadena Senior Center
  • President, Pasadena Police Foundation 2007-2009; Advisory Council, Pasadena Police Foundation; Board Member, Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center, Sierra Madre, 2003-2009; Pro Bono Attorney, Cancer Legal Resource Center; Board Member, Pasadena Senior Center, 2017 - present
  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles, Gift Planning Council; UCLA Parents Council (2011-2015)
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Office Location for Angela Hawekotte

790 East Colorado Boulevard
Suite 350
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 626-435-8107

Fax: 626-583-8030

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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