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Katherine Becker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Santa Paula, CA

Lester, Schuck, Becker, Dehesa & Hirschberg, LLP
915 E Main St, Suite A
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Phone: 805-525-7104
Fax: 805-525-1653
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law, Business/Corporate, Estate & Trust Litigation
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Attorney Profile

Katherine Becker is an estate planning and probate attorney in Santa Paula, California, who protects her clients’ interests and those of their loved ones by establishing an estate plan and managing their estates. As a managing partner at the law firm of Jones, Lester, Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP, she has proven her capability of delivering the results her clients need. She helps with a variety of matters such as guardianships, conservatorships, complex trust and probate administration, business transactions, entity formations and more.

Licensed to practice law in California since 2011, Ms. Becker is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California. Before partnering with and helping form her current law firm, she worked for several years at other California firms as a paralegal, attorney, and of counsel, and gained extensive probate law experience. 

A graduate of Boston College, Ms. Becker majored in sociology and French and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2005. She then attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her paralegal certification in 2007. In 2010, she earned her J.D. with honors from The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, Ventura. While there, she was on the dean’s list and a part of the Student Bar Association and Delta Theta Phi.

Ms. Becker stays involved in her legal community, maintaining active memberships in many legal organizations. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Estate Planning Section of the Ventura County Bar Association.  She is a former president of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County and its current Treasurer. She was a board member and special adviser to the California Young Lawyers Association, and is the past president of the Barristers of Ventura County and Animal Law Section of the VCBA. 

Outside her law practice, Ms. Becker invests her time in ongoing education, community service and professional development. She educates legal professionals seeking continuing education at the National Business Institute, California Lawyers Association, and other continuing education providers. She is a part of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a legal advocacy organization for animals.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Katherine Becker

First Admitted: 2011, California

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  • , Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2019-2021

Educational Background

  • Student at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, Ventura (2007-2010), 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Estate Planning and Probate Section, Ventura County Bar Association - Executive Committee; 2011- present, 2011
  • California Young Lawyers Association - Board Member(2013-2016), Special Advisor(2016-2017)
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County - Past President, Treasurer Estate Planning & Probate Section, Ventura County Bar Association - Board Member, 2018
  • Ventura County Bar Association - Board Member Barristers of Ventura County - Past President, Board Member, 2017
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • Founder & President, Animal Law Section of the Ventura County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Board Member, Mexican American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Ventura County Legal Aid (2016-2018), 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trusts & Probate, 2020


  • David Breslin v. Paul G. Breslin et. al., Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. 2d Civ. No. B301382 (certified for publication), 2021
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Office Location for Katherine Becker

915 E Main St
Suite A
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Phone: 805-525-7104

Fax: 805-525-1653

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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