Sibylle Grebe

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Torrance, California

The Probate House L.C.
Sibylle Grebe
The Probate House L.C.

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1989

Education: Southwestern Law School

Languages Spoken: English, German

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

The Probate House L.C.

3424 West Carson Street
Suite 320
Torrance, CA 90503-5717 Visit website


Estate planning matters require personalized attention and a keen understanding of state and federal laws. For decades, Sibylle Grebe has been helping clients in Los Angeles, the Southbay area, California and across the United States who seek access to the Los Angeles Probate Court or its surrounding southern California courts, to develop solutions for the issues surrounding probate and conservatorships. As the founder and principal attorney at The Probate House L.C., she has worked with a number of families needing assistance with Probate Matters; Estate Planning (Special Needs Trust and Pet Trusts); General Conservatorships, and Limited Conversatorships, Trust Administration, Contested Wills and Trusts, etc.

Ms. Grebe's legal career is rooted in her diverse work experience and education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University Long Beach before receiving a Juris Doctor from the Southwestern Law School in 1989. She also holds an estate planning certificate of achievement from Emory University. She is fluent in German.

Her legal knowledge and years of experience enable Ms. Grebe to collaborate with clients and assist with their Estate Planning goals in designing a sound strategy that targets the client's goals. Her customized approach has resulted in a number of successes, for which Ms. Grebe has earned honors such as recognition in Lawyer Monthly's Top 50 Women in Law 2015; an Avvo "Superb" rating; inclusion in The National Advocates: Top 100; Membership in Fellows American Bar Foundation and earning "Healthcare and Elder Law Programs'" Legacy Award in 2013.

Ms. Grebe enjoys presenting to peers and other audiences about her experience as an estate planning attorney. In addition to these lectures, she is active with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • The Beverly Hills Bar (Member of Distinguished Attorneys)
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The South Bay Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • The Southern California Chapter of NAELA
  • Council of Elder Law Attorneys
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 1989, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs, a non-profit organization), Board of Directors, 2008 to 2011 and chair (2011)
  • Pro Bono Probate Settlement Program Volunteer Settlement Officer
  • Court Appointed Counsel (Formerly PVP Attorney) for the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2004
  • OPICA (Optimistic People in a Caring Environment, a non-profit, state licensed adult care center dedicated to helping memory-impaired adults and their families), Former Director
  • Guardianship Volunteer Project
  • Long Beach Pro Per Guardianship, Panel Member, 2012 to 2018
Educational Background:
  • Southwestern Law School, D.J., 1989
  • California State University Long Beach, B.A., Economics, 1984
  • Emory University, Estate Planning Certification of Achievement
  • Legacy Award, H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs), 2013
  • , Selected by Super Lawyers as Top 50 Women Lawyers for the Southern California Region
  • Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2020
  • Women in Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Associations for the Support and Protection of Vulnerable Adults, International Guardianship Network Adult Guardianship Conference, 2016
  • Comcast Community Access Cable TV production "Senior Living"
  • A presentation to seniors on behalf of the Stray Cat Alliance regarding the importance of including pets in estate planning including Pet Trusts, and the consequences of non-planning., Speaker, Pet Trusts, Stray Cat Alliance, 2016
  • Presented seminars to the senior community in the South Bay area of Los Angeles regarding Probate, Wills and Trusts and what they are and how they can be used to help seniors plan for the estates. , Speaker, Probate, Wills & Trusts, H.E.L.P., Non-Profit Senior Advocacy, 2017
  • Seminar discussing the disasterous results of not planning for your estate and remedies for resolving them. , Speaker, Orange County Paralegal Association, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member and The Order of Distinguished Attorneys since 2012., 2017
  • Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Member and Former President
  • South Bay Bar Association, President-Elect, 2016
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 1990 to present
  • South Bay Bar Association - President, 2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2014 to present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2002 to present
  • National Guardianship Association, Center for Guardianship Certification Exam Development Committee, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Treasurer, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service Advisory Committee, Member, 2005 to present
  • South Bay Bar Association, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2013
  • Women's Lawyer Association of Los Angeles, Current Member (2015 to present), 2017
  • South Bay Bar Association, Vice - President, 2015
  • California, 1989
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and the Elder Law Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust & Estate's Executive Committee, 2011 to Present
  • Bench Bar Committee Member representing the South Bay Bar Association, 2016
  • International Guardianship Network, Member, 2013 to present

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Sibylle is currently a Super Lawyer.”

Office location for Sibylle Grebe

3424 West Carson Street
Suite 320
Torrance, CA 90503-5717

Phone: 424-452-2375

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