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Donald W. Flaig

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Westlake Village, CA

The Flaig Law Firm, APC
5707 Corsa Avenue, Suite 104
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: 818-338-7620
Fax: 818-338-7623
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018, 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012
Licensed in California Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (50%), Business/Corporate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donald W. Flaig is the founder and owner of The Flaig Law Firm in Westlake Village, California. A top-rated and award-winning attorney with more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. Flaig provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Southern California who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning

·       Corporate and business law and transactions

·       Trust settlement

Whether helping his clients establish and enforce their final wishes for the future or counseling business clients with their organizational, planning and operational needs, Mr. Flaig has proven himself an invaluable legal ally who devises customized strategies and solutions to help his clients achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Throughout the course of his career, he has also successfully handled a number of business and civil litigation matters, and he provides risk assessment and management for his commercial clients to help them avoid potential conflicts.

Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Flaig has earned designation as among the Top 100 Attorneys in the country from The National Advocates along with many other top rankings from his peers. In addition, he has gained the respect and trust of those he has served, and his law firm has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1994, Mr. Flaig attended Southwestern Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997. While in law school, he was heavily involved with the Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Team and once served on its Board of Governors. Licensed to practice in California since 1997, he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in California as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts.

Devoted to his practice, Mr. Flaig is an active member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Ventura County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 50%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018, 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2012

About Donald W. Flaig

First Admitted: 1997, California

Professional Webpage: https://flaiglawfirm.com/donald-w-flaig-esq/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Attorneys
  • Eastern District Court
  • Central District Court
  • Northern District Court
  • Southern District Court
  • Member of the following:San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Executive Committee - Litigation Section); Ventura County Bar Association; Los Angeles Bar Association; CAALA and CAOC, 1997
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Since 2006 Mr. Flaig has been the yearly recipient of the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Legal Counsel in Estate Planning from The Estate Plan

Educational Background

  • University of Southern California - Bachelor of Arts, 1994
  • Southwestern Law School - Juris Doctor, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service

  • I am on the board of directors for the Non-Profit humanitarian organization Help The Children which provides, food, clothing and medical supplies to children both domestically and internationally., 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 2002
  • Mr. Flaig received his Real Estate Brokers license for the State of California from the Bureau of Real Estate, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured to attorneys around the country on topics related to Family Limited Partnerships, Lecturer, Family Limited Partnerships, The Estate Plan, 2004
  • Lectured to legal secretaries on the Elements of Motions for Summary Judgment in a practical way in order to assist the attorneys they work for., Lecturer, The Elements of Motions for Summary Judgment, Beverly Hills Legal Secretaries Association, 2007
  • Guest speaker on related topics, Lecturer, 2002 Estate, Tax and Portfolio Planning Forum, 2002

Honors/Awards

  • Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California as identified by Super Lawyers selection process earned this distinction based upon peer nominations and independent research., Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2009, Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California as identified by Super Lawyers selection process earned this distinction based upon peer nominations and independent research., Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2011
  • Mr. Flaig was selected as a Superlawyer which appears in Los Angeles Magazine as well as SuperLawyers in February of 2016., SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2016
  • Mr. Flaig was again distinguished as a Top 100 lawyer in his practice in the State of California by The National Advocates, The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2015
  • Mr. Flaig was selected as a Superlawyer which appears in Los Angeles Magazine as well as SuperLawyers in February of 2017., Superlawyer, Superlawyers, 2017
  • Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California as identified by Super Lawyers selection process earned this distinction based upon peer nominations and independent research., Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2010, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California as identified by Super Lawyers selection process earned this distinction based upon peer nominations and independent research., Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2010, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Mr. Flaig was selected as a Superlawyer which appears in Los Angeles Magazine as well as SuperLawyers in February of 2015., SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2015
  • Mr. Flaig was nominated and selected as part of the Executive Committee for The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2016
  • Mr. Flaig was selected as a Superlawyer which appears in Los Angeles Magazine as well as SuperLawyers in February of 2018., Superlawyer, Superlawyers, 2018
  • Honored for outstanding work as legal counsel in estate planning, Chairman's Award, The Estate Plan, 2005
  • Mr. Flaig was nominated and selected to a Top 100 Attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates., Top 100, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
  • Mr. Flaig was selected as a Superlawyer which appears in Los Angeles Magazine as well as SuperLawyers in February of 2014., SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers, 2014
  • Mr. Flaig was distinguished as a Top 100 lawyer in his practice in the State of California by The National Advocates, The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2014
  • Mr. Flaig was nominated and selected as part of the Executive Committee for The National Advocates Top 100, National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2017

Industry Groups

  • ABA
  • CAALA
  • VCBA
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Office Location for Donald W. Flaig

5707 Corsa Avenue
Suite 104
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone: 818-338-7620

Fax: 818-338-7623

Last Updated: 7/13/2021

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