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Colleen Calkins is Of Counsel in the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Department.

Colleen focuses her practice on working with clients on family trust matters, complex probate administration, and legal estate planning. She also practices in the areas of general business transactions and taxation, representing individuals, businesses and charitable organizations. Clients value her as an enormous asset when it comes to implementing tailored plans for varied levels of wealth, as well as being well-equipped to handle the coordination of their business and estate planning. She enjoys planning for their families’ futures.

Colleen is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.  She has been included on the Southern California Super Lawyers list every year since 2012.

Colleen received her law degree from the USC Gould School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.




  • “Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in California” – Speaker
  • “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” – Speaker
  • Estate Planning – Speaker


  • “Planning the Disposition of Real Estate after the Tax Reform Act of 1986” Co-Author — Fortieth Annual Tax Institute, University of Southern California



  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • US District Court Central District of California
  • US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • US Tax Court