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Glendale Lawyer Lauriann Wright Photo   Lauriann Wright  is an experienced probate litigator and estate planner located in Glendale California. For over 20 years, she has been practicing all phases of probate law and litigation, including conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, and probate estates, throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties. She has been named as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Trust and Estate Litigation for nine consecutive years, from 2012 through 2023. | Read More
     
Glendale California Attorney David Kim Photo  

David Kim Managing Partner of WKD, is an experienced litigator with an extensive business and real estate background, and handles exclusively probate and trust matters, both litigated and non-litigated.

Mr. Kim has successfully conducted several notable trials involving probate and trust disputes on behalf of Private Professional Fiduciaries and individuals.  He also counsels clients in all phases of trust administration, conservatorships and probate matters. 

He also counsels clients| Read More

     
Serving Glendale and Pasadena - Attorney J Andrew Douglas Photo  

J. Andrew Douglas has extensive experience in handling a diverse array of business and real estate matters, specializing in complex business, real estate and probate/trust matters.

Mr. Douglas is licensed to practice in California, Colorado and Arizona. He is admitted to practice before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California. | Read More

 

 

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Jennifer Vane  is Of Counsel with WKD, specializing in probate and trust administration and litigation.  She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Government with a minor in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Notre Dame, graduating with honors. 

She received her law degree (J.D.) from the USC Gould School of Law in 1990. She has been licensed to practice law since 1990.Read More


 
 

 

  Jeff Cohen joins WKD with more than two decades experience as an established Probate and Trust Attorney. Jeff started his career with a small      firm handling probate matters, prior to opening his own private probate    practice. | Read More

Associates

       
       
     Tamra Otten is a Senior Associate at WKD. Ms. Otten received her J.D. from the City of New York School of Law | Read More
       
     Heidi Mattson is an Associate at WKD. Ms. Mattson received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California | Read More
       
     Stephanie Wurzinger  is an Associate at WKD. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Ms. Wurzinger studied at the University of Vienna's School of Law in Austria.| Read More
       
      Christina Wurzinger  is an Associate at WKD. Prior to joining the firm in 2023, Ms. Wurzinger studied at the University of Vienna's School of Law in Austria.| Read More
       
       
       
       
   Paralegals    
    Myrna Sandoval, senior paralegal, has over a decade of legal experience.  She has successfully assisted attorneys in conservatorship, Read More
       

 

 

Kacie Akau, senior Paralegal with 20 years of total paralegal experience, including civil litigation, employment law, and probate experience. | Read More

 

 

 

  Hayley Herrera, senior Paralegal and has been with WKD since 2017. Ms. Herrera graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Society in 2017. | Read More
 
       
    Bill Kang Bill is a certificated paralegal at WKD. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer and Informational Science in 2018.| Read More
 
 

Legal Assistants

 

 

 

 

    Jaidyn Yambao is a senior legal assistant at WKD. She graduated from California State University, Northridge as Dean’s Scholar and Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in English Honors. | Read More
       
       
    Matthew Verdi is a senior legal assistant at WKD. He graduated from University of California, Riverside | Read More
       
    Anthony Amaya-Flores is a legal assistant at WKD. | Read More
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Office Manager

 


 

Kim Kemp joined WKD in February 2021.  She brings 19 years of experience working in the legal field and in office administration. | Read More