Jennifer A. 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.
Ms. Vane began her legal career during law school at the Inner City Law Center, the only legal-services provider on Skid Row in Los Angeles. She then transitioned to insurance coverage, managing litigation of both first-party and third-party construction defect, environmental and earthquake claims, among others. As an associate and then a partner at Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft, LLP for 9 years, Ms. Vane developed strategy and directed litigation of multi-party pollution coverage cases, typically involving interpretation of dozens of contracts, novel and complex legal issues, and multi-million dollar claims for damages from Superfund sites.
Ms. Vane’s credentials are unique. She obtained her Certificate in Fiduciary Management for both Trustees and Conservators from the California State University Fullerton program. As a result, she brings her extensive complex litigation experience to the complex world of trust and estate litigation.
Ms. Vane has always been active in her community. She has been a member of her preschool’s School Board and Parish Long-Range Planning Committee, as well as the Parish Women’s Retreat Leader and Speech and Debate Coach. When she is not attending her teens’ track meets, Ms. Vane can be found at her “homes away from home” – Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and the Huntington Library in San Marino.