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Our caring and committed staff stand ready to assist you every step of the way of your needs. Paralegals Evelyn J. Moots (left) and Kathleen V. Jamieson (not pictured), and receptionist Robin Bearden (right) are invaluable members of our team.  All three also hold California Notary commissions.

Guthrie & Ellerman

Jana was raised in Texas and moved to California after receiving her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Principia College. She received her law degree from Loyola Law School with honors in 1986. Jana serves on the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California and is a California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.

A fourth-generation Californian, Howell graduated from Occidental College in 1981 and Loyola Law School in 1986. He served as General Counsel to Occidental College and Special Counsel to the Josephson Institute of Ethics. He is a 1996 graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and is a professor of business and real estate.

Ingrid has an extensive background in cancer advocacy and general corporate work. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 1994 and studied at the London School of Economics where she was also on the swim team. She received her law degree from Cornell Law School and also studied at the Sorbonne Law School in Paris. At our firm, Ingrid concentrates on Special Needs Trusts.

Kim graduated cum laude from Bucknell University and attended SUNY Buffalo Law School, where she also graduated cum laude. She has extensive experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution and family law, and has represented clients in Social Security disability appeals. At our firm, Kim focuses on Conservatorships.