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California Board Certified Specialist in Trust and Estates

Selected to 2020 - 2024 Northern California Super Lawyers Lists

Nicole D. Warmerdam has dedicated her 19 years of practice to trusts and estates. She counsels clients regarding a broad range of matters, including drafting and implementing their estate plans, petitioning the probate court to resolve uncontested issues relating to estates and trusts, and navigating the process of administering estates and trusts after death.

Nicole understands how daunting the estate planning process can seem. She takes great care to thoroughly understand each client's unique situation and works with them to explain their options in a way that is easy to understand and to customize a plan to fit their goals and needs. 

Prior to opening her own law firm, Nicole worked for several preeminent estate planning firms in Northern California and Southern California that concentrated in both basic and complex estate planning and administration.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys traveling, spending time with a good book, and enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Peninsula with her husband. 

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  • B.A., University of Southern California

  • J.D., University of San Diego



  • Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, CA Board of Legal Specialization

  • Selected to 2020 - 2024 Northern California Super Lawyers Lists

Professional Organizations

  • California State Bar, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section

  • Peninsula Estate Planning Council,  Past President, Champion of Marketing Committees

  • San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, Business Referral Network and Leadership class of 2017

  • Wealth Counsel, member

Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Peninsula Family YMCA, Former Board Member & Donor

  • Rotary Club of Belmont & Redwood Shores, Secretary, Board Member & Donor

  • Save A Girl, The Global Uplift Project,  Donor



  • Estate Planning Strategies:Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques (Second Edition), Chapter 2, "Goals of Estate Planning" (Spring 2022)

Recent Speaking Engagements​​

  • "Drafting and Enforcing Advance Health Care Directives", CEB (March 2024)

  • "Fundamentals of Administering a Trust or Estate", ProLaw (June 2021)

  • "Proposition 19 Details", Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council (January 2021)

  • "Proposition 19 and Your Estate Plan", NW-Trust (December 2020)

  • “Maintaining and Updating Your California Estate Plan”, NW-Trust (August 2020)

  • “So You’re A Trustee or Executor: Now What”, San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce (July  2020)

  • “Estate Planning Pitfalls", Maven Lane Financial (June 2020)

  • "Planning for Incapacity", ProLaw (October 2019)

  • "Estate and Incapacity Planning III", EPIC Estate Planning Intensive Course, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California (August 2019)

  • "Basics of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts", Belmont & Redwood Shores Rotary (August 2019)

  • "Basics of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts", Burlingame Rotary (May 2019)

  • "A Practical Guide: When A Loved One Dies", Carr McClellan (October 2018)

  • "Drafting and Enforcing Advanced Health Care Directives", Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California (September 2018)

  • “Planning for Incapacity”, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California (October 2017)

  • “Estate Planning 101”, San Mateo Law Library (June 2017)

  • “Real Property Basics for Estate Planners”, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California (May 2017)

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