ABOUT

NICOLE D. WARMERDAM

PRINCIPAL & OWNER

California Board Certified Specialist in Trust and Estates

Selected to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers List

Nicole D. Warmerdam has dedicated her 15-plus 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. 

Education

  • B.A., University of Southern California

  • J.D., University of San Diego

 

Specializations

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

  • Selected to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers List

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, Board Member, Speaker Committee Chair and Vice President

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

  • Wealth Counsel

Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Peninsula Family YMCA, Board Member & Youth And Government volunteer

 

Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements​​

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

  • “So You’re A Trustee or Executor: Now What” (July,  2020)

  • “Estate Planning Pitfalls (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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