Protecting Families Since 1996
Hi, I am Jill Gregory, Attorney & Counselor at Law, and the founder of Jill Gregory Law, a preeminent boutique estate and business planning law firm with offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and Tahoe City.
With over 20 years of experience in estate planning, trusts, probate, trust administration, asset protection planning as well as business planning, you know you will be in good hands with our firm.
What Sets Us Apart
Virtual Legal Planning
We offer our clients the option of working with us virtually — via phone, email, and video conferencing. We work with you in a way that is convenient for YOU.
We encourage communication with our clients. Everything we do is billed on a flat-fee basis, agreed to in advance, so there are never any surprises.
Many of our clients appreciate that we are available to meet with you at your home or office. Once again, we work with you in a way that is convenient for you.
Unique Annual Plans
We offer plans to keep your family plan up to date year in and year out. Your assets may change, your life may change, and we know that the law will change – ensure that your plan is current and will protect you, your loved ones, and your assets when it is needed most.
Asset Protection Planning
We assist our clients in determining the appropriate level of asset protection planning for their particular circumstances. Customized combinations are layered depending on the needs of the client and as appropriate.
Once you put your plan in place, your life may change, your assets may change, and the law will definately change. We offer free reviews every three years to ensure that your plan stays up to date with all of these changes.
Why Choose Us to Care for Your Family
Your Attorneys for Life
It is our goal to be your trusted attorney for life, and to be there to assist you and your loved ones when they need it most.
Founder, Estate and Business Attorney
Jill Gregory, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Jill Gregory began working in her own family’s business at a young age and is very familiar with the needs of families and small business owners, not just from a legal standpoint, but from a personal standpoint as well.
Jill focuses on highly personalized estate planning, probate and trust administration for individuals, families and small businesses. She’s been doing this work since 1996.
Jill began her practice with the estate planning department of a downtown San Francisco law firm and later with a boutique estate and business planning law firm in the Bay Area, working with one of the most innovative estate planners at that time. In that role, she worked closely with and created estate and business plans for affluent clients, including Napa Valley winery owners and Fortune 500 CEOs, officers and their families. Jill later opened her own practice in 2001.
In addition to meeting with clients in the Newport Beach and in Tahoe City offices, Jill is available to meet with clients in offices in Beverly Hills, La Jolla, Sacramento, and Walnut Creek, as well as at their homes and offices.
Jill currently serves clients in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, La Jolla, El Dorado Hills, Sacramento, San Francisco – Bay Area, Marin County, Tahoe City and Truckee, as well as working with clients virtually throughout California (and around the globe with California based assets).
Jill advises and counsels clients regarding wills, revocable living trusts, durable power of attorney, guardianship nominations, California Advance Health Care Directives, family business entity planning, planning for non-citizen spouses, irrevocable trusts (including life insurance trusts, IRA trusts, and special needs trusts), probate, trust administration, asset protection planning as well as entity formation, LLC’s, S-Corps, business succession planning, intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks and business tax strategies. Jill’s experience includes in-house business and tax planning for a nationwide real estate investment group. She has particular expertise in planning for families with minor children and has a young child herself.
Jill was selected to serve as a California Superior Court pro-tem Judge.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Pepperdine University and her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. Jill Gregory is licensed to practice law in the state of California.
Of Counsel, Family Mediation Attorney
Parris Diana Trimble, Attorney at Law
Parris was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business from the University of Southern California. Fight On! After a few years in the workforce, Parris earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School. During her time in law school, Parris was on Law Review, Moot Court Honors Board, and a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship.
When she began practicing law, Parris worked in the arena of civil law, specifically business litigation. Early on in her legal career, Parris turned her focus to legal issues affecting families, and has been practicing exclusively family law ever since. She worked diligently to help families navigate the often highly emotional areas of divorce, child custody, and domestic violence disputes. She understands that a one size fits all approach is rarely useful in the family law arena and instead handles each case with an individualized approach to best serve, first and foremost, the interest of the children.
After litigating hundreds of divorces in Orange County, and seeing firsthand the destruction courtroom battles can bring to families, both emotionally and financially, Parris turned her focus to helping clients reach a more peaceful resolution. The goal is for the parties to work together to reach a settlement. It is unlikely that the settlement will be perfect, however, the hope is that it will be a settlement that each party can live with. A settlement that has spared the family in tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, and years of fighting of their spouse in court. A settlement driven by serving the best interest of the child(ren) involved.
Why Mediation: (why a client should consider mediating their divorce)
Is a win in court even a win? Divorce is one of the most painful and life altering experiences one may endure. Litigating a divorce in Orange County is a costly endeavor. It is not uncommon for parties to sell the marital residence to pay their attorney’s fees and costs. Mediating your divorce allows you to maintain more control over the dissolution process.