Laurie Barber works in the area of Trust and Estate Litigation, Conservatorships and Estate Planning.

“Being part of this accomplished team of attorneys is an honor. I enjoy counseling our clients toward legally sound and practical solutions that resolve their litigation disputes or protect their personal or financial situations. Being able to focus on a client’s goals in a caring and compassionate manner is a refreshing change to the otherwise rigorous practice of law.”

Laurie works in the areas of probate, trust, conservatorship and guardianship litigation, as well as and trust, probate, and conservatorship administration. Laurie represents fiduciaries, beneficiaries, petitioner, and objectors in matters filed in both probate and civil courts.

Laurie’s background in estate planning gives her a unique perspective on handling probate and civil litigation. Her practical, no nonsense approach to resolving complex litigation is a tremendous benefit to her clients.


  • Joined firm in 2014
  • California Bar – member since 1990
  • San Diego State University, B.A. Economics
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Executive Committee for the Litigation Section of the California State Bar (2002-2004)
  • Co-Chair, Probate Manual Sub-Committee for the Probate Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (2004)
  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter
  • Chair, Probate Handbook Committee for the Probate Attorneys of San Diego – since 2014
  • Lawyers Club Member and Chair of Auction Fundraisers
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Member since 1990


  • Collaborator-Author, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, Handbook for Probate Executors, Administrators or Personal Representatives (2015)
  • Collaborator-Author, CEB Book, California Civil Discovery Practice (Supp. 1991-2004)
  • Co-Author, Ex Parte Discovery Hearings in Coordinated Proceedings: The Wave of the Future, California Litigation, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Conservatorships: Transfers Between Jurisdictions, Probate Attorneys of San Diego (June 2016)
  • Presenter, Conservatee’s Voting Rights, Probate Attorneys of San Diego (June 2016)
  • Co-Presenter: Difficult Probate Assets, Probate Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (Sept 2015)
  • Presenter, Convergence of Divorce and Probate, Family Law Section of San Diego County Bar Association
  • Presenter, Probate and the Pending Divorce, San Diego North County Bar Association (March 2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Bias in the Judicial System, California State Bar Association (April 2006)
  • Co-Presenter, Discovery Skills For Legal Staff in California, Lorman Education Services (January 2004)