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Anne M. Rudolph

Anne M. Rudolph is a Shareholder focusing in Probate and Trust Administration, Probate and Trust Litigation, and Appeals. Anne is the Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Section.

Anne has earned a reputation as a smart and diligent advocate for her clients. She is a caring and determined presence as she works to help clients resolve their legal matters. Anne’s knowledge of the law and ability to navigate the sometimes complex and emotional issues are both valuable and reassuring. Anne values and pursues excellent client relations, the highest levels of professionalism, and integrity in all aspects of her practice.

Anne received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where she graduated in the top 5% of her class. She has been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law since 2013. Anne has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal experience and knowledge as well as ethical standards. She has also been named a Top Rated Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney by San Diego Super Lawyers® since 2018, an honor that is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in California. She is a frequent speaker on legal ethics issues that arise in the fields of trusts, estate planning, and probate.

Anne is a San Diego native with extensive ties to the local community.

In her leisure time, Anne enjoys traveling, spending time with her dogs, reading and crossword puzzles. She is a serious fan of classical music and regularly attends local concerts.


  • Joined firm in 2008
  • BA, University of California at San Diego
  • JD with Highest Honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Member of the Order of the Coif, Oklahoma Chapter

Affiliations & Accolades

California Bar, member since 1999

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2013

San Diego County Bar Association

  • Vice-Chair, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section, 2017
  • Legal Ethics Committee, 2015 to 2018, 2022 to present

Probate Attorneys of San Diego

Lawyers Club of San Diego

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

Irish American Bar Association of San Diego

California Lawyers Association, Executive Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section (TEXCOM)

Humboldt County Bar Association, President, 2006

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Super Lawyers®, Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in San Diego, 2018 to present

Representative Cases *

  • Katzenstein v. Chabad of Poway (2015) 237 Cal.App. 4th 759
  • Powell v. Tagami (2018) 26 Cal.App. 5th 713

* We make no guarantee or prediction that we will be successful in new matters, even if they involve similar facts and circumstances, or that we are successful in all matters. Results in any matter are not necessarily indicative of or similar to results in other matters.


The Rise of the Revocable Trust in California, Cal. Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 29, Issue 2 (2023), (co-author with Ralph Hughes)

King Lear and A Thousand Acres – Two Estate Planning Tragedies With Timeless Lessons for Modern Estate Planning Attorneys, Cal. Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 27, Issue 4 (2021), (co-author with Ralph Hughes)

Be Tech Savvy, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, TrialBarNews, Vol. 44, Issue 3 (May/June 2021), (co-author with Kristin Yokomoto)

North to Alaska for an Ante-Mortem Probate, Cal. Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (2020), (co-author with Ralph Hughes)

California’s Statutory Will Needs and Update to Keep Up with Duke, Cal. Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (2020), (co-author with Ralph Hughes)

A Lawyer is a Lawyer is a Lawyer, Cal. Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Vol. 25, Issue 1 (2019), (co-author with Ralph Hughes)

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