Law Offices of Lynn Searle


Lynn Searle practices estate law in San Francisco, where she opened her own offices in 2002.  Before that Ms. Searle worked with Luther J. Avery of Avery & Associates.

Ms. Searle was formerly a prosecutor for many years with the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and a research attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court.  As a prosecutor, Ms. Searle gained significant experience with financial elder abuse and over the past decade has spoken on the subject as it relates to estate planning to the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel [ACTEC], Continuing Education of the Bar [CEB], the Bar Association of San Francisco [BASF], the Marin Bar Association, the Stanislaus Estate Planning Council, Golden Gate University [Advanced Estate Planning], and Legal InCite [CNET Radio, San Francisco].

Ms. Searle speaks regularly on estate and tax planning.  She has contributed to "Ethical Considerations" (since 2009) and "Plan for Unmarried Person With Minor Children" (2009, 2010) in Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Size Estates, CEB and Transferring Property Without Probate, CEB Action Guide (2008, 2010).

Ms. Searle is a member of the Trusts & Estates section of the California State Bar, and the Trusts & Probate section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Ms. Searle earned her JD at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and her LLM in Taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.