Probate Litigation in California

San Andreas County Courthouse



Jay William Jacobus

Jay Jacobus is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

His practice is limited to trust contests, (primarily living trusts), will and conservatorship contests, fiduciary litigation, elder law litigation, litigation of powers of attorney, and all other probate litigation cases. He serves as a general consultant to other legal and probate professionals on probate litigation matters.

Jay has shared his expertise as a lecturer for the California Continuing Education of the Bar on estate administration. He has been a speaker on Probate Litigation for the Stanislaus and the San Joaquin County Bar Associations, and numerous other civic and private groups. He served as a referee for the California State Bar Court.  Recently, Jay has participated as a volunteer judge for California High School Mock Trial, an opportunity for high school students across the state to compete in “real time” judicial proceedings at the local and state level.

He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Pasadena Bar Association, and Stanislaus County Bar Association.

Jay is married with four adult children. His personal interests include US Rowing, where he serves as a Senior Chief Referee and Clinician for the United States Rowing Association. He is also a Senior Referee for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. Along with his referee duties, he is the director for many intercollegiate rowing regattas, including the Pacific Twelve Conference Championships, the annual California-Stanford “Big Row,” and the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.

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