Dorothy A. Cole, Attorney at Law



     Thirty Four years experience in private law practice in Escondido in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law

       Certified Specialist  -  Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Professional Experience:

1974 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (formerly Western State University);

1974 - Admitted to practice law in the State of California;

1974-1980 - Associate, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, Escondido CA Branch

1980-1981 - Partner, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, Escondido

1981 - Present - Law Offices of Dorothy A. Cole, Escondido, CA

1978-1986 - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County;

Board of Directors; Secretary; Board President;

Probate Section Chair - 1976 - 1986;

1980 - Present:  Court Appointed Referee/Mediator in probate, trust administration and conservatorship proceedings;

1985 - Present:  Lecturer - Estate Planning and Probate Law programs, California Continuing Education of the Bar;

September, 1982 - Named one of four outstanding Probate, Trust & Estate Planning Attorneys in San Diego County by San Diego Magazine;

            Martindale-Hubbell legal reference

Personal information:

Born and raised in Kalispell, Montana;

Resident of Escondido since 1966;

Two grown sons and three granddaughters;


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