Donald F. Leach (Monterey, California)
Donald F. Leach (Monterey, California)

Donald F. Leach

Licensed for 25 years

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BV Distinguished

Donald F. Leach

Serving Monterey, CA view address

About Donald F. Leach

Chair, Strategic Planning Committee & Past President, Board of Directors - Legal Services for Seniors.

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  • 4.6/5.0 10 reviews
  • BV Distinguished
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 03/11/16 in Trusts and Estates

    Don is one of the best estate planning attorneys that I have encountered in my 30+ years of specializing in Trusts and Estates. He is extremely intelligent, personable, a... Read more

    Don is one of the best estate planning attorneys that I have encountered in my 30+ years of specializing in Trusts and Estates. He is extremely intelligent, personable, and a skilled drafter. He is detail oriented and meticulous in preparing very complex and sophisticated estate plans.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 03/11/16 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/03/16 in Estate Planning

    Donald F. Leach is one of the finest lawyers in Monterey County. He is highly regarded by his peers and enjoys an excellent reputation in the community. I have known Do... Read more

    Donald F. Leach is one of the finest lawyers in Monterey County. He is highly regarded by his peers and enjoys an excellent reputation in the community. I have known Don for over 15 years.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/03/16 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/03/16 in Estate Planning

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 08/13/12 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 07/30/12 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 03/11/16 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/04/16 in Estate Planning

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/30/14 in Probate Administration

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Member
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1991, California
      1993, District of Columbia
      Law School Attended
      Georgetown University
      Class of 1986
      J.D.
      University Attended
      St. Lawrence University
      Class of 1982
      B.A.

      Georgetown University
      Class of 1986
      M.B.A.
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of California (Member, Trust and Estates Section)
      District of Columbia Bar
      Monterey County Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee, 1997-1999).
      Certifications
      (Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State of California Board Of Legal Specialization)