Mr. James Keith Leese

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Mr. James Keith Leese

Attorney in Newport Beach, CA
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Business Succession
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Taxation
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Trusts and Estates
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 1 reviews
  • Recommended by 1 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/02/10
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AV Rated
4.7/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning and Wills and Probate
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.7/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.4/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.8/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (12)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I worked with him for three years. He has also been a valuable resource for me on estate planning issues the past 17 years. He is also a fine, honest and wonderful human being.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 04/27/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/26/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/19/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Jim genuinely cares for his clients and does top-notch work.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 04/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Very knowledgeable in all areas of estate planning. Jim is very compassionate with his clients and understands their needs.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/11/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Knowledgeable and hard working. Pleasure to work with.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/26/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 04/19/12
Fails to understand conflicts in representing multiple parties.As officers of the Court he should be ethical in the tax advice he provides clients.
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/11/12
He did my estate plan and there was mistakes in it. I was very disappointed with his lack of guidance.
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1979, California
Law School Attended
Pepperdine University
Class of 1978
J.D.
University Attended
Defiance College
Class of 1975
B.S.

Golden Gate University
Class of 1992
M.S.
Tax
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