JL
JL

Mr. James Keith Leese

Licensed for 37 years

Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Practice Area: Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Succession 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Awards
AV Preeminent

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 03/02/10

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  • 4.7/5.0 12 reviews
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/11/12 in Trusts and Estates

    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... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/27/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 04/26/12 in Trusts and Estates

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/26/12 in Trusts and Estates

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  • 3.2/5.0 by a Partner on 04/19/12 in Estate Planning

    Fails to understand conflicts in representing multiple parties.As officers of the Court he should be ethical in the tax advice he provides clients. Read more

    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

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    • Analytical Capability

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/19/12 in Trusts and Estates

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/19/12 in Estate Planning

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/11/12 in Estate Planning

    Jim genuinely cares for his clients and does top-notch work. Read more

    Jim genuinely cares for his clients and does top-notch work.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/11/12 in Estate Planning

    Very knowledgeable in all areas of estate planning. Jim is very compassionate with his clients and understands their needs. Read more

    Very knowledgeable in all areas of estate planning. Jim is very compassionate with his clients and understands their needs.

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Credentials

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

Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Business Succession
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Taxation