Heir Attorneys



Los Angeles Ca |  Mina N. Sirkin is a California Certified Specialist heir attorney, who is certified in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Ca in Los Angeles.   

Ms. Sirkin handles heir and beneficiary litigation cases in the Los Angeles County Superior Probate Court (LA County Probate Court).   We help clients resolve heir disputes in trial and mediation of cases involving probate, estate, conservatorship and trusts.

We are consultants to other attorneys and heirs regarding probate, trust, estate law and conservatorship cases.

Legal services include:

·       Living Trust Formation: Trust Law

·       Trust Litigation

·       Probate Litigation

·       Trust Litigation / Administration

·       Probate Law:

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·       Estate Planning

·       Trust Formation and Administration

·       California Trust Law

·       Special Needs Trust Planning

·       Structured Settlement Litigation Special Needs Trusts

·       Guardianship

·       Conservatorship

·       Contested Conservatorship matters

·       Limited Developmentally Disabled Conservatorships

·       Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and spousal pension matters (QDRO)

·       Entity Formation, including LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships

·       Family Limited Partnerships

·       Asset Protection & Practice Sales

·       Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning.



Ms. Sirkin is admitted to practice in the following Courts:


1992-Admitted to Practice in All California Courts

1992-Federal Court- Central District of California

1992-Federal Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


Bar Memberships:


State Bar of California, Trust & Estates Section

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

Beverly Hills Bar Association- Trust & Estates Section

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)



University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1988

Whittier School of Law, J.D. 1991

Golden Gate University School of Law, LLM, (Taxation), 1998

Television and Other Appearances:

Ms. Sirkin served as the Legal Expert and Commentator: CBS 2/ KCAL-9 TV. Prime-time News covering the Anna Nicole Smith Case.

CNN Legal Expert on the Estate of Michael Jackson.

CNBCUNI /EOnline.com Estate of Bobbie Brown.


Recently Quoted In or Guest Speaker:

CNN Money.com and Fortune Small Business: Jan. 10, 2008, What to do before you launch.


NY Times: March 18, 2008, Breaking the Silence

Health Care Risk Management: August 2008: Know what to do when faced with suit.

CreditCards.com: February 2009. What to do if your retail credit card issuer goes bankrupt.


MSNBC: March 9, 2009, When a celebrity endorsement sours.


MSN Money: March 2009, The Making of Ivanka Trump.


Bankrate.com, October 2009, 9 Key Estate Planning Tools


Legal Expert, NPR News Market Place: August 2013, ReConservatorship of Amanda Bynes.

Legal Media Expert: Jackson v. AEG, April 2013, RollingStone.com

Guest Speaker KABC Larry Elder Show, KABC: November 2013 regarding Conservatorship of Casey Kasem.

Media Expert, 2014 Eonline! Guardianship of Meadow Walker, andTrust / Estate of Paul Walker.

Media Expert, 2014 EOnline! Conservtorship of Amanda Bynes

Media Expert, 2015 EOnline! Estate of Bobbi Brown

Moneywatch.com: 2016


   Awards and Designations:

Winner of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law in 1990.

Winner of the California Tax Bar Scholarship in 1997.

Super Lawyer 2010


Certified Specialist State Bar of California: Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law

Certification and Specialization:

Ms. Sirkin is a Certified Specialist attorney in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. 

Publications and Teaching Experience:

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section News, Internet Sites for Estate Planners.

Instructor, Los Angeles County Bar Association: DPCDA and Conservatorship

Instructor and Co-Author, Probate Start to Finish (2006), National Business Institute.


Co-Instructor, Estate & Trust Education Resource: (2007) “Prep Course for the Certified Specialist Exam in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate,” Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA

Published Case: Student v. Los Angeles Unified School District (2007) OAH: N 2006120552

Featured Speaker, What law schools don’t teach you about the “Science of Marketing.” (2008).


Speaker, Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients (Nov. 2008). National Business Institute.

Co-Author, Estate and Tax Planning: Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs (Jan. 2009), National Business Institute

Speaker, LAPA:  35th Annual Meeting, Financial Elder Abuse Speaker 2014

Speaker,  Lorman: July 2014:  Financial Elder Abuse

Speaker, LAPA:  2014, 38th Annual Meeting, Advanced Probate, Financial Elder Abuse Speaker 2014

Speaker, LAPA:  2016, 40th Annual Meeting, Advanced Probate: Special Issues re Inventories and

Other Activities:

·       PVP Panel Member, Los Angeles County

·       Settlement Officer Panel Member, Los Angeles Superior



Evan R. Sirkin practices in the areas Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law.

 Mr. Sirkin is admitted to practice in the following Courts:

·       1990-Admitted to Practice in All California Courts



·       State Bar of California, Trust & Estates Section

·       Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

·       San Fernando Valley Bar Association


·       University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1985

·       Loyola Law School, J.D. 1988

          CA Estate & Probate Consulting

 Legal services include:

·       Estate Planning

·       Living Trust Formation and Administration

·       Conservatorship

·       Special Needs Trust Creation and Planning

·       Guardianship

·       Probate

·       Entity Formation: LLCs, Corporations & Partnerships