Catherine M. Swafford

Associate | San Diego

Catherine is a senior associate in the trust and estate litigation team.

She practices exclusively in trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation. Her practice includes representing clients in will and trust contests, elder abuse actions, breach of fiduciary duty cases, conservatorships, and related litigation and administration matters brought under the California Probate Code. She has experience litigating cases from the initial stage of filing a petition, through trial and post-judgment.

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Admissions

Publications

Memberships

Talks

State of California, 2005

‘Tom Petty’s Daughters File $5 Million Civil Lawsuit Against His Widow,’ Digital Music News - May 16, 2019, quoted

MCLE Article: Wine Not? The New California Trust Decanting Act,’ California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 25 Issue 1 - 2019, co-author

North County Estate Planning Council

Estate Planning Council of San Diego

San Diego County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

North County Estate Planning Council, San Diego, California - May 7, 2019, speaker (Topic: Current Developments)

‘California’s New Trust Decanting Laws,’ Long Beach Bar Association Probate, Trust & Estate Planning Section – May 1, 2019, speaker

‘New California Uniform Decanting Act,’ STEP San Diego - April 16, 2019, speaker

Me in a minute

My practice enables me to have a significant, direct impact on the lives of my clients

I am passionate about my law practice because it enables me to have a significant, direct impact on the lives of my clients. I maintain close relationships with my clients and enjoy supporting, counseling, and advising them in what are usually difficult, emotional family disputes. I especially take pride in helping to rectify and resolve situations where elder abuse has occurred. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young children (two of whom are twins). I also enjoy attending UCLA football games, hosting get-togethers for friends and family, cooking, baking and traveling.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2015

San Diego

101 West Broadway,

Suite 1000,

CA 92101

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