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Sarah S. Nix

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Ms. Nix is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists, who has been practicing with the firm since 2005.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nix was an estate planning and business attorney in San Francisco.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an English minor from the University of California, Davis and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  While at Hastings, Ms. Nix was awarded the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Academic Achievement in Estate Planning and the CALI Excellence for the future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Estate Planning.

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Nix worked for the District Attorney in San Mateo County, and she worked at an estate planning and tax firm while attending Hastings.

Ms. Nix is a member of AAUW, Iron Horse Mother's Club, and East Bay Trusts and Estate Lawyers. Ms. Nix also currently serves on the Board of The Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley.  She is a frequent speaker in the community on estate planning topics and has given estate planning talks at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, the Town of Danville, Danville Seniors, Merrill Lynch, and Crow Canyon Country Club, among other places.

Ms. Nix lives in Danville with her husband and three children.  She is active at Green Valley Elementary School and coaches her kids various sports teams.

LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • California State Bar - Estate, Trust, and Probate Section
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association - Estate, Trust, and Probate Section
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California

NOTABLE AWARDS

Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Academic Achievement in Estate Planning CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Estate Planning, Hastings College of the Law.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis, 1995
Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2002

 
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