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Herbert A. Stroh

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After graduating from Loyola Law School in 1985, Mr. Stroh joined Charles Whitesell and in 1988 they formed Whitesell & Stroh. In 2005, he moved to Cambria and joined the firm of Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett, where he became a partner in 2007.  Mr. Stroh joined McCormick Barstow in 2019 and assists clients in trust and estate litigation, administration, planning, and conservatorships. He has also served as a mediator in trust and estate disputes.

Mr. Stroh is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in all aspects of trust, probate, conservatorship, and guardianship conflict resolution.  He also has experience in all aspects of estate planning and administration of trusts, probate estates, special needs trusts, and conservatorships. Mr. Stroh has also served as a mediator in a variety of trust and estate disputes both in Los Angels and San Luis Obispo counties.

Master of Laws 2000
University of San Diego Law School

Juris Doctor, 1985
Loyola Law School

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 1981
University of California, Los Angeles 

Mediation

San Diego Mediation Center 

Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2010)

Mr. Stroh practices exclusively planning, administration, and dispute resolution in the areas of trusts, probate estates, and conservatorships.

Mr. Stroh is a member of the State Bar of California, a member of the Trust and Estate Section of the California Lawyers Association, and a members of the San Luis Obispo Bar Association. He is also chair of the Trust and Estate Section of the San Luis Obispo County Bar. 

Mr. Stroh became a member of the state-wide Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section (“TEXCOM”) of the California Lawyer’s Association in the fall of 2010.  He is past chair of TEXCOM, past Co-Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee, past Co-Chair of the Incapacity Subcommittee and past Chair of the CCBA Subcommittee.  He currently is Chair of the Nominating Subcommittee. He also served as Managing Editor for a special edition of what was then the State Bar of California Trust and Estates Quarterly focusing on elder law.

Mr. Stroh is TEXCOM’s representative on the California Lawyers Association, and serves on its Governmental Affairs Committee and Policies Committee.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Mr. Stroh is also a member of the San Luis Obispo Women Lawyers Association.

Publications

“Practice Makes Perfect: Practical Issues for the Practice Administrator” – State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Quarterly

“There is No Place Like Home: Exclusion of Gain from the Sale of a Principal Residence” – San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

“Creditor’s Claims Procedures” – San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

“Creditor’s Claims Procedures” – Glendale Bar Association

“To Protect and To Conserve: Conservation Easements as Flexible Planning Device” – Los Angeles Lawyer

Programs and Courses

State Bar of California – “Should Your Client Sign That? Helping You Survive Your Client’s Changing Capacity” (San Francisco and San Diego, CA – 2016)

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – “Planning for the Unplanned Retirement of the Sole Practitioner” (Las Vegas, NV – March 2016)

Sacramento Estate Plan Counsel – “Should Your Client Sign That? Helping You Survive Your Client’s Changing Capacity.” (Sacramento, CA – March 2015)

CEB – “Current Developments in Trust and Estates.” (San Luis Obispo, CA – January 2014)

San Luis Obispo Bar Association – “Disaster Planning for the Solo Attorney.” (San Luis Obispo, CA – November 2013)

California State Bar Office of Education – “Planning for the Death or Disability of the Solo Attorney.” (Los Angeles, CA – June 2013)

Sacramento Bar Association – “Planning for the Death or Disability of the Solo Attorney.” (Sacramento, CA – May 2013)

Estate Planning Council of San Luis Obispo – “Recent Developments in Estate Planning, Estate Tax and Administration.” (San Luis Obispo, CA – March 2011)

National Business Institute – “The Probate Process From Start to Finish” (San Luis Obispo, CA – December 2010)

Alameda Bar Association – “Planning for the Death or Disability of the Solo Attorney.” (Alameda, CA – June 2009)

UCLA/CEB Estate Planning Institute – “Planning for the Death or Disability of the Solo Attorney.” (Los Angeles, CA – May 2009)

Glendale Bar Association – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners” (Glendale, CA – December 2007)

CEB – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners” (Los Angeles, CA – November 2007)

CEB – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners” (Garden Grove, CA – November 2007)

CEB – “Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners” (San Francisco, CA – October 2007)

Glendale Bar – “Asset Protection Planning.” (Glendale, CA – 2005)

Glendale Bar – “Administering Properties with Hazardous Waste.” (Glendale, CA – 2003)

Community Involvement

Carrizo Plains Conservancy (Vice President, Director)

Rotary Club of Cambria Sunrise Centennial (Past Director, Past President, Past Foundation Chair, past member)

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Past President, Treasurer, Director)

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (Past Director, Member Lands Committee)

Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy, 1992 to 2005 (Past Member/President)

West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis Club (Past Member/Director/President)

California Parks Ministry (Past Director)

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