Jim Krupka James D. Krupka, Owner

I enjoy helping people plan for the future. Practicing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, I assist clients with a wide range of net worth and types of assets.

I continually strive to increase my knowledge of California estate planning and probate law, and developments in estate tax regulations,  to provide my clients with the most up-to-date, relevant estate planning products and services at affordable rates. I enjoy the relationships I have built over the years with many longtime clients.

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Areas of Practice – Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration

Bar Admissions – California, 1993


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco
    Masters in Taxation
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles
    Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley, California – Bachelor of Arts
Professional Memberships

  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Dominican College
  • Holy Names College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • BART
  • Port of Oakland

Kristine TellefsenKristine Tellefsen, Associate

Kristine joined the firm in 2016 as a paralegal and became an attorney in 2021.  She brings over 10 years of experience in estate planning and trust administration.

Earning her Juris Doctor degree from  Empire College School of Law, she was previously a Certified Paralegal, and also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

She is passionate about helping clients achieve their estate planning goals and making the trust administration process as smooth as possible. She also helps clients with business formation and maintenance.