Korn Law GroupFrom left to right: Cameryn C. Korn, Chris L’Orange, Kathryn S. Korn, Cara E. Lankford, and Allison O’Neil. [Mark Hyjek, not pictured]
– 1997 – Our Founding Year
The roots of Korn Law Group date back to 1997 when our founder, Kathryn Korn, opened the doors of the Law Offices of Kathryn S. Korn.
While the practice initially focused only on estate planning, it quickly grew as Kathryn expanded her professional network and became familiar with other areas of elder law.
– 2012 – Our Office Relocation
After nearly 15 years of practice in an office just outside of Orinda Theatre Square, the Law Offices of Kathryn S. Korn relocated to our current office on the northern side of Orinda. In addition, with the new move came a new name: today we are proud to call ourselves Korn Law Group!
– 2016 – Our Practice Expansion
From 1997 to 2016, Korn Law Group expanded from one attorney to a team of 5 attorneys, each having developed unique strengths within our areas of practice.
Although we are a small, boutique firm, we take pride in continually providing superior legal services and delivering big results as both transactional attorneys and litigators.
Allison O’Neil is our dedicated office manager and legal assistant. She joined Korn Law Group in 2003 after having worked as a legal receptionist and bookkeeper for denDulk, Douglass & Anderson for over 5 years.
At Korn Law Group, Allison is an invaluable asset to our team. She is in charge of organizing, managing, and carrying out the daily operations of the office, including managing our calendars and reviewing all trust and probate accountings. She is a California Notary Public and a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz.
Joan S. & Hugh Q.Highly Competent.
Acting as co-trustees of a trust, we sought the assistance of Korn Law Group to settle a complicated estate in San Francisco that had dragged on for 5 years due to numerous conflicts and difficulties. Their team of attorneys stepped in and satisfactorily completed the trust administration within a 4 month period. Kathryn Korn and Cara Lankford demonstrated a high level of professional competence, prepared us for the realities that could confront us, and kept us well informed throughout the process. This was especially helpful given one of us was located in a different country. We were glad to have Korn Law Group represent us in California..
Mike V.Patient & Experienced.
Kathryn's patient counsel guided my wife and I through the initially overwhelming estate planning process. Later, I relied on the Korn Law Group to assist me with the trust administration process after the passing of my wife. During this time the Korn Law Group intervened in an impasse involving my wife’s estate, a doctor/hospital, and an insurance company; Cara was able to convince all parties to cooperate, avoiding a complicated legal battle. For over 15 years, I have relied on the Korn Law Group for its expertise in both estate planning and litigation matters. Korn Law Group is a savvy, experienced legal firm that I implicitly trust.
Beth S.Personal & Reliable.
The Korn Law Group was instrumental in assisting my Mother with her estate plan, and was thankfully there seven years later when she needed a Special Needs Trust. The firm guided us through the Medi-Cal application process when my Mother entered a skilled nursing facility for an extended stay. I felt like KLG had our backs at every turn and helped our family get through a very trying time not only from a professional, legal standpoint, but also with caring and personal attention.
Dana L.Endless Compassion & Expertise.
In early 2012, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and, consequently, our family faced some very difficult and complex legal issues. We were referred to Korn Law Group through another attorney who felt these issues would best be handled by an excellent estate and elder law litigation firm. With endless compassion and professional expertise, Kathryn Korn and Cara Lankford provided fantastic personal and professional advice in handling the administration of my father’s estate that was complicated by numerous trustee and beneficiary issues. All court appearances were handled with the utmost preparation and steady, firm representation. Any advice given by Korn Law Group was spot-on every step of the way, and its attorneys were always able to explain things in lay-person terms. I quickly realized I could put all of my concerns into their capable hands, and I also appreciated their office manager, Allison O’Neil, who always responded quickly and was equally personable, conscientious, and knowledgeable. Thank you to Korn Law Group for helping me through many stressful times and for the highest quality representation one could hope to find.
Kris F.Sound, Solid Counsel.
Korn Law Group provided sage counsel to my mother in setting up her will and trust. Later, I was forced to defend her estate as Trustee. I felt very fortunate to have the expertise of Kathryn Korn as well as the outstanding guidance and skillful representation of Cara Lankford. Ms. Lankford took care to ensure I understood the various options available but set realistic expectations. She provided sound, solid counsel throughout the process which gave me peace of mind and yielded a positive outcome! I have since recommended Korn Law Group to others and will continue to do so. They have the legal experience to get the job done right and are a pleasure to work with!