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Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP

To Consult With An Experienced Attorney

Thoughtful Solutions To Life's Challenges

With decades of experience in trust and estate planning and family law, our attorneys provide real, results-focused representation.

Thoughtful Solutions To Life's Challenges

With decades of experience in trust and estate planning and family law, our attorneys provide real, results-focused representation.

Thoughtful Solutions To Life's Challenges

With decades of experience in trust and estate planning and family law, our attorneys provide real, results-focused representation.

Thoughtful Solutions To Life's Challenges

With decades of experience in family law and estate law matters, our attorneys provide the real, results-focused representation you need.

Thoughtful Solutions To Life's Challenges

With decades of experience in trust and estate planning and family law, our attorneys provide real, results-focused representation.

Practical Solutions For Real Life Issues

Estate planning and family law matters are not merely legal issues, they are real life issues. They reverberate beyond the courtroom, having a potentially life-changing impact on families and futures. You want a lawyer who understands this is not just numbers and paperwork for you, and who has the experience to provide meaningful results.

At Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP, you will find attorneys with decades of experience, an understanding of just how impactful these matters can be and a reputation for providing practical, meaningful outcomes. With law offices in San Francisco, we serve the entire Bay Area and all of California.

Estate Planning

Family Law

Estate Administration

Estate Litigation

How We Excel

Integrity is at the heart of our legal practice. We believe that, despite the often-contentious nature of the cases we handle, a commitment to ethics and fairness should guide both attorney and client through all phases of the process.

Whether you are getting married or divorced, creating or further refining your estate plan, gifting assets in a tax advantaged way, or resolving an estate dispute, we work directly with you in pursuit of the outcome you want to achieve. That means taking the time to consider your circumstances, to review every option with you and to get your approval each step of the way. To us, it’s not just about getting results; it’s about getting results that are right for you.

A Majority Women-Owned Law Firm Serving The Bay Area

Meet The Firm

M.Jean
Johnston

Partner

Deb L.
Kinney

Of Counsel

Yulissa
Zulaica

Partner

Joseph L.
Urbanski

Partner

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Professional, Caring Representation For All

We are a majority women-owned, LGBTQ-friendly, multilingual law firm featuring lawyers and staff with exceptionally diverse experiences in both law and life. When you choose us, you can be assured that you will be represented in the professional, caring manner that you would expect from an established, trusted Bay Area law firm.