Estate Planning And Family Law Attorneys

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Evan D. Winet

Evan D. Winet

  • Senior Attorney

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Patty DeOcampo

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Estate Litigation


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Vassar College
    • B.A. - 1993
  • Stanford University
    • Ph.D. - 2001
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • M.A. - 1995


Evan D. Winet is a Senior Attorney at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP, specializing in trust and estate litigation, including trust and will contests, accounting disputes, removal and surcharge actions, financial elder abuse litigation, reformation or modification actions, contested conservatorships and related appeals. Evan represents private clients, including both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, as well as charities, trusts and other entities. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation in California civil and probate courts.

Evan earned a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and then worked as a college professor for ten years. He received his law degree in 2012 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While in law school, he was a member of the International and Comparative Law Review, the Mediation Clinic, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team.

Before joining the Firm, Evan practiced as a trust and estate litigation attorney with Evans, Latham & Campisi, PC in San Francisco. In 2012, he worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Donna M. Ryu, United States District Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California. Evan is a member of the Trust and Estates Section of the State Bar of California and the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts within California.

Evan teaches Wills and Trusts at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He co-authors the widely used practice guide on California Trust and Probate Litigation for the Continuing Education for the Bar (CEB) and has co-edited a national resource on trust litigation remedies for the Litigation Sub-Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


  • William J. Fulbright Senior Scholarship
  • Australian National University/Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship
  • Percy Towne Fellowship (UC Hastings)

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association, Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Present
  • Edward J McFettridge Inn of Court, Member, 2014 to 2017

Speaking Engagements and Publications

Classes & Seminars

  • Estate Litigation: Challenges to the Validity of Trusts and Estates, CEB, 2016


  • English
  • Indonesian