KRISTEN L. TERRANOVA

“Trust others and they will prove themselves true; treat others greatly and they will prove themselves great.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

KRISTEN L. TERRANOVA

“Trust others and they will prove themselves true; treat others greatly and they will prove themselves great.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kristen joined Deka in 2015 after a decade-long career as a litigator. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.  Her practice areas include estate planning, trust administration, probate, guardianships and conservatorships. Kristen has represented clients in probate, civil and criminal courts at both the state and federal levels, experience she brings to serving clients whose estate or trust matters require court intervention. Kristen uses her extensive experience and knowledge of the law to clearly explain complex estate planning matters so that her clients can make informed decisions.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2006
Master of Social Work, University of Southern California School of Social Work, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, in Childhood and Culture, Minor in German, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

PRIOR WORK HISTORY

Arnold & Porter, LLP, Los Angeles, 2006–2014
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecutor on Loan, 2009

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

PERSONAL

Kristen is a Southern California native who enjoys spending time with her family, reading and baking decadent desserts.

Serving Southern California cities including Pasadena, Westlake, La Canada, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Simi Valley and beyond.