John B. Palley

prof-picI am a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I also am a past Sacramento Bee estate planning and trust “expert.”  I also have been rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell which is their highest rating, 10.0 by which is their highest and been rated as a “Super Lawyer” by which puts me in the top 5% of attorneys according to the rating system.  I was very proud to be named “Best Attorney” by the Roseville Press Tribune in 2015. Contact me with all your probate and trust law issues.  I look forward to helping you out.

Bar Admissions
California, 1994
Utah, 1995

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, May, 1994 J.D.
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, June 1991
B.A., International Business
Honors: Dean’s List, Semester in London, President Delta Sigma Phi

Professional Associations and Memberships
California State Bar, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section, Member

Sacramento Estate Planning Council, Member

Sacramento Planned Giving Forum, Past Board Member


Placer County Bar, Member

Rotary Club of Roseville, Member

Active 20-30 #1, Sacramento, Past-Active Member

Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Member

California State University Alumni Council, Past Board Member

I live in Roseville with my wife Kathleen and our two children. I am active in the Rotary club of Roseville among other things.  I am also active as a coach for many of my kid’s teams. Over the years I have coached in Maidu Little League, Hot Shots Basketball, Granite Bay Grizzly’s Basketball, and Granite Bay FC (formerly EYSC) Soccer (rec and comp). Beyond that my children have participated on the Johnson Ranch Barracudas swim team, Extreme and Byers gymnastics, and other Roseville, Granite Bay and Loomis activities and teams.