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Compassionate Attorney Dedicated to Meeting Your Needs

Catalino Law is committed to providing the highest level of legal counsel to individuals and families in Southern California.  With our focus on probate and trust administration, we are well-versed in California law.

Planning for the protection of your loved ones is a personal process.  It is important you have a trustworthy, compassionate attorney who will work with you to administer an estate or trust.  We help you plan for the future so you can relax knowing your family’s care is in good hands.

Cynthia Catalino

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Cynthia Catalino is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Her practice includes all aspects of probate and trust administration, estate and gift tax planning, and the representation of executors, trustees and beneficiaries in probate court.

Ms. Catalino is highly respected by her peers.  Los Angeles Magazine listed her as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2009-2010 and 2012- present.  She has the highest peer review rating available from Martindale Hubbell for experience and integrity.

Cynthia Catalino taught Estate Planning as an Adjunct Professor at Whittier Law School and she was an editor of the California Tax Lawyer from 2000 to 2003.
Ms. Catalino is an active member of the Taxation Section of the California State Bar and she has served on its Executive Committee.

Cynthia Catalino currently serves on the California Lawyers Association’s Trusts and Estates Executive Committee (TEXCOM).  She is also a member of the American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and the International Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

Additionally, Cynthia Catalino is fluent in Italian and she has significant experience advising Italian clients in a variety of legal matters.

Bar Admissions:

California, 1993
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


Masters of Law (Taxation) (with honors), Golden Gate University, 1997
Juris Doctorate, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1993
American Jurisprudence Award in Insurance Law
Recipient of Gunnar Nicholson Scholarship.
Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1988


Fluent in Italian; conversational Spanish

Attorney Accolades

Best probate attorney in Los Angeles plaque
Super Lawyers 15 years plaque 2023
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