Articles by Elder Law, Trust & Estate Attorney Matthew Talbot

Legal Matters in Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust Litigation and more in Contra Costa County, the San Francisco East Bay


Inside the Editor's Column: An Overview of the Estate Planning and Probate Edition

Restraining Orders in the Context of Elder Abuse and Criminal Law in Contra Costa County

Financial Elder Abuse in Probate, Civil, and Criminal Law

How the lines of attorney- client privilege can be blurred when acting as Trustee of an Estate

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Stop Sweating! 4 Steps to Help Parents and Grandparents as they age (page 9):

The history of Policing in America and the Use of Force, starring the Danville Police Dogs

Lawyers and Ethical Responsibility: Bad Lawyering is No Fairytale

The injustice of Immigration to America and the Attorney's Role

How civil and family attorneys can assist in protecting criminal victims and their families under Marsy's Law, approved in 2008

The issues around Indian Law - the Baby Veronica Case, Indian Land Rights , and Crimes committed on Indian Land:

Lawyers creatively use "The Avengers" to illustrate legal issues

Financial Elder Abuse is discussed using a case involving a woman who gives her estate to a new, younger man

Lawyers and Judges test their legal knowledge with a lively game of Legal Jeopardy

Electronic Discovery & Evidence - how lawyers and judges can navigate the vast information contained in devices and on the internet

Online Reviews and the Law- Lawyers discuss real life cases and the potential for Defamation Claims against negative reviewers

Lawyers, Judges, and Ethical Abuses - how the few can give the many a bad reputation

The Ins and Outs of Expert Witness Depositions - how they can help and hurt your case

Inns of Court: Legal Demeanor/Interpreters