1323 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706
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Welcome to the homepage of Alan D. Davis, a California lawyer
practicing in the areas of probate, estate planning, and real estate. With over
35 years experience, Alan D. Davis is the lawyer that other lawyers call when
they need advice!
Probate is a legal procedure that transfers title to property when someone dies. Unless a
deceased person has provided for transfer outside of probate (like a joint tenancy or a
living trust), it is necessary to file a petition with the Superior Court and ask the
court to decide who gets the property. If there's a Will, the Will designates a
beneficiary. If there's no Will, the laws of California determine who one's heirs are.
Trying to negotiate the probate courts and weaving your way through complicated forms requires
a skilled and experienced probate lawyer.
In addition to probate, our office handles guardianships and conservatorships, real estate
matters, landlord/tenant cases, health care directives, powers of attorney, and civil lawsuits.
Alan D. Davis is a native of New Jersey, and graduated from
Rutgers -The State University with a BA in History. He served in the U.S. Navy
for six years as a data systems technician, with expertise
in computer and peripheral system repair. His last three years were spent on
the USS Josephus Daniels, based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Following his military service, Mr. Davis enrolled in
Western State University School of Law in Fullerton, California, graduating in 1978. Upon admission to
the bar in November of that year, he began a general practice of law, focusing on
probate, wills, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, and real
estate law. He is a member of the California State Bar, the Orange County Bar (Probate and Estate
Planning Section), and the United States District Court Bar for the Central District of California. In
addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Rutgers Club of Southern California (currently its President) and is a
former merit badge counsellor for the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Davis taught probate law and procedure at Santa Ana College
from 1981 to 2011. The book used by the course was written by Mr. Davis with students
in mind and is available as a free download on this website, provided it is used only for
educational or research purposes.
Our law office serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego,
San Bernardino, Ventura, Imperial, and Kern Counties.