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Kenneth S. Wolf, Esq.

Kenneth S. Wolf (“Ken”) is a sole practitioner and Of Counsel to the firm of Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, APC. For the past four decades, Ken has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust law with emphasis in dispute resolution. Known for his excellent reputation among the probate bar, Ken mediates probate, trust and fiduciary matters with a settlement rate in excess of 95%. Ken has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” annually since 2003 and recognized as a Los Angeles County “Super Lawyer” since 2004 in both Estate Planning and Trust Litigation.




Probate, Trust, Estate Planning, Conservatorships and Guardianships, Elder Abuse Claims.



Ken is a pro-active, evaluative mediator who under- stands both the legal and emotional components of probate and trust law. He has become an accom- plished neutral, successfully mediating more than 100 cases over the past 12 years. He has also participated in more than 30 mediations as counsel with an excep- tional rate of success.

Ken is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law under the State Bar of California Board of Specialization and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

He has been appointed as a special master on probate- related matters and has testified as an expert witness in cases involving probate and trusts.

In 1974, Ken was one of the founders of the University of Southern California Probate and Trust Institute in conjunction with the prestigious Gould Law School. He has served as the Institute Chair since 1993.



Member, Executive Committee of the Trust and Estates Section of the California State Bar, 2000- 2006.

Speaker, California State Bar Litigation Section’s 2006 Annual Symposium, on the topic of “Winning Mediation Without Stubbing Your Toe: Ethics in Mediation.”

Frequent presenter on probate, trust and estates and litigation topics at bar associations and other organizations.



J.D., Harvard Law School (1968)

B.A., University of Cincinnati (1965)

Mr. Wolf is available throughout Southern California.

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