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Jessica G. Babrick

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Phone: (310) 553-8844
Fax: (310) 553-5165

Jessica Babrick applies a broad background in litigation to resolve disputes involving trusts, estates, probate and conservatorships. She represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries and financial and charitable institutions in a wide variety of contested trust and probate matters. Jessica is a fervent advocate for her clients, and works closely with them to efficiently and effectively resolve claims concerning breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence, lack of capacity and the validity of wills and trusts.

Jessica serves on the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, which keeps her at the forefront of recent developments and current practices within the field. Jessica is a 2014 recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's "Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award," which honors young professionals for their leadership in the fight against racism and all forms of prejudice. She has been quoted in numerous publications, such as Forbes and Bloomberg. Jessica is also peer review rated "BV Distinguished®" and included in "2015 Women Leaders in the Law" by Martindale-Hubbell. Jessica has been selected as a "Southern California Rising Star" in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. She has also been included in the 2015 and 2016 lists of "Up-and-Coming 100" by Super Lawyers®.

Jessica began her career focused on entertainment-related litigation, representing high profile celebrities, media outlets, and studio and agency representatives. She joined Weinstock Manion to specialize in estate and trust litigation.

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2004

B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Section, Executive Committee Member
  • State Bar of California
    • Trusts and Estates Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Trusts & Estates Section
Notable Speaking Engagements
  • "Preventing Trust Disasters: Advice to Avoid Common Trustee Mistakes," Business Managers Discussion Group, July 6, 2015
Honors and Awards
  • "Southern California Rising Stars," Super Lawyers®, 2011, 2012, 2015 & 2016
  • "2015 Southern California Rising Stars Up-and-Coming 50 Women," Super Lawyers®
  • "Up-and-Coming 100: Southern California Rising Stars," Super Lawyers®, 2015 & 2016
  • Listed in "2015 Women Leaders in the Law" by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • "BV Distinguished®,” Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • "Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award," Anti-Defamation League, 2014
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, 2003
    • Excellence for the Future Award, International Trade Law & Policy, 2003
    • Snodgrass Oral Advocacy Award Nominee, 2003
    • Moot Court Best Oral Argument, 2002
Community Involvement
  • Anti-Defamation League, Associate National Commissioner, 2014 - Present
    • Deborah Awards, Co-Chair, 2011, 2012 & 2014
    • Legal Advisory Board, Chair, 2015-Present
    • Glass Leadership Institute, Co-Chair, 2009
  • Washington University Alumni and Development Association, 2003-Present