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 is the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, which has kept 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 has been included in the 2017 “Top 40 Under 40” list by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. Jessica is also peer review rated “BV Distinguished®” and included in “2015 Women Leaders in the Law” by Martindale-Hubbell. Jessica has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2018, and “Southern California Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers® since 2018. She was also listed in “Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in 2011, 2012, and 2015 – 2017, and was included in the 2015 – 2017 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 & Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Section, Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Executive Committee
    • Trusts and Estates Section, Executive Committee Member, 2013-Present
  • State Bar of California
    • Trusts and Estates Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Trusts & Estates Section
  • Provisors (Chapter)
    • Executive Committee Member, 2020

Speaking & Teaching

  • “The Estate Planners Mistakes Make That Put a Probate Litigator’s Kids Through College,” Los Angeles Estate Planning Council, February 25, 2020
  • “What to Look Out For: How to Avoid Malpractice, Including War Stories,” CalCPA, May 9, 2018
  • “Buying and Selling Real Estate Managed by Trustees, Executors, Conservators & Guardians,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, April 25, 2017
  • “Preventing Trust Disasters: Advice to Avoid Common Trustee Mistakes,” Business Managers Discussion Group, July 6, 2015

Media & Publications

Publications

Media

Honors & Awards

  • “The Best Lawyers in America®,” Best Lawyers, 2018 – Present
  • Listed in 2017 “Top 40 under 40,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
  • “Southern California Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers®, 2018 – Present
  • “2020 Top Lawyers,” Pasadena Magazine
  • “Southern California Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers®, 2011, 2012, 2015 – 2017
  • “Southern California Rising Stars Up-and-Coming 50 Women,” Super Lawyers®, 2015 – 2017
  • “Up-and-Coming 100: Southern California Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers®, 2015 – 2017
  • 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

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Jessica Babrick presents “What to Look Out For – How to Avoid Malpractice, Including War Stories,” to CalCPA members.

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Jessica Babrick Quoted on Harper Lee Estate

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Ten of the Firm’s Attorneys Selected to 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers

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Six Attorneys from Weinstock Manion Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2018

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July 10, 2017

Jessica Babrick and Maggie Mouradian Selected to Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

The firm is pleased to announce that shareholder Jessica Babrick and associate Maggie Mouradian have been named Southern California Rising Stars for 2017 by Super...

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Jessica Babrick Named to Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”

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August 20, 2016

Settled! Philippe Dauman Out As Redstones Regain Control of Viacom

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Jessica Babrick Selected to “Up-and-Coming 100: 2016 Southern California Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers

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April 20, 2016

Jessica Babrick Quoted in Bloomberg Articles

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