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

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February 27, 2020

Jessica Babrick and Andrew Smith present to the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council

Jessica Babrick and Andrew Smith presented “The Estate Planners Mistakes Make That Put a Probate Litigator’s Kids Through College” to the Los Angeles Estate Planning...

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January 18, 2020

Ten of the Firm’s Attorneys Selected to 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

Robert Strauss was selected for Estate Planning & Probate and Closely Held Business; Neil Solarz for Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, and...

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Ten Attorneys from Weinstock Manion Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Weinstock Manion is pleased to announce that Sussan Shore, Neil Solarz, Jonathan Forster, Martin Neumann, Robert Strauss, Blake Rummel, Gary Borofsky, Jeffrey Geida, Jessica Babrick,...

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July 1, 2019

Ten of the Firm’s Attorneys Selected to 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers

Robert Strauss was selected for Estate Planning & Probate and Closely Held Business; Neil Solarz for Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, and Tax: Consumer; Sussan Shore for...

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April 9, 2019

Jessica Babrick presents to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Jessica Babrick presented “The Pitfalls of Boilerplate in Estate Planning and the Resulting Litigation” to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association....

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Top Ten Tips To Avoid Trust Disasters

by Martin A. Neumann and Jessica G. Babrick 1. Be involved with the preparation of the Trust to make sure it provides the Trustee with...

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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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March 8, 2018

Jessica Babrick Quoted on Harper Lee Estate

Wealth Management recently asked Jessica Babrick to comment on the recent unsealing of Harper Lee’s will, and whether it shows any signs of elder abuse on the...

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

Robert Strauss was selected for Estate Planning & Probate and Closely Held Business; Neil Solarz for Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, and Tax: Consumer; Sussan Shore for...

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August 10, 2017

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

Weinstock Manion is pleased to announce that Sussan Shore, Neil Solarz, Jonathan Forster, Martin Neumann, Robert Strauss, and Jessica Babrick have been named to the...

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