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25 Years of Combined Experience Providing Thoughtful Legal Guidance to all Estate and Probate Matters

Attorney James O’Neil

Trustworthy Probate Attorney in San Francisco

Attorney James (“Jay”) O’Neil co-founded O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, in 2009 along with John Rueppel with a focus estate planning, probate and trust administration, inheritance litigation, and conservatorships. Jay’s mission is to help guide his clients through the tricky process of estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Jay’s passion lies in educating his clients on the law and advising them on the best way of reaching their goals. He stresses the importance of avoiding outside interference and avoiding mistaken choices and judgments. He has helped hundreds of clients plan for their futures and manage the transfer of property following the passing of a loved one.

Contact our firm today at (415) 992-9452 to learn more about attorney James O’Neil and our other San Francisco probate lawyers.

Raising the Bar in the Field

Jay has a vast understanding of trust and probate law and has presented his knowledge of the subjects at various groups, medical and religious organizations, and in other venues.

Some of Jay’s accomplishments include:

  • Prepared hundreds of estate plans
  • Shepherded millions of dollars of assets through probate and trust administrations
  • Attorney mentor at Open Door Legal
  • Volunteer attorney with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Serving as an extern for the Honorable A. James Robertson II in the San Francisco Superior Court
  • Being a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review
  • Serving as the technical editor for the University of San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Bulletin

Jay lives in San Francisco near Golden Gate Park with his wife, Angel, and their three children. Besides practicing the law, Jay brews beer, plays bluegrass music, and enjoys watching Game of Thrones on HBO.

Helping Our Clients Realize Their Goals

Read What Some of Our Former Clients Have to Say
  • “His writing is clear, understandable, and succinct—he is a superb writer.”

    Kate C.

  • “ I went away feeling empowered to continue with the process. ”

    Former Client

  • “Thank you for your guidance and expertise!”

    Julie N.

  • “Very easy to work with and an outstanding professional. ”

    Former Client

  • “Everything was made simple and the fear of signing a will was removed!”

    Former Client