Joel Steven Weissler

Joel Steven Weissler

Weissler Law Group - Your Attorneys for Life
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate ...
  • California
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San Diego Attorney Joel Weissler (619-281-1888) has practiced law for over 25 yrs. Early on, his personal experiences focused his career on Estate Planning, Elder law, Asset Protection & Probate. Joel has been recognized for the past 3 years by Martindale-Hubble & receiving their “Client Distinction” award as being in the top 1% of attorneys in client service & satisfaction. A 2008-2013 recipient of San Diego Magazine’s five star award program, in 2010, Attorney Weissler was selected through a peer nomination process as a "Top Attorney" in the Estate Planning Category by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Attorney Weissler has also received a 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo. He is a CA Board of Legal Specialization Certified Tax Specialist & serves as an officer of the Southern California Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Attorney Weissler served as a co-author of the University of California CEB Press’ highly regarded book on business succession planning. His upcoming book “How to Grow Old in California Without Going Broke” will be released this February in paperback and in Amazon’s Kindle E-book format. The Weissler Law Group’s Estate Planning Practice helps clients keep control their assets while seeking to minimize taxes, smooth transitions & reduce family conflict. Their Asset Protection Planning helps individuals & companies insulate assets & isolate risks to reduce their exposure to predators & the unexpected. The firm’s Elder Law Practice combines asset protection, estate & entitlement planning. They help Seniors protect their nest eggs and qualify for VA & Medi-Cal in-home & residential care entitlements. Weissler’s estate planning work for seniors takes into account the hazards of aging, future capacity and mobility challenges. Their Probate and Trust Admin Practice focuses on transferring assets after deaths while reducing the delays & strains imposed on famil

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Elder Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection
  • Medi-Cal Planning
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa and Mastercard, but prefer payment by check when possible. To offset the expenses involved, we must charge markup on all credit card payments accepted.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    During our initial consultations we seek to determine the scope of services that will be needed. After determining the scope of the services needed we give fixed fee quotes whenever possible. For those matters where we cannot give a fixed fee quote we will do our best to provide you with our opinion of the expected range of fees we expect that you will incur. Unfortunately, when working with other outside of our firm, the amount of time needed to accomplish goals or resolve problems is not under our control and can be unpredictable..
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of San Diego School of Law
LL.M. | Taxation
Honors: Cum Laude
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California Western School of Law
Law Degree (1989)
Completed three year Juris Doctor program in two years.
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Client Distiction Award (Top 1% of Attorneys in Client Services & Satisfaction)
Award Recipient 2013, 2014, 2015
Five Star Professional in the Estate Planning Attorney Category
Five Star Professional
Award Recipient 2008-2013
2010 Top Attorney - In Estate Planning Category
San Diego Daily Transcript
Peer Selected Award
Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Southern California Chapter
President Elect
- Current
Activities: This is my third year on the Southern CA Naela board of directors. During this time we have seen a growth in active membership and worked dilligently to enhance our member's skills at serve the elderly and their families. Naela is dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and to people with special needs. Members include attorneys, judges, professors of law and students. We independently provide live education to our members on a wide range of elder law topics and support the nationwide conferences coordinated by our national headquarters based in Virginia.
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Charter Member
- Current
Activities: Member, Lecturer, New Member Mentor
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Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego -Professional Advisor Council
- Current
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- Current
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California State Bar  # 140894
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Business Succession Planning
University of California CEB Press
California Estate Planning
University of California CEB Press
California Guide to Growing Old Without Going Broke
Taxation Law in San Diego
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Attorney Weissler's Blog
Contact & Map
Main Office
2635 Camino Del Rio S. #301
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (619) 281-1888
Telephone: (619) 281-1888
Telephone: (760) 487-8180
Fax: (619) 281-3888
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