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J. David Horspool

  • Redlands, California

    Tel: 909-792-9660
    Fax: 909-792-9695
    Biography

    J. David Horspool is the managing partner of Horspool & Horspool, A Professional Corporation He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate.

    Mr. Horspool has practiced law for more than 35 years handling all types of probate matters, including extensive experience in conservatorships, trust administration, trust and estate litigation and estate planning. In addition to his significant experience in probate matters, Mr. Horspool has counseled privately held businesses, high net worth clients, and charitable organizations.

    Mr. Horspool has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Courts of both Riverside County and San Bernardino County. He has served as an administrative law judge for the County of San Bernardino. He has also served as a private mediator for the San Bernardino County Bar Association.

    Mr. Horspool is an alumnus of Brigham Young University where he received his undergraduate degree in Accounting, his Masters of Accounting/Tax and his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude. He has served as a presenter in continuing education for the Professional Fiduciaries Association of California.

    Mr. Horspool is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of California. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Federal), and the United States Supreme Court.

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  • Areas of Practice
    • Guardianship and Conservatorship
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Probates
    • Elder Law
    Bar Admissions
    • California, 1981
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
    Education
    • Brigham Young University
      J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah, Masters of Accounting/Tax
      J.D. cum laude - 1980
    • Brigham Young University
      Provo - 1974
    Professional Affiliations
    • State Bar of California, Member of Trusts and Estates Section,
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section Co-Chair
    • Riverside County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section,
    Languages
    • Portuguese

Karin E. Horspool

  • Member

    Redlands, California

    Tel: 909-792-9660
    Fax: 909-792-9695
    Biography

    Karin E. Horspool is a partner of Horspool & Horspool, A Professional Corporation and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate.

    Ms. Horspool also volunteers as a member of the Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of California. The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. As a member of the Committee, Ms. Horspool reviews and proposes changes to the Probate Code and Rules of Court.

    Ms. Horspool is also involved with the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) as a board member, Resolutions Committee member and Delegate for the San Bernardino County Bar Association. As a member of the CCBA, Ms. Horspool reviews and makes recommendations on proposed resolutions (legislation) that are submitted to the CCBA by attorneys throughout California. Since being a Committee member and Delegate, Ms. Horspool has reviewed and made recommendations on hundreds of proposed resolutions. As a member of the Board of Directors for the CCBA, Ms. Horspool oversees the proposed resolutions and tracks their progress through the State legislature.

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  • Areas of Practice
    • Guardianship and Conservatorship
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Probates
    • Elder Law
    Bar Admissions
    • California, 1999
    Education
    • University of LaVerne College of Law, La Verne, CA
    • University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
    Professional Affiliations
    • State Bar of California, Member of Trusts and Estates Section,
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section Co-Chair
    • Riverside County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section,
    • Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council
    • Conference of California Bar Associations,
    • Conference of California Bar Associations, Resolutions Committee Member,
    • Conference of California Bar Associations, Delegate Chair for the San Bernardino County Bar Association,
    • Conference of California Bar Associations, Board Member
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Probate Section, May, 2014 to Present

Trevor D. Martin

  • Redlands, California

    Tel: 909-792-9660
    Fax: 909-792-9695
    Biography

    Mr. Trevor D. Martin joined our team in 2015 as an Associate Attorney with Horspool & Horspool. Mr. Martin’s current practice focuses on all aspects of Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.

    Prior to joining Horspool & Horspool, Mr. Martin practiced in Orange County, CA with Worthe, Hanson & Worthe, Attorneys at Law. At Worthe, Hanson & Worthe Mr. Martin worked in Insurance Defense for major airlines such as American Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. After moving his family back home to Redlands, California, Mr. Martin joined Hartnell Law Group, Attorneys at Law, shifting his career to focus solely on Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. Mr. Martin’s experience includes drafting comprehensive estate plans, trust administration, probate, elder law, and conservatorships.

    Mr. Martin was born and raised in Loma Linda, CA. Mr. Martin received his undergraduate degree from California State University, San Bernardino, where he competed in NCAA Golf and graduated with Honors in Business Management.

    Following his tenure at CSU San Bernardino, Mr. Martin attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA. While at Chapman, Mr. Martin was a member of the Investment Law Society, and received a CALI Award for specialized legal research. Mr. Martin has been an active member of the CA State Bar since 2011.

  • Areas of Practice
    • Estate Planning
    • Trust Administration
    • Probate
    • Conservatorship
    Bar Admissions
    • California, 2011
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2011
    Education
    • Chapman University School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • California State University San Bernardino, B.A. With Honors, 2003
    Professional Affiliations:
    • CA State Bar, member of Trusts and Estates Section
    • San Bernardino County Bar, member Probate Section
    • Conference of California Bar Associations
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Emily Lerner

  • Redlands, California

    Tel: 909-792-9660
    Fax: 909-792-9695
    Biography

    Emily Lerner is the newest addition to our legal team. After more than a decade away, Ms. Lerner has returned to Southern California where she was raised.

    Prior to joining Horspool & Horspool, Ms. Lerner managed the probate and conservatorship departments at a boutique estate planning firm in Southern Indiana. Ms. Lerner began her legal career in Washington, D.C. working in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she specialized in employment and labor law litigation.

    She holds a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School and graduated with College Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ms. Lerner is licensed to practice law in California. She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Bar Association and is a member of the Probate Section of the San Bernardino County Bar Association.

    Ms. Lerner is passionate about helping clients ensure that their legacies are preserved and that their final wishes are respected. She is honored to be able to shepherd families through the difficult probate and conservatorship processes so that they can focus on taking care of themselves and their loved ones.

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  • Areas of Practice
    • Litigation
    • Estate Planning
    • Probate
    • Trust Administration
    • Conservatorship
    • Elder Law
    Bar Admissions
    • California, 2009
    Education
    • George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D., 2008
    • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. college honors, 2004
    Professional Affiliations
    • State Bar of California, Member, Trusts and Estates Section
    • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section
    • Riverside County Bar Association, Member, Probate Section

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