Hon. Jeffrey King (Ret.)

T: 909-942-5942
F: 909-889-2162
Estates/Probate/Trusts

Justice King has experience handling disputes involving estate, trust, and probate issues at both the trial and appellate level, most recently as an associate justice for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, of the California Court of Appeal. While on the San Bernardino County Superior Court bench, he presided over numerous trust and estate matters while overseeing the court’s probate calendar.

Justice King is familiar with the complex and emotional issues often prevalent in trust and estate litigation. He works with all sides to foster creative resolutions to even the most contentious matters, and has a firm grasp of the legal and business implications involved in these cases.

Representative Matters

  • Dispute over payments to beneficiary under testamentary trust
  • Probate dispute over ownership rights to songs
  • Interpretation of trust in dispute between primary and residual beneficiaries
  • Probate accounting and petition to surcharge
  • Trust accounting on petition to remove trustee
  • Action against public administrator for wrongful administration
  • Petition to invalidate will based on undue influence

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Kaufman-Campbell Judge of the Year Award, San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2015
  • Roger J. Traynor Memorial Appellate Justice of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2014
  • Judicial Officer of the Year, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2013
  • Judge of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates, Inland Empire Chapter, 2007
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1994-present
  • Member, John Lewis King Scholarship Committee, which provides scholarships to law students
  • Rancho Cucamonga City Council, 1984-1988
    • Mayor, City of Rancho Cucamonga, 1986
  • Served on the Rancho Cucamonga Planning Commission, 1981-1984
    • Planning Commission Chairman, 1982-1984

Background and Education

  • Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, 2003-2016
  • Superior Court Judge, San Bernardino County, 1995-2003
  • Markman, Archinzky, Hansen & King, 1989-1995
  • Garza, Jure & King, 1981-1989
  • King & Gebbie, 1979-1981
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey King & Pamela King, 1978-1979
  • Law Offices of Herbert Hafif, 1976-1978
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • B.A., University of Redlands

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