Practice Areas: Estate Planning

MaryClare Lawrence is a proud California native and Sonoma County resident since 1984. She’s been a partner with Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP since 1985, and is a graduate of Stanford University and the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

With her focus in estate planning, MaryClare helps people take care of their families and loved ones by offering advice and council on wills, trusts and trust administration, probate, and more. It’s important to find the best possible solutions for your family’s needs in the event of disability or death, and MaryClare is well-versed in guiding her clients through the process to ensure they feel comfortable with the result. She frequently offers educational seminars regarding estate planning to the public and other professionals, and she’s involved with the Professional Advisory Board of the Community Foundation of Sonoma County.

MaryClare is popular with her clients, who describe working with her as fun and rewarding. Planning for the future doesn’t have to be a worrisome process. MaryClare will help you through it with a smile. In 2012, she authored Estate Planning Should Not Be a Near-Death Experience, an educational primer about estate planning. The book is available for purchase through the office or on Amazon.

When she’s not working, MaryClare enjoys spending time with her spouse and two adult children. Her interests include studying Latin, reading science fiction and non-fiction, walking near the ocean, and riding her John Deere mower while singing loudly.

Bar Admissions: Licensed, #104616, State Bar of California, 1982


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MaryClare Lawrence:

“As a single person going through a transition and needing to create a new estate plan, I found MaryClare Lawrence’s work to be invaluable. She guided me through a legal process that might otherwise have seemed complicated and overwhelming, with ease and humor. Because of her years of experience working with individuals and families, she was skilled at helping me think through future scenarios and constructing my wishes in such a way that all possible variables were covered. MaryClare often thought of things I couldn’t, and I especially appreciated how she wrote key parts of the documents to read with a combination of clarity and power, and also sensitivity and compassion. After working with MaryClare Lawrence, I experienced the peace of mind that comes from being well prepared for the future, and I would recommend her highly.”

Mary Beth

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