Justin M. Kennedy is the President of Litherland, Kennedy & Associates, APC, one of the preeminent estate planning firms in Northern California. Justin is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Justin has been able to reach thousands of people who are concerned about protecting their families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. With the aid of public seminars, educational presentations, articles and interviews, he has championed the use of revocable living trusts as a proven way to protect families from the expense and delay of probate, minimize or eliminate federal estate taxes, and to prevent the Medi-Cal Recovery lien.
Justin M. Kennedy has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from the University of California – San Diego. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, with a Tax Concentration, from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Justin received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Federal Estate and Gift Tax and is a member of the McGeorge School of Law Honor Society.
Justin M. Kennedy is a member of the California State Bar Association, Silicon Valley Bar Association, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2019, Justin received the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He was appointed to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys in 2022.
Justin M. Kennedy resides in Menlo Park with his wife, Holly, where they are raising their son. He enjoys hiking in Yosemite Valley and around Northern California.
“I assist our clients with all aspects of the estate planning process, including: the creation and/or modification of an estate plan, providing guidance upon the incapacity of a client, engaging in Medi-Cal planning, and helping the client’s trusted loved ones through the process of administering the estate plan upon the client’s passing. When I meet with clients, I make an effort to provide an open and friendly space where the clients may ask their questions and feel that their concerns are being heard – I am proud that our law firm values our clients’ peace of mind.”
Justin has co-authored a book with American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys founders Robert Armstrong and Sanford Fisch, titled, Yes, You Need an Estate Plan!. You can request your copy using this link.