PATRICK A. KOHLMANN
PATRICK A. KOHLMANN, Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann LLP, San Jose, is a specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in estate planning, trusts, and probate. Mr. Kohlmann is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Mr. Kohlmann practices in the areas of estate planning, business planning, trust and decedent’s estate administration, probate, elder law planning, conservatorships, and related litigation. In addition to practicing as an attorney, Mr. Kohlmann is also licensed as a CPA by the California State Board of Accountancy. His combined legal and accounting experience extends more than 19 years. Mr. Kohlmann also serves as an expert witness and consultant on a wide range of estate planning and related issues. He has also served as a judge pro tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Mr. Kohlmann frequently lectures and has published a variety of articles on estate planning, probate, and trust law.
MELISSA R. KARLSTEN
MELISSA R. KARLSTEN, is a shareholder of Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, Redwood City, and has been practicing in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law since 2002. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. Karlsten as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. She has also trained as a mediator.
Ms. Karlsten is a native of the Bay Area. She attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. After high school, she earned a B.A. in English Literature from Santa Clara University where she graduated Cum Laude in 1997. After teaching second grade at a San Jose grammar school, she went on to earn her J.D. at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2002, where she also graduated Cum Laude. At U.S.F., Ms. Karlsten was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society and served as the technical editor for the USF Law Review. In 1999, she received the CALI award for Legal Research and Writing.