Chris Crittenton

Attorney 

Law Office of Chris Crittenton

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I was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for 10 years prior to becoming an attorney. As an EMT, I saw patients and families face medical challenges and I was involved with many end-of-life situations. I have first hand knowledge of the medical system, elder care options, and know about the difficulties created by medical challenges. Unfortunately, patients often failed to make their wishes known which leaves families with the burden of trying to guess what care the patient would want. My experience as an EMT makes me a passionate advocate for estate planning, incapacity planning, and advanced healthcare directives. 

After earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence, I continued my education and earned a Master of Laws (LLM), with honors, in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. I use my expertise to help clients provide for themselves and their families, avoid costly court procedures, and resolve legal issues while minimizing family disruptions.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, dog, and tortoise.


EDUCATION

LLM, with Honors, in Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Law, May 2016

Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2015 

Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology, May 2009

 

California Notary Public


Professional Memberships

California Bar #310943
Contra Costa Bar Association (CCBA)

CCBA's Estate Planning and Probate, Barrister, and Elder Law Sections  

Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) 

ACBA's Barrister section

Volunteer with ACBA's Volunteer Legal Service Corporation