Joanna de Vos, Esq.
Owner & Managing Attorney
Joanna helps families and individuals transfer their wealth and values to their loved ones with minimal taxes and expenses, while avoiding probate and promoting peace of mind in the family. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Elder and Long-Term Care Planning, and Trust Administration. Her clients rely on her holistic approach to navigate challenging legal issues. Joanna is passionate about her work and strives to ensure that her clients peacefully pass their legacy, wishes and wealth to their loved ones and favorite charities. She takes great pride in having a positive relationship with every client and creates a caring, comfortable and reassuring experience throughout the client’s estate planning process. Joanna received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and her law degree from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California in 2001. She has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2002. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked in higher education fundraising for the University of California (at both UCLA and UC San Diego campuses) and as Director of Special and Planned Gifts for Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. When Joanna is not working, she is with her husband of 12 years, Steve, and their two sons, Andrew (9) and Evan (7). She loves family time, serving in Children’s Ministry at her church, practicing pilates, cooking, and traveling. Joanna is very active in civic events and is a dynamic and frequent speaker to various groups and organizations on estate planning and elder care, family wealth protection, and business planning issues. She was former Vice President of the Board of Directors for Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and an adjunct lecturer at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is currently a member of the San Diego County Bar Association (Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Sections) and Probate Attorneys of San Diego.