EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Environmental Studies), 1993 McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D. with Distinction, 1997 University of Florida College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1999
DistinctionsCertified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law (Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California)
MembershipsState Bar of California
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
Community InvolvementExecutive Board Member, Santa Barbara Mental Wellness Center; Member, Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council; Past President of Santa Barbara Newcomers Club; Past Board Member of Peninsula Estate Planning Council (Bay area); past member of San Mateo County Bar Speaker's Bureau and Community Affairs Committee
Deborah K Boswell
Deborah specializes in estate planning and trust and estate administration. Her practice is focused on working with and advising clients on comprehensive estate plans, including revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives. The estate plan may also include irrevocable trusts such as life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, special needs trusts for beneficiaries in order to maintain qualification for public assistance and long-term trusts for young beneficiaries or beneficiaries who have trouble managing their finances.
Deborah works with clients with high net worth as well as clients with modest estates to formulate an estate plan to achieve the client's objectives in balancing the benefits of tax savings and the needs of beneficiaries. Deborah also works with private and professional fiduciaries and family members in trust administrations, probate and conservatorships. Deborah provides representation for beneficiaries and trustees of trusts in conjunction with their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of the trust and/or in resolving disputes between beneficiaries and trustees.