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About Matthew B. Talbot, Esq.

Matthew is a top rated Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Matthew specializes in Trust Law, Conservatorships, Financial Elder Abuse and related Probate matters including Estate Planning. Matthew has been practicing exclusively in Probate courts for over 15 years, and specializes in complex trust, estate and conservatorship issues.

Matthew’s commitment to outstanding service has earned him the prestigious Super Lawyer’s designation for 2016 and 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, Avvo’s top rating of “Superb” in Elder Law, Lead Counsel Rating in Estate Planning, and recognition in San Francisco Magazine.

Matthew Talbot Esq

Legal Practice Areas


Dealing with the passing of a loved one can be very difficult. It is sometimes challenging during this emotional time to determine whether a Probate proceeding is necessary. Probate is a court proceeding designed to collect assets and distribute them pursuant to a Will, or the law of intestancy, which is invoked if someone passes without a will.

Probate and Trust Litigation

Trust Litigation

Matthew Talbot and his team have extensive experience with Trust and Estate litigation matters.  Litigation can be an emotional process, especially when family members are fighting. While our attorneys have extensive trial experience, our first focus is always on mediating these disputes whenever possible, and assuring that clients see the best possible outcome.

Trust Administration

These services include Probate Administrations and Trust Administrations.  Both of these processes can be extremely complex and Matthew takes pride in helping guide clients through Probate and Trust administrations to the point of distribution.

Estate Planning

These services include drafting Wills, Trusts, Powers Of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and other key supporting documents for estate plans. Matthew also has experience drafting Special Needs Trusts and can assist with planning for those with special needs.


A Conservatorship is when the Court appoints a person to act as an agent for another.  Our firm handles Conservatorship matters ranging from limited conservatorships for adults with disabilities, to complex contested conservatorships. 

Mediation & Attorney Services

At Talbot Law Group, we serve in an informal capacity to consult on the best strategy in your case, and provide all necessary tools to implement that strategy. The vast majority of cases resolve before trial. To resolve these cases, we can offer empathetic mediation to bring the parties to the table and reach resolution.

Client Testimonials

  • Mr. Talbot is honest, hard working and always well prepared. He is held in high regard by Judges and other attorneys in the community. He will go the extra mile for his client. If you meet with him you will be glad you did.

    David P.
  • This is a wonderful family firm. My husband and I have both worked with them, and they are honest, hard working, and responsive. Matthew handles an extensive amount of trust and probate litigation in Contra Costa County and is well known to the judge and other counsel. We frequently refer friends, clients and colleagues to the Talbots. I highly recommend them.

    Holly T.
  • Mr. Talbot represented me in probate court when I petitioned to become trustee for my disabled uncle’s living trust following a death in the family. He was professional and patient throughout the process. I highly recommend him.

    Greg K.
  • By far and away the most competent and ethical attorney I’ve worked with

    Paul N.
  • Matthew advised me on a messy family estate matter last summer. From the first meeting, he struck me as an unusually honest, caring individual who was capable and willing to help me. Throughout our time together, I felt he was a strong advocate in my corner, keeping me informed and calm at every step. I appreciated his candor and rigorous honesty, and would recommend Matthew Talbot to anyone in my life.

    Sarah D.
  • I recommend Matt Talbot for his expertise and compassion in this complicated and delicate area of law. Our family has had the benefit of Matt’s calm and knowledgeable guidance through the process of becoming and serving as Conservators for a family member. He has guided us through the legal complexities and the personal challenges with great consideration and understanding. He’s always clear and always keeping us mindful of our Conservatee’s best interest.

    Rachel R.
  • People like Matt and Elizabeth Talbot give lawyers a good name!!! I found them all to be easy to work with and totally professional. I highly recommend them.

    John F.

Contact us today at 925-322-1795 to set up a consultation.

Estate Planning and Probate Firm Talbot Law Group assists clients with their estate plans across California, including Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Napa County, Marin County, Sonoma County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Los Angeles County.

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    • Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30
    • 2033 N. Main St, Suite 750, Walnut Creek, CA. 94596

    Trust, Probate and Estate Planning Lawyer in downtown Walnut Creek, California serving Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Napa County, Marin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.