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Matthew B. Talbot, Esq.

Matthew Talbot Esq

Matthew B. Talbot, Esq.

Certified Specialist, Estate Planning & Probate


Phone 925-322-1795


Matthew Talbot Super LawyersMatthew is a top rated Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Matthew specializes in Trust LawConservatorshipsFinancial Elder Abuse and related Probate matters including Estate Planning.  Matthew is both a California and Federally licensed attorney who has been practicing exclusively in Probate courts for over 17 years, specializing 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, 2022, 2023, and 2024, Avvo’s top rating of “Superb” in Elder Law, Lead Counsel Rating in Estate Planning, and recognition in San Francisco Magazine.

Mr. Talbot is a member of the Complex Conservatorship Panel for Contra Costa County, a small group of highly qualified Conservatorship attorneys. Additionally, Matthew is on the Alameda County Attorney Referral Panel, an exclusive list of attorneys selected by the Court. Additionally, he is on the Discovery Facilitator Panel for Contra Costa County, a select group of attorneys with extensive litigation experience.

He has also been chosen specifically by the Courts to represent individuals in complex court proceedings involving Trusts, Estate Planning, and Conservatorships. In 2020, he was featured on ABC7 News for his Estate Plan work in the community.

Matthew Talbot is committed to advocating on behalf of his clients, and has gained a reputation as a trusted and ethical professional. Because of Matthew’s experience and dedication to high quality work he is often asked by counsel to consult on probate and trust litigations, provide expert testimony at trial, and to represent third party neutral fiduciaries in disputed matters.

As a well-established Practitioner in the San Francisco/East Bay legal community, he is able to leverage his expertise and legal relationships to maximize benefits for his clients.

Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced probate law in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006. He earned his J.D. at the University of San Francisco and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California Berkeley. 

Matthew is deeply committed to his clients and his community. He has taken an active role in mentoring other attorneys in the field and taught classes for both the County & California Bar Associations. Mr. Talbot is also a member of the Robert G. McGrath American Inns Of Court, the Trusts & Estates Section of the California Bar Association, the Contra Costa Bar Association, East Bay Trust & Estates Lawyers, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and former board member for Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate & Trust litigation
  • Probate & Estates
  • Conservatorships
  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Mediation & Consulting
  • Special Needs & Limited Conservatorship

Education & Bar Admission

Admitted to the California bar in 2006

Practiced Probate Law in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006

Earned his J.D. at the University of San Francisco

Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California Berkeley


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