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Trevor L. Stapleton
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Sacramento Attorney
Trevor L. Stapleton

Phone: 916.441.2430


Languages: English

Mr. Stapleton joined Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP, as an Associate in September, 2005. He obtained his Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law in 1996, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in 1997.

Legal Employment:

  • Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP
    • 2005 to the 2008 Associate,
    • 2009 to the present, Partner
    • Transactional practice including business and commercial matters, non-profit organizations, professional organizations, strategic tax planning for businesses and individuals,  estate and gift tax planning, probate and trusts, as well as representation of clients in business and personal tax controversies before State and Federal Agencies
  • Associate, Sutton Law Center, Granite Bay, California
    • 2004 – 2005
  • Associate, Aoki & Sakamoto LLP, Seattle, Washington.
    • 2000 – 2004
  • Associate, Law Office of Mark T. Schleck, P.S., Seattle, Washington.
    • 1997 – 2000

Practice Areas:

  • Business Entities & Transactions
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Tax


  • University of Washington – LL.M. (1997)
  • Willamette University – J.D. (1996)
  • California State University Sacramento – B.A. (1993)

Bar Membership:

  • 1997        Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association.
  • 2002        Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.
  • 2004        Admitted to the California State Bar Association.

Professional & Civic Activities:

  • 2008 – Present: Down Syndrome Information Alliance, Sacramento, California
    • Member of Board of Directors
    • Treasurer
    • Chair, Finance Committee
  • 2000 – 2004: King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington.
    • Volunteer Speaker
    • Volunteer Attorney, tax and estate planning clinics
  • 2000 – 2001: King County Dispute Resolution Center, Seattle, Washington.
    • Volunteer Conciliator
  • 1999 – 2001: King County Superior Court, Ex Parte and Probate Department, Seattle, Washington
    • Volunteer Probate Review Attorney

Speaking Engagements:

  • October 2003: Featured Speaker: “How to Draft Wills”
    • Washington State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Seattle, Washington
  • July 2003: Featured Speaker: “The Probate Process for Washington Paralegals”
    • Institute for Paralegal Education, Seattle, Washington.
  • June 2008: Featured Speaker: “Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts”
    • National Business Institute, Sacramento, California

Employment Publications:

  • Time To Review Fringe Benefits, Reimbursements, and Worker Classifications – Wilke Fleury Labor and Employment Newsletter, (May 2010)

Estate Planning & Probate Publications:

  • Conservatorships For People With Disabilities, (November 2010)
  • Trusts For People With Disabilities, (November 2010)

Tax Publications:

  • 2010 YEAR END TAX PLANNING ALERT, (November 2010)

Contact This Firm

Wilke Fleury LLP

621 Capitol Mall
Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

Law Firm Contact: David A. Frenznick

Tel: 916.441.2430

Fax: 916.442.6664



Member Since: 2010

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