ESTATE PLANNING, TRUST & PROBATE LAW SINCE 1984

 

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

Estate Planning
Trusts & Estates
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Probate
Fiduciary Accounting
Probate & Trust Litigation
Federal Estate & Gift Taxation

ABOUT US

Barnes & Barnes has served the Santa Barbara community for over 35 years. Our commitment to providing the highest level of legal representation and establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients has resulted in recognition in the community as well as by our peers. We understand that we are a service organization as well as a provider of legal expertise, and we work collaboratively with our clients to meet their needs in a cost-effective manner. Virtually all of our clients are referred to us by existing clients or by our colleagues in the legal community.

We are committed to serving both the legal profession and the Santa Barbara community. Our attorneys are associated with the local bar and other legal organizations, and have appeared as speakers for continuing legal education programs in the firm’s areas of expertise. Additionally, our attorneys have served as board members and officers of local nonprofit organizations.

 

OUR ATTORNEYS

MARGARET ("PEGGY") V. BARNES

Peggy Barnes has extensive experience in estate planning, as well as in probate, trust and conservatorship court proceedings. Ms. Barnes has actively served the Santa Barbara community as a long-time participant on the boards of several local non-profit organizations, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation and the Friendship Adult Day Care Center. She is licensed to practice law in California as well as before the United States Tax Court, and is a member of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council.

Ms. Barnes graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from Loyola Law School, graduating magna cum laude and Alpha Sigma Nu.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Estate Planning

  • Trusts & Estates

  • Conservatorships

  • Federal Estate & Gift Taxation

  • Probate

  • Probate & Trust Litigation

  • Guardian Ad Litem

JEFFREY B. SODERBORG

Jeffrey Soderborg was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and became associated with the firm in 2012 after three years of litigation practice in San Francisco. Since 2012, Mr. Soderborg’s practice has focused exclusively on estate planning, trust and probate law.

Mr. Soderborg earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2009, following his attainment of a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, with honors, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  While at Hastings, Mr. Soderborg served on the Board of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.  Mr. Soderborg is admitted to the State Bar of California, as well as the United States Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Soderborg is the former president of the Santa Barbara Barristers, served as a board member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association from 2016-2019, and is a member of ProVisors, an invitation-only organization consisting of attorneys, financial advisors, CPAs, and other local professionals.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate

  • Complex Estate & Trust Administration

  • Guardianship & Conservatorships

  • Federal Estate & Gift Taxation

  • Incompetency Proceedings

  • Probate & Trust Litigation

  • Guardian Ad Litem

STEVEN F. BARNES

Steve Barnes’s practice emphasizes estate planning, trust and probate law.  He has extensive experience in federal estate tax law, as well as probate and post-death trust accounting and administration. 

 

Mr. Barnes has been an active participant in the Santa Barbara community and has served as the President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, Treasurer of the Girl Scouts, in numerous United Way positions, as well as on fund development committees for the Museum of Natural History and other organizations.

 

Mr. Barnes is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied business economics (with an emphasis in accounting).  He received his law degree from Loyola Law School, graduating cum laude.   He is licensed to practice law in California as well as before the United States Tax Court.​

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Estate Planning

  • Complex Estate & Trust Administration

  • Federal Estate & Gift Taxation

  • Probate & Trust Litigation

  • Fiduciary Accounting

 
 
 
 
OUR ADDRESS

1900 State Street, Suite M  Santa Barbara, CA 93101​

Tel  (805) 687-6660

Fax (805) 682-6772

 

 

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