Probate, Estates, Wills & Trusts

 

Practice Areas:  Estates, Business, Litigation, Property, Mediator & Arbitrator, Family.
Mr. Wickers opened this practice in 1992.  He is well versed in the local Los Angeles County, Orange County and, Ventura County District Courts, and; has done appellate work in the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and District Court of Utah. He is an attorney licensed to practice in both the California (since 1977) and Iowa (since 1976) but only practices in California.

Mr. Wickers undergraduate studies began at Loyola Marymount University and completed at the United States Air Force Academy.  As a student, he was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Colorado in recognition of his high scholastic achievement in the field of Economics and received his Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy in 1973.

He then attended law school at the University of California, Hastings and worked on the Hastings Law News as Managing Editor.  In 1974, he was initiated by Pomeroy as a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.  Mr. Wickers graduated in 1976 receiving his Juris Doctor.

As a new lawyer, Mr. Wickers worked in the United States Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in a number of different states where he received a Certificate of Designation from the Department of the Air Force as a Judge Advocate.  He received a diploma from Air Command and Staff College in 1984 for completing their program.  Throughout his time in the United States Military he also held such positions as Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, and Aerospace contract negotiator.

Some of his other professional memberships include the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the South Bay Bar Association.

In his spare time he enjoys cycling at the beach, playing golf, reading non-fiction books, and participating in informal political debates.  He has been married for over thirty years and has two adult daughters.

Here is one of Mr. Wickers Recommendations on LinkedIn from Chief Administrative Law Judge J. Jeremiah Mahoney:

  

 

 

 

 

 

Award Name Granting Organization Date
Certificate of Appreciation-Pro Bono Panel Guardianship South Bay Bar Association 2012
Certificate of Appreciation-Alternative Dispute Resolution Los Angeles Superior Court 2011
Certificate of Appreciation-Probate Volunteer Panel Los Angeles Superior Court of California 2008
Certificate of Appreciation-Alternative Dispute Resolution Los Angeles Superior Court 2008
Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge Los Angeles Superior Court 2007
Certificate of Appreciation-Services to Community South Bay Bar Association 2007
Certificate of Appreciation-Services to Community South Bay Bar Association 2004
Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge Los Angeles Superior Court 2003
Unselfish Dedication Educating CA Senior Citizens State Bar of California 2001
Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge Superior Court of California 2001
Appreciation for Outstanding Services to Traffic Court & Public Municipal Court of Santa Monica 1999
Leadership Torrance Torrance Chamber of Commerce 1995
Outstanding Contribution-Procurement & Claims. United States Air Force 1979
Outstanding Service in the Office of J.A.G. Ogden Air Logistics Center 1979
Qualified-Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel Department of the Air Force 1977
Certificate of Designation-Judge Advocate The President of the United States & Department of the Air Force 1976
Dedicated and Skillful Service as Managing Editor Hastings College of the Law-Hastings Law News 1975
Second Lieutenant Regular United States Air Force The President of the United States & Department of the Air Force 1973
High Scholastic Achievement-Economics Alpha Chapter of Colorado 1973

 

Position Association Name Duration
Board Member-Legal Review Torrance Memorial Medical Center Institutional Review Board 1992–2014
Probate Volunteer Panel Attorney Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Pane 1996–2012
Volunteer Attorney Pro Bono Clinic South Bay Bar Association (LA) 1997–present
Judge Pro Tempore Los Angeles Superior Court 1994–2014
Mediator & Arbitrator Los Angeles Superior Court 1996–2013