Trust & Probate Litigation Attorney
ATTORNEY PROFILES

Over Fifty Years of Combined Experience

Our attorneys bring a broad base of experience and a global perspective to help resolve your trust or probate issues, whether informally or through litigation. David J. Hallstrom, Esq.’s practice focuses entirely on trust and probate litigation, serving all of Southern California and the Central Coast.
David J. Hallstrom
David J. Hallstrom, Esq.
David brings a wealth of experience across a wide spectrum of law that is useful in his trust and probate litigation practice. David believes in the power of ideas and has honed his skills to grasp and communicate complex concepts. This has enabled him to become an exceptional litigator and appellate attorney. David’s background living in California, Brazil, Utah, Florida, and the United Kingdom has helped him develop a broad, global perspective and understanding of people, which has proven to be invaluable in his practice of law. David is sensitive to clients’ desire for practical, effective, and timely results. In his free time, David enjoys working out, meditating, reading, surfing, and pretty much all other water-based sports.

Education:
University of Florida, Levin College of Law: JD
Utah Valley University: BA Philosophy; AS Construction Management

Admissions:
US Supreme Court
11th US Circuit Court of Appeals
9th US Circuit Court of Appeals
California State Courts
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Central District of California
Florida State Courts
US District Court, Northern District of Florida
US District Court, Middle District of Florida

Memberships:
California Bar
Florida Bar
Orange County Bar Association
Orange County Chamber of Commerce
J. Reuben Clark Law Society of Orange County
BYU Management Society

Betty Levine attorney
Betty J. Levine, Esq.
Of Counsel
Ms. Levine’s breadth of experience in trial practice, mediation, and arbitration developed under the tutelage of seasoned trail attorneys in large and medium firms and as a partner with a Beverly Hills firm known for its aggressive trial attorneys. This enables her to make valuable contributions to all phases of litigation – from the initial claim development or defense, through trial, and even the post-trial appellate process. Betty loves spending time at the beach and with her family.

Education:
Loyola Law School: JD
UCLA: BA Political Science

Admissions:
9th US Circuit Court of Appeals
California State Courts
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California

Memberships:
California Bar
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association

Paul J. Kurtzhall, Esq.
Of Counsel
Mr. Kurtzhall has extensive experience in civil litigation, litigation in the federal courts, and bankruptcies. He expands upon our trust and probate litigation team’s broad experience and global perspective, having participated in international criminal and civil rights programs at the University von Amsterdam in the Netherlands, studying at the ICC (International Criminal Court) at the Hague during Slobodan Milosevic’s trial for war crimes. He has also previously held a prestigious position at the Gang Unit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where he assisted with the investigation, compilation, and prosecution of gang related felonies and capital murder cases. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family.

Education:
Pacific West College of Law: JD
UC Santa Cruz: BA Politics; Minor in Literature

Admissions:
California State Courts
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California

Memberships:
California Bar

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The attorneys from HALLSTROM KLEIN & WARD are of counsel to David J. Hallstrom, Esq., and provide an invaluable depth of experience to his team.

Every situation is unique, and it is best to discuss your case with an experience attorney. For a consultation, contact us today by calling (888) 308-1261.

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