The Living Trust Lawyers

CunninghamLegal focuses on giving our clients a personalized approach to estate planning and asset protection. Utilizing years of experience, we deliver peace of mind as we help you plan your future.

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Living Trust & Estate Planning

Our personal approach to estate planning that helps you achieve your most important goals.

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Trust Administration

The passing of a loved one is a difficult time. Our team is here to help guide you through the Trust Administration process, so you can focus on your family.

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Our expert team can provide you the legal support you need to help you tackle a wide variety of issues.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

My wife and I recently met with Preston to update our Family Trust. He and his staff did an excellent job outlining our options and considering our needs. The final documents met all our expectations. Based on this experience, I recommended Preston to my mother and she is working with him to update her trust.

Ken N.

Jim is the rare combination of a brilliant, innovative estate lawyer who communicates in way that business leaders and their spouses understand.

Mark J.

I’ve been very happy and blessed with the way Stephen Wood and crew put our Trust together. They walked us through ever inch of the Estate Planning Portfolio and answered questions with the highest respect.


It is imperative that proper legal work be done to ensure all wishes for loved ones are carried out. The family owned and operated team at CunninghamLegal are extremely knowledgeable, courteous and provide service that is the top of their profession. Every effort is made to give clients the best possible help with all needs.


CunninghamLEgal really came through for me. With all the lack of understanding regarding healthcare laws, they created a grantor trust that was air tight. Everything worked just the way they said it would. Working with them was a good experience and Marisa was a real help.


Jim and his team were easy to work with.  Jim laid out our plan in very understandable terms and guided us through the estate planning process.  We had a tight time table and Jim delivered.


Working with Jim Cunningham has saved me a small fortune. My business partner and I went to him with problems related to conservatorship of a good friend. We had been given advice we were following but finding challenging. Jim suggested we look at the situation in a different way and explained why, in his experience, it would be a better choice. Because of Jim’s ideas we were able to preserve more than $200,000 in our friends assets, save thousands in legal fees, and save many hours of our time because we do not need to report to the court every year.

My wife and I had met with a couple lawyers to discuss a family trust we needed. Both presented the idea without a suggestion that what we needed was unique to us but rather a cookie cutter process. We decided to talk to Jim Cunningham because of a favorable experience we had had with him previously. What a difference! Jim had us look at so many different issues that we had not ever given thought to. We now have a trust we feel good about that addresses more issues than I could have imagined. It has been created to grow with us as our assets grow.

I thought Cunningham Legal was so good that I brought them in to do a seminar for our employees.

Owen T.

Dear Mr. Cunningham, It was a privilege to be at the seminar on Saturday. Very glad I came! I so appreciated everything that Mr. Wood shared. It will clearly be beneficial to make an appointment in the near future. Very nice to see you again, and meet Mr. Wood. He has a calm manner. May I say that you both look so great in person. The photos of you two do not do you justice. Thanks very much for all your efforts.


After two frustrating times trying to put a family trust together only to be burned out with lawyer talk and competency of advice I found CunninghamLegal. Jim and his staff made my wife and I very comfortable with the process, advised us well and delivered a great Trust quicker than I thought possible. I am the first to recommend Cunningham Legal and have done so a few times since having our Family Trust completed.


My husband, Bob and I want to thank Jim Cunningham and his staff, including Renee, Sharon, Gina and Marisa for the professional way they handled our Family Trust. All involved were very knowledgeable and able to answer, to our satisfaction, the questions we asked. All involved were very knowledgeable and able to answer, to our satisfaction, the questions we asked. They also helped resolve some issues that came up in a timely manner. We would recommend CunninghamLegal as the go to legal team for Family, Trusts, Probate, Living Wills and other associated services.

Robert & Paula

We have become very comfortable with Jim and staff. The staff is professional when working with us. We have dealt with CunninghamLegal for many years and trust their expertise as a family.

Mark & Lorie

We appreciate the personal connection, knowledge, experience and welcoming atmosphere. We like that everything is explained to us so we fully understand the process.

Henry & Romelia

We had a positive experience with everyone at CunninghamLegal. Thanks to Ed Goodson for his kindness, patience and being a compassionate person. Thanks to Rebecca and Debbie for answering the many questions we had. Keep up the good work!

Larry and Beverly B.

Preston and Kristen, thank you both for all your kind and professional help throughout this trust process. It was a very stressful and emotional time and we appreciate all your efforts in assisting us.

Lynn D.

The Camarillo Team of CunninghamLegal is patient, understanding, professional, and knowledgeable.  Stephen Wood is very responsive to our specific needs to make sure that we have peace of mind at the end of the day.  I am glad that I just did not Google and create my own trust without the proper legal advice received from Stephen. Thank you for sending us the flyer on ” The Top Estate Planning Mistakes”.


We both felt at ease and comfortable meeting with Jim C. at his Menlo Park office. He took the time to clearly explain the reason for our living trust update. The experience was positive and reassuring. His office assistants were accommodating and professional.

Larry and Jeanne H.

It is rare when a business meeting goes completely right in all respects. This happened with the preparation and presentation of our trust. This was possible because of Rebecca Good. It is an exceptional team member that can be totally professional while at the same time being personable and enjoyable. You can also sense that she is genuine and sincere. Congratulations to the person responsible for hiring her.

Roger & Autumn A.

Great service. I enjoyed meeting all of the nice people in the office and working with them.


My wife and I chose Stephen Wood to establish our family trust. Stephen was extremely knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. Prior to Stephen, my wife and I thought setting up a family trust was going to be a confusing and time consuming process. Not so with Stephen. He was quick to answer all questions and expedited the process. We highly recommend him. Thank you again Stephen!

Josh D.

Our experience with CunninghamLegal exceeded our expectations from the first contact at a very informative Estate Planning seminar through a very professional process, culminating in a Family Trust and Estate Planning Portfolio. My wife and I now have peace of mind that our affairs are in order and our three children are happy they know what to do and how to do it with a very solid Estate Plan. Our special thanks to Jim, Deb, Becca and other team members who did such a professional and diligent job guiding us and providing exactly what we needed. We look forward to a continuing relationship, and we will be touting your services to our family members, friends and associates. Thank you all again.

Steve & Paula R.

I’m so grateful for your assistance with this project. It’s like a heavy load has been lifted from my shoulders.


As for the staff at CunninghamLegal, their professional conduct, their willingness to ensure complete understanding and their encouragement to ask questions really goes a long way. We never felt rushed and always felt our best interest was paramount. I’m not sure you can measure a legal experience on a “fun meter”, but we actually had some lighthearted enjoyment and a touch of laughter.

Steve K.

I left your office with extreme confidence with your services. Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable, patient and understanding with dealing with an inexperienced client like me. Thank you!

Peter V.

We appreciate the fact that all of our questions and concerns were answered and explanations given. Thanks for helping us with our trust. We definitely feel that our minds are at peace. Thank you.

Sandy C.

I have known Ed Goodson for over 10 years and hired him to update my wife’s trust. Everything went extremely well, so when a trust attorney was needed for a close friend in Dublin, CA, I contacted Ed. Ed did exactly as she asked and with the outstanding CunninghamLegal staff, he prepared the trust and all accompanying documents in a timely manner. We are extremely pleased with the professionalism, attentiveness and expertise shown by CunninghamLegal. I have already referred another friend to Ed, who is in need of a trust attorney. I will be updating my own trust soon, so I will be contacting Ed Goodson at that time.

Stan H.

I met with Deb VanRoekel to review and sign my final documents. Deb was professional, knowledgeable and thorough, and my wife and I enjoyed working with her. Our contacts with Nicole and Becca were also positive. We met with Attorney Ed Goodson. He took the time to answer all of our questions and explained things in a clear and concise manner.

Anthony P.

From the informational presentation given by Jim Cunningham at the Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – and how to avoid them seminar, to the interview with Ed Goodson, to the final review and signing with Deb VanRoekel, everyone was very informative and polite. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.

D. Sullivan

I appreciate the professional help I received from Ed, Deb and everyone associated with CunninghamLegal. They were patient with me, answered all of my questions in ways I could understand and were reasonable with their fees. They are the only firm I would consider to help me protect and pass on my assets as I desire.

Herman L.

It has been my pleasure to have worked with Kristen Thorup and Deb VanRoekel from CunninghamLegal regarding my parents legal matters. They were nothing but kind, patient and professional through the many stages of the process. First rate.

Tom F.