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Our Team
About Jakle, Alexander & Patton, LLP
Jakle, Alexander & Patton consists of partners John B. Jakle, Lisa C. Alexander and Courtney C. Patton, associate attorney Sarah Nichols, “of counsel” attorneys Lori A. Cioffi and Jennifer Van Duzer, and paralegals Jan McCartney-Clark and Michele M. Vader.
Our Team
John B. Jakle

Practicing law in Santa Monica since 1971, John B. Jakle is an expert in the areas of probate, estate planning, trust administration, incapacity planning, conservatorships, guardianships, special needs trusts, Federal Estate and Gift Tax and property tax. John has handled virtually all aspects of estate planning, including family limited partnerships, and has extensive experience with respect to wealth management issues.
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Lisa C. Alexander

Lisa C. Alexander is a partner of the Firm. Lisa received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and French from UCLA and earned her JD from USC. Lisa is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Lisa is a member of the Trusts & Estates Sections of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar, Beverly Hills Bar and Santa Monica Bar Associations.
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Courtney C. Patton

Courtney C. Patton is a partner with the firm where she practices in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, trust settlement, probate, conservatorships, legal entities and general business matters.
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Ramon Lamelas
Ramon Lamelas
Associate Attorney

Ramon Lamelas, Esq. is an associate attorney with the firm where he practices in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, trust settlement, probate, conservatorships, and legal entities.

Ramon is fluent in Spanish.
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Sarah Nichols
Sarah Nichols
Associate Attorney

Sarah Nichols is an associate with the firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration, conservatorships, and legal entities. Sarah joined the firm in 2012 as a summer law clerk and continued working for the firm after graduating from law school.
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John Jakle
Lori A. Cioffi
Of Counsel

Lori A. Cioffi practices in the areas of estate planning, incapacity planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and legal entities.
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