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Our Team
About Jakle & Alexander, LLP
Jakle & Alexander consists of partners John B. Jakle and Lisa C. Alexander, associate attorneys Courtney B. Cole, Sarah Nichols, and Michelle B. Wellnitz, “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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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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Courtney B. Cole
Courtney B. Cole
Associate Attorney

Courtney B. Cole is an associate attorney 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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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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Jennifer Van Duzer

Jennifer Van Duzer focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, entity formation, and tax and charitable planning.
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Michelle B. Wellnitz
Michelle B. Wellnitz
Associate Attorney

Michelle B. Wellnitz, is an associate attorney with the firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration.
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