Attorney Heather Pietroforte’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Heather will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
Heather studied at Pepperdine University prior to graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a Pre-Law Concentration. Heather earned her Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law. Heather was published in the SJCL Agricultural Law Review. She also served a term as Production Editor of the Law Review. Heather was honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Leadership Award, Woman Lawyer Scholarship, and recognition for superior academic excellence in two legal research and writing courses. Heather initially worked in workers’ compensation law defense, but, transitioned to areas of practice where she could develop personal relationships with her clients. During law school, Heather worked as a Certified Law Clerk for two years for the Tulare County District Attorney as well as provided one year of litigation support of a Petition for Habeas Corpus for a federal post-conviction challenge to a death sentence. Having worked as in-house legal counsel for a non-profit for four years, Heather is experienced in all aspects of advising small businesses.
A frequently requested lecturer for private groups on a variety of topics including family wealth planning, wealth preservation, and asset protection of inheritances, Heather enjoys educating her community. Heather has chosen to concentrate on the Trusts and Estates area because she is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.
Most importantly, Heather is the proud mother of Christian, Reese, Taylor, and Saige.