James H. Siegel

Mr. Siegel is a shareholder of the firm.  He is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Probate Law. Mr. Siegel’s practice emphasizes estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, guardianship and conservatorship administration.


Mr. Siegel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge, magna cum laude, in 1976 and his Masters from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1977. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of California School of Law in 1986.

Employment Background

Prior to joining Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, Mr. Siegel was a partner in the law firm of Branton & Wilson in San Diego.

Professional Affiliations & Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Specialist-Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization