Bette B. Epstein

After 25 years of handling trust and estate litigation and contested conservatorship matters, Bette's practice now focuses on serving as a mediator in trust and estate disputes, contested conservatorship and elder abuse claims. As a litigator, Bette represented individual and corporate trustees, executors and beneficiaries. She also handled contested conservatorships, representing conservatees and conservators. She has had numerous successful trials and mediations on behalf of her clients. In addition, Bette has also served as an expert witness in conservatorship and estate litigation proceedings and as a discovery referee.

Bette is a frequent presenter at continuing education programs in the field of trust and estate litigation and mediation of those disputes and also a guest lecturer at the University of San Francisco School of Law in the field of Legal Ethics.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986, J.D., with honors., American Jurisprudence Award in community property
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1980, Certificate in Gerontological Studies
  • California State University, Hayward, 1979, M.S., Counseling
  • University of Southern California, 1965, B.S.

Professional Admissions/Qualifications

  • California

Contact Bette B. Epstein

Reed Smith LLP
101 Second Street
Suite 1800
San Francisco, California  94105
Phone: 415-659-4901
Fax: 415-391-8269


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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