Beverly J. Smith

Practice Expertise

  • Practices exclusively in trusts and estates and is a certified specialist in the field
  • Practice emphasizes estate planning as well as probate, estate and trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships
  • Prior to joining Burnham Brown, practiced with a firm in San Francisco, California, also in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration

Professional Associations

  • Member of State Bar of California, Alameda County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Past Chair, Trusts and Estates Executive Committee and East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers

Special Recognition

  • Beverly Smith was included in the 2013 list of Northern California's Top "Super Lawyers" in the Estate Planning & Probate section


  • Golden Gate University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1995)
  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law (J.D., 1991)
  • California State University at Hayward (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for all Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Contact Beverly J. Smith

Burnham Brown
1901 Harrison Street
14th floor
Oakland, California  94612-3501
Phone: (510) 835-6807
Fax: (510) 835-6666


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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