Elizabeth M. Engh

Elizabeth M. Engh is a partner at Donahue Fitzgerald with over 35 years of experience practicing law. Her practice specializes in estate planning, trusts, administration, and tax issues. Ms. Engh is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California.

A main component of Ms. Engh’s practice involves counseling clients on wealth preservation. In particular, Ms. Engh is a sought after advisor on the transmission of wealth, protection of assets, minimizing estate and gift taxes, Prop 13 preservation of low assessed values, minimizing the income taxation of the family group, as well as the transfer of business ownership to multi-generational family members.

Ms. Engh is a frequent lecturer to professional development groups and also engages in addressing the general public regarding estate and tax matters. Additionally, Ms. Engh lectures annually for the Continuing Education of the Bar on ongoing legal changes respecting estate planning and trust administration. Ms. Engh is a past chair of the Alameda County Bar’s Estate Planning Section and has been an active participant in the State Bar’s Estate Planning Section.

Before joining the firm in March of 2012, Ms. Engh was a partner at Wendel Rosen Black and Dean, LLP and prior to its merger with Wendel Rosen, a partner at Aiken, Kramer & Cummings.


  • California State Bar
  • U. S. Tax Court


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1977
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

Honors & Awards

  • Certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, for more than 20 years.
  • AV® Preeminent™ (5.0 out of 5) peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell™


  • Past Chair, Estate Planning Section of the Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of California, East Bay Trusts and Estate Lawyers (EBTEL)

Contact Elizabeth M. Engh

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
Growers Square
1646 N. California Boulevard, Suite 250
Walnut Creek, California  94596
Phone: (925) 746-7770
Fax: (925) 746-7776


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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