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ANNE GIFFORD EWING is an attorney at GIFFORD, DEARING & ABERNATHY, LLP, with a practice focused on trust and estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Anne is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

Anne creates both simple estate plans, including wills, revocable trusts, guardianship nominations, durable powers for health care and finances, and trust-planning for the disabled, as well as more complex estate plans for high net worth individuals and families. Anne also advises clients serving as executors or trustees, as well as representing estate and trust beneficiaries. Her clients include individuals, families, professional fiduciaries, not-for-profit institutions and private family foundations.

Anne earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She was a top-ranked member of UC Hastings’ Negotiation Team and placed nationally and internationally in advocacy competitions. While in law school, Anne worked as a law clerk for The Capital Group Companies in The American Funds’ legal and compliance department in Los Angeles, and served the San Francisco County Superior Court as a Volunteer Mediator and as a Judicial Extern to the Probate Department. Prior to joining GIFFORD, DEARING & ABERNATHY, LLP, Anne clerked in the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) headquarters in Paris, France, where her work focused on transnational commercial arbitration cases.

Prior to attending law school, Anne worked in the global investment management industry for The Capital Group Companies. She completed the firm’s prestigious two-year management training program, The Associates’ Program (TAP), performing rotations that included investment research, marketing and human resources at a variety of U.S. and European office locations. She went on to handle communications for Capital Guardian Trust Company’s private wealth department.

Anne earned an M.A. in English and American Literatures and a B.A. in English and French Literatures, both from Stanford University.

Anne is a Los Angeles-area native and a fifth-generation Californian. She is a graduate of Clairbourn School, in San Gabriel, and Polytechnic School, in Pasadena. She lives in the Pasadena area.

Anne’s associations and memberships include:

  • Los Angeles Estate Planning Council (Current President)
  • Fiduciary Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley (Past Board Member)
  • Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter
  • Richard Riordan Volunteer Leadership & Development Program (Graduate)

Anne speaks regularly in the local community on trust and estate law topics. Recent speaking engagements have included:

  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • Pasadena Bar Association / Trust and Estates Section
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA) of San Gabriel Valley
  • Fiduciary Roundtable of San Gabriel Valley
  • John Aaroe Group / Pasadena

Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy, LLP represents clients in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California, as well as nationally.