Honest Treatment

Honest Treatment

We value the relationships developed with clients and know estate planning is not easy. It is a sensitive process that requires significant trust with your local attorney.

Clear Advice

Clear Advice

We evaluate legal situations carefully to determine what will best serve your needs and explain complex financial and legal issues in ways that is easy for my clients to understand.

Smart Strategies

Smart Strategies

We design strategies that meet my clients’ estate, business, and overall personal and legal goals. Estate plans are structured to achieve the best possible outcomes for your family.

Reasonable Fees

Reasonable Fees

We focus exclusively on Estate Law matters, allowing for the best plan for you in the least amount of time. Flexible payment options offered to ensure peace of mind planning.

Santa Rosa estate law firm
Welcome to Rhodes Law

A Boutique Estate Law Firm Proudly Representing
Sonoma County & Northern California

A Professional, local, ADA Compliant law firm working for you.

Investing in your family’s financial future can be a difficult endeavor. While you may do it yourself by getting the appropriate legal paperwork, there are many fine details that are easy to miss, which can end up costing your family a lot of money and be a big hardship in the long run.

Rhodes Law located in Santa Rosa, California, can help you understand the process and ensure that your final wishes are carried out as you intend, even after you’ve passed away.

Read more

We are experienced in the drafting of wills, trust agreements, and other more complicated estate planning documents, as well as the supervision of end-of-life care.

Top Santa Rosa Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning generally entails a lot more than just writing a will. Our Santa Rosa estate planning attorney provides complete legal services to families and individuals of all sizes and income levels. Asset protection wills, probate, trusts, and real estate transactions are among the services provided.

Simple estate plans for family members and charities to a complicated multi-generational plans are all examples of estate planning. We are experienced in the drafting of wills, trust agreements, and other more complicated estate planning documents, as well as the supervision of end-of-life care.

Our estate planning lawyer can assist you in determining how and to whom your property and other assets will be distributed following your death. We will then create an estate plan based on your objectives, including avoiding taxes such as income tax, gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We have gone above & beyond to ensure the clients’ success.

“Brett has a great legal mind”

“I’m totally satisfied with Rhodes Law. Brett has a great legal mind with the personality of the guy next door.”

Ray B.
“He was very helpful and understanding.”

“I worked with Brett on some of my legal matters. He was very helpful and understanding. I would highly recommend Brett to anyone who needs an estate attorney.”

“We are so happy we have a good lawyer”

“Brett created a trust for our estate and we couldn’t be more pleased. He is very professional, answers all our questions, and discusses all options. We are so happy we have a good lawyer.”

John S.
“Homerun for Rhodes Law”

“We couldn’t be happier with the legal service we got from Brett at Rhodes Law. We ended up only needing to update and revise some legal estate planning documents, which he did for us quickly.”

Zack B.
“Gold Stars for Rhodes Law!”

“They are the best and helped me create a new estate plan after my previous plan was destroyed. Brett was able to develop a new estate plan that was even more robust. Great work, much appreciated!”

David M.
“Committed and Compassionate”

“His commitment to helping me through a very personal loss and very difficult decisions made me rest easy. He showed extreme compassion throughout a challenging legal process.”

Kathy A.
View all testimonials

Rhodes Law
More About The Firm

We understand that selecting the right lawyer can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to personal estate planning matters. At Rhodes Law, we believe that bigger isn’t always better. We prioritize personal service, prompt communication, and thorough representation, which have been the cornerstones of our successful client relationships that span many generations. When you choose Rhodes Law, you become essential to us. We value your concerns and actively involve you in the decision-making process. Our goal is to explain the complexities of estate planning in a way that is easy for you to understand, ensuring that you are well-informed throughout the process.

Our commitment to estate planning means that we stay up to date with the latest developments and nuances in the field. We dedicate our time, resources, and expertise solely to serving our estate planning clients. This focused approach enables us to provide comprehensive representation tailored to your unique needs and goals.

5 Reasons People Choose Our Firm


Personal and professional integrity, growth and development


Respect for each person’s individuality, experience and contributions


Awareness of and respect for cultural diversity


Empowerment through communication, collaboration & cooperation


Individual & organizational competence, fairness and accountability

At Rhodes Law, you can expect Honest Treatment, Clear Advice, and SMART Strategies

Estate Planning And Its Importance

Most individuals don’t think about estate planning until they’ve established their professions and families, but anyone should establish an estate plan and alter it as their circumstances change. The distribution of assets and the appointment of an administrator to guarantee that your intentions are carried out are the two most important aspects of estate planning.

An effective estate plan will leave your family a gift rather than a worry by ensuring that your loved ones can simply manage your catastrophe, inherit your estate, and avoid, probate, exorbitant expenditures, taxes, and delays. More than just a will, a very well prepared estate plan may also include:

  • A Trust
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Conservator/Guardian Appointment
  • Advanced Health care directives

These documents enable your family to care for you in the event of an emergency and to simply accept your duties and final gifts when you pass away. They must be handled and updated as your estate and the law evolve over time.

Read more

An effective estate plan will leave your family a gift rather than a worry by ensuring that your loved ones can simply manage your catastrophe, inherit your estate, and avoid, probate, exorbitant expenditures, taxes, and delays.

Handling The Probate Process

The legal issues that come with having no Will may make the loss of a loved one much more painful. Your loved one’s estate will be placed in probate in certain instances, and the court will decide how to distribute the assets according to California law. When you don’t know your loved one’s final wishes, it may be a lengthy and complicated process.

Many individuals are afraid that the probate court would confiscate their assets, give their money to supposed creditors, and tax their estate. In reality, their concerns are overestimated. The hardest part of probate is certainly the length of time it takes and the additional expenses to the court, attorney, and executor if you have a well-written will and a strategic strategy for your property. If you die intestate, that’s an issue. We stay current on probate legislation and precedent law so that you or a loved one’s estate can go through the process with minimal fuss—or skip probate entirely with a revocable trust way.

Contact Us Today

Estate planning is the best option for you if you want to make sure that your intentions for how to divide your assets and how your medical care should be managed for the remainder of your life are known. A thorough, well-prepared estate plan is the only answer that is more complete or suitable for your family.

The estate planning attorney at Rhodes Law in Santa Rosa, California can assist you in creating a one-of-a-kind estate plan that addresses all of your concerns, safeguards all of your assets, and saves you and your family wealth.

Contact Rhodes Law today to discuss your case.

Let us put our expertise to work for you.
Free consultation within 24 hours.

Attorney Referrals

Many clients have been referred to us by other attorneys because of earned trust. They know that their clients will be well represented, both in the quality of work, and the dedicated service provided here at Rhodes Law. If you are an attorney that would like to learn more about this practice, give us a call.

Legal Memberships, Awards, & Recognition