ESTATE PLANNING, Trust & Probate Litigation, PROBATE administration, and TRUST ADMINISTRATION

Our attorneys are dedicated to providing personal, responsive legal services to families and businesses throughout Southern California. We are, above all else, results-oriented. Client satisfaction is our top priority. We have offices in Solana Beach and Pacific Beach.

Elizabeth A. Tresp, JD, LL.M.

Elizabeth A. Tresp, JD, LL.M.

Practice Areas

Estate PlanningTRUSTS

Elizabeth A. Tresp understands first hand the importance of having your family's legal affairs in order, having lost her own father unexpectedly in 2011. As a mother, Elizabeth knows that it is never too early to plan for the future. As she does for her own family, Elizabeth will help you protect your loved ones and create a lasting legacy.

Knowing that you have planned for your family's long-term well-being and financial security can assure you that your lifetime of hard work is safe. Elizabeth undergoes a comprehensive analysis of your estate and determines the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, nominating guardians for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones.


Tresp Law, APC represents beneficiaries, trustees, private fiduciaries, charitable organizations, and other parties with interests in decedent’s estates and trust assets, we handle every aspect of probate estate and trust litigation.

We also advise trustees, executors and other fiduciaries on how to discharge their duties in order to minimize personal liability exposure and reduce the potential for conflicts with beneficiaries and other parties.

probate administration

We work with you to administer the decedent’s estate, identify and distribute assets to the beneficiaries, and provide services for other issues that may require the attention of a probate court, including Lost Wills, Will Contests, Removal of Executors, and a variety of other Probate Litigation matters.

Tresp Law, APC has extensive experience representing clients in probate cases involving assets in multiple states and international assets, including real estate, stocks, bonds, annuities, and other investment forms.


Tresp Law, APC provides trust administration services that include representation of trustees in the administration of revocable trusts after the death of a settlor; representation of trustees in the administration of irrevocable intervivos trusts (trusts created during life); advising both trustees and beneficiaries on their rights and obligations (including in the case of trustees, their fiduciary obligations); and representing trustees and beneficiaries of charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, generation-skipping trusts, and educational trusts.

Properly administering the Trust, both during the Trustor’s lifetime and after death, is critical to achieve the desires of the Trustor. 


Tresp Law, APC represents trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in trust administrations, probate proceedings, and related litigated matters. We also have extensive experience representing professional fiduciaries and particular experience representing creditors and charitable beneficiaries.

About Elizabeth A. Tresp, JD, LL.M.

Elizabeth earned her BA at Middlesex University in London. She completed her Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of San Diego School of Law, earning the highest honors in Criminal Tax Fraud and Taxation of Anti-Money Laundering.

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Staying involved in her community is important to Elizabeth, which is why you can find her volunteering at her children's schools, and donating to local charities. Elizabeth appreciates the guidance that her mentors in the legal community provide to her, so she now gives back by mentoring young attorneys herself.

Elizabeth is a member of The State Bar of California (Bar Number 290339), the San Diego County Bar Association, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, and the American Bar Association. In addition to California State Courts, she practices before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Compassionate and caring, Elizabeth strives to be your attorney for life. Protecting your family and your legacy are her highest priorities. With more than a decade of high-conflict negotiation experience, Elizabeth is prepared to fight for you.

Elizabeth is compassionate, efficient, and dedicated to her clients. Contact us for a consultation today.