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About Ann

Ann grew up in Fremont and attended UCLA as an undergraduate and Cornell Law School.  Ann has practiced law for 25 years, in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo & Santa Clara counties.  Her practice currently focuses on probating decedent's estates, trusts, trust administration and divorce mediation.

I have always enjoyed helping clients achieve peace of mind in getting their “affairs in order” with foundational estate planning.  And given the pandemic and so many unknowns in the world, the peace of mind is greater than ever.  I am currently able to turn around the documents after I have all the information I need from clients in very short order, and I have a secure server where confidential documents are uploaded and reviewed by both of us.  I try to make the process as seamless as possible, which we can all use these days!  Be safe, Ann

Enthusiasms: Law, Literature, Art

Note from Ann:

I truly enjoy listening to my clients' family stories and histories and drafting an estate plan that meets individual priorities and hopes for the future. I also enjoy guiding those named as trustees or co-trustees of a trust through the administration process. I help with the probate process when a loved one dies with or without a will.


  • California Bar, 1994


  • Cornell Law School, 1994, J.D.
  • University of California - Los Angeles, 1989, B.S.

Legal Cases

  • Rosenthal v. Great Western Financial Securities Corp.
  • Comb v. PayPal, class action settlement for consumers
  • Badie v. Bank of America, successful on appeal

Recent Blog Posts


  • Ann was a tenacious advocate in an unhappy litigation matter. She is an awesome lawyer plus person!

    Ann did outstanding work for me on my will. She's very patient with every questions that I ask.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable.

    Ann is a very friendly and calm individual. She makes the legal language easy for us to understand and helps us in making informed decisions. She is patient and answers every questions, even if sometimes they are repetitive. She has always kept us informed about the progress of our case, incorpor...
  • Sensitive, Individualized, Thorough Estate Planning

    I believe Ann Saponara did a superb job on our estate planning documents. She listened fully and unhurriedly to our desires, and cheerfully revised part of the form of the living trust draft to suit our preferences. It was a pleasure working with her and it is comforting to know she will continue...
  • Estate Planning

    My mother needed to update her living trust which was originally created over 30 years ago. Beneficiaries needed to be added and deleted. Ann Saponara was referred to me via a lawyer friend of mine. My mom and I met with Ann, and our initial impression of her was very positive. Ann listened to ou...
  • Quick and competant

    My husband was very ill and we needed a family trust drawn up as soon as possible. Ann was there for us – understanding, speedy, thorough. We could not have asked for better service or a more compassionate lawyer.
  • Very pleased

    Was searching for a lawyer to create a trust in my area. Ann was the right attorney because she showed a bit of compassion for the type trust I wanted. Very friendly and easy to talk to. The final version of the trust was in a binder — I also wanted a scanned version for my computer so I could se...
  • Will and Power of Attorney preparation

    Ann was approachable and communicative on the subject matter. Was willing to answer a range of questions and could discuss details in plain language, without resorting to too much legal terminology.
  • Your knowledge, expertise and compassion shows through in all you do.

    “This being my first time ever dealing with a [deceased] parent's estate, I couldn't imagine going through it with any other representative. You have helped me from day one and always provide your honest and sincere advice. Your knowledge, expertise and compassion shows through in all you do.”
  • We endorse this attorney!

    We went with Ann Saponara -
  • Good Living Trust Attorney

    Ann Saponara 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy suite 190 Fremont 510-797-8902. Ann is easy to talk to, patient and very willing to explain everything.
  • Courteous, Knowledgeable and Well Priced

    We just hired Ann Saponara and would agree with the other recommendations. Very courteous knowledgeable and well priced.
  • Highly Recommend

    I also recommend Ann Saponara. We used her recently to completely re-do an old trust and found her very up on changes in the laws, unusual situations that might impact the trust, and reasonably priced compared to other trust attorneys we interviewed. She is also a very calm, pleasant person to de...
  • Very Professional

    We used Ann Saponara in Fremont and really liked her.
  • Great attorney for estate planning, unconditionally recommended

    Did an estate trust for my wife and me. The entire process from start to end was professional, accurate, thorough, well explained, well documented, timely and done at a reasonable price. She was knowledgeable and a great explainer with regards to options. She done this process many times and is h...
  • Knowledgeable & Honest

    When I got my divorce packet plunked down at my doorstep one morning and found that my soon to be ex husband had hired a lawyer, I realized that I was going to have to hire representation as well.  I had no idea where to even start to look! I did a bit of research online and seeing so may good re...
  • Professional, Knowledgeable, Efficient

    If you are looking for an attorney that is professional, knowledgeable, and efficient, but also compassionate and truthful to the situations that you are going trough, I would highly recommend Ann to represent you. I asked Ann to help me with my divorce case last year and it was one the best deci...
  • Knowledgeable Lawyer

    Couldn't ask for a nicer, kinder, more knowledgeable lawyer.  Ann did our living trusts and she was fast and thorough.  Dealing with her was a pleasure.
  • Patient, Professional

    Ann made updating my living trust so easy. She is very patient when explaining everything and is very thorough. I'm very impressed with her professionalism - I highly recommend her!
  • Highly Recommend

    Ann's been amazing for us. From a tiff with Kaiser Permanente (long story) to having to go through arbitration with our contractor, Ann has been beside us through it. Attending meetings, recommending strategies, settling one case and litigating another. We've recommended her to friends and to oth...

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