Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Kenneth S. Wolf, Of Counsel

Kenneth S. Wolf possesses more than forty years of experience in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, litigation and dispute resolution.  Mr. Wolf is also an experienced mediator of trust and estate litigation matters, having handled more than 100 mediations with a greater than 95% success rate.

Mr. Wolf has qualified and testified as an expert witness in several Los Angeles County Superior Court cases involving probate and trust issues.  He has been appointed by the Los Angeles County Probate Court as PVP counsel or guardian ad litem in at least ten cases over the past thirty years, and on two occasions has been appointed as a special master to render written reports to the Court on probate-related matters.  

Mr. Wolf has routinely presented before various local bar associations, professional groups, and conferences in the areas of estate planning as well as trust and estate administration and litigation.  In 1974, he was of the founders of the University of Southern California Probate and Trust Conference and served as Chair of its planning committee for 25 years (1993-2018).

Mr. Wolf has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Since 1995, he has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® editions. He has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list for sixteen consecutive years (2004-2019).  

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC) | Arbitration / Mediation Panel
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel | Fellow | 1983 - Present
  • California State Bar | Executive Committee of the Trust and Estates Section | 2000 - 2006

Presentations & Publications