Top Attorney – M. Franklin Parrish

Top Attorneys of North America

Walnut Creek, CA WW/Press/April 28, 2021 – M. Franklin Parrish, Attorney with The Law Offices of M. Franklin Parrish was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

“Have abiding faith and never give up.” –
M. Franklin Parrish 

The Law Offices of M. Franklin Parrish is headquartered in the City of Walnut Creek, California.  In addition, for client convenience satellite offices are located in San Francisco, Menlo Park, San Jose, and Santa Rosa.

The primary focus of the law practice involves providing personalized estate planning services for married clients (both heterosexual and same sex couples), single clients, as well as assisting surviving family members in Post-Mortem Trust Administration.  Every client’s estate planning needs are unique.  In addition, Mr. Parrish understands that estate size is not always synonymous with complexity. Therefore, Mr. Parrish provides personalized and professional guidance in the creation of each client’s estate plan.

An effective estate plan involves more than the drafting of a Simple Will.  In most cases, planning includes the preparation of a Revocable Living Trust, (with tax savings/probate avoidance provisions), Pour-over Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives and Grant Deeds.  Once such documents are executed special attention is then given to the retitling of most assets into a client’s new Revocable Living Trust, as well as the proper coordination of beneficiary designations on all retirement plans.

M. Franklin Parrish, has been practicing law in excess of 35 years. He is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Indiana, as well as appear before the U.S. District Court for Northern California and the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana.  Mr. Parrish has experienced firsthand, both professionally and in his private life, how important proper estate planning is to a family.  He has built his practice on a single unbending principle: to provide the finest estate planning services at a reasonable and appropriate cost to clients.  Let his experience work for you and your loved ones.

Mr. Parrish is a graduate with high distinction from the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences (1972) and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Indiana University School of Law located in the City of Bloomington, Indiana (1975).  Mr. Parrish received his Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from The American College (1981) and his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation from The College For Financial Planning (1983).

Mr. Parrish is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, The California and Indiana State Bar Associations, The American Bar Association, The San Francisco Estate Planning Council, The Mount Diablo Estate Planning Council, The Society of Financial Service Professionals, and The Financial Planning Association.  Prior to moving to California in 1982, Mr. Parrish was Director of The Estate And Tax Planning Division for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company headquartered in the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana (1979-1982), and a Trust Officer with The Fort Wayne National Bank (1976-1979). Mr. Parrish is a frequent guest speaker at various association and continuing education conferences throughout California and the West Coast.

Mr. Parrish has been consistently awarded by his peers the Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating for legal ethics and professional excellence. For additional information regarding Mr. Parrish’s estate planning law practice including the scheduling of an initial complimentary conference please now visit his website at:

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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