Brenda Depew

Brenda Depew

Los Angeles, California

Brenda Depew's practice focuses on all areas of probate, conservatorship, guardianship, and trust administration, as well as trust and estate litigation. Brenda specializes in both analyzing and preparing complex trust and probate accountings as part of her administration practice as well as her litigation practice.  Brenda also frequently acts as a neutral fiduciary in probate estates, and is also an attorney on the Probate Volunteer Panel.

Prior to admission to the State Bar of California, Brenda was the senior probate paralegal at Hinojosa & Wallet (the predecessor to Hinojosa & Forer LLP) for over 17 years providing her with years of ‘nuts and bolts’ experience in probate and conservatorship administration.  Brenda is admitted to practice before all California Courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Trust administration
  • Conservatorship appointment and administration
  • Guardianship appointment and administration
  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Ferris State University, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1981


  • NBI, Estate Administration Boot Camp, “Marshaling the Assets” and “Closing the Estate and Final Accounting” (June, 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Laws Rising Star, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association,, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Panel

Past Employment Positions

  • Hinojosa & Forer, Senior Probate Paralegal