Kelly L. Hinojosa

Kelly L. Hinojosa

Los Angeles, California

Kelly L. Hinojosa's practice focuses on all aspects of fiduciary, estate, trust and conservatorship litigation, including trust and will contests, disputes between trustees or executors and beneficiaries, fiduciary accountings and surcharge issues, as well as the mediation of disputes and some probate and trust administration. Kelly also has experience in handling writs and appeals. As a result of her professional accomplishments, Kelly was selected as a Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in Estate and Trust Litigation.
Kelly received her B.A. in Communication Studies in 2005 from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her J.D. in 2008 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  At Loyola, she graduated in the top half of her class, received two “First Honors Awards” for earning the highest grade in each class and was an academic student mentor.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Conservatorship Litigation
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2005

Published Works

  • Co-Update Author, Chapter 6: Revocable Trusts: CEB, California Estate Planning, 2019
  • Update Author, Chapter 20: Compromise and Settlement of Claims: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2019
  • Update Author, Chapter 30: Compensation and Fees: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2018
  • Update Author, Chapter 28: Proceedings to Determine Entitlement to Estate Distribution: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2017
  • Update Author, Handling a Probate (CEB Action Guide), 2015 & 2017
  • Update Author, Chapter 32: Transfer of Assets and Discharge of Representative: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California "Rising Star" in Estate and Trust Litigation, Super Lawyers, 2018-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section
  • American Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section