Susan Barlevav Devermont

Susan Barlevav Devermont

Los Angeles, California
(310) 473-7000 (Ext. 140)
Susan Devermont's practice focuses on all areas of probate, trust, and estate litigation. She specializes in and has extensive experience in contested heirship proceedings, will contests, appeals, and other probate and trust litigation.

Prior to her admission to the State Bar of California, Susan was the senior probate litigation paralegal at Hinojosa & Wallet LLP for over 20 years where she worked on all aspects of probate and trust litigation, heirship petitions, and other litigation matters.

Susan graduated in 2006 from University of West Los Angeles School of Law where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Moot Court Honors.

Susan is admitted to practice before all California Courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate, Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Heirship Contests
  • Probate Administration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Inglewood, California
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of California
    • B.A. - 1982

Representative Cases

  • Estate of Earley (2009) 173 Cal.App.4th 369


  • NBI, Estate Administration Boot Camp, “Intestacy Laws” (June, 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Rising Stars, Estate and Trust Litigation, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Executive Committee of the LACBA Trusts and Estates Section, 2014 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hinojosa & Wallet LLP, Senior Probate Litigation Paralegal