Depew, Brenda

Depew, Brenda

Brenda Depew

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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 also serves as Court-Appointed Counsel.

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.

Practice Areas

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


  • NBI, Estate Administration Boot Camp, “Marshaling the Assets” and “Closing the Estate and Final Accounting” (June, 2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, “Understanding the Unique Challenges of Court Confirmed Sales” (2020)

Professional Associations

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


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


  • Southern California Rising Star” Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyer” 2020 – 2023


  • Update Author, Ch. 13: Inventory and Appraisals: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2021
  • Update Author, Ch. 25: Preliminary Distributions: CEB, California Decedent Estate Practice, 2021

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008

Past Positions

  • Hinojosa & Forer, Senior Probate Paralegal



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