Marin estate and trust attorney's qualifcations

Marin Estate Attorney's qualification give you trust


Trust and Estate Attorney Marlene P. Getchell: 
The right qualifications topped with impressive honors

Marin Trust and Estate qualifications contact card
  • Practicing Attorney for more than 30 years
  • Certified Specialist Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
  • Super Lawyer 2015, 2011, 2010 and 2009, San Francisco Super Lawyer Magazine. Awarded to top 5% of Attorneys
    (See Marlene's Super Lawyer Profile)
  • Qualified as an Expert Witness and has testified in court
  • Consulting editor for California Trust Litigation published by Matthew Bender
  • Chairman of the Board of California-Nevada Methodist Homes, a non-profit corporation that operates full-service retirement communites in Northern California
  • Past President of the Marin County Bar Association (2009)
  • Serves as Settlement Conference Judge, Marin County Superior Court
  • Certified Green Business


  • Past President of the Marin County Bar Association
  • Named as a “Top Attorney” in Northern California, 2015, 2011, 2010, and 2009, as published in San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyer Section
  • Recipient of the Wiley Manual Award for providing pro bono legal services in Marin County
  • Past Co-chair of the Marin Lawyer Referral Service Standing Committee
  • Serves as a settlement conference judge for the Marin County Superior Court
  • Estate and Trust attorney earns Marin County Green Business
  • Certified green business
  • Commendation for Distinguished Service from the California Senate
  • Panelist, Marin Lawyer Referral Service
  • Section Member, Probate and Estate Planning, MCBA


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law (1976)
  • B.A. with Honors, University of California, Davis (1973)


  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Past President Marin County Bar Association
  • Marin Women Lawyers

Admissions and courts

  • All of the Courts of the State of California and the United States Northern District Court