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Danielle C. Humphries, a partner in the firm’s San Diego office and Chair of San Diego’s Trusts & Estates practice group, is a trusted wealth advisor to her clients and their families through her trusts and estates work. The majority of Danielle’s practice focuses on trusts and estates, including estate planning, wealth transfer and preservation, business succession planning, trust administration, probate, and probate litigation. Danielle also has extensive experience representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in complex trust and estate administration and litigation. Her representation of fiduciaries includes advising both individual and corporate fiduciaries on risk mitigation and their duties and responsibilities in the course of administration of trusts and estates.

Danielle’s wide range of experience has enabled her to serve as a general counsel or a legal back office for families, managing the multitude of issues that arise. As a trusts and estates attorney who often helps clients through personal issues during very sensitive periods in their lives, she has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor with the experience, insight, and sophistication to help navigate complex issues both from a legal and business perspective.

Beyond her legal practice, Danielle is highly involved in the community through her support and mentoring of young lawyers, her pro bono work, and by her support of organizations that make a difference to children in need in San Diego. Danielle is an active Board Member and serves as the Chair of the Philanthropy Committee for Promises2Kids, an organization that serves the diverse needs of more than 3,000 San Diego foster children.

Contact & Links
  • One America Plaza, Suite 1500
    600 West Broadway
    San Diego, CA 92101-3384
  • University of San Diego, J.D., graduated 2000
  • University of San Diego, LL.M. , Taxation, graduated 2000
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., graduated 1997
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2001
  • Texas, 2002
  • Alliott Global Alliance - Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section - Member
  • North County Estate Planning Council of San Diego - Member
  • Promises2Kids - Board Secretary and Chair of Philanthropy Committee
  • San Diego County Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Women of Influence Finalist, SD Metro Magazine, 2021
  • Women of Influence in Law, San Diego Business Journal, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Trust and Estates, 2021-22, Trusts and Estates, 2021-22
  • Industry Leader Finalist, San Diego Magazine, 2019
  • San Diego's Top Attorneys, SD Metro Magazine, 2019
  • "Business Women of the Year," San Diego Business Journal, 2018
  • San Diego Women of Influence Gamechanger Award Final Nominee, Connected Women of Influence, 2018
  • “Top Attorneys – San Diego County,” San Diego Daily Transcript, 2015
  • “Best of the Bar – Trusts & Estates,” San Diego Business Journal, 2015
  • Rising Star, San Diego Super Lawyers®, 2015
  • “Top Attorney - Estate Planning/Probate & Trust/Tax,” San Diego Daily Transcript, 2012-13
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Insurance Law
  • Tax Law


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