Smedley, Gallagher & Gee, LLP offers an inviting atmosphere in a professional environment. Our clients are comfortable asking questions and do not feel overwhelmed by a legal system that can at times seem intimidating and confusing.
Smedley, Gallagher & Gee, LLP is a small-town firm that offers all the expertise of a downtown firm. We provide personalized service and care to our clients who are also our friends and neighbors.
David Smedley lives in the Peninsula area with his wife. He is a native Point Loman who attended San Diego State University and Hastings College of the Law. David has been a member of the California State Bar since 1983 and has devoted his practice to trusts and estates since 1990. David is a member of the State Bar’s Trusts & Estates Section and the San Diego Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section.
Lauren Gallagher a native of San Diego, is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and California Western School of Law. She resides in Ocean Beach with her husband and three daughters. Lauren is a member of the State Bar’s Trusts & Estates Section and the San Diego Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section.
Living Trusts • Wills • Powers of Attorney • Health Care Directives • Marital Agreements • Real Property Deeds
A properly drafted will or trust ensures your assets pass to your beneficiaries with minimal complications. A trust, however, goes further than a will. A trust avoids the unnecessary time and expense associated with probate court. In addition, a trust avoids a court-governed conservatorship if you become incapacitated. Because every family is unique, our attorneys provide you with a customized estate plan to meet your specific needs.
Even the most carefully drafted estate plan requires expertise at the time of settlement. Tax, notice, and real-property title issues must be addressed in a timely manner and if specific deadlines are not met, interest, penalties, and fees can be incurred.
Our attorneys represent executors, trustees and beneficiaries, both private and institutional, to ensure their interests are addressed and they are in compliance with the law.