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Meet The Visalia, California, Attorneys Of Ruddell, Cochran, Stanton, Smith & Bixler, LLP

At Ruddell, Cochran, Stanton, Smith & Bixler, LLP, our attorneys are focused on providing professional and effective legal services to individuals, families, farmers and businesses throughout the San Joaquin Valley. We are proud to serve clients in the areas of business and commercial law; real estate law and development; estate planning; trust administration and probate; trust and estate litigation; civil litigation; water law; family law; and adoption.

Our attorneys have a depth and breadth of experience that serve the diverse needs of our clients. As the oldest operating firm in Tulare County, we also have deep roots in this community, and a reputation for professional skill and ethical integrity.

To learn more about the lawyers at our firm, please review their individual profiles:

Gary H. Ruddell

Gary H. Ruddell

Mr. Ruddell was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on January 16, 1945. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. cum laude, 1966) and University of San Francisco (J.D., 1969). Mr. Ruddell was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1970. He is a member of the Tulare County Bar Association (President, 1981) and the Supreme Court of California.

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Practicing in these areas:

Estate Planning
Business Related Document and Contracts
Business Organizations
Real Estate Law
Probate & Estate Administration

Richard H. Cochran

Richard H. Cochran

Mr. Cochran was born in Dinuba, California on March 19, 1943. He is a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1965) and McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., 1973).

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Practicing in these areas:

Business Formation and Representation
Business Related Documents and Contracts
Estate Planning
Estate Administration

Glenn A. Stanton

Glenn A. Stanton

Glenn "Bud" Stanton grew up in Visalia and has provided outstanding legal services to this community for three decades. He is a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara, (B.A., 1972) and Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 1976). Mr. Stanton has a history of providing excellent guidance and counsel to his clients.

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Practicing in these areas:

Transactions & Litigation Involving Businesses, Real Property, Trusts & Estates
Formation of Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's
Contracts
Commercial Transactions
Estate Planning and Probate
Civil Litigation

D. Zackary Smith

D. Zackary Smith

Mr. Smith graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance. While in college and after graduation Mr. Smith worked in the title insurance industry as a licensed title examiner. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1982.

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Practicing in these areas:

Water Law
Real Estate
Business Transactions and Litigation
Construction Law
Estate Planning
Probate

Matthew W. Bixler

Matthew W. Bixler

Mr. Bixler is a native of Tulare, California. He is a 1993 graduate of Pepperdine University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

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Practicing in these areas:

Estate Planning
Probate
Trust Creation and Administration
Estate and Trust Litigation
Business Formation and Representation
Homeowner's Associations
Real Estate Law
Land Use and Development
General Civil Litigation

Lillian C. Kirby

Lillian C. Kirby

Lillian C. Kirby was born in Ukiah, CA in 1974, but grew up in Hawaii until she settled in the Central Valley in 1993. Ms. Kirby received a B.S. in Criminology, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University in 2008, and her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2011.

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Practicing in these areas:

Family Law
Civil Litigation
Consumer Protection
Estate Planning
Probate and Trust Administration
Adoption and Guardianship

Allison K. Pierce

Allison K. Pierce

Allison K. Pierce (formerly Moock) was born and raised in Visalia, California. She left the California Central Valley in 1998 to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara, and graduated from UCSB with honors in 2002 with a B.A. in Business Economics.

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Practicing in these areas:

Business Litigation
Property Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation

Daniel L. Evans

Daniel L. Evans

Daniel L. Evans was born and raised in Visalia, California. He graduated summa cum laude from La Sierra University in Riverside, California with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2010. He received his Juris Doctor in 2013 from Chapman University School of Law.

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Practicing in these areas:

Business Litigation
Estate Planning
Trust Administration and Probate
Real Estate Law

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