Dell’Osso, Monica

Monica Dell'Osso
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
mdellosso@wendel.com

Education

University of Virginia, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law,  J.D.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions

State Bar of California

  • Profile
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • Recognition
  • INSIGHTS

Monica has more than 35 years of experience in trusts and estates. A respected leader in the field, she combines extensive insight and experience with a committed, passionate, and caring approach. She is a trusted advisor for a range of clients, with a practice focus on sophisticated estate and gift tax planning, estate and trust administration, and contested matters in estates and trusts.

Trusts and Estates

Working closely with clients, Monica prepares complex estate plans that utilize sophisticated techniques for effective wealth transfer. She provides comprehensive guidance and handles numerous administration matters, including formal probates and post-death trust administrations.

Litigation and Conflict Resolution

Monica has extensive experience in litigation and conflict resolution. She provides trusted and effective counsel and routinely represents clients in will and trust contests, heirship claims, and surcharge actions against fiduciaries.

Recognition and Distinction

Monica has written and lectured on a wide range of topics related to trusts and estates. A certified specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, she is regularly selected for inclusion in multiple publications, including as a top rated estate planning and probate attorney by Northern California Super Lawyer.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

  • Fellow

UCLA-CEB Estate Planning Institute

  • Co-Chair

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Past Chair, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section

San Francisco Bar Association

  • Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Certified Specialist – Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California’s Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2007 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 2006, 2007, 2010 – 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in “Top Rated Lawyer” in Trust and Estates and featured in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine, 2013

News

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08/19/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Partner Michael Dean Named “Best Lawyer” for 37th Consecutive Year Wendel Rosen LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green,…

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Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/08/2019

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that 22 attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of Northern California…

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Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to  2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

08/15/2018

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green, Charles…

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Date Category Publication Title
07/10/2018 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
08/15/2017 Press Release   Firm Lands 10 Attorneys in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
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08/23/2016 Press Release   Monica Dell’Osso Joins Wendel Rosen’s Trusts and Estates Practice

Education

University of Virginia, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law,  J.D.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions

State Bar of California