Stephanie R. Poston

Associate

Stephanie is a member of the estates and trusts team where she focuses her practice on estate planning as well as estate litigation & fiduciary dispute resolution. Before joining Young Moore, Stephanie spent 7 years practicing law in the state of California where she represented clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and entertainment law.

A native of North Carolina, Stephanie graduated from Duke University before relocating to Sacramento, California, to pursue a law degree. While attending the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Stephanie worked as the sole law clerk in a small, high-paced civil litigation firm and served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Morrison C. England, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She graduated with Great Distinction with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society.

Stephanie is admitted to practice in North Carolina and California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with Great Distinction, 2010
  • B.A., Duke University, 2006

Admitted in:

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • S. District Court, Central District of California, 2012
  • California, 2010

Achievements

  • Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law
  • Roger J. Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge School of Law

Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California (since 2010)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association (2013–­2017)
    • Member, Probate and Estate Planning Section
    • Member, Conference of Delegates Committee
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento (2013–2017)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Member (since 2007)
    • Pre-Law Advisor for California State University-Sacramento (2013–2017)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (2010–2013)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (2010–2013)

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “How to Deal with Complex Will Issues in California,” Advanced Trusts and Estates: A “How-to” Guide, NBI, Sacramento, California, June 5, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Avoiding (and Handling) Top Trust Drafting Disasters,” Advanced Trusts and Estates: A “How-to” Guide, NBI, Sacramento, California, June 5, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Ethics and Estate Administration,” Estate Administration From Start to Finish, NBI, Sacramento, California, January 31, 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter III: How to Deal with Complex Will Issues in California” and “Chapter VI: How to Deal with Complex Will Issues in California,” Advanced Trusts and Estates: A “How-to” Guide, NBI, June 2017.
  • Author, “Chapter VIII: Ethics and Estate Administration,” Estate Administration From Start to Finish, NBI, January 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter V: Complex Issues in Estate Administration,” Estate Administration From Start to Finish, NBI, January 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter V: Dealing with Spouse’s Elective Shares,” The Probate Process From Start to Finish For Paralegals, NBI, November 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter XI: Ancillary Probate and Other Problem Areas” and “Chapter XIII: Reopening Estates,” Probate Boot Camp, NBI, January 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter III: Testamentary Documents” and “Chapter IV: Common Trust Structures,” Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, NBI, June 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter IX: Probate Disputes and Litigation,” The Probate Process From Start to Finish, NBI, January 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Chapter V: Planning for Unmarried and Remarried Couples,” Estate Planning From A to Z, NBI, June 2014.