Bette B. Epstein Updated:12/2019

Bette Epstein, Esq. has been mediating trust and estate disputes since 2000. Following a remarkable career as a litigator for over 30 years, she turned her focus to alternative dispute resolution 16 years ago and has been helping parties settle their disputes ever since. She is now available as a full-time mediator and discovery referee.

Ms. Epstein is highly regarded as one of the Bay Area’s leading probate specialists. She spent the last 28 years of her litigation career handling trust and estate disputes, contested conservatorships, elder abuse claims, and serving as an expert witness in conservatorship, trust & estate litigation proceedings. As an associate and partner at Crosby Heafey Roach & May (now Reed Smith), she was responsible for building up its trust and estate litigation practice, and eventually went on to become a managing partner of its Oakland office in 2007.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986, J.D., with honors., American Jurisprudence Award in community property
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1980, Certificate in Gerontological Studies
  • California State University, Hayward, 1979, M.S., Counseling
  • University of Southern California, 1965, B.S.

Professional Admissions/Qualifications

  • California

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ADR Services, Inc
100 First Street
27 Floor
San Francisco, CA  94105
Phone: (415) 772 0900
Fax: (415) 772 0960

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