Professional Biography
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Jody L. Bryson Counsel

  • Palo Alto

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    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Jody Bryson provides legal counseling and guidance to individuals and families in the areas of estate, tax and gift planning. Jody guides clients through even the most complex personal and family circumstances to craft a unique strategy to accomplish their goals. Jody’s estate planning practice includes the creation of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, as well as, associated documents to assist with entity formation, wealth transfer and asset protection.

Jody also represents private and professional fiduciaries and beneficiaries throughout the trust administration process, including preparation of trust accountings and estate tax returns.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Trusts and Estates, 2021 – 2024

Community Involvement

  • Santa Cruz Trial Lawyers Elementary Law Program, Volunteer, 2012 - 2019
  • The Falcon Club, 2015 - 2018
  • Scotts Valley Middle School, Volunteer Coach, 2014 - 2017

Related Employment

  • Inc., San Jose, CA, In-House Counsel and Head of Human Resources, 2019
  • Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, San Jose, CA, Senior Associate Attorney, Trusts & Estates, 2016 - 2018
  • Legal Consulting, San Jose, CA, Independent Contractor, Trusts and Estates, 2011 - 2014
  • Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, San Jose, CA, Associate Attorney, Trusts & Estates, 2003 - 2011
  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP, Palo Alto, CA, Associate Attorney, Palo Alto Office Labor & Employment, 2002 - 2003


  • Hon. Dee Benson, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah




Bar and Court Admissions

  • California


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Applied Social Psychology, cum laude, 1995