Jody L. Bryson

Jody L. Bryson

Senior Associate Attorney
Location:
San Jose, California
Phone:
408-780-1912
Fax:
(408) 998-9700
Email:

As a Senior Associate at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, Ms. Bryson offers broad experience in all aspects of trusts and estates planning and administration issues. Ms. Bryson represents a wide variety of clients, including individuals, families and professional fiduciaries. Ms. Bryson counsels families and individuals in estate planning, beneficiary representation, and incapacity planning. Ms. Bryson's estate administration practice focuses on inter vivos and postmortem trust administration, accountings, trust reformations, federal estate and gift tax return preparation and advising clients on related litigation matters.

Prior to focusing on counseling and representation of clients in trusts and estates at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP (from 2003 to 2011, and rejoining in 2016), Ms. Bryson practiced in the area of labor and employment law at Morrison & Foerster, LLP. During law school, Ms. Bryson externed for Dee Benson, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Ms. Bryson is admitted to practice law in all superior courts of California, all appellate courts of California and the Supreme Court of California.

Ms. Bryson enjoys volunteering in the community and, specifically, for local schools.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Estate Planning
  • 25% Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - May, 2002
    • Honors: Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, 2001 - 2002
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar, 2000 - 2002
    • Honors: Teaching Assistant for Academic Support Program, Fall 2000
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award , Legal Methods, 1999, 2002
    • Honors: Business Law Writing Award, 2002
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    • B.S. cum laude - June, 1995
    • Honors: NCAA Academic All-American Award, Swimming, 1994
    • Major: Applied Social Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant, University of Utah College of Law, 2001 - 2002
  • Academic Support Program, Teaching Assistant, University of Utah College of Law, 2000 - 2002

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Legal Methods (Writing), 1999
  • William H. Leary Scholar, 2000 - 2002
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Legal Research, 2002
  • Business Law Writing Award, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2003
  • JDS Uniphase, Human Resources Generalist, 1996 - 2003

Languages

  • English (Primary)