Protecting Estates.
Protecting Legacies.

Christina P. Tanti

  • Associate Attorney


Danville, CA




Christina P. Tanti is a results-driven attorney who represents people throughout California in matters involving trust and estate litigation and appeals. Christina is highly experienced in resolving complex and heavily contested trust, estate, and conservatorship matters, and prides herself on providing trustworthy legal guidance to individuals and families.

Christina has successfully litigated hundreds of trust and estate cases concerning breaches of fiduciary duties, elder abuse, undue influence, fraud, conversion, quiet title, spousal property rights, trust interpretation and funding, the removal and appointment of trustees, executors, personal representatives, and conservators, and the validity of trusts, trust amendments, wills, and durable powers of attorney.

Christina earned a Juris Doctor with Honors and Dean’s List Distinctions from John F. Kennedy University College of Law. Christina graduated at the top of her law school class as valedictorian and received the Academic Excellence Award, which honors one student from the graduating class who obtains the highest-grade point average. During law school, Christina volunteered at a legal clinic where she assisted low-income seniors with their estate planning needs. Prior to law school, Christina worked at a sizeable property management company in Danville, California.

Christina is a contributing author of the Elder Law Report, a national publication by Wolters Kluwer that keeps legal professionals apprised of critical developments in elder law. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers, California Lawyers Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Silicon Valley Bar Association. She is also a certified mediator. Christina was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in trust and estate litigation in 2022 and 2023, an award given to the top 2% of attorneys in Northern California.

Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009


  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Pleasant Hill, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2019
    • Honors: 2019 Academic Excellence Award
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Public Interest Award for volunteer legal services provided to the community
    • Honors: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Criminal Procedure
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco, California
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2016
    • Honors: President’s Honor Roll
    • Major: Business Management
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco, California
    • Associate of Arts - 2014
    • Honors: President’s Honor Roll
    • Major: Visual Communications

Published Works

  • Author of “Revenue Ruling 2023-2 Confirms That Assets in an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust Do Not Receive a Stepp-Up in Basis”, Published in the Elder Law Report by Wolters Kluwer, Vol. XXXV, Issue No. 3, December 2023
  • Author of “Double Damages for Undue Influence: Is a Finding of Bad Faith Required?”, Published in the Elder Law Report by Wolters Kluwer, Vol. XXXV, Issue No. 1, July 2023
  • Author of “Priscilla Presley’s Petition to Invalidate an Amendment to Lisa Marie Presley’s Trust,” published in the Elder Law Report by Wolters Kluwer, Vol. XXXIV, Issue No. 9, April 2023
  • Author of “A Minor’s Compromise: How a Minor Trust Beneficiary’s Rights Can Be Forever Impacted When a Guardian ad Litem Settles Litigation on the Minor’s Behalf,” published in the Elder Law Report by Wolters Kluwer, Vol. XXXIV, Issue No. 7, February 2023

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Section (Member, Present)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section (Member, Present)
  • East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers (Member, Present)
  • California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section (Member, Present)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (Member, Present)
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association (Member, Present)


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2023
State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
AV Preeminent | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2011
Rated By Super Lawyers | Temmerman, Cilley, Kohlmann & Norcia, LLP | Selected in 2018 | Thomson Reuters