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Ms. Raaka joined Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP in 2018. Ms. Raaka’s practice focuses on trust and probate litigation, including will and trust contests, fiduciary removal and surcharge actions, accounting disputes, elder abuse actions, interpretation of estate planning documents, and related civil disputes. Ms. Raaka also assists clients in estate planning, and trust and estate administration matters.

Prior to joining Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, Ms. Raaka practiced in the area of construction litigation. During law school, Ms. Raaka interned with the Family Court for the Santa Clara County Superior Court, and the City and County of San Francisco.


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2015

  • Recipient of the Witkin Award in Legal Research and Writing, 2013
  • Business and Communications Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
  • President, Women & Law Association
  • Dean’s List, 2015

B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego, 2011
B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2011


  • California, 2015