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California Board Certified Specialist

Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners

Katherine Becker

Location: Ventura County

Phone: (805) 525-7104

Fax: (805) 525-1653

Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2019-2021

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Estate Administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Business Formation

Katie Becker is a founding partner at the law firm of Becker & Dehesa, L.L.P. and focuses her practice in the areas of trust and estate litigation, estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships, and special needs and incapacity planning.

Katie’s focus is on helping families and individuals navigate the often challenging and stressful world of administering estates both for persons who have passed and those who are living but incapacitated. Her compassion and insight in delivering quality legal services provides families much needed comfort during an already challenging time.

Professional Experience

Katherine has worked in the probate law area for over 15 years – the first four years as a paralegal. She has extensive experience assisting families through the planning and administration process.

She has taught and lectured at legal continuing education courses on various topics including estate planning, conservatorships, trust administration, probate, animal law, and cultural sensitivity and bias since 2011.

Katherine was associate counsel in Breslin v. Breslin (2021) 62 Cal.App.5th 801, where the Court of Appeal also affirmed the probate court’s authority under PC §17206 to order the parties to mediation.

She was recognized by the Southern California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Katherine is an AV (Preeminent) ™ peer-review-rated attorney by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell since 2019.

Educational & Training

Katherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 2005. She earned her paralegal certificate from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2007, and in 2010, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Ventura College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Becker had externships with the Probate research attorneys for the Ventura Superior Court, and with the Ventura County District Attorney. She was on Dean’s List each year of law school and graduated with honors. She also studied abroad through University of San Diego’s program in Paris, France.

Katherine Becker (formerly Hause) is a native of Ventura County, and attended such schools as Mound Elementary, Cabrillo Middle School, and Ventura High School.

Bar and Court Admissions

Since completing her legal education, Katherine has been admitted to practice by the State Bar of California, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.

Community Involvement and Personal Interests

Katherine is an active member of the Ventura County Bar Association. Her involvement with the local legal community is extensive. Ms. Becker sits on the Executive Board for the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Ventura County Bar Association and is the Treasurer of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County. She has previously been the President of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County, the Ventura County Barristers, as well as a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association Executive Committee and the Mexican American Bar Association. Ms. Becker also founded the Animal Law Section of the Ventura County Bar Association and was president of it for several years.

She served as a board member of the California Young Lawyers Association from 2013-2016, and as a Special Advisor from 2016-2017.

She is a member of the Santa Paula Rotary

Katherine resides in Camarillo with her husband and their two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and wine tasting.

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