Valerie G. Kushel

Valerie G. Kushel

Associate Attorney
San Rafael, California
866-671-5902 (Toll Free)
Valerie assists clients in basic and advanced estate planning and trust administration matters. Prior to joining Lerman Law Partners, Valerie was a litigator at one of the largest U.S. law firms and worked in the areas of healthcare consulting and human resources. Valerie earned her Masters of Laws in taxation from the London School of Economics, a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. When not working, Valerie is busy raising her young son, volunteering as a board member of a local organization supporting homeless youth, and is actively involved in the Southern Marin Mother's Club and the Corte Madera Larkspur Mother's Club. Valerie brings a breadth of experience, her warm personality, and a holistic approach to her clients' estate planning and trust administration needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


  • London School of Economics University of London, London, England
    • LL.M.
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Hale Moot Court
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkley, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Economy of Industrial Societies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Marin County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Section, Member
  • California State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • Larkin Street Youth Services, Member
  • Corte Madera Larkspur Mother's Club, Member
  • Southern Marin Mother’s Club, Member