Meredith Alcock practices in the trusts and estates area. She is certified as a specialist in
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal
Specialization and has been continuously certified as a specialist for over 25 years. She is
rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. She is listed in the Best Lawyers in America referral
guide. She was named as one of the Top Attorneys for 2014 in Estate Planning, Probate
and Trust law by the Daily Transcript. Her practice includes estate planning, trust
administration, and estate settlement (both trust and probate). She has also handled estate
controversy matters and has mediated disputed trusts and estates matters.
As an undergraduate, she majored in history at Yale University, graduating cum laude with
a B.A. degree in 1980. Following college, she taught European history to high school
students at the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut.
She attended law school at the University of San Diego, where she was a member of the
San Diego Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude in December 1986 and was
admitted to the California Bar in June 1987.
After graduating from law school, she worked for the law firm of Latham & Watkins in
San Diego. She practiced both trusts and estates law and civil litigation while at Latham &
Watkins. She practiced with the law firm of Haskins, Nugent, Newnham, Kane & Zvetina
(later Nugent, Weinman, Abbene & Alcock) from 1989 to 2007, and then with the law firm
of Abbene, Alcock & Liska (later Abbene & Alcock) from 2007 until the formation of her
own firm in 2022.
Her experience in the trusts and estates area has included service as a member of the bar
committee which advised the San Diego Probate Court regarding the revision of the local
rules in 1989, and the successful defense of consolidated appeals in a reported case, Dawes
v. Rich (1997) 60 Cal.App.4th 24.
She is a past president of the Thomas More Society of San Diego. She rows in the masters
program at ZLAC Rowing Club in Pacific Beach and is a past president of that club and of
the ZLAC Foundation.